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skin April 22, 2017

oxygen

oxygen isn’t just for survival, it’s also the key element for maintaining radiant, clear skin. when your pores become clogged with dirt and debris, the amount of oxygen in your skin is significantly reduced, causing bacteria to multiply. when this happens, your immune system responds with inflammation, causing redness and swelling to occur. however, in an oxygen-rich environment, bacteria and fungal infections cannot survive. oxygen stops bacteria from growing, is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and stimulates your body’s natural healing function…

skin April 17, 2017

preventing + treating hormonal acne

if you’re a victim of hormonal or cystic acne, you know how unsightly and painful it can be. these blemishes form deep under the skin, making topical acne treatments ineffective and extractions a waste of time. typically found along the chin and jawline, hormonal acne is caused by hormones changing and stimulating an increase in oil production, which leads to your pores to becoming clogged and a growth in bacteria…

wellness April 11, 2017

a day off with Ry

there’s nothing more precious or valuable than your time. when it comes to my days-off, there’s nothing i love more than a little self-pampering. i can’t stress enough the importance of taking time out to focus on yourself physically, mentally and spiritually. after all, you’re your own biggest investment, so don’t cut corners! invest in your wellbeing and your body and mind will thank you.

here’s how i like to spend my free-time…

skin April 9, 2017

long story short, glycolic acid

hopefully you’re not still associating the word ‘acid’ with being unnatural. while there are many scary chemicals out there, glycolic acid is not one to fear. it’s derived from sugarcane (so innocent) and works to increase collagen production and hold moisture to the skin. it’s great for treating fine lines, acne, blackheads, and overall dullness. in short: it will make you glow.

how it works…

skin March 29, 2017

double cleansing

double cleansing is exactly what it sounds like: washing your face twice. what turned us onto trying it, is that it involves oil cleansing as the initial step before using your cleanser. and as you all know, we are diehard jojoba oil users…

skin March 27, 2017

how to use a dermaroller

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hair March 25, 2017

hair care staples: top 3

your hair is your crown and glory and should be treated as such. if you aren’t investing in the right products, your subjecting those fragile strands to a world of damage. through many years of trial and error, I’ve found these 3 products to be my saving grace. they’ve brought my hair back from bleach damage, using too much heat and *gasp* chemically straightening my hair circa 2012…

wellness March 24, 2017

life update

i had an epiphany while in pigeon pose, that it’s time to share our life BTS with those of you reading…

i’m currently writing this post from my treatment room at school where I spend 12 hours a day, 3 days a week (except for when i travel or have a “migraine”). Rylie and I have spent the past 5 months studying all things skin related and graduation is quickly approaching, making us licensed estheticians (yay!)…