So often when looking at skin damage or skin disorders, hyperpigmentation, dark spots, age spots, sun damage, and excessive melanin production is a main focus. Let’s look at the opposite of hyperpigmentation: hypopigmentation. WHAT IS HYPOPIGMENTATION? Hypopigmentation, or depigmentation of the skin, manifests as patches of skin that are lighter than the overall skin tone. Melanin is a chemical that the body produces to give…
Inflammatory skin conditions plague millions of people, with candida often being a major underlying cause. Aesthetic professionals are in an opportune position to help clients recognize candida. Understanding the nature, causes, and treatment of this condition can help you to recognize it in clients and make appropriate referrals, so they can get the help they need to end their suffering. WHAT IS CANDIDA? Candida is…

Summer Skin

Written by Samantha Fishella-Dench, L.E., author, speaker, and owner of Skin Deep
Tanning may be a desired look but, more than likely, causes damage to the skin. Chlorine kills both good and bad bacteria on the skin, resulting in acne and skin irritations such as eczema and skin rashes. Longer summer days mean increased sun exposure and more intense ultraviolet rays. This is the prime season for skin cancer development. Not washing one’s face shortly after sweating…
Reversing damage in the skin from aging and the sun is the holy grail of skin care. For decades, the focus has been on slowing the aging process, but so much more is possible when applying already-known information from studies and experience. There are three categories for antiaging skin care ingredients recommended for sun damaged skin: prevention, plumping, and wound repair. This article will review…

A Surprise Ingredient: Holistic Healing with Garlic

Written by Sheilah Fulton, L.E., writer, educator, health advocate, and fitness instructor
Garlic is a botanical referred to as allium sativum and is a phenolic compound that is a rich source of antioxidants such as vitamins A, B, and C. This herb offers a plethora of anti-inflammatory and antibiotic benefits. When applied to the skin, it helps fight bacteria that perpetuate acne and increases collagen to protect from premature aging. Thus, the molecules in garlic are medicinal,…

April 2021

Skin Care Blogs

Brands of the Month

  • Repechage
  • Celluma by Biophotas, Inc
  • Alexandria Professional