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Not all exfoliating methods are created equal, especially when it comes to treating ethnic skin. In order to provide your patients of color with safe and effective exfoliation procedures, it is imperative to understand the differences in the structure and function of ethnic skin. As we become a more blended global society, many patients we treat will have mixed heritage. Even a patient who has…
Human skin, like all other organs, undergoes chronological aging. Skin aging is characterized histologically by irregularly dispersed melanocytes, elastosis, reduction, and alterations in collagen and accumulation of a variety of lipid-derived pigments such as chromolipoids and lipofuscins. These internal and silent histological shifts manifest clinically in the skin and the visible benchmarks are identified by fine and coarse wrinkling, roughness, laxity, dryness, sallowness, pigmentary moddling,…
We have all heard of lymphatic drainage and many of us actually perform the treatment regularly for our clients. Therefore, it would stand to reason that the fundamentals of this therapy should be common knowledge among skin and massage therapists. However, as amazing as it may seem, many therapists are quite perplexed by this modality and do not have the level of knowledge needed to…
The word holistic is defined as emphasizing the importance of the whole and the interdependence of its parts. When applying the term holistic to skin care, it defines skin that is healthy, glowing … beautiful. Holistic approaches to skin care consider the health of the whole person, internally and externally – meaning nutrition, lifestyle and emotional factors. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is…
As far back as the first century B.C., honey has been used in skin care treatments. It can be traced throughout history as a natural skin remedy that even Cleopatra used daily. The natural ingredients contained within honey include vitamins and minerals that the skin needs for cell growth and removal, such as magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium, chlorine, sulfur, iron, phosphate, copper, iodine, zinc, and…

May 2021

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  • Alexandria Professional
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  • Celluma by Biophotas, Inc