Happy Monday my loves! In today’s post, I’m sharing my favorite SPF’s for face and body (and baby!) Best Sunscreens for the Face This one is a tie for me… I LOVE Marie Veronique’s SPF. Angela Caglia introduced me to it. The formula contains essential oils and botanicals so if you love organic beauty you will LOVE this. I use it as my makeup! Marie Veronique Elta MD UV Elements This one I recommend to all of my patients- it is also tinted and looks beautiful! Gives the skin a glow! Best Sunscreen for Body Pacifica Spray Natural Mineral Sunscreen This stuff is a greatRead More →

Happy Monday my beauties! You know that I love to share with you the latest and greatest products on the market, and I have an amazing one for you today! Lip Luxe by Mizzi Cosmetics is a petroleum free, sulphate free and paraben free lip care product that also contains no artificial flavors or scents and is never tested on animals. *Note for my vegan friends, some of the formulas do contain beeswax. Not only is this lip balm beautiful, the flavors and tints are so great! I am obsessed! Today I am featuring two of their newest flavors, Sweet Hibiscus and Bloom. As youRead More →

You’ve read my post on caring for your facial skin in winter, but let’s not neglect your body skin! Here are some helpful suggestions for combating winter dry-out! Don’t Over Cleanse Did you know that you do not need to use cleanser on your entire body every single time you shower? In all reality, unless you are getting completely sweaty at the gym or are getting covered in sand and dirt (which, in all likelihood you aren’t in the winter months!), you only need to cleanse your skin in what I call the “odoriferous areas”. Feet, underarms, and private parts. That’s it! Don’t Over-Heat &Read More →

Happy Monday loves! About two years ago, I posted all about caring for your skin in the winter. Here is an updated version of the posts. Today is all about caring for your face during the colder winter months! Cold weather & wind, running the heat constantly at home and in the car can be a recipe for disaster (or at least discomfort!) for delicate facial skin. What to do? You may need to re-think your basic regimen for winter Unless your skin is naturally ULTRA dry (think- absolutely NO oil whatsoever), it may not be appropriate to cleanse twice per day during the winterRead More →

TGIF y’all! I get asked a lot by patients about cleansing with oil. What’s the deal with oil cleansers? I’ve got the skinny! How oil cleansers work It’s a scientific fact that oil cuts oil. Cleansing oil mixes with the existing oils on the skin (oils from sebum, makeup and SPF), and pulls the oil away like a magnet. They are excellent as a first cleanse if you wear heavier makeup for daytime. Not all oils as cleansers are created equal That being said, not just any oil will do as a cleanser. Coconut oil, for example, is the most comedogenic oil that exists on the planet.Read More →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →