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…

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 others say; beauty shines from the inside out.
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, beta-carotene, and vitamin E, nutrients that have long been known to be beneficial for healthy skin.

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 can sometimes lead their bodies to aggravation, over-strain, fatigue, and terrible posture due to repetitive actions.
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 the neck area, which is one of the first places to show signs of premature aging. Everyone needs to pay more attention to this essential part of the body.
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 increases the risk of various eye diseases.
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 is the best resource for effective solutions to skin care needs.
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 off days; however, when your mood drops it is challenging to stay motivated and energetic.
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 36 percent of the daily value of vitamin K.

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 elastosis and other skin disorders. Other skin conditions – like solar lentigo (sun spots) and solar keratosis (precursor to skin cancer) caused by DNA damage – can also be a result of ultraviolet damage.
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 States are considered to be sun-related."
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 United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that aesthetician job growth will jump by 12 percent between 2017 and 2024, with an increased interest in holistic facial treatments that include relaxation and well-being.

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 in the oven, it also has a plethora of health benefits.

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 eczema, being linked to gut health. What is the gut and why is it so important to overall health and, specifically, to the health of the skin?
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. Supplements that contain essential fatty acids, such as fish and krill oils, should be kept in the refrigerator.

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 dazzle the interviewer on the day of the interview. Interviewees should show up prepared, dressed professionally, and leave the potential employer with such a great impression that he or she will already be planning their…
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 source of quercetin, beta-carotene, and astragalin, powerful antioxidants that have the capability of neutralizing free radicals and preventing premature aging.

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 faster; they may even peel off too many layers of skin and cause a sore. If the skin is coarse and dry and does not exfoliate enough on its own, determine the cause of the…

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