Written by Tami Louise Assaf, B.A., medical aesthetician and educator
Theold adage, “you are what you eat,” rings vibrantly true for professionals in the wellness world. Therefore, it is undeniably critical for aestheticians to remember that, as the largest organ, the skin is directly impacted by what is around it and what goes into a person’s body. Skin care professionals’ work involves giving and receiving, which is physically, mentally, and emotionally integrated.

Get Your Beauty Sleep

Written by Lydia Sarfati, L.E., founder and CEO of Repêchage
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society recommend that adults between the ages of 18 and 60 sleep at least seven hours each night to promote optimal health and well-being. Sleeping less than seven hours per day is associated with an increased risk of developing chronic conditions, such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and frequent mental distress.


Written by Peter Friis, CEO of ESSIO Shower
It seems like everyone is currently obsessing over essential oils and aromathe rapy. With their proven skin care benefits, incorporating them into clients’ beauty regimen seems like a no-brainer! Mother nature is the best resource for effective solutions to skin care needs.

Reversing Skin Aging Using Defensins

Written by Angela O’Mara, president of The Professional Image, Inc.
In the brave new world of aesthetics, defensins are taking center stage and the professional anti-aging skin care market by storm. In a recent article in the May 2017 issue of DERMASCOPE, Cheryl Whitman positioned defensins as “the latest and most advanced generation in skin care,” and, more recently, Dr. Amy Forman Taub, a respected cosmetic dermatologist and principal investigator of a rigorous multi-center, placebo-controlled…

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