TGIF y’all!!!! In today’s post I am going to share some very safe alternatives to Retinol and Salicylic Acid to use as an exfoliant during pregnancy! This is by no means an exhaustive list but these are my favorites! Mandelic Acid Mandelic acid is derived from bitter almonds. It is also an Alpha Hydroxy Acid. Its molecules are very large which makes it take longer to penetrate the skin, causing less irritation. This is my absolute favorite acid for pregnancy related acne. It also helps to control pigmentation and lessen fine lines and wrinkles. I use pads soaked in a Mandelic Acid solution that we carry at the spa in ourRead More →

Hey y’all! I hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween! I’ve had to update my latest regimen for you- pregnancy as well as working in a new spa has caused me to change my routine!  AM Routine: AM- Cleanse with a swipe of Heritage Rose Water, I cleanse my eye area with Clinique’s Rinse-off Eye makeup Solvent (I love it because it does not leave an oily residue!) On very dry skin, I apply Synergy’s Revitalizing Serum- this is a C & E Ferulic formulation. The medical spa that I work at uses a pharmacy called Young Pharmaceuticals and they compound all of our medical gradeRead More →