Entries by Ortanic

How To Use Essential Oils For Healthier Skin

You may be thinking, “Wait, I thought oily skin was bad!” Yes, oily skin can be problematic; however, using essential oils for skin conditions has been shown to have amazing effects on the health of your skin as well as providing anti-aging benefits. First, let’s talk about what essential oils are. Essential oils are pure […]

Mid-Summer Days & Nights: How To Incorporate Summer Color Trends

Earlier this spring, fashion-devotees watched the runways in Paris to see what colors would dominate this year’s spring and summer collections. Would this summer be ruled by bold, bright hues? Colorful designs inspired by photography? As we soon discovered, this summer took on a much lighter, fresher, nature-inspired palette that ranges from soft rosy hues […]

Skin SOS: Hyperpigmentation? Freckles? Dark Spots? We Can Help!

As a young girl, I admittedly envied the dusting of freckles across my friends’ noses and cheeks. I remember how cute their freckles were and to me (whose skin is olive-based and plain in comparison), I often wished I had freckles like “Little Orphan Annie.” Today I know better. Fast-forward 30 years and as an […]

How to Heal and Camouflage a Sunburn

FFC Gold Coast Esthetician Shawn Flemming shares a few tips on how to properly (and quickly!) heal and camouflage a sunburn, just in time for beach season! At one time or another, we’ve all experienced a sunburn- whether it’s because we stayed out too long in the sun, forgot to wear sunblock or thought that we […]

The Best Summer Makeup Tips for Tanned Skin

Licensed Esthetician and Ortanic Specialist Shawn Flemming knows a thing or two about gorgeous makeup. Read on for her tips on rocking summer makeup this season! Now that you’ve got a beautiful and healthy Ortanic tan, you may be wondering if you need to tweak your makeup a bit. The answer is YES. Colors will […]

Top 8 Ways to Keep Your Skin Safe from The Sun This Season

The summer days are upon us, and so are the warm and wonderful (yet damaging) rays of the sun. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States with more than 1 million cases each year. With over 90% of melanomas being caused by the sun’s rays, there are a few very important […]

Best Spring Fashion in Chicago

It’s almost that time of year again! We know we are not the only ones super excited about spring being right around the corner. One of our favorite things about spring is the fashion that comes with it. The question is, where can you go to get the hottest, most stylish spring clothes in Chicago? […]

Things to Do In Chicago: Spend A Day in Pilsen

A vibrant neighborhood in Chicago full of history and culture, Pilsen is a great area to explore – whether you have the weekend, or just one day! One of the first stops you should make is to the National Museum of Mexican Art. Here, you can see the beauty of Mexican culture unfold in rich […]

How to Eat Chicago Deep Dish & Still Stay on Track

Licensed Esthetician and Ortanic specialist Stacy Nawrocki recently went to the West Loop Lou Malnati’s with her fiancé and his family for a late lunch and some Chicago deep dish. She shares some tips for indulging in the Chicago staple the smart way! The restaurant itself was great – we had a big party of people with […]