If you read my post regarding caring for your facial skin in the winter months, then you already know how the extreme drop in temperature, the dry air and constantly running the heat can wreak havoc on your skin. I’ve given you the basics on how to care for your facial skin, but what about your body?! 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 youRead More →

Did you click on “On My Shelf” under my logo and see a LOT of bottles on my shelf for both my AM and PM regimen?! This is one in a series of posts- today I’m going to address a bare-bones, basic routine. Later, I will go into correctives for different skin types and conditions as well as a global anti-aging routine. So, for the basics- how many steps do you truly need? How often should you exfoliate? How often should you see an Aesthetician? You’ve got questions?! I’ve got some answers! For normal skin maintenance at every age, here is your basic routine: Daily:Read More →

    Although it is not within my scope of practice as an aesthetician to diagnose any skin condition, here is some in-depth, clinical information regarding the diagnosis, treatment and management of the common skin condition of Rosacea. This affects more than 16 million Americans annually. If you think you have Rosacea, see your Dermatologist for a proper diagnosis, and then, see your aesthetician for a customized skincare regimen to meet your skin’s unique needs!   What is it? How is it diagnosed?   Primary features: Flushing Persistent redness of facial skin (known as erythema) Dome shaped papules with or without pustules; nodules may also occurRead More →

In today’s post, I had the pleasure of interviewing the lovely Nina Vieira, a representative of the brand Dermalogica. Dermalogica was born from the International Dermal Institute, spear-headed by Skin Therapist Extraordinaire Jane Wurwand. A native of England, Wurwand began the International Dermal Institute in Los Angeles. The educational centers are now global, as well as partner with Aesthetics schools to train Aestheticians to be a cut above the rest. (And I’ll admit friends, I’m biased, because my training was at a partnered IDI school!) Ashli: “Hi Nina! I have to start by asking- I’ve noticed that Dermalogica has appeared on the shelves at Ulta. Can you tellRead More →

Breast Cancer affects far too many…and it affected three people I love in 2016 alone! Thankfully, there are options after cancer to help women rebuild their bodies and their lives. I sincerely hope that as you read this, you never need this information. But, if you do, here is the full rundown on everything you need know about your reconstructive options. <3 In today’s post, we have Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo, MD of PRMA Plastic Surgery in San Antonio, Texas contributing his expertise in breast reconstruction. Dr. Chrysopoulo, or “Dr. C” as his patients fondly call him, specializes in rebuilding lives after breast cancer.Read More →

  “I felt so unsure of my skincare products and process, and Ashli cleared everything up! She offered simple, relevant information about what products I should use and how I should implement their use and why. Not only was she super knowledgeable, but also a total delight to talk with. Instead of getting advice from a sales-driven counter clerk, it was more like talking with a bestie that just wanted me to have healthy, beautiful skin and knew how to get me there.”- H.M.   “Her positivity and light still shine alllllll the way over here. I love what she’s doing with The Skincare Belle. Her posts are educational, sincereRead More →

Not all sunscreens are created equal….Do you know the active ingredients in your sunscreen and why this is important?  In June 2011, the FDA issued new guidelines for sunscreen labeling so that consumers would know what they are putting on their skin. The labels still don’t quite make it clear- I’ll get you in the know! Let’s start with the basics- UVA & UVB Radiation To help you remember-  The “A” stands for “Aging” rays- UVA radiation causes wrinkles, collagen loss, compromised barrier function, and free radical damage. Lentigos, or “liver spots” (those unsightly brown spots that can appear on the skin as we age), areRead More →

Hi! I’m Ashli Carnicelli, Licensed Aesthetician and Massage Therapist with 11 years in the business. They say if you find a job you love you’ll never work a day in your life. This is completely true for me! I look forward to going into work each and every day-I’m passionate about skin, health and wellness! I get a lot of questions from clients, family and friends about the best skincare lines to use, how to treat different skin conditions, where to buy, what types of treatments to get, and how to have flawless skin at every age and every season! Join me as I exploreRead More →

Pregnancy is such a special time in any woman’s life, but caring for the skin during this time requires special considerations! Teratogens and Product Safety A teratogen refers to an agent or a factor which contributes to the malformation of an embryo. Drugs and chemicals fall into this category. It’s important to be aware of the safety of what you are putting on your skin while baby is on board. Isotretinoin, a Vitamin A derivative found in the prescriptions Accutane and Retin-A are a definite NO. OTC Retinoids and medical grade retinoids are best avoided until pregnancy and breastfeeding are over. You may see it listed asRead 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 →