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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…
Within the ancient system of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture (the insertion of fine needles into specific sites along the body surface), and acupressure (the manual manipulation of the same points), are two of numerous therapeutic modalities including herbal medicine, diet, moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, tai qi, and qi gong exercise. For centuries throughout Eastern Asia, Traditional Chinese Medicine has been used to treat a…
I have a love-hate relationship with the sun. I love the sun’s warmth on a bright summer day and watching the sunset over the ocean. What is troubling is the damage it has caused my skin over the years. As an aesthetician who has had skin cancer twice, I know all too well the damage ultraviolet rays cause on skin. Ultraviolet rays can cause damage,…

February 2024

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