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…
We recently asked skin care professionals on DERMASCOPE.com which hair removal technique is the most requested at their spa. Here are the results according to the respondents:
YeloSpa is a refuge for urbanites located on 57th Street between Madison and 5th Avenue. They offer massages, facials, waxes, and scrubs, as well as their famous version of the…

Healthy Corner: Taking Care of You

Written by Julie Bach, executive director of Wellness for Cancer
Skin care professionals are constantly focused on what they can do for their clients; they often become so outwardly focused that they forget they cannot do anything for anyone if…

What is your daily skin care ritual? Kathleen Carney

Written by Kathleen Carney, founder of Skin Blends, LLC
Although I change it up seasonally, this is what I am currently doing. In the morning, I wipe my eyes with a wetted cotton pad. Next, I apply Skin Blends…

6 Foods to Eat Regularly for Ageless Skin

Written by Jennifer Masson, L.E.,R.D., L.D.N., owner of Jennifer Masson RD LLC-Nutritionista Wellness
Ever wonder why natural beauty products are so popular these days? It is because they are loaded with nutrients and antioxidants that are proven to help skin look its best,…

“Repair Your Body” Eating Plan

Written by Debra Koerner, co-founder of imassage, Inc. and Well World Group
The words "fasting" and "liquid diet" can send even the healthiest person scrambling for a large order of fries. But diet changes do not have to be hardcore and a…
We recently asked skin care professionals on DERMASCOPE.com how much they spent on technology and electronics in 2016. Here are the results according to the respondents:
Do: Sit in a neutral position of the spine with the shoulders over the hips, feet flat on the floor, and chin aligned over the chest. Support the curve of…
Jojoba oil, which is made from seeds of the jojoba shrub, is an ingredient that has been oft-ignored in favor of coconut oil. Jojoba oil is equally as – if…

Top 6 Oils to Use in Skin Care: Part 1

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…
• 80 percent of teenage boys and girls will develop acne.• Acne is not a disease; it is a skin condition that needs to be managed correctly during its interval.•…

Paraffin Baths

Written by Kristine Sartore, vice president of sales, marketing, and business development at Spa Revolutions
Skin is a fascinatingly complicated system and is definitely worthy of some tender loving care! A visit to the spa is a welcome opportunity for clients to treat their skin…
My daily ritual can change as the environment and lifestyle does; however, I am committed to a baseline protocol and incorporate other products as needed.
The newest form of detoxification in the spa industry are infrared saunas. Infrared heat raises core temperatures from inside the body, which rids toxins through the pores by way of…
Strawberries are superfruits that offer a number of health benefits from fighting cancer to promoting ocular health. This fruit contains a high amount of vitamin C, which skin care professionals…
The latest trend in aesthetics has more in common with sparkling water than traditional skin care products! Carbonated bubble masks, which found initial popularity in Korea, create hundreds (even thousands!)…

Treating Oncology Clients

Written by Becky Kuehn, L.E., founder of Oncology Spa Solutions®
Working with oncology clients is not an uncommon scenario. With many cancer patients, the skin changes from its normal skin type and can feel uncontrollable at times. When a cancer…

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