AN INTRO TO ACNE Acne is a disease of the pilosebaceous unit — blockage or inflammation of this unit will result in acne. Oil glands are found in the highest density on the face, back, and chest and these are the most common sites of acne development. Sebum is a food source for bacteria called propionibacterium acnes (p. acnes) that reside in the skin. As…
Aestheticians, educators, and primary care providers spend much time explaining what acne is to clients and how it can be managed and treated. Currently, in the throes of a pandemic, the world is acutely aware of the sheer havoc a microscopic virus can wreak. The COVID-19 pandemic highlights that skin care professionals should really be speaking more about primary prevention, including the steps to build…
The facial massage is generally the highlight of facial treatment. Massage is not only relaxing, but it also stimulates microcirculation and detoxifies the lymphatic system. There are several benefits to facial massage that keep skin from premature aging. There are also massage techniques that can alleviate sinus pressure and allergies. Allergy season is upon us with everything in full bloom. Skin care professionals You already…
The term, ‘hyperpigmentation’, explains the presence of an increased amount of melanin in the skin by two main mechanisms. Certain hyperpigmentation conditions are caused due to increased melanin production with a normal number of melanocytes in the skin (melanotic hyperpigmentation). But there are certain conditions in which the number of melanocytes is increased (melanocytotic hyperpigmentation), leading to an increased melanin production. Usually, the basal layer…
So much has been written about acne over the years, but the trauma and angst, particularly with boys growing into manhood with raging hormones is still very much a part of teenage acne today. Skin care professionals recognize that it is their duty to help clients with all sorts of skin conditions and acne is just one of those few. {mprestriction ids="3,4,26,18,6,7,8,9,14,18"} GENETICS The main…

August 2020

Skin Care Blogs

Brands of the Month

  • Eminence Organic Skin Care
  • Repechage
  • Celluma by Biophotas, Inc