Teens are at a stage in their lives where trying to identify with the world around them can become confusing, especially when their role models are just as confused. They are barraged with advertisements, TV personalities and trends that focus on exterior beauty, yet lack substance for personal development. Are these trends in our youth's best interest or are they feeding an already fragile self-esteem?…

Acne and African Skin

Written by Christine Heathman
What is Acne? Acne/ak’ne/ is an inflammatory, papulopustular skin eruption occurring usually in or near the sebaceous glands on the face, neck, shoulders, and upper back. Its actual cause is still unknown but involves bacterial breakdown of sebum into fatty acids, wax esters, triglycerides, and squalene, irritating the pore surrounding the subcutaneous tissue. To put the full potential of this activity into perspective, one square…
Dermatologists evaluate only about 40 percent of people suffering from a skin disease or condition. Because of this fact, aestheticians are often the first line of defense for skin care needs. Clients/patients usually do not realize that what is believed to be an irritation, sensitivity, or problem skin may be a treatable disease. Although unable to officially “diagnose” a skin disorder, the trained skin care…
I've heard aestheticians counsel acne clientele to do everything from using all-natural, organic based formulations to lab-tested, clinically oriented products; from eliminating various stresses to eliminating specific foods; from changing one facet of a daily routine to changing an entire lifestyle. In truth, there is no one way to control a client’s acne. Different genetics, lifestyles, and chemical makeup leave a great deal of room…

Successfully Addressing Acne by Treating Its Root Causes

Written by Ahmed Abdullah, MD, FICS, FACS
Thousands of products claim to stop acne. So how do you know the treatment you recommend will not only eliminate your clients’ acne symptoms, but also address the factors that cause the disease? Of all the skin conditions that lead consumers to seek treatment, acne is, by far, the most common. A chronic, inflammatory disease of the pilosebaceous units (hair follicles and their sebaceous gland) of…

January 2023

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