Most people know saké as the drink that accompanies sushi or other Japanese dishes. Aside from being a rice wine beverage, it actually has many benefits for the skin and body. Saké contains 18 different amino acids – the building blocks of protein – which are produced during the brewing process. Amino acids are critical to life, yet the body can only produce 10 of…
What does the term “peel” actually mean? Find out which exfoliation treatments can be considered peels and learn the pros and cons of using medical versus alpha hydroxy acid peels, alkaline treatments, scrubs, and more! The word “peel” has been a primary catch phrase in the skin care industry for over 50 years. The suggestion has always been to peel off a layer…
There is much research supporting the use of light as a source of therapy for various skin conditions. But, it can even be beneficial on a cellular level!
Though a new wave of body positivity has emerged embracing women of all shapes and sizes, the sentiments surrounding cellulite are largely unchanged – it is still seen as undesirable. Store shelves are lined with products promising to diminish the appearance of dimpling. Medical spas offer treatments boasting longer-lasting results. But, will there ever be a cure?

The Paraffin Tub Alternative

Written by Kristine Sartore, vice president of sales, marketing, and business development at Spa Revolutions
Paraffin treatments are a luxurious and profitable add-on treatment to manicures and pedicures. A natural emollient, paraffin offers guests instant gratification with improved skin elasticity and softness. Not only is it beneficial for the skin, but there are also a number of health benefits, including increased blood flow, relaxed muscles, and relief from joint stiffness.
Every spring, consumers dig through their bathroom drawers (or run to their skin care expert) to find the perfect self-tanner to start the process of hiding their winter skin tone…

Massage Techniques

Written by Lilliane Caron
A massage can instantly relax the body and mind; reduce stress, alleviate neck, shoulder, and back pain; reduce fatigue and headaches; and improve blood flow. It seems like there is a never-ending list of benefits and should certainly be seen as a necessity these days rather than a luxury. With many different types of massages on the market, it is hard to know which ones…
In 2016, Americans spent more than 15 billion dollars on combined surgical and nonsurgical procedures for the first time ever. Nonsurgical procedures were up seven percent in 2016.
Consumers want effective, non-invasive treatments that help contour and slim the body along with healthy lifestyle practices. Modern aesthetic technology and treatments are viable alternatives to surgical procedures, which often necessitate significant downtime. With the right marketing direction and client education, skin care professionals can make body contouring one of the most in-demand services on the treatment menu.
When it comes to good skin care practices, most clients tend to stop at the neck, subjecting the body to subpar ingredients found in mass-marketed lotions. Skin is the largest organ and is a reactive mechanism, so it makes sense that what we put into and on the body will most certainly impact its appearance. By treating the body with the same care, quality ingredients,…
The use of gemstones and color plays a major role in chakra alignment. Each color has its own frequency or vibration that can help to energize, stimulate, relax, or uplift the spirit. The seven colors of nature’s rainbow are associated with the seven colors of the chakra system. If a chakra is out of balance, a colorful gemstone can be used to restore balance.
When searching for acne solutions, people are forced to navigate the endless types of lotions, creams, soaps, exfoliants, and topical remedies that can cost hundreds of dollars.

Sunscreen: Separating Opinion from Fact

Written by Eduardo Ruvolo, director of medical affairs for Bayer
Volumes of information are now conveniently accessible through the internet and social media by simply pressing the "Enter" key. Each year, as the start of the annual sunscreen season rolls…
Most skin care professionals would agree that having the right equipment is essential to getting superior results from facial treatments. On that note, they should also think about introducing equipment that helps create an opportunity to offer wellness-related services. Consider this information – according to the Global Wellness Institute's Global Wellness Economy Monitor, the wellness industry was worth $3.72 trillion in 2015.
The field of pre- and post-operative care in cosmetic surgery began in the early 1990s during a time in which the concept of integrative aesthetics services into a medical practice was a fledgling idea.

Stem Cells and Skin Care

Written by Hal Simeroth, Ph.D., co-founder and CTO of DermaTech Research LLC
Over the past decade, intensive stem cell research has greatly increased the general knowledge about stem cells' natural roles and contributions in the development and renewal of plants and animals. Various types of stem cells are found in animals and plants; they play an indispensable role in the development of a new organism and the repair and regeneration of the structures of the organism, due…

10 Things About Hormonal Disorders and Skin Health

Written by Courtney Freeman, L.E.I.
Skin health is tied to many distinct and precise factors throughout the human body. Professionals must understand the many avenues that consultations should be based on in order to assist their clients in today's modern and scientific world. Like never before, clients yearn for their service providers to have a thorough education and deep understanding of underlying causes. So much of a proper client consultation…

Are Age Spots the New Wrinkles?

Written by by Lydia Sarfati
Historically, clients would go to the spa at the sight of their first wrinkle. Now, however, age spots are driving in more and more clients. Not only is the incidence…

Sunburn Treatment Protocol

Written by Rachelle Dupree
Before beginning any facial or body treatment for clients with a sunburn or sun-damaged skin, skin care professionals should always do a full assessment of the degree of damage. This…
The Darwin Project clarified Charles Darwin's famous conclusion; instead of implying that only the strong survive, Darwin said that "those who survive are the ones who most accurately perceive their…
Broad spectrum sunscreen protects the skin from both UVA and UVB rays.

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