Happy Tuesday y’all! Today I am sharing some very basic regimens for the most common skin types- Normal, Combination and Acne so that you can feel confident on campus this year! If your skin is… Normal, Combination In the AM– If you live in a cold climate, you can skip cleansing and just use a swipe of toner. If you live in a warm climate, use a gentle cleanser followed by a toner. Use a moisturizer for your skin type (normal or combination), followed by a separate SPF In the PM– Cleanse thoroughly using a gel cleanser, followed by a toner Use a moisturizer forRead More →

TGIF!!! Today I’m going to talk about different peels for anti-aging!  Why Peels for anti-aging? Building upon what I said yesterday– the body is exceptional at efficiency and energy conservation. If you imagine your skin as bricks and mortar, the basal layer (or the bottom layer) establishes a pattern as the skin cells are born and layered on top of one another. As we age, this process slows down significantly and we also lose our natural Collagen and Elastin cells. A peel helps to increase cell turnover rate, and, if the peel is deep enough to be registered as a controlled wound to the skin, canRead More →

Happy Thursday y’all! In this post, I’m going to give you an overview of different corrective peels for acne! What is a peel? A peel is a treatment to the skin using a chemical acid that causes the top layer of skin to be exfoliated and eventually slough off. There are different depths of peels- Light, Medium and Deep peels. For best results, peels should be done in a series of 3-4, every 2-4 weeks depending on your skin type. For today’s post we will be discussing a few medium peels for troublesome acne. Peels for Acne Retinol Peel- This type of peel utilizes Vitamin A inRead More →

Happy Monday y’all! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!! Today I am sharing my beauty MUST haves for my morning routine! Foundation: Smooth Affair Primer, Glow Time BB6, Pressed Powder in Golden Glow, Setting Spray in Lemongrass all by Jane Iredale Eyes: Bobbi Brown and Stila shadows, Benefit “They’re Real!” Mascara on the top lashes and Blinc on the bottom lashes, Anastasia Beverly Hills concealer underneath Bronzer and Highlighter: Hoola by Benefit, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop Lipcolor for Day/Work: Chantecaille lip liner in Vibrant and Clearly Pink gloss on top by Clinique. I have a confession: I canNOT wear nudes. They makeRead More →

TGIF!!!! For today’s post I am sharing my input for Reader’s Digest’s latest article, “4 Beauty Products You Should Never Spend More Than $10 On- and 5 Worth the Splurge”. You can read the article here Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a beautiful weekend! Stay tuned for next week as I guide you through peels and adult acne! Xo, Ashli  Read More →

Dear Ashli, Help! I’ve just gotten badly sunburned at the beach over the weekend! My skin is very red and painful! What are my best options? Sincerely, Sorry Sunner   Dear Sorry Sunner, Oh my goodness! I am so sorry for you! In the event that this kind of damage has been done (and I hope you will be extra cautious in the future by wearing sunscreen and staying in the shade!), there are some options to help your skin recover quickly from a burn. For the First 24 Hours: Cool the burn– Applying a topical aloe vera gel and cold compresses (cold water onRead More →

Hey y’all! TGIF! I have a special guest today! While studying at The Boston Conservatory, I had the privilege of becoming friends with a bright, plucky, fabulous gal from Connecticut who was studying Writing, Literature and Publishing at Emerson. Her name is Emily Edwards (neé Steers- she just got married!), and she also has a fantastic blog called “Yankee Smartass“. She has written her first book, Collecting the Constellations, and it inspired this post! Reading for Pleasure as Self-Care We all need things to stimulate each aspects of ourselves in order to be whole and balanced. We need exercise and healthy food for our physical bodies, weRead More →

Happy Thursday!! I am certain that if you haven’t yet heard of Dermaplaning, you soon will. It is quickly becoming one of the most in demand exfoliation treatments asked for, and you will soon learn why! What is Dermaplaning? Dermaplaning is an exfoliation of the skin using a 10 gauge surgical blade. The Aesthetician/PA/or RN will cleanse and de-grease your skin thoroughly before proceeding. They hold the skin taut and glide the blade along the superficial layer of the epidermis, essentially scraping off the top layer of skin in addition to vellus hair (peach fuzz). It is painless, extremely low risk, and can be done on itsRead More →

Happy Monday y’all! For today’s post, I’m going to share with you all the benefits of a mineral bath as well as a how-to, to introduce weekly rejuvenation into your life! What is a mineral bath? The average adult’s body contains 60% water. Mineral baths (typically found in the form of bath minerals or lyophilized sea water) contain trace minerals found in the sea such as calcium, magnesium and sodium. Bathing in these helps to re-mineralize the body as well as the skin! Epsom Salts, containing magnesium sulfate are also very popular. How-to take a mineral bath: Draw a tepid bath (around 98 degrees). It isRead More →

Photobomb Courtesy of Miss Everly Belle! Lucca Lattice Inset Floral Maxi Dress (Sold out!) Similar here and here Sunnies, bp by Nordstrom ($12!- I never wear my expensive sunnies anymore because the girls always take them!) Sandals (old) similar, Kenneth Cole  Read More →