The Aesthetics of Aging

We’re conscious about what we put in our bodies. We’re conscious about the environment. We want to know that the food we eat is being produced in a sustainable and humane way. Sometimes, just seeing an “organic” or “natural” label puts us at ease. But, when it comes to skin care products, is “all-natural” necessarily better? For many consumers, the misconception is that this label…
Downward facing dog, flying crow, and bird of paradise – if you practice yoga, you’re familiar with these poses. But, what about smiling fish, bumblee, and giraffe? Have you heard of these yoga poses? They’re all part of various facial yoga exercises that experts say will relax and release the facial muscles in the jaw, eyebrow, and forehead – the areas where we hold the…
Flawless skin, a youthful complexion – let’s face it, we all want it. When you’re eyeing someone and trying to guess their age, the first things you look at are their muscle tone and skin texture. There comes a time when, no matter how many facials, chemical peels, and microcurrent sessions you do, there’s still something missing. So, when is it considered okay to whip…
Skin analysis is considered the most important part of a facial. Using a magnifying lamp, the aesthetician looks at a client’s tone and texture and is able to determine what skin care regimen should be used to improve skin concerns. Collagen gives skin its thick, plump appearance and elastin is what makes it snap back quickly. Is your client’s skin smooth or rough? Are there…
The process of skin aging as the years go by and an individual gets older is known as intrinsic aging, which is determined by internal physiological factors and genes. This chronological aging is not preventable. However, extrinsic aging is caused by external sources, such as climate, pollution, diet, and stress. These factors are largely controllable. The greatest culprit of extrinsic aging is photo-damage or the…
Premature aging – you can spot it a mile away. Do you have clients who complain that people think they are older than they really are and their skin is aging faster than they want it to? If you answered yes, then educating your clients on these three things can help them save their faces: their parents, Mother Nature, and their lifestyle. GENETICSHave a client…
The eyes may be the windows to the soul, but the face is the map of how an individual has lived their life. An individual can have a great poker face and hide their feelings, but they can’t hide the physical signs of aging. If a person spent a little too much time sun bathing, it will show. If they pull a lot of all-nighters…
Last month we discussed all of the visible signs of aging: fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and loss of muscle tone and elasticity. You know the main factors that add years to appearance. Fortunately, with the right antiaging strategies and smart lifestyle changes, clients can look younger. But, in order to put their best face forward, you need to help them come up with a…
Aging is inevitable. It will happen to everyone and no matter how hard they try to fight it. But, there is good news; there are ways to slow down the process. In order to slow down that process, skin care professionals must understand what the aging process is and how it affects the skin. Let’s start with the skin’s structure. Collagen and elastin are what…

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