Confessions of a skincare junkie

Clean beauty 

Forty-three trips around the sun + growing. Today marks my 43rd trip around the sun, which means I am one year older, right? But what if I said I had grown another year? We emphasize aging, but what if we flipped the script and changed aging to growing? We never tell a child, “you’re getting […]

We all have a favourite face cream or treatment, but there’s no denying that beautiful skin starts from within. Everything we put in our mouths becomes a part of our inner being and the outer fabric of our body. The healthier the foods you consume, the better your skin will look. Plain & simple.  Old […]

When I first started working as an esthetician 22 years ago, Brazilian waxes were the domain of exotic dancers. But they’ve since gone mainstream. Everyone from your little sister to your 60-year-old neighbor (no joke) gets one. But what is a Brazilian wax? A Brazilian includes the traditional bikini area, hair along the labia, and […]

Bring on the sun. I love that instant rush of feel-good hormones we get as soon as the sun hits our skin. It’s also a bonus we don’t have to remember to take vitamin D because (well, if you live in Canada) the sun is finally showing its face again. Welcome back…Welcome back. This time […]

This is one of those rare times that you will hear sugar is good for you, but I am not talking about a delicious sweet treat. I am talking about Hyaluronic Acid or, as you will often see, abbreviated HA. Are you feeling a little perplexed with what HA has to do with sugar? HA […]

Do you know the difference between dry & dehydrated skin? Most people use these words interchangeably, but they are two different skin conditions.  Dehydrated skin lacks water, and dry skin lacks lipids (oil).  Dehydrated skin is a temporary condition that can be fixed by topical skincare and lifestyle changes that can help the skin stay […]

During the great pause of the pandemic, did you feel the shift? The shift from being over-scheduled to not scheduled at all. I will let you in on a bit of a secret. I enjoyed it. It was probably one of the best things that happened in my adult life. Before you lose your mind […]

Do chemical peels bring visions of Samatha from Sex & The City? I know that is my first thought…. and for a good reason, those reactions can happen. Before we let our fears get the better of us, let’s learn more about chemical peels. What is a chemical peel?  A chemical peel is a cosmetic […]

I feel that valentine’s Day gets a bad wrap; it often gets referred to as the Hallmark holiday. Spoiler alert every holiday is commercialized; why else would you buy ridiculous sparkly gold glasses at new years, so that excuse doesn’t fly. But maybe we are just looking at it wrong? And who cares if it […]

Have you jumped on the turmeric bandwagon yet? It has long been toted as a cure for just about anything. Digestions issues? Turmeric. Hangover? Turmeric. Dull Congested skin? Turmeric. This ancient ingredient is anti-everything! It is anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and full of antioxidants making it a powerhouse in the skincare game. What is Turmeric? Turmeric powder is from […]