Get ready to shed your dry skin (and winter coat) and embrace spring! As the days get warmer, we naturally shift our skincare, our beauty routines, and even our food choices! When it comes to beauty trends, natural products, minimalism, and self-care are at the top of the list this spring. Put your best face forward and welcome spring 2018 with these top 5 beauty trends:Read More
I don’t want to tote around a gym bag full of soaps, creams, and lotions (see my prior post about shoulder pain). I try to make everything effective as possible, meaning products have to pull double- or triple- duty in order to earn a spot in my toiletry bag. This is why face wipes are my post-workout skin saver - I can use them as a cleanser and toner all in one. Plus face wipes are great to have along in your desk drawer for a mid-day refresh, and they also work wonders on camping or car trips when access to a bathroom is limited. Because I am always on the lookout for ways to detox my beauty routine, I of course, had to figure out a way to make my own face wipes without all of the preservatives and chemicals found in commercially available products. Here I share with you my recipe for toxin-free face wipes that you can customize to your own skincare needs.
For many of us, our ears perk up at the word 'detox' - we envision clean diets, yoga sessions, and vegetables. All of these things have a detoxing effect in their own right, but have you ever thought about detoxing your beauty routine? As in, most of us use a great deal of chemicals and toxins on our skin daily in the form of soaps, shampoos, deodorants, and makeup. In search for a dry shampoo recently, I was stunned at the ingredient list - it read more like a recipe for an explosive than something that would go on my skin. The good news is you can make easy chemical-free swaps for your most-used beauty products, such as this recipe for healthy dry shampoo...Read More
Winter Is Coming for your skin - are you ready? Even if you live in a mild climate, the drastic change in season can leave your skin looking like a White Walker. To keep your skin head-to-toe smooth, hydrated, and glowing, you need these 5 Tips For A Clean, Green Winter Skincare Routine.Read More
...and other home remedies that are wrecking your skin.
If you know me, you know I'm all about the home remedy. I slather castor oil on sore muscles, I drop vinegar in my ears when I get swimmer's ear, and coconut oil is my home-remedy panacea. But, there's a limit to this, especially when it comes to your skincare routine. You want to use caution when it comes to what you slather on your face because, well, your face is different than the skin on the rest of your body. The epidermis of facial skin – the top layer of skin – is made of smaller cells than the epidermis on the rest of the body. Facial skin is therefore thinner and has less of a natural barrier than skin on the rest of your body. This is why it’s so important to nourish and protect facial skin and avoid irritating ingredients. Read on and discover the Top 3 Home Remedy Products You Should NEVER Put On Your Face.Read More
...and sometimes you don't. For those times you to improve your health and wellness but aren't really feeling the needle, we offer a wide variety of needle-free treatments. Cosmetic treatments such as Facial Cupping Detox and Facial Lymph Drainage Massage are needle-free treatments; the Enzyme + Oxygen Facial can be done without needles. Body treatments including Anti-Cellulite Body Sculpting, Body Cupping, and Gua Sha are fantastic modalities that don't use needles. All of these treatments are offered as stand-alone services or can be an add-on to any other service we offer! Book your services HERE and start feeling better today!Read More
So, I get it. You're busy and you have long days. You go from the gym, to work, to the grocery store, to picking up the kids from soccer practice, and then finally home. By the time you get into bed at night, you are just plain exhausted. Maybe, just once in awhile, you crawl into bed without properly removing your makeup. You think "I'm so tired, just once or twice of not taking off my makeup isn't going to matter!" Trust me, I've been there too. But, not removing makeup before bed puts your skin at risk in several important ways! To help keep your skin healthy, beautiful, and happy - learn about the 5 risks you take when you sleep in your makeup.Read More
As a skincare specialist, I get frequent questions from patients, friends, and strangers asking for advice about what they should do for their particular skin condition. While there are plenty of wonderful things we CAN do to make our skin healthy, there is one thing I suggest we NEVER do...Read More
Did you know that Cosmetic Acupuncture has a 100% "Worth It" rating at realself.com? Realself.com is the online storehouse of cosmetic treatments where patients can research treatments, post before and after photos, and review their experiences with cosmetic procedures. 100% of the patients who tried Cosmetic Acupuncture declared the investment to be worth it as the treatment delivered both immediate and lasting results, naturally. Here are some patient reviews...Read More