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By | November 1, 2011
They are the chemical messengers that control nearly every aspect of the human body. Without hormones, growth and development, metabolism, reproduction, mood control, digestion and other necessary functions would not be possible.Small changes in hormones can cause big changes within the bodyand the ...


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By | November 1, 2011
In the suburbs of Philadelphia on the affluent Main Line, the name “Ilona” has come to be synonymous with holistic skin and body care. In the early 1980s when Ilona Csaky first posted the word “aesthetics” on her business sign, most people were puzzled about its meaning. Since that time when she introduced ...


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By | November 1, 2011
Many people think that ethnic skin poses the greatest challenge when it comes to skin treatment. In my practice, I advise clients on how to address their most common skin care issues, which include variations in the following categories: Pigmentation, pore size, skin thickness, oil production and hydration ...


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By | November 1, 2011
Many people think that ethnic skin poses the greatest challenge when it comes to skin treatment. In my practice, I advise clients on how to address their most common skin care issues, which include variations in the following categories: Pigmentation, pore size, skin thickness, oil production and hydration ...


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By | November 1, 2011
A summer vacation often means fun in the sun and water, but it can also mean an increase in the chances of developing a dangerous mole. Most kids are born without moles, called "nevi" by dermatologists, but a recent Colorado study of 681 white children found that every beach vacation leads to a five ...


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By | November 1, 2011
A summer vacation often means fun in the sun and water, but it can also mean an increase in the chances of developing a dangerous mole. Most kids are born without moles, called "nevi" by dermatologists, but a recent Colorado study of 681 white children found that every beach vacation leads to a five ...


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By | November 1, 2011
The use of oxygen therapies was once thought to be solely the domain of the medical community, curing a variety of ailments. As we learn more about how oxygen reacts on a cellular level, it becomes more apparent that the use of oxygenated therapies can also be beneficial for spas to help treat maladies ...


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By | November 30, 2011
Inflammation – What Does It Mean?Let us begin by exploring the meaning of the word and what is implied when we speak about the effects of inflammation in the body. Inflammation can be a temporary response to a minor infliction to the skin or it can be a major response to systemic infection or other key ...


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By | November 30, 2011
Inflammation – What Does It Mean? Let us begin by exploring the meaning of the word and what is implied when we speak about the effects of inflammation in the body. Inflammation can be a temporary response to a minor infliction to the skin or it can be a major response to systemic infection or other ...


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By | November 28, 2011
The word holistic is defined as emphasizing the importance of the whole and the interdependence of its parts. When applying the term holistic to skin care, it defines skin that is healthy, glowing … beautiful. Holistic approaches to skin care consider the health of the whole person, internally and ...


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By | December 1, 2011
Women today are well informed and have become increasingly critical and demanding. We are more and more aware of our health and beauty. Not only do we place high demands on the things we allow on our skin, for our customers fast and effective results are also very much among the top priorities. Exfoliating ...


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By | January 17, 2012
IFT Member Claudia Fajardo-Lira, PhD, Professor of Food Science and Nutrition at California State University-Northridge, explains the facts about antioxidants: Q: What are antioxidants? A: Antioxidants play an important role in overall health. They are natural compounds found in some foods that help ...


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By | January 17, 2012
We have all heard of lymphatic drainage and many of us actually perform the treatment regularly for our clients. Therefore, it would stand to reason that the fundamentals of this therapy should be common knowledge among skin and massage therapists. However, as amazing as it may seem, many therapists ...


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By | October 4, 2011
Edge SystemsThe HydraFacial is a moisturizing, non-invasive skin care treatment for anyone who is looking to improve and maintain healthy skin. Proven effective for all skin types, this monthly 30-minute treatment delivers instant results. The HydraFacial combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction ...


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By Dr. Guy Lewis | March 19, 2012
Men are showing up at spas in far greater numbers than they used to. The International Spa Association in Lexington, Ky., states that 29 percent of spa goers are now men. Though the association did not start compiling the data until 2004, industry experts believe the number was probably in the range ...


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