As time rolls on, many minor skin abnormalities appear, affecting aging clients’ psyche. Treatment for any anomalism is highly sought-after, as current society values radiant, youthful, and healthy-looking skin.There has been a dramatic increase in photo-aging, skin disorders, and cancers due to the declining ozonosphere. The destructive penetration of ultraviolet rays wreaks havoc on the skin. One of the least understood abnormalities is sebaceous hyperplasia…
Turning back the clock of aging skin is not a fad. Instead, with advancing technologythere are various ways this can be achieved. Among them, creams and serums are the most common methods, as they are easily available and affordable. But, what makes them so effective? It is the ingredients, of course! Let’s take a look at the proven ingredients known to slow the effects of…
The root of the curcuma longa plant, known as turmeric, is a staple in Eastern and Asian cuisines. Turmeric is part of the ginger family. Its appearance, similar to ginger, has the familiar perpendicular roots and shoots that grow against the force of gravity, known as rhizomes. Today, turmeric is most widely recognized as a spice, but it is a plant that, for centuries, has…
Humans have utilized plants for healing and health since the beginning of time. Each plant has the unique ability to draw nutrients from the earth and transform them into powerful, bioactive constituents that create a corresponding biological response in the human body. For overall efficacy in both skin care and health care, plants need to be used as close to whole as possible, maintaining their…

Understanding Hydrosols

Written by Mary Ellen Dorey, registered aromatherapist
Hydrosols, also known as floral waters or hydrolats, are produced through distillation of essential oils. In a steam distillation method, the hydrosol – or water of the plant – is released and the essential oil floats on top and is siphoned off. Some producers create hydrosols for their own unique benefits, bypassing the essential oils. The term hydrosol means water solution, from “hydro,” meaning water,…

Tackling Teenage Acne

Written by Louis Silberman
In a world where personal images are so easily accessible, dealing with teenage acne can be especially challenging. Many are familiar with a recent incident involving gorgeous model Kendall Jenner, who, sporting a few pimples on the red carpet, received some fairly heartbreaking backlash regarding her complexion on social media – almost as if she had done something wrong. Professionals know that acne is no…
Skin hydration is important, but it is not only achieved through topical treatments. Diet can also help to keep the skin from becoming too dry. But the question is, which vitamins, minerals and nutrients are skin-hydrating and which vegetables and fruits can they be found in?

Age Spots

Written by by Ahmed Abdullah, M.D., FACS, FICS, CEO and founder of Lexli International
The proper name for age spots is solar lentigines. Despite their nickname, aging is not the primary cause of age spots. Most age spots range in size from a freckle to the size of a dime. They are flat and oval in shape and can be tan or brown in color. While age spots are primarily caused by ultraviolet exposure, some individuals have a genetic…

10 Things about DIY Skin Care

Written by Rachael Pontillo, L.E., M.Msc, CIHC, CNAP
DIY skin care is a hot topic among skin care professionals and consumers. But it begs the question: if the ingredients are easily accessible and the products can be made by anyone, can it be considered professional? Additionally, there is debate about whether the application of whole foods and whole plant preparations are as effective as more high-tech ingredients like peptides, ceramides, and other actives.…
Having a clean and healthy complexion is important for all age groups, but it can be especially difficult for teenagers as they experience hormonal changes and acne breakouts regularly. The teenage years can also be filled with anxiety and stress, particularly when it comes to appearance. These stressors can cause undue internal stress on skin cells, elevating levels of free radicals in the skin, which…
Acne is a well-known adversary for teenagers, but more and more adults are now enduring the challenges of acne-related skin conditions. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), adults continue to get acne well into their 30s, 40s, and even 50s, and it is even possible to get acne for the first time as an adult. Adult-onset acne is most common among women going…
While it seems logical that people who live in sunny, warm states – like Florida, California, or Texas – would have the highest incidence of skin cancer, the facts prove otherwise. The Centers for Disease Control reports that those who live in Utah, Delaware, Vermont, Minnesota, and Idaho have some of the highest rates of skin cancer. Why? It is most likely because they have…
Rosacea is an elusive skin condition that is not well understood. Until now, there has been no guaranteed method to eradicate it. However, recent advancements could offer new treatment options for the condition.
Folliculitis is a form of skin irritation characterized by tender red spots on the skin that originate from the hair follicle. It results when bacteria enter the hair follicle and becomes infected, creating a red spot or pustule on the skin. Folliculitis can occur on any area of the body, but it is most common on the more sensitive areas, such as the chest, back,…
Characterized as depressions in the skin, whether shallow or deep, acne scarring occurs in reaction to skin trauma. Experimentation and technological advancement has led to the development of a multitude of treatment options, but the likelihood of each being effective varies as this is one of the more difficult skin issues to reverse.
Are clients complaining of visible pores? They are not alone. Large pores rank as one of the most common frustrations for clients. Requests for facials that tighten, shrink, unclog, and minimize pores are received on a daily basis. Some clients even ask to get rid of their pores altogether. While pores are essential to skin’s survival and can never be completely eliminated, there are several…
The delicate fabric of the skin in certain areas of the face shows signs of aging and environmental distress early due to a lack of blood flow, fewer healthy fatty deposits, and an absence of skin tenacity; these changes are the result of thinner epidermal-dermal countenance of the skin in the eye and lip area.
Marijuana is known for many different reasons, but not many know that it can be used in skin care products! Furthermore, the results from tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or cannabidiol (CBD) can be amazing! Cannabinoids are anti-inflammatory and anti-aging power houses.
Acne is one of the most common skin diseases to occur in adults. Clinical studies have shown that between 40 and 55 percent of adults between the ages of 20 and 40 have been diagnosed with low level, recurring acne and oily skin.
Each person is akin to being an individual ecosystem. Within that ecosystem is a vast array of variables that contribute to the overall function and state of well-being for that particular person. Like any organ, how the skin is treated, what it is exposed to over time, and the overall health of other organs in the body will determine how vulnerable it is to external…
With so many skin care lines on the market today, knowing and understanding all the ingredients can be confusing. Luckily, there are articles to help understand and effectively read a label on skin care products. Here are a few common, innovative, hazardous, and organic ingredients often found in the products on people’s shelves right now.

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