TGIF Loves!!! Today I am going to share my best tips for anti-aging of the BODY!  Treat it like the face Your body skin needs to be cleansed, exfoliated regularly, hydrated and protected from the sun and and elements, just like your face! I prefer to exfoliate my skin daily using a dry brush rather than using a sugar or salt scrub. (You can read my collab with The Klog on dry brushing here.) I can’t say enough about applying SPF daily on top of your body moisturizer, especially if you live in a warm climate where your arms and legs are exposed often. GetRead More →

Dear Ashli, I was wondering if you had any advice regarding adult cystic acne due to hormonal changes (coming off of birth control, pregnancy, etc.) Thank you so much! Sincerely, Hormonalista Dear Hormonalista, I have SO many resources for you! One of the purposes of creating this blog was to make it a repository for useful and helpful information on various skin topics! Regarding adult female acne, last year I did a series with Dr. Shari Marchbein, Board Certified Dermatologist who specializes in treating adult female acne. You can read the posts here, and here.  As far as hormonal changes due to pregnancy, I answered oneRead More →

Hey y’all! TGIF! I’ve recently had some readers ask me what my every day makeup items are and what my routine is! Foundation 4 years ago I was introduced to Jane Iredale, and I am absolutely obsessed. I use their 4 step system for my foundation. I start by applying the Smooth Affair Primer for normal skin, follow with a pea sized amount of the Glow Time BB cream in BB6 (I apply this with a flocked sponge!) and then the Amazing Base mineral powder in Warm Sienna applied with a powder brush. Lastly, I use their Smell the Roses setting spray. This system is soRead More →

Happy Monday y’all! To start your week, I have an interview with Emily Horwitz, CANS, RN and Master Injector Have you ever felt nervous to pursue injectables for fear of looking altered or different? Here, Emily guides us through finding a great injector and how this modality can enhance or restore your own unique beauty.  Read More →

TGIF y’all!!! On Monday, we talked about Intrinsic Aging, or aging from within. Today, we’re going to discuss Extrinsic Aging, or aging from the enviornment. Extrinsic Aging refers to aging to the skin that is caused by the environment- UVA/UVB rays, pollution, smoke, and damage/trauma to the skin. 90% of Aging in the Skin is Photoaging 90% of aging that we see on the surface of the skin comes from UVA/UVB damage! This is a fantastic fact because it puts YOU in the driver’s seat. This kind of aging can be prevented! Wearing a broad spectrum SPF of at least 30 every day, staying in theRead More →

Happy Monday y’all! I hope your week is off to an amazing start! Today I wanted to share a topic that I am extremely passionate about- Aging! How it affects us, our skin, our appearance, our energy levels, and how we can age as well as possible! Intrinsic Aging Intrinsic Aging is a term used to describe cutaneous (skin) aging due to internal factors such as genetics, internal physiological factors (such as disease, allergies, medications) and is also often described as aging due to chronological age. There are a lot of opinions and theories on intrinsic aging, some of which stating that there’s nothing you canRead More →

Dear Ashli, I’ve read that exfoliating is very good for the skin- how often should I exfoliate? I’m afraid to overdo it! Also, what should I use? Sincerely, “Girl who wants that glow” Hey girl! I know just what you need to get your glow on! For most normal skin types, you should exfoliate no more than twice per week. (Mark it in your calendar so that you don’t over-do!) Side note: I actually keep a paper calendar in my bathroom of all of my beauty treatments and when I am due for the next (e.g. Botox, Microneedling, Dermaplaning, Peels, Brow Waxing/Tinting, Hair appointments, etc.)  IRead More →

Happy Monday y’all! Today is my first day back to work from my maternity leave with Adaline! It’s perfect timing that for today’s post, I’m interviewing Dr. Stewart Collins, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon at Synergy Face & Body in Raleigh, NC (My workplace!) Ashli: “Dr. Collins, you are obviously very passionate about your work. I have been fortunate enough to attend trainings with you, and I know that you love helping to restore patients’ self confidence. When you were becoming a surgeon, what made you decide to go into plastics? Dr. Collins: “I decided to go into plastics because I love seeing the transformation that my patients make. Seeing patients come inRead More →

Happy Saturday!!! In today’s post, I am sharing the beauty secrets of Italian women from my most favorite Italian woman, Daniela. Daniela and I met working together at Bella Santé back in 2008. When I met her I was star struck! I had never known anyone so glamorous with such a fantastic fashion sense. I later found out that she was born to parents who immigrated here from Italy- it was no surprise to me that her aesthetic was influenced by a country with some of the most beautiful women in the world! Today she is sharing her point of view!  Ashli: “So, having been born Italian and raised inRead More →

Hey y’all! TGIF and happy Memorial Day weekend! If you are headed to the beach or are going to some backyard BBQ’s please don’t forget your SPF! Re-apply every two hours! Today I am talking about a really hot trend in skincare, rollers! Some are made from Jade and some are made from Rose Quartz. Are they worth the hype? How do you use them? I’m giving you the full scoop here! Benefits: Assists in lymphatic drainage, which in turn de-puffs the face When rolled over the skin after being placed in the freezer, it helps to calm the skin after peels and other deeply exfoliating treatments Improves skinRead More →