Happy Friday my beauties!!! As promised, I’m going to share with you my essentials for keeping skin hydrated and fresh when traveling by air! Has your skin ever felt so dehydrated after a long flight? Worried about underage circles from taking that RedEye or waking up super early to get there on time? Here are my 3 keys to de-planing with perfect skin! Mask, Massage, Hydrate Step One: Mask As most of you know, I am ga-ga for sheet masks. They deliver powerful hydration, nutrients, and even provide exfoliation for the skin with ZERO mess- perfect for air travel! Pictured above is Patchology’s “Just LetRead More →

Happy Friday loves! And happy November! I’m so excited to share a device with you that I have recently tried and LOVE! I want to introduce you to the NowMi Pro device. I’m sure you have heard of at-home facial cleansing devices on the market such as the Clairisonic, and the Foreo. The NowMi Pro, with technology developed in Israel by Dr. Zion Azar, is like nothing you’ve ever tried in sonic facial cleansing! The device is made of silicone, similar to the Foreo, which I actually prefer because silicone is anti-microbial and very easy to keep clean. It dries rapidly as well, so itRead More →

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 Friday loves! This week, I’m bringing you the scoop on Lip Blushing, again from Lisa Filip, Master Microblader and Permanent Makeup Artist! Ashli: Okay Lisa! Please tell us all about Lip Blushing! Lisa: Lip blush is a form of cosmetic tattooing that will enhance the natural beauty of the lips by adding definition, color, and correcting asymmetry and cool tones. There are many colors to choose from- so your dream lip color is absolutely attainable! It is preformed using a cosmetic tattooing device.  Before and during the procedure a highly effective topical anesthetic is applied to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible.Read More →

Happy Friday loves! Today I’m going to give you the scoop on Microblading! I interviewed my colleague, Lisa Filip, who is a microblading specialist! Ashli: Thank you so much for chatting with me today! Let’s start off with the basics- what IS microblading exactly? Lisa: “Microblading is a form of semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing. With the use of a tiny, sterile, disposable needle it is the manual application of inserting pigment into the outer layers of the skin, imitating individual hair strokes to produce the appearance of cosmetic makeup or to enhance the natural features of the face.” AC: Is it painful? LF: “Before and duringRead More →

Happy April my beauties! This month, I want to bring you some information about Sciton’s Halo Pro treatment! What is Halo Pro? The Halo Pro by Sciton is the world’s very first fractional hybrid laser. Let’s first take a look at how the Halo is a Hybrid. Halo Pro combines Fractional (Ablative) and Non-Ablative Wavelengths in order to treat aging skin. A fractional laser uses a fractionated method to therapeutically wound the skin- columns of skin are removed, leaving the skin surrounding each column intact to aid in healing. This process is also known as ablative, meaning to remove tissue. This is achieved with aRead 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 →