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Wednesday, 05 December 2012 07:03

Sugar: Where Bacteria Does Not Live!

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Roses are red … Violets are blue; sugar is sweet … but is it the right choice for you? This is the question that all salons should be asking. Many factors fall in to this question. The main one being sanitation. In today's day age, sanitation could make or break a salon. Luckily there has been a simple product around for generations that happily addresses…
When it comes to providing your craft, there are some similarities and also defined differences – whether you are a massage therapist or a skin care specialist. Those differences are put in place by your state, written most often in your scope of practice. So knowing the regulation of your state is very important. In some states, massage therapists are not allowed to put product…

The Importance of Early Detection of Melanoma

Written by Marnie B. Nussbaum, M.D., F.A.A.D.
The incidence of skin cancer, which is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in the U.S., is rapidly on the rise. As a practicing dermatologist, I find myself detecting these cancers in younger and younger patients who are visiting the office for reasons other than a full body skin check. Three main types of skin cancer are routinely diagnosed and can be subdivided into…
Abhyanga (pronounced Abbey Unger – as in younger) is a Sanskrit word. Abhy means "to rub" and anga means "limbs". Abhyanga is, just as it says, rubbing oil into the skin from head to toe. Fundamentally it is as simple as that. There are many translations of the word beyond this purely literal one, some more engaging than others. Here are a brief collection from…
It is the most fundamental and rewarding procedure to accelerate results and give the skin a softer, smoother appearance. Clients ask for it by name because it diminishes fine lines, refines the look of the pores, improves textural changes, and is a viable treatment for acne management. The epidermal remodeling benefits of microdermabrasion are performed in aesthetic treatment rooms, physician's offices and – with thanks…

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