Last month we discussed all of the visible signs of aging: fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and loss of muscle tone and elasticity. You know the main factors that add …
Peptides are composed of amino acids that are sequenced together and held by a bond. They are crucial to almost all biological actions of the body and thrive in a…

Hormones and Acne: The Missing Link

Written by Ahmed Abdullah, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S.
Acne is considered by many to be a right-of-passage that must be endured on the way to adulthood. And, the research says this may be true. It is estimated that…
Pregnancy is such an incredible and exciting event in life, but many women will admit that it can have some challenging moments, both physically and emotionally. For some, “pregnancy glow”…
Discussing hormonal acne, the menstrual cycle, and menopause is a complicated subject and cannot be covered in its entirety in a few pages. To make it understandable, this article will…
Summer is fast approaching. For aestheticians, that usually means the second phase of brightening season. Since suppressing skin activity actually makes skin more photosensitive, the fall is the best time…

10 Things About … Microblading

Written by Irene Kennerley
Microblading is a popular eyebrow service for spa and permanent makeup clients. The service creates the look of individual eyebrow hairs with cosmetic tattooing; it is used to enhance the…
Peptides have become one of the most valuable tools used for skin revision, cancer treatment, immune therapy, antimicrobial for wound healing, and for overall improved health. There are increasingly new…
Aging is inevitable. It will happen to everyone and no matter how hard they try to fight it. But, there is good news; there are ways to slow down the…
The stratum corneum is the skin’s barrier and is the top layer of the epidermis. In the epidermis, keratinocyte stem cells reside in the basal layer, which is the lowest…
The number one goal of most skin care companies is to temporarily minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while using clever language that makes clients think wrinkle prevention…

The Truth About Pore Size

Written by Nicole Majdali
A pore is defined in the dictionary as, “a minute opening in a surface, especially the skin or integument of an organism, through which gases, liquids, or microscopic particles can…
Incorporating electrotherapy into a spa menu can create a diverse service offering for clients and enhanced results that professional products alone cannot achieve. Choosing the correct modality for a target…
By virtue of daily facial movements and exposure to sun, pollution, and the environment, every face has lines. The types of lines may vary, but even flawless, youthful skin has…

The Pimple Puzzle: Overlooked Causes of Breakouts

Written by Ginger Downey, MS, CNS, co-owner of DermaMed Solutions, LLC
Many have experienced the incredibly annoying experience of waking up on the day of some important event only to look in the mirror and see a pimple, that was not…
All clients would love to turn back the hands of time. Skin care professionals must manage clients’ expectations with what is realistically possible, combined with superior treatments that will exceed…
The skin care market is growing but there is still an untapped need for personalized skin care services for people of color. Women and men of color are looking for…

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  • 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 ...