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Making Your Beauty Routine More Hygienic

We all know that sticking to a skincare routine is the key to a clear complexion. However, if you don’t take care to keep your routine as bacteria-free as possible, you may find yourself in a constant battle with blemishes and pore congestion. While hygiene is especially important if you have acne-prone skin, it’s also vital to other skin types including dry, aging, and sensitive skin. You may not see breakouts, but bacteria can cause a depleted moisture barrier, irritation, and inflammation. When dialing in your routine, make sure you’re taking the proper steps to make your regimen as hygienic as it is effective.

Trade Your Towels

That sink-side hand towel may match your décor, but it’s also a breeding ground for bacteria and serves as a catch-all for any germs left on hands. Not so great for drying your face post-cleanse. Get yourself some bacteria and mold-resistant bamboo face towels that will keep germs at bay while leaving skin hydrated. Even better: my pack comes with seven machine-washable towels, so you can start fresh each day!

Wash Your Tools

You think your favorite tools are helping you achieve that ideal look. However, when left unwashed, skincare tools collect bacteria that is then introduced to your skin. While you should wash all of your tools (including ice-rollers, makeup brushes, and cleansing brushes) regularly, you should be especially vigilant with eyelash curlers, dermaplaning tools, and micro-rollers. Eyelash curlers can introduce bacteria back into your eyes, causing sties and infections. Dirty exfoliation tools can infect the skin’s tender layers, causing major breakouts. Wash eyelash curlers at least every other week. Dip dermaplaning tools and micro-rollers in alcohol after each use to increase cleanliness and effectiveness.

Let Go of the Loofah

That spongy shower tool may look cute, but its material and location also make it a prime breeding ground for bacteria. A wet loofah left in the shower will start to accumulate mold, mildew, and moisture-loving bacteria. Not exactly a clean way to keep clean. Skip the sponge and opt for our TCA Multi Acid Body Peel, a much gentler more effective way to exfoliate your whole body!

Treat Yourself

Good news! Buying makeup isn’t just a way to splurge – it’s an essential task that ensures you aren’t blotting and swiping unwanted germs all over your cheeks, lips, and eyelids. In general, you should replace most products at least once a year. Mascara should be replaced at least every three months while powder products are safer longer (up to two years) because they don’t contain oils or water.

Questions about how to keep something sanitary? Comment below, and I’ll help you figure it out!

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Are Your Hair Products Making You Break Out?

If your skincare regimen is dialed in, but you’re still seeing pesky breakouts, pomade acne, the term for pimples caused by hair products, may be to blame. Haircare is important, but many popular styles and products wreak havoc on your skin. Read on to learn how to tackle this troubling skin frustration.
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Myth-busting Sonic Cleansing Brushes

If you’re looking to up your skincare game, you’ve probably considered (and maybe even purchased) a sonic cleansing brush. These tools are a personal favorite of mine for their ability to pull debris and oil away from your skin. Read on for the facts you need to know.
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Decoding Beauty: Essence vs. Serum

Decoding Beauty: Essence vs. Serum: Ever since this K-Beauty skincare trend found its way from Korea to American shelves, my clients have started to ask, “Just what is an essence and how is it different from the serums I’m already using?” To explore the merits of each, I thought we’d break down both categories so you can decide for yourself which you really need.

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Timing Your Routine

My clients constantly ask, “what’s the number one product or service for healthy skin?” Truth be told: there is no miracle product or service. The best gift you can give your skin is the gift of routine. Uncover your ideal routine here:
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Simple Skincare Resolutions You Can Stick To

We are in the thick of the #newyearnewyou season. If getting your skin in shape in 2017 is one of your goals, start small with these skincare resolutions. The key to great skin is consistency; doing just a few of these things regularly can make a big difference in your complexion.
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In the Balance: Understanding Skin pH

Remember when you dipped little pH testing sticks into all kinds of household liquids to determine where they fell on a scale from basic to acidic? You might have thought those days were behind you, but if you’re a skincare junkie, you’ve probably noticed plenty of brands conjuring the spirit of Chem 101, claiming that their cream, serum, or peel helps balance your skin’s pH. So how do you make sure your skin’s pH is floating near the 5.5 sweet spot? Read on for a few tips!
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The Right Mask for Your Skin Type

A monthly facial can do wonders for winter skin, but what you do in between each one is just as essential for long-lasting results. Microneedling, dermaplaning, at-home peels, and a weekly face mask can help extend the results of your facials.
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Simple Tips for Hypertrophic Body Scarring

If you have the type of skin that scars easily, even the smallest scrape on your knee or arm can leave you with a raised mark. While some people struggle with scarring on their face, most people only experience this type of raised scarring on their body.  Read on to learn how to treat this.

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