Dear Ashli, I love your blog posts! I’m a senior in undergrad and just applied for medical school, so I love seeing all the different types of jobs involved with medicine and particularly with the skin! I have a question about my own skin! I live in a very humid climate (around 80% or higher most of the time) and the skin around my nose is extremely dry. The dryness extends to underneath my eyes. Nothing seems to help! It peels off in flakes. ūüôĀ What kind of cleanser/moisturizer combo do you recommend? I’m a college kid with a tight budget so I’ve been usingRead More →

TGIF!!! Today I am answering your burning questions about a career in Aesthetics/Medical Aesthetics! Q.Do you have to go to school for Esthetics? For how long? What “title” do you have after this? A. Like any specialized skill or training, you do have to go to school and study Aesthetics. Programs can range from 200-1000 hours depending upon your state and their requirements for licensure. This can take between 2-12 months to complete depending upon your class schedule. After you graduate you take your state board exam (in most states) which is written as well as practical (you perform a facial, waxing, and a makeupRead 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 →

Happy Monday and dare I say… HAPPY SPRING!!!!!!! We all lead very busy, stressful lives. If you follow me on Instagram, you see that I talk a lot about Self-Care. Self-Care is crucial. If we don’t care for ourselves, we have nothing to give anyone! Here is¬†a video where I share my best tips-¬†things you can start doing to care for yourself this year! I hope you¬†enjoy!! XORead More →

Hi¬†Skincare Belle! Wondering what some good skin care products are for young teens that don’t break the bank?? ¬†Specifically, cleansers. Currently, she is using, Benefit’s toning lotion & a drugstore Cleanser. Thanks doll! Frugal Mama Hey¬†Frugal Mama! GREAT question. Teens have the benefit of youth and therefore do not need to invest any money in correctives¬†and result-oriented treatments for anti-aging. Teen have the very specific need to keep their skin clean, hydrated, and to treat acne if indicated. The key is also identifying her skin type, which will determine the appropriateness of the products being used (for example- if she has combination skin is sheRead More →

Hi Skincare Belle! I am going to Whole Foods today to try to find some affordable anti aging products. Any recommendations? And rose hip I hear is good in the morning? (I am totally new to this) But after living on the equator and getting some bad burns and my sister had melanoma, and I spent the first 18 years of my life farming with no SPF, I am fighting to heal my skin and dark spots. Thank you SO much for your help! XOXO Sincerely, Beautiful Seeks Organic Anti-Aging   Hi Beautiful! As far as anti-aging, one of the best anti-aging steps you canRead More →

Hey¬†Skincare Belle!!   I’m not pregnant, but I’m desperately hoping to be and I also have terrible skin-acne, aging, extreme combination oily/dry with this weather. Is there a regimen you recommend for pregnant ladies? I’m high risk (2 miscarriages this year and I’m also going to be 35 in April) so I just don’t want to push it with chemicals. I tried the brand Belli-but their moisturizer wasn’t hydrating enough for me. I was hoping you knew of a brand or had some tried and true products you recommend. ‚̧ Let me know!   xo, Skin Stressed Mama     Hello Skin Stressed Mama!  Read More →