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  Sure, you take care of your skin, but are you making skincare mistakes in the process? No matter how much you think you know, there could be a few bad habits that are preventing you from putting your best face forward and are actually ruining your skin.  Most of us have a skincare routine that we stick to out of habit — it’s all about a repetition of steps you have to do day in and day out. But what if you are repeating the wrong steps? Here are

How many of you reading this have no idea, or maybe some idea, of the correct way to apply all the skincare products you have sitting in your bathroom cabinets? Like what comes first the serum or the toner? Oh, wait, a face oil? Does that come before or after moisturizer? If you never knew that there is indeed a correct order to apply all these products, you definitely aren’t alone. In fact, did you know that if you don’t layer your products in the right way, or if you

Wow! I can’t believe the holidays are right around the corner! I’m not sure about you guys, but with the year we’ve all had I am excited about the happiness that the holiday brings! Since we all want to look our best during the holiday season, I think it’s a great time to show our hair a little extra love. In this post, I want to expand on hair care and some easy things you can do to have heal, even while we stay safe at home, and in the

Cold weather brings low humidity levels and dry air, which can suck the moisture from your skin, and without proper care, skin can become dry, cracked, and irritated, causing discomfort, especially for those who suffer from sensitive skin.  The harsh weather can strip the skin’s natural protective barrier, creating gaps in the outermost layer, allowing water to escape (dehydration) and irritants to get in (sensitivity). The dry environment may be responsible for the itchy sensations, as the inflammatory response kicks in and releases histamines. It can exacerbate inflammatory skin diseases

As fun as Halloween can be, or how tired you feel from that sugar crash, we can’t stress the importance of your skincare routine enough. If your costume likely involves a bit of makeup, it’s important to remember that leaving that stuff on your face for longer than the length of a party is a recipe for disaster. After a long night of wearing extra makeup and winning the costume contest, your skin will be in the need of a little extra TLC.  Your go-to evening regimen of cleanser and

Fall… my FAVORITE season and most favorite time of year. The leaves are falling, crisp cold weather is coming, and of course… PUMPKIN EVERYTHING. OK, is it just me or does everyone start to crave anything pumpkin related this time of year? Pumpkin carving, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pie, and of course pumpkin skincare. Pumpkin on your face, you ask?? YES, I’m not making this up! The benefits of pumpkin skincare are incredible and we are here to tell you all about it! But, are there really any

The weather has been SO nice lately and it’s getting even nicer as the temperatures start to cool off a bit. Lots of camping, hiking, boating trips have been filling my weekends the past couple of months. While it’s a great exercise for your body and mind, all that dirt, sun, and wind can push the skin to its limit. Because of this, the skin of all outdoorsy folks needs special attention, period. When you’re packing light and spending a lot of time outside, it is easy to neglect your

When it comes to adult acne, you’ve likely tried every so-called cure and method out there. The key to getting a handle on adult acne is figuring out what the cause of the flare-ups could be. If you really want to kick your troublesome acne to the curb, you first need to understand what causes it in the first place. I don’t know about you, but when I was young I always thought that one day my skin would be clear and the teenage acne would be gone. I never

Summertime can be a trying time for my skin. The heat and blazing sun can be difficult, especially for breakouts and oil production.  Pollution and other environmental contaminants take away the skin’s natural radiance, leaving it oily, dull, and blemished. Keep reading to find out how I change my skincare routine for summer to combat summer skin troubles.  How Does Summer Affect My Skin? The increase in temperatures during the summer months, combined with humidity and heat, can increase the activity of the sebaceous glands in the skin. This makes

Eczema is one of the most common skin concerns, and if you don’t struggle with it I am sure you know someone who does. Unfortunately, if you suffer with Eczema, you know how it can pop up unexpectedly, but always has it’s same warning signs. A small itchy patch appears, then an inflamed patch of skin forms, only getting worse by scratching. During the summer, those who suffer with Eczema can see more flare-ups due to multiple factors like humidity, heat, and sweat. Keep reading for some tips on treating

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