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,…

Posture First

Written by Lilliane Caron, owner and director of Waxxxpress
Due to the nature of a skin care professional's work, it is not uncommon for their bodies to feel the burden of their work. The treatments they provide their clients…
The neck is often a neglected area during skin care professionals' treatments and clients' homecare regimen. Clients spend so much time focusing on their face, but often go without addressing…
Do: Wear wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses. In addition the daily use of sunscreen, clients should be wearing protective clothing for additional protection. Wearing sunglasses is also important as ultraviolet exposure…
We recently asked skin care professionals on DERMASCOPE.com which factor is the most important to them when choosing spa supplies. Here are the results according to the respondents:

Top 6 Oils to Use in Skin Care: Part 2

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…
A 30-minute Celluma treatment every other day. I wash with a mild organic soap and apply an organic moisturizer with SPF. I'm a low maintenance man.

Take Your Happy Back!

Written by Jeri Ross, M.P.H., licensed health educator and CEO at Institut' DERMed Body and Institut' DERMed Clinical Skin Care
When was the last time you felt pessimistic at work? Does your busy schedule or pressure from difficult co-workers or clients leave you feeling despondent? It is normal to have…
Blueberries are produced from the blueberry-flowering shrub and are one of the most nutrient-dense berries. One cup of blueberries contain 24 percent of the daily value of vitamin C and…

10 Things About...Skin Cancer

Written by Michele Phelan
There is no doubt that ultraviolet rays emitted by the sun are mostly responsible for premature aging by causing degradation to collagen and elastin fibers in the skin, leading to…
Ultraviolet radiation is electromagnetic invisible light. It passes through sunlight. According to the American Cancer Society, "more than 1 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer diagnosed yearly in the United…
Skin care professionals can advance their education and increase their marketability by learning about warm stone facial massage, aromatherapy, or Reiki to help their clients achieve total body wellness. The…

Off The Wall Ingredients: Yeast

Written by Ana Romero, research and development officer of Pink Horizons Botanical Skin Care
Most people associate yeast with the production of beer and bread. While yeast helps in the fermentation process of making beer and is responsible for making baked goods swell while…

Gut Health = Skin Health

Written by Tasha D. Manigo-Bizzell, L.E., owner of Muse Wellness Company
Hippocrates, the "father of medicine," claimed all disease begins in the gut. His words have proven true with countless illnesses and disorders, including autism and skin diseases like acne and…
Do: Store supplements in a cool and dark place. Like many skin care ingredients, the effectiveness of supplements can be greatly reduced if they are exposed to heat and light.…

Stand Out and Succeed in A Billion Dollar Beauty Industry

Written by Annette Hanson, founder and president of Atelier Esthetique Institute of Esthetics
After graduating from beauty school, many people are left wondering: now what? They can do facials, waxing, and makeup treatments in their sleep; now they need a job! Be ready to…
Mangoes are juicy fruits that are native to South Asia and have become one of the most harvested fruits in the tropical region of the world. They are a wonderful…

10 Things About...Foot Care

Written by Dana Canuso, D.P.M.
1. Foot peels are not necessary. The skin on the feet is meant to exfoliate naturally and peels may actually make the skin on the feet grow back thicker and…

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