• esthetician night time routine

    An Inside Look into an Esthetician’s Nightly Routine

    Often I am asked about the specific products I use, how often I use them and in what order. While my routine and the products that I use are geared towards my specific skin type (oily/acneic), there are still take-a-ways that anyone could incorporate into their routine. (more…)

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    The BIG Game Giveaway – Enter to Win a FOREO Luna Mini Giveaway

    In honor of THE BIG GAME this weekend, we are giving away 3 FOREO LUNA mini’s! Who do you think is going to win? Simply, enter your vote by filling out the poll below.

    The Foreo Luna Mini Giveaway will be open until February 7th at 6 PM.

    All you need to do is fill out the Rafflecopter below!

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  • ten things your esthetician wants you to know before your bikini wax

    10 Things your Esthetician Wants you to Know Before your Bikini Wax

    Whether you are looking for a sexy new look, getting ready for vacation or just a simple upkeep in your busy schedule, whether it’s completely bare, a landing strip or hell even a heart that you’re looking for, millions of people, men and women both get waxed down under. (more…)

  • how to layer skincare products correctly

    the Best Order to Apply Your Skincare Products

    Have you ever wondered if it really matters if you moisturize your face before cleansing, does it make a difference? The answer is YES! In order to maximize the benefits of your skincare products, see below on the best order to apply your skincare products. (more…)

  • foreo issa toothbrush review

    FOREO Issa Review

    From the brand that brought you silicone sonic skincare cleansing, FOREO is now venturing into the market of oral care with the launch of ISSA. ISSA is revolutionizing the electric toothbrush that has seemingly remained unchanged since its initial release during the 1960s. ISSA’s sonic pulse technology creates 11,000 high-intensity pulsations per minute for effective cleaning, while its silicone bristles are gentle enough for the most sensitive mouths. (more…)

  • healthy foods healthy life

    New Year, New You: Healthy Foods, Healthy Skin

    Healthy Foods, Healthy Skin. Check out our guest esthetician’s tips to eat your way to great skin. Your skin will thank you for eating these simple foods. (more…)

  • post workout skincare tips

    New Year, New You: Pre & Post Workout Skincare

    It’s that time of year again where we have our sights set on our New Year’s resolutions and on all the goals we have created for ourselves for the upcoming year.  One of the most popular resolutions is getting in shape and losing weight.  Here are some pre and post workout skincare tips that will surely make a difference in your skin health.  These tips are simple to remember and easy to follow. (more…)

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    Ask The Esthetician: Keratosis Pilaris

    Have you ever wondered what those tiny red bumps on your upper arms, legs, and back are?  Those tiny bumps are called Keratosis Pilaris (or KP) and they affect over 50% of the US Population across a wide span of ages from babies all the way up to people in their 90’s. It is extremely common and a lot of times mistaken for various other skin disorders but hopefully after informing yourself you will know what those rough patches are and how to treat them properly.

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  • acne at every age

    ACNE at Every Age

    Acne isn’t just for teenagers.  I remember getting a few breakouts as a preteen and teen but never anything really bad…I was fortunate.  Then through college and my twenties I’d have an occasional one or two here and there but it wasn’t until I was thirty that all hell broke loose.  I was at school for my Esthetician’s license and I swear, I went in at 29 with clear skin and when I graduated at 30 I had horrendous, cystic acne that took over half of my face. (more…)

  • lowdown on active ingredients in skincare

    the Low Down on Active Ingredients in Skincare

    Have you ever taken a moment to look at the ingredients on your favorite products and say to yourself ‘What the heck is that?! Well, it happens quite often that we put products on ourselves that we have no idea what their ingredients do. (more…)

  • patchology new brand review

    NEW! Brand Patchology + Initial Thoughts

    Patchology is all about ‘The Power of The Patch’.  Patches + Technology= Patchology. Patchology is a great line of wonderful products that are known for leaving your skin with noticeable, long lasting results. These products aren’t to be used solo, but in addition to your daily skincare regimen.   (more…)

  • REN 1 MINUTE FACIAL REVIEW

    askderm Welcomes Ren and Product Review

    Ren, Swedish for “clean” is a UK brand, founded on the principals of using pure, clean and effective ingredients. 100% plant and mineral derived ingredients are the foundation of product formulation. Ren is free from synthetics; no petrochemicals, silicones, sulfates, phalates, PEGs or parabens. (more…)

  • esthetician skin type

    Ask The Esthetician: What Is My Skin Type?

    When it comes to skincare, many people have misconceptions on what their true skin type really is. I have had clients who have combination skin believe they had oily skin and would use harsh products that would not only dry out their face but make their sebaceous glands work on overload and give them even oilier skin to make up for the oil they had been attempting to dry out.  I have included the basic guidelines for figuring out your skin type and the tricks for the specific skin types should be in addition to a normal skin care routine for everyone.   (more…)

  • gift guide for teens

    Teen Gift Ideas

    Teens are a handful, between the attitudes, hormonal changes and daily stresses, most teens will have your work cut out for you.  I still have a few more years before I have to worry about that with my kids, but I do know how much stress I put my parents through (sorry mom and dad!).  Finding gifts for the teens in your life may not be the easiest thing to do, but rather than picking up a hoodie you think your son might wear or a pair of shoes you hope your niece would like, play it safe by investing in your teen’s skin health and overall confidence.   (more…)

  • mens gift guide

    Gift Guide for Men

    Gift giving is fun but can be a tad difficult trying to find the right gifts and especially if it’s for members of the opposite sex.  The men in my life (Husband, father, sons, cousins, friends) are such different personalities and age ranges that sometimes the gift giving ideas take a little bit more time to find the right gifts.  Here is a great gift gifting guide for the men in your life, hopefully making the shopping process a bit easier! (more…)