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 →

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 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 Sunday y’all! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has arrived- and if you are a cardholder you can shop the preview now through July 20th! Here are my beauty essentials from the sale! XO Diptyque Candle Set   Jo Malone London Cologne Collection Slip Silk Pillowcase Simple Human Round Sensor Mirror Pro Iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Eye Mask Clairisonic Smart Profile Uplift NuFace White Trinity Anniversary Facial Toning Kit Butter London Cashmere Cremes Patent Shine Yves St. Laurent Lip Set (in Pink!) Bobbi Brown On Trend Eyes and Cheeks CollectionRead More →

Happy Thursday!!! I want to thank everyone for being so patient for the less frequent blog posts while I get my life up and running here in North Carolina! Expect the consistent 3 times per week posts from me very soon!! So, the question is… do I need to wear a sunscreen every day? The answer is, Yes! No matter where you live, no matter what your Fitzpatrick skin type, it is imperative that you protect your skin each day. Whether it is sunny out or rainy, and even if you are just walking to your car and not out for very long. Why? 90% ofRead More →

Happy Thursday y’all! I hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th! In today’s post I am going to share my favorite sunhat with you! Wearing a hat in the sun as well as sunscreen is essential to protect your delicate facial skin from sun damage, hyper pigmentation such as melasma, aging, and especially to protect your skin if you are using topical exfoliants such as retinols. Here’s a roundup of my favorites! How adorbs is this hat with the striped ribbon??  Read More →

Summer is upon us, with longer days , more time spent outdoors (if you live in the Northeast!), which includes time in the sun and at the beach. Should you switch up your skincare routine? I’ve got all the details! Here’s the post on Silk Therapeutics’ website!    Switch to a Serum As the air gets warmer and more humid, the moisturizer that sustained you during the dry winter months may be too heavy for summertime. Consider switching to a hydrating serum instead of a cream to wear under your sunscreen for day and over your corrective serums at night. Stay in the Shade (andRead More →

Want to know what’s on skincare guru and founder of Rhonda Allison skincare line’s shelf? She’s shared with me! Rhonda: “I use the Minus 10 Collection, and for cleansing I use the Foaming Peptide Cleanser and the Pumpkin Cleanser. I used to use just the Pumpkin cleanser and now that I am in my late 60’s I’ve added the Foaming Peptide. I’m almost 70 now… and your skin changes with every decade. I don’t peel my skin as often as I did in my 30’s and 40’s. During those decades I focused on correcting my skin and rejuvenating it and now that I am almost intoRead More →

I am SO excited to share today’s post with you! I have had the privilege and the pleasure of speaking with skincare guru Rhonda Allison, founder of the Rhonda Allison professional skincare line! First, a little background on Rhonda and the skincare line: Rhonda Allison, the founder and CEO of Rhonda Allison Clinical Enterprises, respected world-wide for her innovative work with acids and chemical peels, is known as a highly respected speaker, author, and educator who has worked behind the aesthetic chair for 38 years. It was from observing and understanding the importance of getting results for clients that Rhonda personally researched, formulated and developed aRead More →