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January 08, 2021
Do you find yourself rushing as wash your hands, or brushing your teeth in a mindless trance, or drying your hair as quickly as you can, and barely notice the face looking back at you as you stand in front of the mirror?
Sadly, the weeks and months and years go by so quickly that you might not remember the last time you stopped and REALLY looked into the eyes of the face staring back at you.
When we do look at ourselves, it's often in a critical manner focusing in on every fine line, every wrinkle, and perceived imperfection. Eyes too wide, nose too big, lips too thin, and so on and so forth.
As you know, I'm a strong advocate for practicing good skincare and while it's been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember, I think the thing that drives me the most is I know that when I look and feel my best, I'm able to be a better version of me. For me, that means a better mother, better wife, better daughter, better friend and better colleague. I no longer buy into outdated thinking that self-care is selfish.
I also know that when I work my skincare magic on the clients I serve, they leave feeling a little bit better and seem a little bit lighter.
So when I am sharing my knowledge of esthetics and skincare with you, my hope is that it will inspire you to take better care of YOU. That you'll look in the mirror and see the face looking back at you - and look her in the eyes and decide - she is worthy of the best of self-care.
She deserves to feel more connected to herself. She deserves all the things that ignite her soul on fire! And, my hope is that you come to the realization that all she needs is right there looking back at her.
Instead of looking outside ourselves for what we need, that we learn we have it within ourselves to be the best version of who we want to be.
When we understand this, it shines a whole new light on the meaning of self-care.
July 21, 2021
Have you applied a product and immediately following your skin feels a bit sticky or tacky? Did you think the product wasn't working? This article clarifies why a product would have a sticky (not greasy) sensation after application and why it's actually a GOOD THING.
July 14, 2021
You know I seriously seek out products with active ingredients that produce results. Last week we talked about Poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA), now we’re going to take a look at Growth Factors in skincare products. You are going to be so excited about the benefits of this powerful ingredient.
Growth factors sounds sort of spooky. Right? Let me demystify what they are how to use them. First, they are NOT growth hormones. They are perfectly safe - and - are part of the human body.
July 07, 2021
Understanding how PLLA (poly-l-lactic acid) works is important to knowing if it is something you want to include in your skincare routine. If you've been following me for any length of time, you know I'm not a "fad" follower. I go with the science and investigate first hand to know what works and what doesn't.
Let's look at a brief history of PLLA, how it works and what a PLLA skincare routine looks like, before we explore who would, or would not, use PLLA.