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By Amra | May 19, 2016
When skin care professionals perform a skin analysis, they often use a magnifying lamp to survey the skin for moisture loss, dehydration, fine lines, elasticity, macules, papules, hyperpigmentation, telangiectasia, couperose, puffiness, dark circles, and anything that should be avoided during the treatment. ...


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By Victoria Tabak | May 25, 2016
Vitamin E is a major, oil-soluble, naturally-occurring antioxidant in the body. It is a complex substance that exists in eight different molecular forms and is identified by two types: tocopherols and tocotrienols. There also exists an alpha, beta, delta, and gamma molecular form of both tocopherols ...


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By Jeremy Lawrence | April 21, 2016
As the skin changes with age, it becomes thin, loose, and loses fat. Mature clients often find that their veins and bones are more apparent and that injuries to their skin take longer to heal. These changes are due to both internal aging, which is inevitable, and external aging, which can be slowed ...


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By Katrina Kamstra | March 4, 2015
Social media has become highly prevalent with this generation. To implement and make a difference to your business’ revenue, expansion in reach and the impact of brand is dependent on how social media is used as part of the marketing mix. Social media has the ability to increase exposure for your ...


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By Dr. Erin Madigan-Fleck | January 26, 2015
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 ...


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By Atonia Schreiber | March 4, 2013
As I write this article, one of my best friends – along with many other talented aesthetic candidates – is about sit for her New York State Board examinations for aesthetics. In an attempt to help her make a study plan for the countdown to the big day, I looked at her syllabus. "Health & Safety" ...


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By | September 26, 2013
It is an exciting time to be in the skin care industry. Aesthetics technology is finding new techniques and ingredients to improve the skin; the industry itself has grown so much that many different specialties that were once tiny niches have expanded into major aspects of aesthetics. Holistic skin care ...


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By Michael Q. Pugliese, L.E. and Peter T. Pugliese, M.D. | April 9, 2014
A number of hormones are known to affect the human skin. Hair follicles and sebaceous glands are affected by androgenic hormones secreted by the gonads and adrenal glands.1,2 These hormones play a significant part in the development and the physiological function of human skin tissues. The skin both ...


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By Kimberly Czelusniak, L.E. | January 28, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) divides skin care products into two distinct categories: pharmaceutical and cosmetic. The aesthetics world divides skin care further yet, into a few more – consumer and professional are just two of them.First, let us look at how the FDA breaks this down. People ...


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By Amra Lear, L.M.E., L.E. | January 7, 2014
Walk into work, place away your belongings, look at your books to see the upcoming appointments and clients for the day and then start prepping your room – another day on the job. This is a routine performed every time you go to work and the only thing that changes is the amount of treatments that will ...


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By Heather Hickman | January 7, 2014
Use the Four Basics in New Ways to Build a Powerhouse Bottom Line. It is a brand new year – the perfect time to re-energize your skin care business for bigger return and a deeper bond with your clientele. It is time to take stock, focusing on these four essential steps: 1. Retain Current Clients – ...


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By Bruce Baltz | November 26, 2013
Massage therapists and aestheticians generally choose their profession to help others and to have an opportunity to give back. At times, we forget to take care of ourselves and do not pay attention to the signals that our bodies send. When we are first learning our craft, we are bombarded with new information ...


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By Christine Heathman C.M.E., L.M.T. | October 29, 2013
Climacteric skin relates to long-term cosmetic changes that occur due to a lack of estrogen relating to biological, histological and clinical measures of consequences directly related to hormones that are linked to menopause. Climacteric skin is one of the greatest challenges faced by aestheticians; ...


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By Amanda Strunk Miller | August 26, 2013
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) belongs to a genus consisting of some 20 varieties and hybrids, all containing essential oils in their stems and leaves. Native to the Mediterranean and Western Asia, mint is now grown in temperate regions all over the world with the United States being one of the largest ...


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By Caroline Klebl and Rachel L. Johnson | May 1, 2014
The meaning behind the word etiquette can often be lost in the business world today. The true definition from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary is the conduct or procedure required by good breeding or prescribed by authority to be observed in social or official life. In layman’s terms this means to conduct ...


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