Being aware of what can affect skin will help skin care professionals determine why a client may be experiencing skin challenges. Often, skin conditions are due to more than just one influence. It is important that the professional is able to evaluate and identify both external and internal factors to help improve or correct the skin condition. Allergies, reactions, medications, medical conditions, and other extrinsic factors as well as habits, diet, lifestyle, and stress can all be reflected in skin’s health and appearance. Additionally, lack of exercise and sleep, tobacco and vapor use, and drug use will also have negative effects both inside and out. Sun damage is the main extrinsic cause of aging. Primary conditions, such as acne, aging, and hyperpigmentation, are the main conditions that clients are seeking help for as well as sensitive or reactive skin, rosacea, eczema, hypertrichosis, and psoriasis as they continue to have lasting effects on clients.
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Beatrice Van, an award-winning aesthetics master educator, is an enthusiastic, positive, self-starter with over 17 years of progressive experience in the beauty industry. In addition to her role as Clinical Master Aesthetics Educator at Spectrum Advanced Aesthetics, she is the clinical director for Fearless Beauties, a certified advanced aesthetician, makeup artist, and nail specialist. On her days off, she works at Indie Esthetics, helping her clients look and feel like the very best versions of themselves, or travels throughout North America as an education ambassador for CND and Fearless Beauties. Her passion is to empower both students and beauty professionals to boldly invest in their education and strengthen their skills while elevating standards in the industry.