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As skin care professionals, we know the importance of skin exfoliation for healthy cell turnover, a refreshed and clear complexion, and better product absorption, but what about the methods of…
Your clients may have outgrown Halloween, but do not let them outgrow masking as an ongoing skin regimen! Do them a big favor and advise them to get masked if…
Due to the effects that sun damage has on clients, skin care professionals should all be experts on sunscreens. However, that has not been easy due to the confusing regulations…

Hair Removal Essentials

Written by Heather Fowler, L.E.
With advances in hair removal options and technology over the years, it is important for skin care professionals, new and seasoned, to understand the options available to clients inside and…
Throughout time, women have created homemade body creams to smooth, soften, and keep their bodies youthful. Commercialized body creams have only been in the marketplace for the past century. The…
As skin care professionals, we understand the importance of using a day and nighttime moisturizer as part of our regular skin care regimen. But how do we communicate the importance…

Those Eyes, Those Lips

Written by Michael Q. Pugliese, L.E.
The romance poets honored the parts of a face, saying “the eyes are windows of the soul” and “oh, lips, you the doors of breath…” It can also be said…
As skin care professionals, we all know what a dramatic difference using an amazing serum can make. It can take years off a client’s appearance, reduce fatigue, tighten pores, minimize…
Do you have the tools and equipment you need to be the best aesthetics professional possible? Are you thinking of starting a practice or are you renovating or upgrading equipment…

Body Care: Then and Now

Written by Rhonda Allison
Body contouring without the surgery – is it possible? Yes, with advancements in skin rejuvenation, there are a number of effective non-invasive alternatives to body contouring. It simply requires applying…

The Multiple Benefits of Masks

Written by Alice Pichery
For centuries, muds, clays, milks, seaweed, and herbs have been used by Roman, Egyptian, and Asian civilizations as masks to maintain the beauty of the skin, treat its specific concerns,…

Exfoliants Get Down to Business

Written by Whitney Johnson
We live in a high-definition, Photoshopped world, where we are constantly bombarded with images of digital perfection. It is easy to become hypnotized and believe that our favorite celebrities have…
"Hair removal has become an art and a necessity for many women and men. It is no longer considered a seasonal service. It may still be a bit more popular…

Magic of Moisturizers

Written by Liga Upeslacis, M. Sc.
Barrier function can be weakened by three simple (but major) factors: dry skin/cracks, pH imbalance, and high water loss through the skin. Dry skin loses moisture through the epidermis and…

The Evolution of Sunscreen

Written by Bella Schneider, P.M.E
Coco Chanel popularized tanning by visiting the south of France, only to return with a darker complexion. Before that, milky skin was the fashion. As aestheticians, our focus must be…
Cosmetics have been an integral part of human cultures for thousands of years, but today the cosmetics industry rakes in over 50 billion dollars each year. The industry has undoubtedly…

Men’s Skin Care

Written by Rhonda Allison
It is no secret the men’s grooming market is rapidly gaining market share. Men are becoming savvy consumers of skin care, seeking ways to look and feel better. According to…

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Resources

  • The Wonders of Pumpkin
    The Wonders of Pumpkin When most people think of pumpkins, the first thoughts that typically come to their mind…
  • Get Masked Today!
    Get Masked Today! Your clients may have outgrown Halloween, but do not let them outgrow masking as an…
  • Understanding Moisturizers
    Understanding Moisturizers An important first step in discussing moisturizers is establishing a clear understanding of what a…

AIA Featured School

  • Aesthetic Science InstituteAesthetic Science InstituteDescription: All About Where You're Going! The mission of the Aesthetic Science Institute is to provide an exciting and challenging learning experience that stimulates professionalism, passion and motivation for future licensed estheticians. Prepare yourself for a ...