Barrier Boosting: Supporting Skin Health

Written by Carl R. Thornfeldt, MD
Skilled and seasoned skin care professionals and dermatologists regularly get asked how to turn back the clock on visible skin aging. The biggest encouragement is simple: use a daily regimen of barrier-boosting products, apply sunscreen daily, and do not neglect often overlooked areas of skin like the neck. More attention has recently been given to the importance of a healthy skin barrier, including its role…
Create value by performing treatments that can only be done by a signature spa. When it comes to aesthetic treatments during the holiday season, clients are looking for quick maintenance and results. While this can be challenging, spas learn how to give their clients the best experience possible on a time constraint. {mprestriction ids="3,4,26,18,6,7,8,9,14,18"} EXFOLIATION Professional exfoliation treatments are a great way to give clients…
Acne is caused by retention hyperkeratosis; however, there are several exacerbating factors, including stress, that can cause breakouts in even those who typically do not experience acne. For clients who are acne-prone, there is an even higher likelihood of stress-induced breakouts. Skin is affected by increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol disrupts insulin and blood sugar regulation as well as hormones that regulate…
Skin is responsible for clearing toxins, retaining moisture, and defending against environmental stressors. External and internal stressors can result in a myriad of skin responses, including acne, hyperpigmentation, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, dehydration, and excessive oil production. Inflammation, under-eye bags, dark eye circles, flaky skin, and wrinkles can also be visible when the body or its environment is out of balance. The first thing good skin…
Born into the world, skin is untouched – a clean palette with a few exceptions. Throughout the years, as individuals flirt with the rays of the sun, skin succumbs to its transparent kisses. These kisses strike the melanin within skin, causing a permanent speck forever placed where they land. It is not a mole nor a mimicked age spot; it is a glorified macule –…

November 2021

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