Going Deep

Written by Alex Hernandez
Before diving into the amazing world of acids and enzymes, it is important to have a grasp of skin’s anatomy and physiology. Skin is the body’s largest organ and is composed of water, protein, fats, and minerals. Every inch of skin on the body contains approximately 19 million skin cells, 60,000 melanocytes, 1,000 nerve endings, and 20 blood vessels. As a part of the body’s…
Desquamation, simply put, is the natural process of shedding skin. Sadly, the natural process will never be 100% effective due to a variety of factors like age, homecare, skin type, and environmental elements. That is where deliberate exfoliation comes in. Most people recognize the critical role skin plays in one’s overall health; however, the step most often overlooked in a standard skin care routine is…

Serious Business

Written by Nadine Rich
It is safe to say that sunscreen is universally recognized as one of the most imperative products in any skin care routine. Not only can it prevent skin cancer, but it protects skin against premature aging including dark spots, wrinkles, and sagging. Clearly, it is a product that clients should be using every day, rain or shine. Despite knowing all the merits of sunscreen usage,…
When it comes to the medical aesthetics field, practitioners will come across many different types of clients with diagnosed skin conditions, creating a need to work directly with dermatologists or plastic surgeons. While it is important to note that licensed aestheticians are not allowed to diagnose any clients, working with medical professionals will allow aestheticians to achieve the best medical skin care treatments for the…
While stratum corneum desquamation may sound highly scientific and extremely complicated, it’s actually a normal physiological process. Skin cells are formed in the stratum germinativum, the deepest layer of the epidermis, then travel up to the dermis until they reach skin’s outermost layer, the stratum corneum. There, as corneocytes, which are dead cells filled with keratin protein, they exist until desquamation occurs. Desquamation is the…

June 2022

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