When it comes to skin care, most people look for a miracle in a bottle – the latest and greatest in ingredient technology that offers a quick fix or immediate results. The truth is that the most powerful tool clients have is their nutrition and water intake. It is a well-known fact that water and food intake alone will not solve every skin concern; however, it is a great place to start when it comes to overall health and functioning of the body. One of the most important and biggest jobs of skin is protection from things like bacteria invasion, ultraviolet damage, and other outside stressors the body may be exposed to. When it comes to the care of the skin barrier, keeping moisture content in check is key to allow cells to renew and continue to do their job. After all, skin is the largest organ of the body, and it needs to be fueled and taken care of like any other organ.
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Andrea Gregaydis is a licensed aesthetician and international CIDESCO diplomat. She holds multiple additional licenses as a New York state instructor and nail technician, as well as certified laser technician. Gregaydis is the lead instructor at the Aesthetic Science Institute and has over 10 years of experience as a practitioner, team coordinator, and role model for hundreds of future skin care professionals. She is contributing author to top industry trade magazines, as well as a speaker at various aesthetics conferences across the United States. She is also a CIDESCO International Examiner.