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 have been treated for it when they were actually suffering from other skin disorders; many people who had rosacea were treated for common acne.
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, and even 50s, and the incidence of inflammatory acne is growing across all of these groups, although experts are not quite sure why.
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 collagen in the skin leads to wrinkles and crepey skin.
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 algae – and green herbs – such as cilantro, parsley, and mint.
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 business!
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 regardless of proposed solutions, the professional should continue to do what they can to mollify the client.
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! Since then, essential oils have been used by kings, queens, farmers, doctors, mothers, and priests for a number of personal and professional purposes.

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 and repair the skin. Smoking can have a huge impact on a person’s complexion.

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 their skin feels tight and dry. Eyebrows, hairline, and sides of the nose begin to flake and even burn.
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 is the best resource for effective solutions to skin care needs.
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 still deal with some degree of acne. It is the nation’s most common skin condition.
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 genetic skin types, however, is a shadowy topic: scientific evidence does not support the claims. Water’s journey from fancy bottles to physiological application is slightly more complicated than “flushes toxins from the skin.”
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 treatment of acne, rosacea, and melasma; however, they do not usually think of liver damage when treating the skin.
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 Austin, Spa Django reflects a luxury wilderness retreat, featuring 18 treatment rooms. The success of Spa Django is directly correlated to its talented providers and staff, who are passionate about gaining knowledge, honing their talents,…
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 tailored to their specific needs will not only improve their skin condition, but also bolster confidence in the professional’s technical knowledge and, ultimately, keep them coming back.
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 possess excellent customer service skills to enhance the client's experience. This point is where team booking is critical. If staff adapts this mentality, success is guaranteed for everyone.
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 with sticky, aromatic leaves. The leaves of these trees, which was later named the Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree), had been used for many years to treat cuts and wounds.
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, clinical studies have shown, potentially offers better aesthetic outcomes for the more than 80 million people in the United States with seborrheic keratosis.

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, the skin is directly impacted by what is around it and what goes into a person’s body. Skin care professionals’ work involves giving and receiving, which is physically, mentally, and emotionally integrated.

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