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.
The benefits of ingesting apple cider vinegar have been sweeping the internet, becoming one of the latest social media health trends. From putting it in tea to taking “shots” of…
Tattoos are becoming more of a cultural mainstay among people of varying ages. No matter the choice of tattoo, every type of skin – whether it is skin type I…

A Deeper Look at Rosacea

Written by Danné Montague-King, founder of DMK Skincare
Rosacea has probably been one of the most misdiagnosed and misunderstood skin disorders in the history of the human race. The symptoms of rosacea are so variable that many people…
Known mainly as a serious problem among teenagers, acne is considered the most common skin affliction affecting pre-teens and young adults. However, acne often affects adults through their 30s, 40s,…
Collagen is all the craze in the aesthetic industry. It seems as though every treatment performed at medical spas, in one way or another, assists with collagen production. Loss of…
Chlorophyll is a green photosynthetic plant pigment which helps transfer light into energy. It is found in most green vegetables – such as spinach, kale, collard, broccoli, wheatgrass, spirulina, and…
Skin care professionals can show appreciation for their clients by sending them a “thank you” note on this natio­nal awareness date. Show gratitude to clients by thanking them for their…
Do: Genuinely listen to their concerns. Most difficult clients have a frustration that they merely want heard and are satisfied once someone listens to them vent. For clients that complain…
For thousands of years, people have been using natural oils for beauty, health, and household purposes. In fact, the first recorded use of essential oils dates back to 18,000 B.C.E!…

Smoking

Written by Anabel De La Vega, certified license specialist and author of TAO – The Art of Relaxation
Cigarette smoke contains carbon monoxide, which displaces the oxygen in the skin. The nicotine reduces blood flow and leaves the skin dry. Nicotine depletes vitamin C, which helps to protect…

Combat Winter Skin Woes

Written by Kat Khadija Leverette, L.E., nationally certified aesthetic specialist
As winter approaches and the weather changes, the epidermal cells are impacted by the effects of overexposure to heat sources, dry air, and cold wind. Clients begin to complain that…
It seems like everyone is currently obsessing over essential oils and aromatherapy. With their proven skin care benefits, incorporating them into clients’ beauty regimen seems like a no-brainer! Mother nature…
The United States is experiencing an acne epidemic. Up to 95 percent of adolescents suffer from the condition and more than 50 percent of people over the age of 25…
Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, Inc. has recently premiered its advanced, multi-functional TSPL-30-ID siliconized pullulan film former in isododecane.
Water is a powerful ally to Earth, communities, human bodies, and the mind. Its ability to fully hydrate skin, plump skin significantly from the inside, and change the behavior of…
Skin care professionals are starting to understand that, in order to transform a client’s skin, they need to start looking inside the body. They understand that lifestyle choices greatly affect…
Named after the famed gypsy-jazz guitarist, Django Reinhardt, Spa Django provides a peaceful and pampering experience at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa. With its unique location right outside…
When clients seek professional skin care, they also expect comprehensive infor­mation on their skin condition and advice on how to maintain healthy skin, including product recommendations. Making the best recommendations…
Cross-promotion within the spa’s team is one of the best methods to increase clientele and ensure optimum retention rates. Along with training, superior skill sets, and passion, team members should…
The powerful healing benefits of tea tree date back to the 18th century, when British sailors landed on the southeast shores of Australia and discovered massive groves of trees thick…
Seborrheic keratosis is one of the most common noncancerous skin growths in older adults. In a new study, dermatologists and plastic surgeons are treating patients with a patient-friendly method that,…

Nutrition

Written by Tami Louise Assaf, B.A., medical aesthetician and educator
Theold adage, “you are what you eat,” rings vibrantly true for professionals in the wellness world. Therefore, it is undeniably critical for aestheticians to remember that, as the largest organ,…

Get Your Beauty Sleep

Written by Lydia Sarfati, L.E., founder and CEO of Repêchage
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society recommend that adults between the ages of 18 and 60 sleep at least seven hours each night to promote…

TOP 6 OILS TO USE IN SKIN CARE: PART 5

Written by Peter Friis, CEO of ESSIO Shower
It seems like everyone is currently obsessing over essential oils and aromathe rapy. With their proven skin care benefits, incorporating them into clients’ beauty regimen seems like a no-brainer! Mother…

Reversing Skin Aging Using Defensins

Written by Angela O’Mara, president of The Professional Image, Inc.
In the brave new world of aesthetics, defensins are taking center stage and the professional anti-aging skin care market by storm. In a recent article in the May 2017 issue…

The Skin Microbiome: The Secret World on Our Skin

Written by Sophie Seite, PhD, scientific director for La Roche-Posay
Research on the human microbiome – all the many different tribes of bacteria living in and on a person – has focused mainly on those in the gut, revealing them to…

Top 6 Oils to Use in Skin Care: Part 4

Written by Peter Friis, CEO of ESSIO Shower
It seems like everyone is currently obsessing over essential oils and aromatherapy. With their proven skin care benefits, incorporating them into clients’ beauty regimen seems like a no-brainer! Mother nature…
Cuticle oil is one of the most underused at-home nail treatments by both men and women. A common misconception is that cuticle oil is only for the cuticle. But that…

How to Talk to Clients about Vaginal Rejuvenation

Written by Cheryl Whitman, founder and CEO of Beautiful Forever
Vaginal rejuvenation is a hot marketing topic, a desperately needed treatment for a large portion of the female population, and an embarrassing, if not taboo, subject to discuss. How can…
Spa Castle is the premier Korean-inspired luxury spa, with one location in Carrollton, Texas and one location in College Point, New York. Spa Castle features a hybrid of traditional Asian…

Stem Cells – Myth or Medical Breakthrough?

Written by Danné Montague-King, L.E., founder of DMK-Danne Montague-King
Years ago, stem cells and growth factors became hero ingredients in skin care formulations. Some brands have claimed, that plant-based stem cells have helped reproduce human stem cells and growth…
Cryotherapy is the use of extremely cold temperatures used primarily to treat inflammation and injuries, however, it has been purported to treat a wide variety of skin and health conditions,…

Infographic: Supplements

Written by Rachelle Dupree, marketing and communications director for Vivoderm Natural Skincare
ESSENTIAL VITAMINS AND NUTRIENTS FOR HEALTHY, GLOWING SKINa healthy, well-balanced diet will provide most of the nutrients the skin needs. *

Top 6 Oils to Use in Skin Care: Part 3

Written by Peter Friis, CEO of ESSIO Shower
It seems like everyone is currently obsessing over essential oils and aromatherapy. With their proven skin care benefits, incorporating them into clients' beauty regimen seems like a no-brainer! Mother nature…

Does Your Skin Have Environmental Protection?

Written by Annette Tobia, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Dynamis Skin Science
No question about it, traffic jams can be high blood-pressure moments. What most people might not know, however, is that they can age the skin! A groundbreaking research study conducted…
We recently asked skin care professionals on DERMASCOPE.com which of the following best described their spa. Here are the results according to the respondents:

Pillow Talk

Written by Robert Sachs, L.M.T., co-founder of Diamond Way Ayurveda
In a report from ABC News, which got its research from The American Academy of Dermatology, "resting your face on the pillow the same way every night for years on…

The Mind-Body Connection

Written by Janine Ellenberger, M.D., founder and president of GR8/SKN
There is a reason why notable celebrities have participated in the no makeup trend. The overall message from the trend is beneficial: be yourself and do not worry about what…
Foeniculum vulgare, or fennel, is an herb that was originally cultivated in the Mediterranean and has a flavor that is similar to licorice. Like many herbs, fennel contains phosphorous, zinc,…

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