For thirty-two years old, my skin is looking pretty good. So far everything is intact and thankfully my adult acne phase has passed (knocks on wood), but recently I’ve started to notice some crepey-ness and thinning of my skin, especially around my mouth. My laugh-lines seem deeper. The skin on my cheeks and around my eyes, thinner. I blame the sleepless nights of that first year postpartum and not to mention those long days sunbathing with baby oil (why didn’t anyone warn me?!), smoking cigarettes (guess it wasn’t so cool after all) and sleeping in my makeup (ugh). While thin crepey skin…

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“It reeducates the muscles,” Valentina purred in her husky Russian accent as she pulled my cheek so high with a metal prong my chin started to tilt back towards her. She circled rhythmically along my lower cheek with the second prong. “This reeducation,” she continued, “teaches the muscles to lengthen (if contracted) or shorten (if sagging), and supports all of the secondary benefits seen from microcurrent.” Secondary benefits being: reduction in visible fine lines, lifting, improved firmness and tautness of skin. For the longest time, I never gave my facial muscles much thought, or any thought really. Who thinks about them when…

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Acne, thankfully, hasn’t reared it’s ugly head since I last put it to bed during my pregnancy with Chloe. But it is a topic I like to come back to time and again and share my experiences with breakouts and scars, and share tricks I used to combat flares because I know the horrors of acne and anything I can do to help others out there struggling with the acne battle, I am all for.  Recently, I did an “Ask me anything about acne” post on Instagram, where you guys sent in some great questions. I answered them on stories — saved…

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This blog has sadly gotten so neglected since Chloe arrived, BUT that is about to change! I am entering 2020 with the goal of posting all of the great information I share in my Instagram stories here on the blog so you guys can easily refer back to what I highlighted! _______ Today I’m talking about nontoxic deodorants, the difference between antiperspirants and deodorants, what you want to avoid when shopping for deodorants and of course, sharing three of my faves! But first, what is the difference between an antiperspirant and a deodorant?  An antiperspirant is exactly as it sounds, a product…

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Do you breakout after a night of drinking or even a couple of cocktails? I used to. But after years of making mistakes and learning from them, I now have 3 drinking rules I live by that help me get through holiday parties, summer outings and more without incurring breakouts after imbibing. Rule #1: AVOID SUGAR This includes sugar mixers, like high sugar liqueurs (ie Malibu, St. Germain, Grand Marnier, Alize etc), juices (orange, cranberry, pineapple, etc) and I also opt to drink alcohol that are very low in carbohydrates and sugars themselves – Vodka, Tequila, Gin, Rum and Whiskey – being…

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