There is much information circulating in the world of sun care and it can be difficult to discern fact from fiction. Discover truths about photoaging, ultraviolet rays, sun damage, and SPF. Also, find tips on educating clients…
The proper name for age spots is solar lentigines. Despite their nickname, aging is not the primary cause of age spots. Most age spots range in size from a freckle to the size of a dime. They…
Having a clean and healthy complexion is important for all age groups, but it can be especially difficult for teenagers as they experience hormonal changes and acne breakouts regularly. The teenage years can also be filled with…
Acne is a well-known adversary for teenagers, but more and more adults are now enduring the challenges of acne-related skin conditions. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), adults continue to get acne well into their…
While it seems logical that people who live in sunny, warm states – like Florida, California, or Texas – would have the highest incidence of skin cancer, the facts prove otherwise. The Centers for Disease Control reports…
Rosacea is an elusive skin condition that is not well understood. Until now, there has been no guaranteed method to eradicate it. However, recent advancements could offer new treatment options for the condition. More than one in…
Folliculitis is a form of skin irritation characterized by tender red spots on the skin that originate from the hair follicle. It results when bacteria enter the hair follicle and becomes infected, creating a red spot or…
Characterized as depressions in the skin, whether shallow or deep, acne scarring occurs in reaction to skin trauma. Experimentation and technological advancement has led to the development of a multitude of treatment options, but the likelihood of…
Are clients complaining of visible pores? They are not alone. Large pores rank as one of the most common frustrations for clients. Requests for facials that tighten, shrink, unclog, and minimize pores are received on a daily…
The delicate fabric of the skin in certain areas of the face shows signs of aging and environmental distress early due to a lack of blood flow, fewer healthy fatty deposits, and an absence of skin tenacity;…
Every spring, consumers dig through their bathroom drawers (or run to their skin care expert) to find the perfect self-tanner to start the process of hiding their winter skin tone and getting themselves ready for summer. While…
Acne is one of the most common skin diseases to occur in adults. Clinical studies have shown that between 40 and 55 percent of adults between the ages of 20 and 40 have been diagnosed with low…
Each person is akin to being an individual ecosystem. Within that ecosystem is a vast array of variables that contribute to the overall function and state of well-being for that particular person. Like any organ, how the…
With so many skin care lines on the market today, knowing and understanding all the ingredients can be confusing. Luckily, there are articles to help understand and effectively read a label on skin care products. Here are…
Acne treatment is one of the leading reasons clients seek out professional help. While skin care professionals do not diagnose or treat acne, they must be aware of this skin condition and know how to properly provide…
Acne is a skin condition with many causes, types, and presentations, affecting both sexes of all ages and ethnicities. Its effects are lasting – both physically and emotionally – and there is a great deal that skin…
Treating acne requires a proper homecare regimen, an understanding of client allergies and intolerances, and regular visits to a skin care professional. A knowledgeable aesthetician will use a variety of professional products and modalities to deeply cleanse,…
Menopause is defined as the point in time when a female’s menstrual cycles permanently cease due to the natural depletion of ovarian follicles/oocytes from aging. During a woman’s cycle, the ovaries release a mature egg called an…
Menopause brings about a series of hormonal changes that transform skin physiology in many ways. Even if skin care professionals have been treating the same client for many years and know their skin care routine inside and…
The average age that a woman begins menopause is 51. However, it can occur as early as a woman’s 30s or as late as her 60s. The only loose benchmark to determine when menopause will start for…
Menopause is a time when a woman transitions into the next chapter of her life; it is a time when almost everything about her physically, mentally, and physiologically may transform. The population of menopausal women is rapidly…
Skin care professionals that offer service selections such as facials, massage, body treatments, manicures, pedicures, waxing, and makeup are likely to welcome additional revenue. Once the professional’s appointments are booked and their time is maxed out, the…
In 2016, men’s skin care and hair products brought in more than $19 billion globally. As men become more conscious and knowledgeable about their skin, skin care manufacturers and professionals are offering more products and treatments that…
Skin is a reflection of internal health on all levels. It is a complex organ that changes daily due to the fluctuations in hormones and nutrients that pass through cells. The concept of cellular skin care is…
Sensitized skin usually occurs due to the stratum corneum being compromised. Improper function of or damage to the stratum corneum results in moisture loss, irritation, and hypersensitivity.
American Academy of Dermatology reports that 50 percent of the United States population experience some form of sensitized skin. Almost a quarter of facial skin care users are interested solely in products with natural, organic ingredients that…
Recent research brings exciting news for clients struggling with sensitive skin conditions. New medications have been approved by the FDA, studies have uncovered patterns in the development of specific conditions, and research teams have uncovered correlations between…
Whether the struggle is with persistent redness and rashes; sensitivity to the sun; full-blown allergic reactions; or tightness, flaking, and itching; working with sensitive skin can be quite challenging because of all the potential variables. Sensitive skin…
Volumes of information are now conveniently accessible through the internet and social media by simply pressing the "Enter" key. Each year, as the start of the annual sunscreen season rolls around, it brings out conflicting opinions –…
Acne is one of those pesky problems people like to leave in their teenage years. Adult acne is prevalent now more than ever. Some people experience acne throughout their life; products or treatments may temporarily alleviate it,…
Professional treatments are essential to addressing skin concerns and acne is no different. Most clients believe that going to the spa and doing a handful of treatments will clear their skin. While in-office treatments do improve the…
• The skin around the eyes is the thinnest and most fragile skin on the face• It lacks sebaceous glands, collagen, and elastin fibers.
Professional anti-aging or age management facial treatments are concerned with delaying, and, to some degree, visually reversing the signs of skin damage that are earned over the course of time. Anti-aging can be defined in terms of…
Properly addressing the needs of clients with aging skin requires understanding each individual client from a holistic perspective and establishing a solid grasp on integrating medical conditions with advanced treatments and pure botanicals. In this changing world,…
While people cannot stop themselves from growing older, they can minimize many external factors and their effects on the aging process. Gracefully growing older is a learned art; like any skill, it takes knowledge, patience, and practice.…
There are two types of skin aging that occur at the same time: intrinsic and extrinsic.
Hyperpigmentation is a common, usually harmless condition in which patches of skin become darker in color than the normal surrounding skin, which occurs when an excess of melanin forms deposits in the skin. A common form of…
With pigmentation issues being one of the most frequently addressed concerns in professional skin care, it is important to understand that there is no longer a sole culprit of dark spots. Skin care professionals used to think…
Historically, clients would go to the spa at the sight of their first wrinkle. Now, however, age spots are driving in more and more clients. Not only is the incidence of age spots increasing, but the demographic…
Hyperpigmentation is beginning to rival acne and wrinkles as a top reason people consult aestheticians. Although different types of hyperpigmentation may have different etiologies, the outcome is still a visible result of what happens when melanocytes –…
Dry skin is a common skin care issue that can often be easily treated with daily homecare and routine facials. Extremely dry skin can be the harbinger of more serious skin issues, such as dermatitis. Dermatitis is…

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