As a skincare junkie, there’s nothing more that excites me than finding incredible skincare products. Enter Jeffrey James Botanicals. A California based company who was founded by former football player Jeffrey James – yep,I know right! As an athlete, Jeffrey was fascinated by how to  the body worked but it wasn’t until his father was diagnosed with skin cancer that his focus turned to the skin and providing your skin with the best organic, natural ingredients possible. One of my… Read more »

A few weeks ago, Farmaesthetics one of my favorite skincare brands invited me to come to Newport, Rhode Island to learn more about their new products. I’ve worked with Farmaesthetics products before at the spa where I previously worked (that’s where I first came across the brand) and was super excited when I was asked! After all these years Farmaesthetics remains one of my favorite skincare brands! I was also super excited to visit Newport as I had never been. Though… Read more »

I’m a firm believer that what goes on inside our bodies, the foods we consume and our overall lifestyle have a huge impact in the way our skin looks. Have you ever wondered why you tend to get breakouts in a certain part of your face? Face mapping is a great tool and it helps us in finding the cause of our skin dilemmas. Face mapping combines western dermatology with ancient Chinese medicine with the idea that certain zones of your… Read more »

Acne is the bane of anyone’s existence and it’s a skin condition that can have detrimental effects on those who struggle with it. For those of you who may not know, I developed adult cystic acne when I was 25. Getting the acne under control was a process, a trying learning experience and having acne had a negative effect on my self esteem. It was also the reason why I decided to become an Esthetician. I wrote about my acne… Read more »

When talking about skincare, you will often hear me say that exfoliation is one of the most important steps in a skincare regime. Exfoliating is the process of removing dead skin cells that are sitting on top of the skin preventing products from absorbing. Without exfoliation, your products will not be able to do their job and results will not be seen. Our skin naturally renews itself every 28-30 days, however as we get older this process takes longer so we… Read more »

We put our hands through a lot on a daily basis; washing dishes, using cleaning products, you name it. Our hands take a pretty hard beating and unfortunately our hands are also one of the first places to show signs of aging. One of the ways I like to keep my hands nourished and smooth is with this DIY scrub. Let’s not forget about our bodies, they need love too! this scrub exfoliates the skin and gets rid of the dead… Read more »