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…
Dermatologists diagnose sensitive skin by the presence of “pustules, skin bumps, or skin erosion.”1 Sensitive skin can also be defined as “very dry skin which doesn’t protect the nerve endings…
Any treatment can become a wellness treatment simply by what the customer experiences. A large part of wellness is a state of mind, comprised of experience and a state of…
When it comes to choosing what to use to support skin health and vitality, getting desired results will not occur due to popular new trends or celebrity-endorsed products. In reality,…
 Scarring can be an inconvenience for clients, but it can also be an obstacle for skin care professionals when deciding the best methods to treat it. Clients come in with…

Eczema: A Holistic Perspective

Written by by Ben Johnson, M.D., founder and formulator of Osmosis Skincare
Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is an often-chronic skin condition that, according to the medical community, has no known cause. The condition involves a combination of one or more…

Abhyanga

Written by by Melanie Sachs, co-owner of Diamond Way Ayurveda
Abhyanga pronounced “abbey-youngah” comes from Sanskrit, the ancient vibrational language used in all the root texts of Ayurveda, India’s timeless healing system. Abhy means “to rub” and anga means “limb.”…
Eyebrows make statements. Understanding how eyebrows work will help makeup artists give clients the look they want.

4 Signs Your Spa Needs a Marketing Makeover

Written by Michael Cohen, vice president of marketing at eRelevance
Busy spa owners and aestheticians running their own businesses have a lot on their plates and marketing is not usually high on the priority list. Given their focus on serving…

Better than Eye Cream

Written by by Dr. Janet Prystowsky, leading board-certified dermatologist and president of Livad Skin Care
Crow’s feet, brown spots, and wrinkles are all classic signs of sun damage, yet most people think they are part of the unavoidable cost of getting older. It is not…
Humans have gravitated toward the use of salt therapy for millennia, with formal halotherapy resorts being documented in Poland as early as the 12th century. Considered a form of alternative…

The Paraffin Tub Alternative

Written by Kristine Sartore, vice president of sales, marketing, and business development at Spa Revolutions
Paraffin treatments are a luxurious and profitable add-on treatment to manicures and pedicures. A natural emollient, paraffin offers guests instant gratification with improved skin elasticity and softness.
The benefits of ingesting apple cider vinegar have been sweeping the internet, becoming one of the latest social media health trends. From putting it in tea to taking “shots” of…
Tattoos are becoming more of a cultural mainstay among people of varying ages. No matter the choice of tattoo, every type of skin – whether it is skin type I…

A Deeper Look at Rosacea

Written by Danné Montague-King, founder of DMK Skincare
Rosacea has probably been one of the most misdiagnosed and misunderstood skin disorders in the history of the human race. The symptoms of rosacea are so variable that many people…
Known mainly as a serious problem among teenagers, acne is considered the most common skin affliction affecting pre-teens and young adults. However, acne often affects adults through their 30s, 40s,…
Collagen is all the craze in the aesthetic industry. It seems as though every treatment performed at medical spas, in one way or another, assists with collagen production. Loss of…
Chlorophyll is a green photosynthetic plant pigment which helps transfer light into energy. It is found in most green vegetables – such as spinach, kale, collard, broccoli, wheatgrass, spirulina, and…

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