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WHY YOU SHOULD SWITCH UP YOUR SKINCARE RITUAL THIS SPRING

WHY YOU SHOULD SWITCH UP YOUR SKINCARE RITUAL THIS SPRING

Spring time is usually a relief for many, with longer days, warmth, and flowers finally blooming!  But for others, it can be a time of skin woes like clogged pores, break outs, and inflamed skin that looks red and dull.   If that sound sounds like you, read on!
INGREDIENT HIGHLIGHT: ROSEHIPS AND THE VITAMIN C MYTH

INGREDIENT HIGHLIGHT: ROSEHIPS AND THE VITAMIN C MYTH

Rosehip oil is probably one of my favorite skincare ingredients but there is one big misconception about it: it does not contain vitamin C.  Yep, you read that right, rosehip oil does not contain vitamin C.  Let's take a closer look at rosehips and rosehip oil to find out why I use this amazing plant in my products and why I love making a tincture every fall with fresh hips!
December 26, 2016 by Dominique Caron
EXPERT ADVICE: HOW TO DEAL WITH DRY SKIN - PART 3

EXPERT ADVICE: HOW TO DEAL WITH DRY SKIN - PART 3

In part two of our series on dry skin, I discussed how inviting oils into your routine can help create topical balance and alleviate dryness. In part three I want to introduce the best way to fully incorporate oil into your routine as a moisturizer on a daily basis.
WINTER SKINCARE TIPS FOR GLOWING SKIN

WINTER SKINCARE TIPS FOR GLOWING SKIN

With winter upon us, it is time to start thinking about changing up our skincare ritual to help our skin stay healthy, hydrated, and glowing.  Winter can be really rough on the skin for a few reasons but it all boils down to this:  your skin's ability to retain water.  And in the winter, everything stacks up against it.  Here are 5 tips on how to take care of skin in winter naturally!  
FACE BALMS: THE BEST MOISTURIZER FOR DRY SKIN

FACE BALMS: THE BEST MOISTURIZER FOR DRY SKIN

I’m a huge fan of face balms.  When it comes to combatting dry skin, they are hands down the best face moisturizer to choose. Facials oil, lotions and creams can all do well to protect the skin and restore elasticity, but balms are especially useful when you are combatting stubborn dry skin or need to protect your skin from the elements. 
EXPERT ADVICE: HOW TO DEAL WITH DRY SKIN - PART 2

EXPERT ADVICE: HOW TO DEAL WITH DRY SKIN - PART 2

I often ask my clients to take a moment and connect with their inner knowing before grabbing a product meant to "fix" something. In that moment of connection, ask yourself, "Am I choosing this product out of fear or out of love?". In my book, love is always the answer that best serves our needs and can transform our lives.
FALL SKIN CARE TIPS - HOW TO PREVENT DRY SKIN AND ACNE

FALL SKIN CARE TIPS - HOW TO PREVENT DRY SKIN AND ACNE

With fall finally here (is it just me or was this summer brutally hot?!), it's time to start thinking about switching up your skin care routine. Why you ask?  Because what works well for your skin in the summer might not work as well in the fall.  We put together this list of 5 fall skincare tips to help you prevent acne and dry skin, but first let's look further into why you might need to switch up your skincare routine this autumn.
September 26, 2016 by Dominique Caron
EXPERT ADVICE: SUMMER SKINCARE TIPS FROM HOLISTIC AESTHETICIAN MELANIE HERRING

EXPERT ADVICE: SUMMER SKINCARE TIPS FROM HOLISTIC AESTHETICIAN MELANIE HERRING

As the weather is getting warmer do you find yourself wondering if the change in seasons truly necessitates a change in your skincare routine?  The truth of the matter is that the climate shifts throughout the year do affect our skin and its barrier function, necessitating we change things up as the weather changes.