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Allie Storey’s Holistic Skincare Journey

Allie Storey's Holistic Skincare Journey I waited 50 years to start thinking about caring for my skin. I was a stay at home Mom who raised two wonderful boys who are now 21 and 22. They are one year and a day apart. Between competitive hockey and school, I didn’t give my skin much thought. Blink and the time just flies by. Living in Colorado is so harsh on our skin. 80s one day and snow and 27 the next. And that’s in May! Crazy. How do we cope? Well-we have craft beer! Oh wait-I’m off track. I do have…
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Milia: What Is It (and How Do I Get Rid Of It)?

Have you ever noticed a tiny white bump on your face and no matter how hard you tried, you just couldn’t pop it? That’s probably milia, or to put it more technically, a milium cyst. Milia are formed when skin flakes become trapped below the skin’s surface, turn into keratin through a process called keratinization, and then turn into hard little white balls or pearls (hence the confusion between milia and blackheads/whiteheads). Milia cannot be treated like acne or blackheads because they aren’t the same as blackheads: in fact, they are very different. They can’t be squeezed out of pores…
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The Back Facial: Our Most Comfortable Treatment

  Facials have long been touted as one of the most relaxing, refreshing ways to thoroughly cleanse and tone your skin; in fact, facial treatments in Western Europe and the United States date back to the 1500s. Recently, these treatments have evolved to include a treatment known as the “back facial”.   So, what is a back facial? Put simply, it’s exactly what it sounds like. The skin on your back is taken through the treatments of a regular face facial and thoroughly cleansed, exfoliated and toned. If you suffer from particularly dry skin or “backne” -acne on your back-…
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Microdermabrasion Part 3: For Whom Does It WORK?

You may feel inundated with information about microdermabrasion at this point, so just to let you know, this is the last part of this series. We’d be remiss to leave you with all of that knowledge from Parts 1 & 2, though, without letting you know if it’s right for you.   Microdermabrasion works on a variety of skin problems. If you have any of the following conditions, microdermabrasion is probably a good choice for you:   Fine Lines: Microdermabrasion helps to soften and sometimes entirely erase fine lines, especially over multiple appointments. Dark Spots: The resurfacing process helps lighten…
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