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Dehydrated Skin Infographic

Written by Kathryn Leverette,L.E. natinally certified aesthetic specialist

Etiquette with Your Vendors

Written by Catherine Atzen, M.B.A., founder of ATZEN Superior to Organic™ Skin Care
Vendors sell products to spas, and, in turn, spas resell them to the consumer. It looks like a simple transaction.
The elbows and knees are commonly-neglected areas of the body and can be challenging to keep smooth. Clients can have a peel conducted by a skin care professional to alleviate the dry, darkened skin on the elbows and knees.
New studies have revealed that adding lignin to sunscreens may make them more effective. Lignin is commonly represented as something to avoid putting in products, but new research is stating otherwise.

Skin Care MYTHS: There are only two types of wrinkles.

Written by Monique Enriquez, C.N.H.P., anti-aging skin therapist

Relieve Your Client’s Stress with Essential Oil

Written by Shelley Hess, L.E., founder of Facemaker Enterprises
Wellness and well-being experts ranging from swamis to surgeons agree that chronic stress is drastically affecting our health on every level. And while everyone’s individual needs differ, there is a universal stress reliever: essential oil aromatherapy.

Soothe and Control Clients’ Eczema

Written by Jeannette Graf, M.D., assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center
One of the most common skin issues facing us when treating our clients is eczema. Eczema is skin that has simply become so dry that it results in symptoms such as itching from inflammation and rough, red, and dry skin, often with scaly, rough areas. Eczema can show up on the face, neck, chest, and arms.

10 Things About...Sensitive Skin

Written by Lydia Sarfati
Sensitive skin is a broad term ranging from easily irritated skin to conditions like eczema and rosacea. Aestheticians should be able to clearly identify sensitive skin types and diagnose a plan of action to alleviate the symptoms to provide clients with the best possible skin care results.
What if you could create more effective acne treatments and increase service profits? Go beyond enzymes and peels to treat active acne. By incorporating modalities, such as LED, microcurrent, and ultrasonic spatula into treatment protocols, skin care professionals will not only maximize their clients’ results, but their profits as well.
You can give this as a special gift to your clients or make this recipe and use it in your treatment room. Who does not like a gift?

Eye Skin Care

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An English proverb proclaims that the eyes are the window of the soul. Clearly, the eye area is a focal point for human interaction. The aesthetic appeal of the eyes is directly related to the skin surrounding them as demonstrated by the wide variety of eye cosmetics marketed today.
I use different products in the Circadia by Dr. Pugliese line, depending on the climate change of the seasons, but without fail I use the Light Day Sunscreen SPF 37 and the Vitamin C Reversal Serum every day.
In the last 40 years, much has been written about reflexology, but so much more is misunderstood. It stands as one of the oldest forms of diagnostic techniques for the wellness and overall balance of the human body. For over 6,000 years, it was the key tool a holistic practitioner could use to aid their client’s health and well-being.
STATEMENT: Titanium oxide and zinc oxide in sunscreen cause cancer.
The allure and mystique of aromatherapy has captured the senses, heart, and human spirit for centuries. It has been said that every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. The majestic floral and botanical creations of nature have yielded hundreds upon hundreds of fragrant essences – while providing just as many therapeutic benefits.
When preforming body treatments, skin care professionals can easily come across tattoos on their client’s bodies. Since there are many health risks that come along with tattoos, it is important for skin care professionals to know what infected tattoos look like.
In the morning, I cleanse my face with warm water, then cold water, and then apply a toner. Then, I apply a serum during cooler months and a hydrophilic barrier cream during warmer months. Lastly, I apply a mineral makeup with SPF protection.
STATEMENT: Bleach cures fingernail fungus.

Featured Company

  • Dr. Jeff Skin Care / Beauty AtticaDr. Jeff Skin Care / Beauty AtticaDescription: About Dr. Jeff Skin Care/Beauty Attica, Inc. Beauty Attica, incorporated in Redmond, Washington in 1996, was relocated to the metro Los Angeles area in June 1999. It is the marketing arm of Dr. Jeff Professional Skin Care products domesticall ...

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AIA Featured School

  • Christine Valmy International School For Esthetics, Skin Care & MakeupChristine Valmy International School...Description: Christine Valmy International School for Esthetics, Skin Care & Makeup offers a quality education in the beauty industry, based on the teachings of the Founder of Esthetics in the United States—Ms. Christine Valmy. Ms. Valmy opened her very first sc ...