At some point, sadly, most clients have used a tanning bed or laid out in the sun covered in baby oil and iodine – mostly because they did not know any better. For some clients, it is not uncommon to go to a tanning bed several times a week – there is nothing quite like a nice golden tan to make a person feel like…
As aestheticians, the biggest responsibility is ensuring the safety of each client. As most skin care professionals learn in school and every continuing education class taken, sanitation is a must. It helps in ensuring that germs, bacteria, and disease will not be spread. With full books and little down time in between clients, it can be easier to make mistakes in sanitation practices. Staying organized…
Who is not looking for tips for treating mature skin? At the top of the list are our clients, and the skin care professional had better have some answers or they will be looking elsewhere. The bottom line is that no one wants to age, especially not prematurely. So, what to do and where to start? First, understand and accept that everyone ages. Aging is…

Gluten-Free Skin Care

Written by Liz Garrison
Gearing up to carry a gluten-free skin care line? Gluten-free is a food trend that has spilled into the realm of skin care. All things gluten-free seem to be selling fast, including rice and beans, which have always been gluten-free. Somehow, saying it on the package makes even the most mundane products fly off the shelves. But, how many clients really need gluten-free in their…

Skin Baselining

Written by Robert Manzo
When treating skin for any type of condition, whether it be acne, redness, inflammation, hyperpigmentation, or other typical conditions, it is critical to understand the role of the skin’s microbiome and barrier function. Let’s examine acne, for instance. Clients often present themselves to a skin care professional after they have failed with retail products or home remedies. Typically, they will have used benzoyl peroxide, salicylic…

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