Skin Deeper — Alayne's Blog

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…


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…


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.



Dearest Michael,

I learned so much about mothering from our friend and pretend family, Karen. Karen has been our neighbor right across the street for both my entire marriage and your entire life and along with her husband, Bob and their kids I can say we grew up together.

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Alayne's Tips For Amazing Skin

  1. Always wash your face when you get home & (when) you change into comfy clothes.
  2. Be sure to always use a good cleanser and moisturizer. You will be married to these, so make sure you love them, the smell, the feel, the results.
  3. Don’t let hot water beat on your face in the shower, especially if you have sensitive skin or acne. this inflames the skin.
  4. Wear SPF daily.…

Smart + Healthy Skin

Every exciting day we interact with our clients, we hear lots of skin stories.

  • “I don’t wash my face before bed.”
  • “I use soap on my face, is that bad?”
  • “I don’t like the way moisturizer feels so I don’t use it.”
  • “Is it bad to squeeze your skin?”
  • “I want my lines and wrinkles to go away.”
  • “How do I get ride of my brown spots?”
  • “I…


I have been teaching and talking the beauty business since I was in my late twenties. I remember like it was yesterday, women who are my age now, saying, “Just wait.” I looked in the mirror as I do everyday and have done for most of my life and realized, it has happened. The “just wait” has happened. The weird lines forming in places I swear weren’t there yesterday, the hairs sprouting…


These writings are from a collection I have been writing since February 2017 before and after breast cancer diagnosis and mastectomies, recoveries etc. if you want to read all of them in one area, you can log on to