Like it or not, clients performing their own skin care treatments at home is an all too common reality for most professionals. In some cases, these homecare efforts can complement professional treatments and help maintain results between appointments. However, in other instances, these attempts can lead to undesired outcomes and even serious damage. When it comes to chemical exfoliation, while there are some peels that…
The skin is considered to be its own ecosystem that includes bacteria, fungi, and viruses. This system plays a crucial role in the balancing of pathogenic (bad) bacteria, as well as protecting the commensal (good) bacteria. This article will explore types of skin bacteria and their role in the skin’s microflora and microbiome systems, as well as examine how antimicrobial peptides play a superior role…
Everything about shopping for beauty products is appealing – bright colors, a myriad of scents, helpful sales associates, sampling stations that make it easy to feel, smell, and experience any product you can purchase. In a nutshell, it’s fun! Before you were an aesthetician, odds are you were obsessed with finding and trying every single new skin care item that came onto the market. I…
The process of skin aging as the years go by and an individual gets older is known as intrinsic aging, which is determined by internal physiological factors and genes. This chronological aging is not preventable. However, extrinsic aging is caused by external sources, such as climate, pollution, diet, and stress. These factors are largely controllable. The greatest culprit of extrinsic aging is photo-damage or the…
When treating skin of color with chemical exfoliation, it is necessary to consider racial background and ethnicity, as well. Ethnicities such as African, Asian, Eastern Indian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, and Native American are prone to increased melanocyte activity during the inflammatory process. When determining risk factors to chemical peels, charts such as the Fitzpatrick Skin Phototype Chart, Lancer Ethnicity Scale, and Genetico-Racial Skin Classification can…

August 2021

Skin Care Blogs

Brands of the Month

  • Alexandria Professional
  • Celluma by Biophotas, Inc
  • DMK Skin Revision Center