Whether a busy spa leader, front desk agent, or multi-talented aesthetician, a spa professional’s role involves multitasking! It requires focusing on managing schedules, inventory, events, and finances, as well as…
The body uses two primary systems to The body uses two primary systems to communicate with itself: the nervous system and the hormonal system. The body’s master hormone is cortisol,…
Hands are recognized as a major vehicle for transmission of infection in both the healthcare and the spa or clinic settings. It is necessary for good hygiene practices to be…
Do: Revamp. Summer is an exciting time and it can be hard to let go. Make fall exciting for clients and staff by simple things like décor, promotions, and new…
In areas of high heat, the skin’s sweat glands can produce up to three gallons of sweat per day, making good skin care habits especially essential, since sweat can cause…
Use diet to supplement sun protection. Eat foods that are known to enhance the skin’s natural ability to protect itself from the sun, such as tomatoes, vitamins C and E,…
Skin imaging is a good practice for any business that focuses on skin care, but how do professionals ensure that the solution in which they are investing is the right…
As a small business owner, it can be both stressful and intimidating to conduct an interview. What questions should be asked? How much information should be given out about the…
Hypopigmentation may sound similar to hyperpigmentation, but they are complete opposites. Hypopigmentation is the lack of pigmentation in the skin, whereas hyperpigmentation is an excessive amount of pigmentation in the…
When working on a cruise ship, teammates often become like a family away from home. They are there to witness accomplishments, share laughs, and supply aid in difficult situations. Some…
There are tons of benefits of eating papayas. Aside from all of the ailments they prevent, papayas are exceptional skin healers, as well. The enzymes and acids in papayas are…
In the business of beauty, the day to day gets complicated, exhausting, and can sometimes make professionals forget why they started down this unpredictable journey to begin with. It is…
Located between the pulsating city of Zurich and the invigorating, natural beauty of Switzerland’s countryside, The Dolder Grand is an oasis for relaxation and rejuvenation. The hotel is home to…
Take time to detox and unwind. Deep breathing, mindfulness, gratitude, exercise, and meditation are just some of the many ways to rebalance. Be defenseless against stress. Professionals and clients alike…
Atopic Dermatitis (AD) is the most common form of eczema found in adults. According to the National Eczema Association, more than 18 million adults in the United States have been…
Arich source of folic acid, vitamin C, and fiber, strawberries can be eaten or mixed into a topical product to combat a myriad of skin conditions. This small fruit contains…
Buzzwords like “self-care” and “wellness” have been floating around the industry more and more lately. Rather than searching for a magic pill or quick-fix product, clients are recognizing that true…

The Power of Probiotics

Written by Elina Fedotova, CEO and formulator of Elina Organics
For centuries, people have applied face masks from yogurt, kefir, and kombucha tea to help heal and beautify their skin. In the past, people had no idea that the reason…

Stepping Up Stamina with Supplements

Written by Debra Koerner, host of “Senior Moments” and co-founder of imassage, Inc. and Well World Group
Energy – when it is in abundance, life is great. It is easy to jump out of bed eager to start the day. Exercising and other tasks are done with…
Do: Take the opportunity to refresh, renew, and rejuvenate. Dust off a mission statement, clear out clutter, refresh colors, sharpen displays, or even plant some flowers. Don't: Overlook the small…

Smart Money: The Advantages of Hiring a Mentor

Written by Douglas Preston, L.E. and owner of Preston Skin Center, Preston Beauty Professional, and Preston Private Label Products
Skin care professionals share a common goal: to achieve business success. That goal, while admirable and necessary, can be far more elusive than many professionals realize. Many may have the…
Collagen determines the smoothness of one’s skin. Men naturally have thicker skin than women. They get fewer lines and wrinkles due to having a greater amount of collagen.
Many factors can be at the root of skin inflammation, such as stress, poor eating habits, genetics, and use of old makeup. There are numerous products on the market formulated…
A common occurrence is the presence of altered skin health among those struggling with obesity. The physiology of skin changes in direct relation to a person’s weight as it moves…

Going Under the Needle: Little Known Noninvasive Body Contouring Procedures

Written by Nichole Starr, R.N., owner of Skin Deep Med Spa in Boston
Think injections are just for just foreheads and fillers are just for lips? Think again! The non-surgical cosmetic procedure industry continues to evolve each year with the ongoing development of…
Milia occur when keratin becomes trapped beneath the epidermis Milia, the most commonly used term, is the plural form of milium, as many milia are usually found together. Milia are…
As part of its Massage Makes Me Happy initiative, the Global Wellness Institute has deemed March 20, 2018 Global Massage Makes Me Happy Day. Compared to the high demand found…
The dust in people’s homes is 70 percent made up of dead skin. There can be over 1 million dust mites on pillows and mattresses that consume people’s dead skin…

Bio-availability: Understanding Critical Aspects of Skin Care Product Formulation

Written by Robert Manzo, president and founder of Skinprint
Understanding how skin care cosmeceuticals are formulated is important to understanding which products to recommend. The critical knowledge is the anatomy of the skin and the chemistry of the product…

Educating Clients on Important Factors of Sun Care

Written by Shelly Wells, aesthetician at Spa Django, located at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa
As summer approaches, it is important to protect the skin with a daily sun protection routine. Many people do not fully understand how to use sunscreens to ensure effectiveness. By…
As trends predicted, clients are seeking facilities offering a combination of medical, wellness, and aesthetic services to fully address overall well-being. Meeting those demands is the biostation, which currently operates…

Mind over Skin Care: The Link Between Psychology and Skin Health

Written by Dave Waggoner, director of education at Skin Script Skin Care
It is well-known that stress can wreak havoc on the skin. In fact, the connection is so often made that there is a name for the field: psychodermatology. Dermatologists have…
Imagine this: a client has just settled in for a massage. The spa professional goes to retrieve some tools, only to come back with a meat cleaver in each hand.…
Proper nutrition is essential to obtaining smooth, radiant skin. The nutrients found in raw vegetables, whole grains, fruits, and fish can prevent and reverse common skin issues such as acne,…

Fact or Fiction: cleansing and moisturizing are the most important steps in a skin care regimen.

Written by Samantha Dench, L.E., owner of Skin Deep and author of “Skin Deep: Demystifying Skin Care Solutions to Achieve Healthy, Glowing Skin”
Many clients do not wash their faces properly. Some clients’ face-washing routine may be as simple as splashing water on their faces. These clients are not only doing their skin…
Hair removal is big business! Men and women are going to spas in record number for hair removal, creating a huge opportunity for increasing sales of both services and retail…

Probiotics

Written by Gina Charles, D.O., founder of Dr. G Makeup Artist
Probiotics Probiotics are living, good bacteria found in the gut that protects the body from harmful bacteria. The benefits of probiotics include improving digestive function, reducing gastrointestinal discomfort associated with…
By systematically dropping certain essential oils along the spine of dry skin and delicately stroking the oils across the back of the spine to create a goose bump response, the…
More than just a slightly bitter cousin of the orange, grapefruit is packed with vitamins that promote heart health, cancer prevention, and anti-aging. Because there are so many dermatological and…
Do: Encourage clients to seek evaluation for new moles or freckles that form after substantial time in the sun.
by Shannon Esau, Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals My skin care regimen is somewhat simple, which is important for rosacea sensitive skin like mine. I go between the Rhonda Allison Beta Green…

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