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Skincare & Self care for Every Age & Stage – in your 20s!

Skincare & Self care for Every Age & Stage – in your 20s!

Every Age & StageI've been hearing from clients that information about Skincare & Self care for specific ages & stages is of particular interest, so I've decided to do a blog series to address them, decade by decade, starting in your 20s!In Your...

Awesome Aging vs Anti-Aging

Awesome Aging vs Anti-Aging

    The “Anti-Aging” rhetoric is a message that is infused into our society and into the minds of women everywhere. This propaganda beats the drum of “growing older is unattractive” and “stay looking youthful at any and all...

Cults & Communities part 1

Cults & Communities part 1

On Saturday, my husband Dan & I had a rare evening to ourselves, with young Finnegan at Nana’s for the night.Should we see a movie?  We could go listen to some live music!  There’s new restaurants we could check out… We were...

Acne: Causes & Treatments

Oh, Acne, you are such a huge, challenging condition and topic, because there is not one truth that fits all.Acne can be painful, persistent, incredibly stubborn and difficult to treat.Causes of Acne & breakouts include:Hormonal disruption & changes A...

Losing my father…Finding my path

Losing my father…Finding my path

                             Do you believe things happen for a reason? Or that everything is happening randomly. moment to moment?Is Life about our choices? Or about living your Dharma*?We can...

Yoga Is Prayer and Self Care

Yoga Is Prayer and Self Care

What is Yoga?  Yoga is Union with the Divine.Yoga is the philosophy of connection.We are all connected. That means our bodies, minds & spirits are One Thing. WE ARE ALL CONNECTED. That means All That IS, All who LIVE are One Thing.Yoga is the...

SHAPES: Skin Basics

                                           Your Skin is your largest organ, and so incredibly multi functional.  When I taught my students at the Aveda...

March Moon & All That's New….

March is my birthday month, so it's always a reflective time of year for me. It's kind of like my own personal New Year. This year, March has been absolutely and totally transformational. International Women's Day was a few weeks ago.  In my...

Happy 5th Anniversary to Complexions On Carter Skincare Boutique!

Happy New Year!  I realize we are in February now. January flew by, as have the last FIVE years!  I looked up and realized I have been in business here at Complexions On Carter Skincare Boutique for FIVE years, and going strong!  In all of Life's...

Summer Skincare Tips!

SUMMERTIME IS HERE! A few simple tips for caring for your skin in the hottest months of the year: Wear Sunscreen ~ after the first sunny weekend I'm already seeing lots of scorched skin ~ we're not used to it so protect your skin by using a physical block - look for...

Plant Stem Cells – The Future of Skincare

17 years ago I stepped onto my skincare path at the Aveda Institute of Minneapolis. At the time, the school was still owned by Aveda's Founder, Horst Rechelbacher. Attending the program at that time was a truly amazing experience for the 20-year old me, opening my...

Dry? Dehydrated? Flaking Skin?

 This week (January 21st-25th, 2013) has been particularly tough on complexions all around Minnesota, with the extreme cold and record-breaking windchill temps! The lack of moisture in the air makes it hard to keep skin hydrated. 3 simple steps can help: 1....

Seasons Change!

What an absolutely lovely fall we've been having! Blue skies, sunshine, yellow leaves falling around us ~ truly spectacular! However, this change marks another effect: cooler, crisper, DRY air (the drought is catching up to the Land of 10,000 Lakes!) and our precious...

Grand Opening Party Tomorrow!

I can hardly contain my excitement for the event I've been anticipating for nearly 6 MONTHS!  The Grand Opening Garden Party Celebration along with my amazing Esthetician MJ Harden, my fabulous new neighbors Sharri Keller & Vanessa Carrera of Satori...

Summer Skin Love

Since it's an early summer and the sun is shining ~ If there is one thing you can do to support your skin's natural ability to protect itself from UV radiation, it's having a love affair with Green Tea. It's a magic potion packed with antioxidants, has a bit of...

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