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A New Concept in Cellulite Etiology and Treatment

For many years cellulite was considered to be a disorder of fatty tissue. It was frequently attributed to anatomical variations in fat distribution between men and women. A host of other causes were suggested, including excessive amount of both intracellular and intercellular fluids and faulty lymphatic drainage. Here are the facts as we know them today. So-called cellulite is a condition seen only in women.…

To Tone or Not to Tone

Throughout history, the ways in which a society feels about the pursuit of healthy, beautiful skin is a direct reflection of their culture and climate. Many varied uses of skin care products have been documented throughout history – from the Egyptians through the modern day U.S. The cultural reasons for the uses of different types of products are fascinating and the use of products as…

The History of Hair Removal

Hair removal was not born yesterday! Actually, it dates as far back as 30,000 B.C. but it was not as painless as it is today by any means. Handheld objects such as sharpened flint stones or shells were used by cavemen to remove hair, and most of the time just as much skin as hair was removed along with it. Ouch! It was not until…

Understanding Moisturizers

An important first step in discussing moisturizers is establishing a clear understanding of what a moisturizer actually is. Several terms tend to be applied when discussing the merits of particular moisturizers. First, is the term hydrating, which means to provide water; contrasted with the term humectant which in skin science means to keep water from evaporating or helping the skin to absorb moisture. Based on…

Makeup Ingredient Know-How

The history of makeup dates back nearly 6,000 years when the Egyptians wore henna and khol; the Chinese used beeswax and other natural ingredients to stain their nails; and the Persians wore makeup of natural origins to prevent harming their skin. Makeup has undergone tremendous change throughout the centuries; however, what has remained the same is the need for healthy, natural cosmetics. One of the…

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    Take the Mystery out of Massage Products One of the most prevalent motivators among the massage, aesthetics and bodywork graduates I have…
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  • Men's Skin Care
    Men's Skin Care Does a man's skin contrast enough to require different treatment? Yes and no. Men typically…