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.

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 optimal health and well-being. Sleeping less than seven hours per day is associated with an increased risk of developing chronic conditions, such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and frequent mental distress.

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 nature is the best resource for effective solutions to skin care needs.

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 of DERMASCOPE, Cheryl Whitman positioned defensins as “the latest and most advanced generation in skin care,” and, more recently, Dr. Amy Forman Taub, a respected cosmetic dermatologist and principal investigator of a rigorous multi-center, placebo-controlled…

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 have an effect on health from obesity to mood. New research has shown that managing skin microbiome is an effective new way to tackle a range of skin problems, including atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and acne.

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 is the best resource for effective solutions to skin care needs.
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 could not be further from the truth. Cuticle and nail oil act not only as emollient moisturizers for the cuticle, but also as conditioners for the natural nail plate.

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 skin care professionals broach the subject of vaginal rejuvenation with their female clientele without causing embarrassment to themselves or the client?
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 and luxurious European spa treatments. From their Korean body scrubs to their Sauna Valley, each treatment focuses on health, youthfulness, and well-being.

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 factors, directly changing the behavior of human DNA.
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, as well.

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 is the best resource for effective solutions to skin care needs.

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 in 2010 examined the influence of air pollutants, such as soot and clouds, on the facial appearance of 400 German women from rural and urban areas and between the ages of 70 and 80.
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 end leads to wrinkles. Called sleep lines or sleep wrinkles, they eventually become etched onto the surface of the skin, says the Academy, and no longer disappear when the head is not resting on the…

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