Skin Deeper — Alayne's Blog

CHANGING YOUR SKIN ROUTINE FOR THE SEASONS

This post is written by Jenna Pineau, our Skin Conductor for Bristol and Providence and lightly tweaked by Alayne. 

We all know the weather changes pretty quickly come October/November. We begin to use heat in the car and heat in our homes. Our skin gradually becomes drier. All of the sudden November arrives and we are trying to "fix"…

WHY GET A LAYERING TREATMENT FACIAL VS. A RELAXING FACIAL?

What is a facial and why are they an important part of your a healthy skin routine? Let’s start with your skin. It is an amazing organ and as a matter of fact it is the largest organ of your body. It has the ability to detoxify and protect. You know when you get a rash or some weird breakout? More often than not it is because something is going on inside that magnificent machine we call that body…

Let's Talk Foundation

Foundation is one of those makeup steps that can make your skin look even, clear and healthier, all great benefits. But before you run to the nearest counter, let’s talk about what foundation is anyway? Do you even need a foundation? For the many I have spoken to in my life in the beauty business, many will say they can’t stand the way a foundation feels on their skin and the rest can’t imagine…

Makeup As An Extension of Your Skincare

How many lipsticks and eye shadows do you have in your bathroom rIght now? How many powders, foundations, tinted moisturizers? Yet when you go to wash your face tonight, you “wash” with a wipe or worse yet, you don’t wash your face.

We women are famous for having hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars of cosmetics in our drawers, but when it comes to a great skin care routine, we tend to…

Makeup As An Extension of Your Skincare

How many lipsticks and eye shadows do you have in your bathroom rIght now? How many powders, foundations, tinted moisturizers? Yet when you go to wash your face tonight, you “wash” with a wipe or worse yet, you don’t wash your face.

We women are famous for having hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars of cosmetics in our drawers, but when it comes to a great skin care routine, we tend to…

How To Talk To Your Teen About... Skin

We know these conversations are hard. You look at your teen’s skin everyday and you just see all the hormones going crazy and you want to help. So you talk about it, you rush to the dermatologist or you buy the acne drying skin care online or in the drugstore or you buy the products you used as a kid. For me it was Noxema and Bonne Bell ten-o-six toner. I have no idea what ‘ten-o-six’ even stood…

Let's Talk Skin

Does your skin look exactly how you want it? Does it feel healthy and bright? How do you want it to look anyway and what do you say to yourself when you look in the mirror? Have you considered this question? Do you berate yourself when you look at your skin in the mirror wishing away certain lines or spots that seemed to appear overnight?  I hope not because life is way too short to say unkind things…

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

When you choose to do business with a company, do you know what goes on behind the scenes? Sure, you see the front end, the first date so to speak, but what happens behind the gloss? Most importantly how do they treat their employees?

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Commit To Your Skin

Why should I make a commitment to my skin?

“I don’t have time.”

“I don’t have the money.”

“I have a gift card that someone gave me three years ago in my drawer, I should make an appointment, but I have just been so busy.”

I have spoken to many hairdressers over the years who have had similar experiences when they see someone who they know they can make their hair…

IT’S NOT FINE

I tend to speak to people about my double mastectomy three and a half months out like I just got over the flu. It is likely a survival skill learned from my grandparents who grew up in the depression. You just plow ahead, leaving the trail behind you as you forge on.

“Enough…