What Is Sea Salt Microdermabrasion?

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As an esthetician I have found that controlled exfoliation can be one of the most skin transforming tools at my disposal. Emphasis on the word controlled. This is important because over-exfoliation can be very damaging to our skin and choosing the right method, strength and areas of focus much be properly strategized (if you want to know more about this read my post on the art of peeling). One of my favorite methods of exfoliating is sea salt microdermabrasion for two reasons. First, because I …

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Shake & Shimmy To Remove Foot Calluses

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I don’t know about you but I feel like I never have enough time.  Personally, I give special kudos to parents because I can hardly keep myself clean and fed let alone rear another human being.  Modern life is so demanding with the constant grind at work and the need to constantly seek further development that time left to groom and pamper ourselves is thin.  This is why I love time-saving devices like the Solevation scrub mat.  Multitasking is the name of the game and …

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Moroccan Public Hammams: The Real Mc Coy of Scrub Downs

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One of the things I really wanted to do in Morocco was visit a public hammam.  For those of you who don’t know what a hammam is, its public bath house in which the men and women of Morocco perform their infamous gommage.  There are all-female/all-male hammams or single hammams have special times of days for each gender.  But its not just a place to wash up, it holds a special place in Moroccan culture as going to a hammam is very much a social …

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At-Home Korean Body Scrub

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My mom is a lil obsessed with getting Korean Body Scrubs done. So much so she even ordered Korean Body Scrub mitts for us to sell in-store. And while I like going to get the treatment done, I admittedly “yea, yea”ed the exfoliating gloves themselves. I figured they were just exfoliating mitts like any other mitt I’ve used, and that they would be no different than one of the many body brushes, sugars, or loofahs I have in my bathroom. I thought this because if you …

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I Don’t Want No Scrubs: The DL on Dry Brushing

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We’re in the last leg of winter, and if you are like me, you’re skin has taken quite the battering from the cold, dry (and LONG) season.  Not only it is dehydrating out there, but I just got back from Mexico and I’m peeling where my skin got too much sun. Solution? A homemade scrub made with sugar and olive oil? Hmmm… A once over with my limp shower puff?  Nah-uh.  Its time to bring out the heavy-weight of exfoliation: dry brushing.  There is a …

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DOs and DON’Ts of peeling: the art of exfoliation

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With dry skin season upon us (yes, that’s how I think about weather), many people have started to wonder about exfoliation.  I have been getting numerous emails about it – how much, how little, how often, what types – so I thought I would write today’s post on the subject.  Because, my pretties, peeling our skin is not something we can take lightly we must make sure we are doing it properly and cautiously – and when we are, the reward is a renewed complexion …

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Review of the Clarisonic: A Short Affair with the Shopping Channel

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I confess I am a reformed consumerista (that’s putting it nicely). In my early twenties, earning adult wages but still living like a teenager at home, I would spend whole pay cheques frivolously on marked down cocktail dresses (I would never wear because God knows I never went to cocktail parties), turquoise leather jackets, full-length wool coats, and I think I have a pair of thigh high white suede boots kicking around somewhere. Now fully independent, I like to think I have become more practical …

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