I'm pulling the trigger, y'all ! I've been dreaming of hosting a podcast for a year. I had a bit of trouble deciding what my topic should be. What do I know aside form skincare? There are hundreds of beauty podcasts and I think it's over saturated. I love all things local and all things … Continue reading In My DM Podcast
My birthday was earlier this month, and I went down to my local beauty store and collected a few freebies to celebrate myself. Always celebrate yourself on your birthday. 🙂 I had a choice between two Drunk Elephant products or some make up samples by Kat Von D. This was kind of a difficult decision. … Continue reading My First Product Review: Drunk Elephant
" First off, Crystal, how I even pronounce that?" Gwa-Sha. It sounds odd, but it's really magical. Gua Sha is a form of Chinese medicine that facilitates healing and fluid movement by "scraping" the skin. There are many different tools that can be used on many different areas of the body. The tools are shaped … Continue reading Gua Sha: A breakdown.
This is a phrase that I hear often. To break it down, the skin has no mechanism to sense oil on the skin, so the concept of adding oil to the skin to stop oil production isn't quite right. However, the idea has some truth to it. Those of us with oily skin typically use … Continue reading Myth: Oil fights oil.
One of the biggest selling points of many product lines is that they're, "all natural" or "free of chemicals". It just isn't true. It's impossible. Otherwise, you would open up your moisturizer container to see water, a big hunk of molded aloe leaf and some mushy oatmeal. Chem-i-cal: noun 1. a compound or substance … Continue reading But, does it have chemicals?
In response to popular request, this post is going to be a bit more...ahem...personal, so if the words vagina, labia, libido, lover or references to "lady bits" offend you, this probably isn't the post for you. If I officially have your attention now, keep reading, this should be good! Before I really get into the … Continue reading The Brazilian Experience..
If you haven't heard the importance of sunscreen use, climb out from under your rock and read this! First, let's look at the different types of sunscreen. There are two main methods of protection. The first of the two is my personal favorite, inorganic or physical sunscreen. This method of sunscreen is denoted by the use of Zinc Oxide … Continue reading What you need to know about sunscreen.
My most favorite skin science blogger shared some information on her Instagram Stories today and I felt the need to co-sign her work and share it with my readers. Lab Muffin is her blogger name. If you're into this sort of thing, her website is a valuable treasure trove of scientific skin health information. She … Continue reading Myth vs Science: Who can you trust?
I finally submitted my last paper of my Associate degree and I feel so good. I've been working at this thing for what feels like an eternity. I applied to Iowa State University so that I can start working my Bachelor. Honestly though, I don't know if I'll even want it after I start working … Continue reading Finally. Finished.
Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation that also removes the soft white vellus hair from the face and neck. It is performed using a 10 gauge scalpel. The sharp edge of the blade is used to scrape away the dry layer of dead skin cells to reveal the bright layer underneath. Other than for the … Continue reading Dermaplaning Explained