The new year arrived and many people started a new workout routine. Five days out of the week, they started doing cardio and lifting weights and began to see results. Inches started falling off and weight decreased.…
There are numerous causes of acne, but a facial treatment is definitely not one of them. The intention of an aesthetician performing a deep cleansing facial procedure is to facilitate the purging of breakout-causing dead skin cells…
Psoriasis is a chronic, noncontagious, autoimmune condition where the immune system’s white blood cells (T-cells) attack the skin cells by mistake. There are several varieties of psoriasis. Plaque, the most common form, is recognized by its symptoms…
Realization that collagen is essential to healthy skin is commendable and should be noted before explaining the physics of the skin and the function of particular ingredients to bust this myth. It is important to stimulate new…
Cosmetic products are being created on a daily basis. Some are only sold through aestheticians and doctor’s offices, while others are readily available via television shopping channels, infomercials, online retailers, or department stores and drugstores. Consumers often…
Fiction! Having a tan does not mean you are vitamin D sufficient. In fact, because pigment slows down the absorption of UVB, your natural tan is your body’s way of slowing the production of D.
How many people have heard about face yoga or facial exercises, but are unsure if these methods really work for tightening sagging skin? There are a number of YouTube tutorials, books, and miscellaneous information on the subject…
Sun exposure is something everyone needs to stay healthy. Soaking in the warm sun is a relaxing way to enjoy a vacation, but how much sun is too much? With summer in full affect, it is time…
Bar soap is often summarily judged and misunderstood as the villain that hijacks skin's natural moisture factor, leading to signs of aging. However, many bar soaps have undergone a metamorphosis due to formulations that make them anti-aging…
Fresh lemon juice has been known for decades as a household remedy for lightening the skin. Many clients may be wondering, however, if it truly works. The basic answer is yes, but the lightening process does take…
The use of paraben preservatives, such as alkyl esters and p-hydroxybenzoic acids, goes back over decades to when they were first introduced in the 1920s.1 Nowadays, synthetic parabens are found in 80 percent of all personal care…
High energy visible (HEV) light is high-frequency and high-energy light ranging from approximately 380 to 500 nanometers in the blue band of the visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum and is also referred to as blue light…
Facial skin is thinner and behaves differently than the skin on the rest of the body. The skin around the eyes, however, can be up to 90 percent thinner than the rest of the already delicate facial…
The bottom layer of the epidermis, the stratum basale or basal cell layer, has column-shaped basal cells that divide and push older cells toward the surface of the skin. As the cells migrate upwards, they flatten out…
Vaseline is 100 percent pure petroleum jelly, which is a blend of mineral oil and waxes, and has been around for over 140 years. It has been used in a variety of ways, such as the moisturization…
Most people want a desirable golden glow and the quest to get one safely is never-ending. Questions continue to rise about the safety of tanning beds, specifically beds that only emit UVB rays. Most tanning beds emit…
Throughout history and across cultures all over the world, people believe that they get what they pay for. In a competitive market, goods are priced a certain way because there is a correlation between what the consumer…
Many clients tend to over-exfoliate their skin in hopes of sloughing off dead cells and achieving a fresh and renewed complexion. This belief is a misconception; the skin is a very efficient organ and does not require…
Everyone has seen the commercials on television with a fresh-faced, young model lathering up her skin with a luxurious, white foamy cleanser. As she smiles, the narrator says, "Your skin's not clean unless it's squeaky clean!" The…
Clients often wonder whether it is better to use a sunscreen or a two-in-one product that combines the properties of both a moisturizer and a sunscreen. Furthermore, is it even safe to use a sunscreen daily, year…
There are many benefits of vitamin E, including that it can be helpful in treating and preventing heart and blood vessel diseases, such as hardening of the arteries; diabetes; brain and nervous system diseases; and nerve and…
Clients with oily skin constantly fight the battle of reducing the shiny- and greasy-looking appearance of their skin. This skin type often shudders at the thought of putting an emollient on their skin for fear of increasing…
Young girls are often told by their mothers, grandmothers, and sometimes even a skin care professional that shaving will cause their hair to grow back thicker and darker. Is there any truth behind this belief or is…
Try as they might, there are often times when even the most brilliant, well-funded product developers get a run for their money by inexpensive, food-based products. Hair masks are an example of this conundrum. A stroll through…
Dark circles are common at all ages, even in children. For some, they are permanent; for others, they vary based on lifestyle or medical conditions. While they are not a health concern in most cases, it helps…
Pimples happen to the best of us. No matter how diligent clients are with their cleansing routine, every now and then a pore can become blocked and an uninvited guest takes up residence on the face.

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