Dermablading 101

Written by Stephani Ramirez, R.N., L.E., educator for Lira Clinical
Dermablading is a procedure that removes dead skin cells from the epidermis. It is useful for clients with fine lines, wrinkles, and/or vellus hyperpigmentation. Clients experience increased circulation, radiance, and better skin care product penetration.

Skin Care MYTHS: Drinking too much caffeine has a negative effect on the skin.

Written by Rachelle Dupree, marketing and communications at Vivoderm Laboratories, Inc.
STATEMENT: Drinking too much caffeine has a negative effect on the skin. Facts: Is caffeine bad for your skin? The current scientific research says yes and no. According to recent studies, up to 90 percent of Americans consume caffeine daily in one form or another, whether that is through coffee, tea, soda, energy drinks, or even chocolate and pain relievers. According to the Mayo Clinic,…

A Totally Different Perspective on Acne

Written by Ben Johnson, M.D., founder and formulator of Osmosis Skincare
It appears everything we were taught in school about acne was wrong. For decades both aestheticians and dermatologists have invested in protocols that address either bacteria populations, oil production, or retention hyperkeratosis. While modest results have been achieved, the research community is divided on how current strategies actually work.
We all have big dreams. We dream of success, of turning our passion into our profession, of having time to enjoy our lives. So why is it that so few people actually materialize these dreams? According to international business strategist Dan Waldschmidt, “people fall back on excuses and give up on trying to reach their goals.”
It is minimal. I always cleanse and, exfoliate. Then, I use retinol/RetinA, exfoliating pads, some lighteners and different serums with advanced ingredients. Finally, I use plenty of SPF!

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