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…

Stem Cell Skin Care – Quantum Leap Forward in 4th Generation

Written by Cheryl Whitman, founder and CEO of Beautiful Forever Aesthetic Business Consulting
In the early 1960s, Dr. Ernest McCulloch and Dr. J. E. Till were researching normal blood cell formation and leukemia at the Ontario Cancer Institute. Their research resulted in the…
Do: Moisturize multiple times throughout the day. When clients are dealing with dry skin, it is important for them to moisturize their hands at least three to four times a…
We recently asked skin care professionals on DERMASCOPE.com to identify which products retail the best at their spa. Here are the results according to the respondents:
• Generously apply sunscreen 30 minutes prior to sun exposure and reapply every hour if skin gets wet and every two hours if dry. • Seek shade as much as…

Does Dairy Wreak Havoc on the Skin?

Written by Jaclyn Strausser, L.M.E., senior account executive at SkinCeuticals
The old adage "You are what you eat," has been reiterated throughout most people's lifetimes. While most understand the idea that eating organic and healthy foods correlate to optimal health…

Bringers of the Heart: Planting Seeds for a New Way of Being

Written by Linda Bertaut, founder of Chakralicious
A movement is happening. It is stirring from within the heart and calling people forth on a new path. Because this shift is subtle, many do not quite know what…

Skin Dryness or Perceived Dryness?

Written by Robert Manzo, founder and president of Skinprint
There are many apparent causes of skin dryness, but only a few root causes. Some of the apparent causes include environmental issues, such as wind, cold, sun exposure, topical application…

Salicylic Acid in Skin Care

Written by Shannon Conley, founder and CEO of Urban Waxx
Skin care professionals hear a constant stream of buzz words and trending ingredients in the aesthetics industry and salicylic acid currently seems to be everywhere. Before purchasing a cream or…

Sensitive Skin: See and Solve

Written by Dieter Kuster, Ph.D., founder of CA BOTANA International
Your birthday suit is the one outfit you will wear your entire life. At two square yards and six pounds, the skin is the body's largest organ. Every square inch…

Hippo Sweat in Skin Care

Written by Beth Kenerson, Esthetician Success Lab Managing Director
SPF by any other name might be hippopotamus sweat – specifically, a blended pigment of red hipposudoric and orange norhipposudoric acids. Casually labeled 'blood sweat,' the pinkish-red secretion on the…

10 Things About...Body Acne

Written by Kat Khadija Leverette, L.E.
Acne is easily handled by the savvy skin care professional. These days, the professional acne products available to aestheticians are safer and more effective than prescription medications and come with…

What is your daily skin care Ritual? Rhonda Allison

Written by Rhonda Allison, founder and CEO of Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals
I have a fairly simple ritual. Since I have been getting at least one peel each year for more than 30 years, my skin has maintained its freshness. I am…
While consumers commonly use makeup wipes in lieu of a cleanser on busy days and late nights, they are not an acceptable substitute for properly cleansing the face. If the…
Like most nuts, pecans are rich in zinc, vitamins, and phosphorus, nutrients that are vital to maintaining healthy skin. Pecans are also known for their cardiovascular and anti-inflammatory benefits. Skin…
Throughout history and across the world, water has been a valuable source of healing and regeneration. Water is the foundation of all life on Earth; it plays a critical role…

The Benefits of Activated Charcoal

Written by Cole Patterson, L.E., founder of Cole Skincare for Men
When most people think of charcoal, they typically think of cooking or grilling, but, historically charcoal has fulfilled a purposeful journey because of its many uses. Charcoal has sustained its…
Do: Use honey. Manuka honey is extremely antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, making it a great options for DIY skin care. It also has soothing properties that make it a safe choice…

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