Winter Skin Under the Sun

Written by Alison Adams-Woodford, L.E.
It all started in the 1920s when Coco Chanel fell asleep while outdoors on vacation in the French Riviera and woke up with an unintended sunburn. The style icon singlehandedly changed previous views that skin should be pale and pristine to one that viewed a tan as a fashion statement.
The sunscreen conversation has felt static for some time. We make the recommendation to wear sunscreen and re-apply often to clients as often as we ask them to hydrate. Here is the tricky part: it is not that simple. There is so much gray area, so much uncertainty and, as the people that clients visit frequently and expect well-informed dialogue from, it is the skin…
Do not let winter and the shorter exposure to sunlight lessen the importance of discussing sunscreen. Educating your clients to practice safe sun can be lifesaving. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer over the course of a lifetime. While that number is epidemic, what is more shocking is the fact that only one in five people wear sunscreen on a daily basis, even…

Treating the Signs of Aging Across the Body

Written by Cynthia Price, M.D.
Caring for the skin on the face is routinely discussed. Treating other parts of the body that are obvious indicators of a person’s age, yet often overlooked, is explored with much less frequency. As the population ages and many are living longer, more active lives, the search for strategies to make our bodies as a whole look and feel youthful continues to intensify. Many of…

Banish the Bumps and Ditch the Dimples with the Help of Dry Body Brushing

Written by Greg Moses, general manager at BioElixia
Dry brushing has become an ongoing consumer trend lately! But what exactly is it? Dry brushing is a popular spa technique that assists to minimize the appearance of saddle bag skin, also known as cellulite, by sloughing those dry, flaky upper skin cells for visibly smoother, more radiant skin.