I would spend every weekend at the beach.

For the first few years of my marriage, I lived on Curacao. Curacao is a small island in the mediterranean off of the north coast of Venezuela. I would spend every weekend at the beach. Laying by the blue water out on the white sand it was easy to forget to re-apply my sunscreen. Regretfully, […]

Within 30 minutes after jojoba oil is applied skin's elasticity increases 37%

As kids, my brother and I would pull funny faces at one another. My Nana use to say, “if you make that funny face, the wind might change, and then it will get stuck that way!” It’s easy to start to wonder as we age, how to make our face stay the same as long […]

Furthermore, supporting your skin's ability to process these ingredients with gentle encouraging products is key. If you are experiencing discomfort caused by products, you should it to be considered a red flag. In short, pain can be your skin's way of warning you to steer clear.

During my time as an esthetician, I have heard a great many fears and misconceptions concerning facials. My hope is that this post can shine some light and share information to help you figure out if our skincare treatments are right for you. These treatments I have designed, will suit your needs free from unnatural […]

  “You’re Glowing!” the words I wished anyone would say to me. The only glow that I experienced was that thin layer of sweat that covered my whole body and let’s be honest, I could hardly reach all of the parts of my body. That layer of sweat was accompanied by topical oiliness resulting in […]

What if I told you that this one product could fix a number of skin issues for you? What if it meant clear and hydrated skin? Friends, let me walk you through my 5 favorite benefits of toners to clear up the confusion and make you into a believer!

What are the benefits of using a facial toner? Is this just water, how effective can it be? Don’t all toners smell like nail polish remover?  I just pour witch hazel all over my face and that will accomplish the same goal, yes? Toners just dry out your skin! Must be another skin care product […]

A compromised barrier function can manifest in many ways. You could be experiencing dryness, itchiness, texture, flaking, inflammation, surface oiliness or an increase in breakouts.

  “It’s a dry heat!” We’ve all heard that before, but even living in a desert we can forget that dry, tight and itchy skin isn’t normal. Often times, I find myself blaming my dry skin on the weather change or Phoenix in general. Most everyone’s reaction to dry skin is a great deal of […]

little known ways GRAPEFRUIT helps your skin

I have many memories of the time I would spend at my grandparents home as a child. I remember setting food out for the squirrels and watching them climb up onto the window sill, hiding under the staircase and putting coins in my grandfather’s giant green glass bottle and sitting on the laminate countertop watching […]

green tea has a generous range of enhancements to improve the skin. Each one of green tea's amazing skin benefits seems to lead into the next. Here's the top six ways this powerhouse ingredient can transform your skin.

In most countries you would be offered tea as a greeting gesture. In fact, it is the most enjoyed drink worldwide, only second to water. Countries like India and China have grown and prepared tea for centuries. I grew up in a British and Chinese household, so tea was always the drink of choice. It […]

Three ways cucumber can heal your skin

Biting into a crisp cucumber you can taste the freshness. The juicy cucumber is rich with refreshing water and can add the perfect flavor to encourage you to hydrate throughout your day! Dehydration can definitely make matters worse if you already suffer from dry skin, so let’s talk hydration first. Why is hydration important for […]