Everything listed under: Anti-aging skincare


    The skin is our largest organ, and it’s the only organ we can see from the outside, which is why it makes perfect sense that what is happening on the inside is reflected through our skin. This is one of the methods our bodies use to communicate it’s state of health.Taking good care of your complexion is an act of caring for your whole self and your health. As it turns out, so many things we do for one aspect of our health have positive effects all over. So whether you&rsquo...

  • Fall Fever!

    I live in Minnesota, land of 10,000 lakes. We enjoy all 4 seasons here, though everyone definitely has their preferences. My favorite season is Autumn. At the end of our short, hot, humid, sweltering summertime, I am longing for the cool, crisp fall. I call it Fall Fever!We have incredible fall weather.

  • 31 Ways in 31 Days! Tips for Better Skincare & Self-care Between Facial Appointments

    1. Cleanse your skin every single night before bed (this can happen anytime between 4pm and bedtime! With wet fingertips, massage a dollop of cleanser into your skin, using small, gently circles.

  • What Is Microdermabrasion?

    Microdermabrasion is a form of exfoliation for the skin. It was developed in Italy in 1985, and was introduced to the United States in 1996. It grew in popularity quickly and has become a standard staple for many Estheticians. I’ll admit that I was a holdout on this technology for many years, likely due to my training at the Aveda Institute, where using newer technologies simply wasn’t part of the program or the school’s philosophy on how to treat the skin.

  • Skincare & Self care for Every Age & Stage - in your 40s!

    In your 40s:They say Life Begins at 40, so get ready to embrace this phase with all your might! Entering this decade is an amazing time in life, whatever is going on.When I turned 40, I was a new mother of a 9 month old baby. I spent my birthday at home with him and invited 5 of my closest girlfriends over for an amazing dinner prepared my sweet chef/husband.

  • Awesome Aging vs Anti-Aging

        The “Anti-Aging” rhetoric is a message that is infused into our society and into the minds of women everywhere. This propaganda beats the drum of “growing older is unattractive” and “stay looking youthful at any and all cost” and “your appearance defines you” and “You are losing value as you age”.NO. I don’t buy that and I don’t want you to, either.

  • Plant Stem Cells - The Future of Skincare

    17 years ago I stepped onto my skincare path at the Aveda Institute of Minneapolis. At the time, the school was still owned by Aveda's Founder, Horst Rechelbacher. Attending the program at that time was a truly amazing experience for the 20-year old me, opening my eyes, ears and awareness to the philosophy of Ayurveda (Sanskrit for The Science of Life); Plant-based products; Organic eating; the many styles of Yoga; Essential Oils vs.