An Esthetician Shares the Secret to a Firmer Jawline + Neck

A swan-like neck may not be in the genetic cards for all of us, but I have some tips and product recommendations that can help avoid the dreaded turkey neck! Our neck and décolleté have fewer oil glands than our face, which means we rarely battle acne there–but it also means this area is dryer and thus more prone to wrinkles and sagging. Here are my best tips for a firmer jawline, neck, and décolleté. Hydrate Since our neck is generally dryer [...]

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Shaving mistakes you never knew you were making

Disposable razors are often the cheapest you can buy and you really get your money’s worth if you use them for as long as possible, right? Maybe, but the damage you’re doing negates the pennies saved. “Dull blades are more likely to cause razor bumps, irritation, nicks, and cuts,” Dr. Schlessinger explained to Women’s Health. As if that weren’t bad enough, Dr. Schlessinger also said old blades can be home to bacteria. And with bacteria, it may not be long before infection [...]

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Our 3 Favorite Essential Oils for Acne + a Melaleuca & Clay Acne Mask

Essential oils have been utilized for centuries to treat wounds, ailments and enhance beauty. Different oils contain specific properties that make them unique and extraordinary. Let’s break down a few of my favorite essential oils for acne. Melaleuca The benefits of tea tree oil are countless, but when it comes to treating acne and oily skin, we’re all about its zit-fighting antibacterial properties. This means tea tree oil is also a great choice to treat minor cuts and scrapes. Lavender Lavender essential oil [...]

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Bizarre things Americans find attractive

In the United States, many women — especially caucasian women — strive to achieve tanned skin. Dr. Deborah S. Sarnoff, a New York City dermatologist, told The Skincare Foundation that this trend is actually pretty recent. According to her, “tanned skin is not, nor has it ever been, a universally accepted ideal.” While Americans aren’t the only ones wanting to darken their complexion — European and Brazilian women do too — we’re not the majority. Women throughout China, Korea, and [...]

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Green Tea SPF Lip Balm

Some folks panic if they don’t have their phone. Oh, who am I kidding, that’s totally me. But I really get the shakes if I can’t find my lip balm. That is a true emergency! This green tea-infused lip balm has a dose of SPF to protect your pout this summer. The zinc oxide leaves a slight white tint on your lips initially that goes away as it melts into the skin. Apply this balm, layer a pretty gloss on [...]

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Age Is JUST A Number (We Get Better With Time!!)

It’s strange how as soon as some people hit their mid-twenties, their age becomes something of an embarrassment! People assume that since the ‘student’ years are over, life is bound to become a drag! If you agree with this train of thought – we are here to prove you wrong. Hitting your thirties or fourties or even fifties can be an amazing thing, after all, age is just a number! 1. Your Personal Style Is ON POINT! Remember when you [...]

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How to Give Your Oral Care Routine a Natural Overhaul

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of iHerb. All opinions are 100% my own. I wasn’t always a dental hygiene fanatic. In fact, I used to balk at people who flossed daily (who’s got time for that?). But here I am in my thirties and there’s nothing I love more than getting in my PJs, standing in front of the bathroom sink and flossing all my troubles away. Yes, daily! It’s the ultimate form of self-care [...]

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4 Skincare Tools That Are Actually Worth the Money

The amount of skincare tools and gadgets available on the market can be overwhelming. And let’s be honest–most of them don’t live up to the hype. That’s where my hands-on research as an esthetician can help; I experiment so you don’t have to! I’ve rounded up my favorite tried-and-true skincare tools below. Jade Roller // This is a tool for every face. The cool jade depuffs and tightens skin, while the gentle massage action of rolling promotes lymphatic drainage of [...]

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Why You Should Add Baking Soda to Your Next Bath

Baking soda might just top the charts for the most versatile beauty ingredient. It can do so much more than neutralize indigestion or help leaven that baking recipe. Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, has antimicrobial properties which make it a wonderful ingredient to freshen breath, heal canker sores, whiten teeth, and deodorize. One of the most common uses for baking soda is in the bath. Whether it’s to soften feet after a long day or a relaxing baking soda bath soak, [...]

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How To Make a Margarita Body Scrub

Making homemade scrubs is kind of like cooking. Once you learn the basics you can experiment with adding different ingredients. With scrubs, most recipes use salt or sugar as a base with some kind of oil to make a paste. Then you can start adding what sounds good – citrus, different fruits, chocolate – they all have amazing benefits for the skin. Scrub recipes often use such yummy ingredients you’re tempted to take a bite. So why not turn one [...]

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