Menopause: Signs, Symptoms and More

Written by Michelle D’Allaird, L.E.
I think the worst part of writing this article was that I had the “slapped in the face” realization that “oh no, this is me!” Although I am not quite…
Our skin changes in menopause just like during puberty (what fun huh?). In fact, the skin goes through normal, hormonal shifts every seven years, and clients should be ready to…
Hyperpigmentation is a prevalent skin disorder that has multiple causes and can be challenging to treat. Many people suffer through years of unsuccessful attempts at eliminating the disorder and may…

Teen Skin

Written by Linda Gulla
When working with teenage skin, there are various factors to consider. The biggest concern with teenagers is acne. With the approach of puberty, most teenagers become self-conscience of their appearance,…
There is a great correlation between the morphology of a skin condition and what is chosen for correction in both treatments and the cosmetic chemistry found in product lines. At…
Aestheticians are in the unique position to observe many skin disorders and some diseases. Even though it is out of the aesthetician’s scope of practice to treat skin diseases, having…

Protecting Winter Skin

Written by Michael Q. Pugliese, L.E.
Heat flows from warm to cold objects. As environmental temperature drops, heat is lost from the body. We respond in two ways to a drop in temperature; the first is…

The Truth About Acne Cosmetica

Written by Jennifer Linder, M.D.
Acne cosmetica is a term that was first coined in 1972 by dermatologists Albert M. Kligman and Otto H. Mills to represent the post-adolescent acne they believed was caused by…

Inside Acne

Written by Rhonda Allison
Acne is one of the most common skin challenges in the United States, and it is not just limited to teenagers. In fact it impacts all ages, races and genders.…

Teenage Pore Wars

Written by Lydia Sarfati, L.E.
As skin care professionals, one of the most rewarding jobs we do is help our teenage clients win the epic battles they fight against their pores. And we can rescue…

Helping Teenagers Attain Healthy, Happy Skin

Written by Dieter Kuster, M.D.
The teenage years can be a stressful time, full of pressure from peers, parents, school, and the opposite sex. At times, teenagers may feel like the walls are closing in,…

Holistically Caring for Teenage Skin

Written by Rachael Pontillo
The world is a teenager’s oyster. The teenage years are jam-packed with fun, friendship, sports, freedom, change, growth, and promise. Well, unless said teenager has skin conditions like acne, eczema…

Two Theories of Aging

Written by Sonia Boghosian
Sometimes the most obvious things in life go unnoticed. We see many wrinkles every day, but ask someone to define a wrinkle, and usually the answer is “Well, everyone knows…

Naturally Anti-Aging

Written by Elina Fedotova, L.E
As skin care professionals, we are familiar with the signs of aging skin: loss of elasticity, discolorations, fine lines, and wrinkles. And we know these signs are directly related to…

The Nature of Mitochondria

Written by Michael Q. Pugliese, L.E.
Aging remains a mystery to science. Indeed, many scientists do not believe that aging is natural or an inevitable consequence of living. Many repair systems exist in the body to…

Cellular Aging: From Youth to Maturity

Written by Alexandra J. Zani
How many times have you waited in line at the grocery store and chatted with the stranger near you? When observing someone for the first time or even when meeting…
When it comes to skin care, not all men are created equal. Globally, men spend about $28 billion to take care of all their grooming needs, whereas, women spend $91…

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