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Summer Sun Protection

Summer time is the best time to take stock of all the things to be grateful for. We work all year long to finally take some time to enjoy the longer days of sunshine, family, BBQ's and lazy afternoons relaxing. Longer days, mean longer exposure time to the sun and...

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Summer is Coming!!

Summer is just around the corner and that means longer days,  swimming, sunsets and bike rides but also longer exposure time to the sun. I was sitting under an umbrella yesterday at the pool watching my granddaughter swim.  I was fully protected by the shade except...

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Gratitude

Yesterday was Mother's Day, I loved seeing all the posts of flowers, cards, breakfast in bed and family brunch. The well wishes from loved ones hoping I had a wonderful Mother's Day were very sweet and I replied in kind. My thoughts were also on those who's kids...

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New Season New Skincare Routine

The seasons are changing and so is our skin. In the winter, our skin is more dry and flaky due to the cold weather. In the summer we tend to be more oily and congested due to sweating and SPF we're wearing daily. Fall and Spring can go either way, your skin can be...

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Chemicals

What do you think when someone says chemicals? The consensus seems to be that chemicals are bad, just because of their name chemical. Did you know water is a chemical? Let's look at the definition of what a chemical is before we go any further. Chemical: Any substance...

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Over the Counter

I want to talk to you today about a very commonly recommended cleanser by dermatologists, Cetaphil. Three ingredients to be aware of: Propylene Glycol-  a small organic alcohol commonly used as a skin conditioning agent. It has been associated with irritant and...

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What’s Your Calling?

I'm often asked how to build an ideal clientele and my answer is always, networking! Last week,  I had the honor of hearing Sandra Yancey speak at my EWomenNetwork Luncheon. I not only had the pleasure of hearing her speak but somehow, I was blessed to be seated right...

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Know Your Ingredient List

As an esthetician, I am asked ALL the time about certain products and if they're "bad".  I won't say a specific skincare line is "bad" however, I will educate you on certain chemicals I look for as I glance at their ingredient list (IL). Ask yourself, are you using a...

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Don’t Over Exfoliate

Weekly exfoliation with a chemical (lactic, glycolic, enzyme etc.)  is recommended 1-3 times a week. The frequency depends on your skin type. Normal 2-3 times a week Dry 1-2 times a week Oily 3 times a week Sensitive 1-2 times a week with a gentle exfoliation. We want...

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Skincare Basics

Beautiful skin requires commitment not a miracle. 5 skincare steps to help you have beautiful skin and see a difference in two weeks. Cleanse AM/PM Exfoliate 1-3 times a week with a chemical (lactic, glycolic, retinol, enzyme, salicylic, phytic) DO NOT OVER EXFOLIATE...

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Live the Spa Lifestyle

I'm Sherena Jarvi I'm a licensed esthetician. My passion is teaching skincare. As the Founder/CEO of My Favorite Skincare, I want everyone to experience the spa lifestyle. I know that sounds expensive and unattainable for everyone but I'm going to teach you how it's...

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