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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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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Holistic Benefits of Facials

The obvious benefits of facials are...well, obvious: they clean and moisturize your skin, are a wonderful opportunity to relax and enjoy some “me” time, and..well, they just feel good. Facial treatments offer myriad benefits beyond the obvious, however. Having a facial can increase your circulation, aid in lymph drainage and help tone facial muscles. Surprised? Here we’ll explain how facials benefit you in ways that aren’t just skin deep. Facials flush toxins. By stimulating circulation in the skin, facials help to detoxify by getting those toxins that build up in the dermal layers -from pollution, sun exposure, stress, etc.- moving!…
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You Want Me To Use WHAT On My Skin? The Case for Facial Oils

  Swapping out your regular facial moisturizer for oil brings on an almost-instantaneous reaction among women: we see our skin as it looked when we first started puberty, with the violent upheaval of hormones surging through our bodies creating volcanic outbursts on our faces. Oil = pimples & acne. We grew up seeing oil as the antithesis for clean, well-maintained, healthy skin.   Recently, however, oil is becoming more and more readily accepted as a solution for problem skin. Oils not only help improve hydration levels and retain more moisture, they can deliver potent nutrient packages that moisturizers simply can’t.…
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5 Foolproof Ways to Hydrate Your Skin Through the Winter

It’s the holiday season! The lights! The music! The dead, dry, flaky skin! Okay, so that last one wasn’t something we get too excited about. Winter brings about all kinds of excitement: ski and snowboard season, the holidays, vacations, end-of-year bonuses...and unfortunately, it can also signal the season for dull, flaking, chafing skin. Between the increase of forced, recirculated air through the heating systems in our homes, offices and cars and the incredibly cold, incredibly dry air outside, the winter season packs all sorts of excitement for our skin that we’re not too...well, excited about. Is it possible to keep…
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