A New Light on UV

Written by Tina Zillmann
Within the past 10 years there has been a new awakening for sun care. Tanned bodies and naturally high-lighted hair was the sign of beauty because it symbolized recreation and…

Skin Conditions and Disorders - Part Two

Written by Carl Thornfeldt, M.D.
Welcome to the second part of the series looking at skin disorders. In this part we will look at the next level of common skin diseases. Previously we defined diseases…

Skin Conditions and Disorders - Part One

Written by Carl Thornfeldt, M.D.
In my article “Guidelines for Recognizing Common Skin Disorders," we looked at the most prominent skin diseases including acne, rosacea, atopic dermatitis, hyperpigmentation, and actinic keratoses. In this article, we…
Not a single one of the Webster’s definitions seems all that flattering, especially when relating to my skin, and most certainly not when relating to the skin on my face!…

Keep Men on Your Mind

Written by Jenny Hogan
Chances are you have already included men in your business plan, your marketing, merchandising, décor, and service menu. For years now, salon and spa owners have noticed the increase in…

Men's and Teen Products

Written by Kayla Fioravanti
From the cosmetic formulator view point, teen and men’s care products are developed with different objectives in mind than your typical skin care line. Men’s care products are designed around…

Sun Damage Repair

Written by Louis Silberman
As Jack Frost nips at our noses, it is a common tradition for families to escape to higher elevations for vacations in the snowy landscape. Unfortunately, with temperatures dropping and…
I've heard aestheticians counsel acne clientele to do everything from using all-natural, organic based formulations to lab-tested, clinically oriented products; from eliminating various stresses to eliminating specific foods; from changing…
Over the past 15 years, men’s skin care has grown dramatically! No longer are our male clients tagging along with their significant others. They are coming for themselves to relax,…
There haven’t been too many topics capturing more attention recently than the growing male market in skin care and spas in general. Google the topic and you will be bombarded…

Slow the Hands of Time

Written by Anne C Willis
Some aspects of aging are out of our control and we should learn to accept these changes with grace. The plain fact is we are all going to get old,…
When the drug review began over 30 years ago, the focus was predominantly on UVB protection or sunburn protection. The recommendation was skin that was unprotected would cause skin cancer…
We are all visual people, especially when it comes to our appearance and how our skin looks. Even though recent studies show that the number of diagnosed skin cancer cases…

The Role of Sun Exposure in Skin Aging

Written by Jennifer Linder, M.D.
The quest for a youthful appearance is universal. Unfortunately, age-related changes in our facial structure and appearance are partially intrinsic – aging that is unavoidable and happens due to genetics…

Successfully Addressing Acne by Treating Its Root Causes

Written by Ahmed Abdullah, MD, FICS, FACS
Thousands of products claim to stop acne. So how do you know the treatment you recommend will not only eliminate your clients’ acne symptoms, but also address the factors that…

Beautiful Skin at Any Age

Written by Lyn Ross, L.M.E
The largest growth area in cosmetic facial treatment is related to aging. People are living longer and healthier and want their appearance to reflect their vital state of mind and…
It has always been a commonly accepted fact that the typical spa client is female. However, what if it was possible to change this? The International Spa Association reports that…

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