In the health and beauty industry, specific cares for eye moisturizing and treatment is not a ploy by cosmetic companies to try and sell you more product and gouge your pocket-book. In some instances, depending on the product's active ingredient profile and stated package claims, some may not be as effective as others. Eye area treatments are developed for a reason and they should be cared for in a specific manner, depending on the results you want to accomplish; keeping in mind the client's age, sensitivity and appearance that may include puffy eyes, milia (small white lumps) or dark circles.
In professional skin care, beauty extracts have become virtually indispensable. For beauticians, they are a means of demonstrating their competency. Nothing emphasizes your professional expertise more than the quiet snap of an ampoule neck and the subsequent application and working in of the precious liquid. No other skin care product can claim to have such an immediate effect and to treat clients to such a delightful experience as the active concentrated formula.
Spa equipment can help excite your clients, increase your profit, and keep your clients coming back for more. In today’s industry, it can be very difficult to keep a long-term client; which is why providing them what they are looking for is a key to success. New modalities and equipment will not only expand your services but increase your worth to your clients. You are important to your client because you boost their self-confidence and make them feel beautiful. Products alone are sometimes not enough, which is why professionals consider purchasing equipment.
Sensitive skin care is an important topic for the professional aesthetician. Why? Because sensitive skin is very common in today's population – plus it is a condition that can be quite challenging to recognize and treat. For example, some people do not care for their skin properly or they use harsh products. Usually, this results in some sort of irritation or dryness that leads individuals to think that they have sensitive skin. So then, what is sensitive skin? This condition is difficult to define. However, in general terms, sensitive skin can be defined as skin that is easily irritated and the results can range from mild to severe.
For many years cellulite was considered to be a disorder of fatty tissue. It was frequently attributed to anatomical variations in fat distribution between men and women. A host of other causes were suggested, including excessive amount of both intracellular and intercellular fluids and faulty lymphatic drainage. Here are the facts as we know them today. So-called cellulite is a condition seen only in women. It is characterized by a disorder of the connective tissue that retains the adipose tissue in compartments in the subcutaneous portion of the skin, that is, in the layer above the muscles and below the dermis.
Throughout history, the ways in which a society feels about the pursuit of healthy, beautiful skin is a direct reflection of their culture and climate. Many varied uses of skin care products have been documented throughout history – from the Egyptians through the modern day U.S. The cultural reasons for the uses of different types of products are fascinating and the use of products as "toners" has a long history. Although multi-step skin care regimens were not truly marketed until the 1960s, the use of a cleanse, tone and moisturize routine became common around the 1930s in the U.S.
Hair removal was not born yesterday! Actually, it dates as far back as 30,000 B.C. but it was not as painless as it is today by any means. Handheld objects such as sharpened flint stones or shells were used by cavemen to remove hair, and most of the time just as much skin as hair was removed along with it. Ouch!
It was not until the 1880s when King Camp Gillette had invented and then introduced the famous Gillette razor that has been modified but still around today.
Hair removal creams, also known as depilatory creams, dates back to 4000 B.C.
An important first step in discussing moisturizers is establishing a clear understanding of what a moisturizer actually is. Several terms tend to be applied when discussing the merits of particular moisturizers. First, is the term hydrating, which means to provide water; contrasted with the term humectant which in skin science means to keep water from evaporating or helping the skin to absorb moisture. Based on these factors, a moisturizer would basically be a product that keeps the skin moist. But in any discussion regarding moisturizers, the terms dryness and dehydration come into play, which people also tend to confuse. Dry skin lacks lipids such as fats and ceramides and dehydrated skin has lost water.
The history of makeup dates back nearly 6,000 years when the Egyptians wore henna and khol; the Chinese used beeswax and other natural ingredients to stain their nails; and the Persians wore makeup of natural origins to prevent harming their skin. Makeup has undergone tremendous change throughout the centuries; however, what has remained the same is the need for healthy, natural cosmetics.
One of the most popular cosmetics solutions to heavy, caked-on makeup, clogged pores and inadequate coverage is mineral foundation. Mineral foundation has virtually taken over the market as demand for healthy, natural beauty products continue to grow.
Summer is upon us, and so is the season of self-tanner and sunscreen. You will sell and recommend these products to your clients and use them yourself, but have you taken the time to educate yourself on what ingredients are in them? Having the knowledge of how the active and supplemental ingredients that is in these products work, can help you to instruct your clients and recommend the correct retail products to them. Your clients will appreciate the education and the background that you can give them about the products that they will trust to take care of their skin this summer.
Spring has arrived and with summer right around the corner, now is the time to place more emphasis on body care and treatments. Often, the skin on the body is overlooked with more emphasis being placed on facial care and services. However as skin care professionals, we recognize that the skin on the body is the largest detoxification organ and should be treated with the same amount of care that you would afford the face.
The skin on the body differs significantly from the skin on the face. The skin on the body tends to be four to five times thicker than the skin on the face.