The skin care market is growing but there is still an untapped need for personalized skin care services for people of color. Women and men of color are looking for…
Peptides have become one of the most valuable tools used for skin revision, cancer treatment, immune therapy, antimicrobial for wound healing, and for overall improved health. There are increasingly new…
Aging is inevitable. It will happen to everyone and no matter how hard they try to fight it. But, there is good news; there are ways to slow down the…
The stratum corneum is the skin’s barrier and is the top layer of the epidermis. In the epidermis, keratinocyte stem cells reside in the basal layer, which is the lowest…
The number one goal of most skin care companies is to temporarily minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while using clever language that makes clients think wrinkle prevention…
Incorporating electrotherapy into a spa menu can create a diverse service offering for clients and enhanced results that professional products alone cannot achieve. Choosing the correct modality for a target…
By virtue of daily facial movements and exposure to sun, pollution, and the environment, every face has lines. The types of lines may vary, but even flawless, youthful skin has…

The Pimple Puzzle: Overlooked Causes of Breakouts

Written by Ginger Downey, MS, CNS, co-owner of DermaMed Solutions, LLC
Many have experienced the incredibly annoying experience of waking up on the day of some important event only to look in the mirror and see a pimple, that was not…
All clients would love to turn back the hands of time. Skin care professionals must manage clients’ expectations with what is realistically possible, combined with superior treatments that will exceed…
The role of the mitochondria in promoting younger skin has become a highly marketed subject in the skin care industry. As an aesthetician, it becomes increasingly challenging to understand and…
From moles to melasma, there are various forms of hyperpigmentation for which clients seek treatment. Some are treated best under the care of an aesthetician; others require a dermatologist. And,…
Often considered a teenager’s struggle, acne is becoming increasingly more prevalent amongst adults. From hormonal acne to acne cosmetica to acne rosacea and beyond – statistics for adult acne are…
No matter the condition of an individual’s skin, winter can bring about a whole host of unwanted challenges. When the temperature drops, people often expose themselves to overly dry, hot…
Fifty years ago, when I commenced this journey into changing people’s lives by upgrading their self-perception, the only beauty therapy available was presented in the form of “pampering palaces” of…
There are numerous skin anomalies that are observed with clients throughout the course of a professional’s practice. Identifying them, their underlying causes and possible remedies requires an understanding of the…
Innovative therapies to treat skin conditions like moderate-to-severe acne and rosacea have been lacking in the past decade. Considering that acne is the most common condition presented to dermatologists, this…
Bacteria and beauty are not usually synonymous, but in the case of one’s skin, emerging, buzzworthy research shows they very well should be. In the past, squeaky clean skin was…

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