Skincare 101

  • DIY Face Masks...

    Everyone's skin is different. Everyone's skin is different every day. For instance...it's winter and my skin is dry, flaky and in need of some seri...
  • It's cold outside! Is your skin dry as the desert?

    Dry skin is especially common in the winter months, when the humidity level outside drops. When the air outside is cold and dry, the water in your ...
  • Who needs false lashes when they could be REAL?

    When I was about 15 years old I remember sitting in the audience of a concert my grandparents were playing in (trumpet and piano). I could overhear the couple behind me quietly arguing with each other about ME! The man was saying "Of course they are real, what do you mean dear?" while the woman was getting louder and louder exclaiming, "Who would let a child wear false eyelashes? What kind of parents do you suppose she has?" back and forth until I finally turned around and said "They are REAL!" I don't think either of them expected a reply to their bickering and I don't think they even realized they could be overheard. I was annoyed and embarrassed, not accepting the underlying compliment I think I was receiving.
  • Skincare 101

    Every persons skin is unique. Depending on where you live, how old you are, what you do for a living, what you apply to your skin and even how much sleep you get will impact your skin.

    Growing up I was a tomboy. My grandparents owned an egg ranch with thousands of chickens who had to be watered, fed, medically treated and of course their eggs picked up multiple times over 24 hours. This was just a way of life for my family. Since I was the youngest grandchild my responsibilities were minimal on the ranch, however, I have a brother who was all boy. Riding ATC's, having dirt clod fights, riding bikes and pretty much being outside from dusk til dawn. It was an amazing childhood.

    That being said, I was dirty from the moment I walked outside each morning until I came in when being called for supper. You could not walk in the house without being steered toward the restroom to "wash up" for dinner. This was my first taste of skin care. Keeping your skin clean and free from dirt and debris is the most important aspect of any skin care routine. My grandmother never went a day without slathering on her Oil of Olay and spritzing her face throughout the day with mineral water. Those are some of my oldest memories of her....standing in her bathroom doorway watching her putting on make up or taking it off and getting ready for bed.

    Keep reading to find out how to build your skin care routine if you are just starting out...