Methods of Exfoliation

Written by Linda Gulla
Chemical peels have been used for hundreds of years by many different cultures as a means of exfoliating the skin. Some chemical acids are natural agents that have been chemically…
Spas are continually looking for innovative ways to expand and grow their business. A market analysis is one way to gain a better understanding of areas in the market that…
In a remarkable process of self-renewal, the epidermis goes through the process of keratinization, in which cells rise to the surface and are sloughed away over the course of four…

What Is Physical Exfoliation?

Written by Lyn Ross, L.M.E.
There are two categories of exfoliants: physical and chemical. Chemical exfoliators are acids applied to the skin to assist in the shedding of dead skin cells. In this article, we…
Exfoliation is a vital part of every skin care regimen with numerous benefits. Granular exfoliation (scrubs) provides a tremendous difference in the health and beauty of the skin. Today’s aesthetic…
 I still remember the first time I dropped wax in a client’s hair. “Don’t be silly. Of course, I won’t have to cut it out,” I tried to convince myself…
With winter upon us, the cooler weather brings about cozy sweaters, long pants, and, often, little desire for clients to keep up with their waxing services. With the change in…

Year-Round Success: A Guide to Seasonal Body Treatments

Written by Heather J. Kreider, L.E., R.N.
While it is true that seasonal treatments are here today and gone tomorrow, they can deliver a lasting impact on a spa’s reputation and revenue potential. Visits to spas and…
Most facials end at the clavicle or bottom of the throat. The approach to “facials” used in the last four decades was bothersome. Traditionally, a facial seemed to be a…

Baby Got Back Treatments

Written by Amra Lear, L.E., L.M.T.
Looking into the mirror, body parallel to its reflection, the eyes target a disturbance to the integumentary system. Focused solely on the pigmented eruption that surfaced over night as the…
The benefit of learning to be a great waxer is that it can produce an excellent income with minimum investment and little overhead. The benefit of waxing for clients is…
By now, most have heard of the trend called sugaring. As part of the growing trend to be more conscious about what goes in and on the body, many consumers…
When it comes to exfoliation, the skin care industry is rich with options, each providing a variety of results. Understanding the differences between various modalities can not only aid professionals…
Waxing has gone through a number of changes and advancements over the years in an effort to make a once very uncomfortable service into a much more comfortable one. It…
When the National Rosacea Society published the first diagnostic guidelines for rosacea in 2002, it ushered in an unprecedented era of research into this widespread, chronic facial skin disorder now…
For exfoliation straight from the kitchen cupboard, some clients may turn to making their own DIY scrubs. Here are four quick recipes that clients can make in the comfort of…
Millions of men and women have skin sensitivities that prevent them from wearing jewelry made from certain materials. While the type of metal the jewelry is made from is what…

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