At some point, sadly, most clients have used a tanning bed or laid out in the sun covered in baby oil and iodine – mostly because they did not know any better. For some clients, it is not uncommon to go to a tanning bed several times a week – there is nothing quite like a nice golden tan to make a person feel like…
After enduring the long gray cast of winter, there is no question that feeling the sun’s warm embrace on bare skin induces a therapeutic pleasure response. It makes sense scientifically, since the body’s ability to produce serotonin, also known as the happy hormone, is directly affected by sunlight. Lack of sunlight can actually lead to a condition known as seasonal affective disorder, in which patients …
Sun exposure – it is an obsession with aestheticians.From the time professionals first become enamored with the epidermis, weare tuned into the detrimental effects of ultraviolet radiation. It is those pesky invisible rays that cannot be seen but professionals know are there damaging DNA, increasing oxidation, and inciting melanocyte mayhem. The outcome is premature aging, hyperpigmentation, and cancer. Since individuals are exposed to these unviewable …
The body’s response to overexposure of the sun is a tan. It is an inflammatory immune response. The skin, being the largest organ and in charge of protecting the body, sends the body’s available melanin supply to try to further protect it from continuous breakdown from the sun. Any time the skin is injured or stimulated, it releases protectors such as collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic…
Have you ever had a client say they went in the sun for just a minute or two and all of a sudden had a sunburn? Having an unexpected sunburn is a classic sign of a photosensitivity reaction. Photosensitivity, or sun sensitivity, is inflammation of the skin induced by the combination of sunlight and, sometimes, certain medications or substances.Have you ever had a client say…

October 2021

Skin Care Blogs

Brands of the Month

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