Though most know of the harmful effects of the sun’s invisible ultraviolet rays, many are unaware that the sun also emits various wavelengths of visible light that can also cause potential damage. Among these visible rays is blue light, also known as high-energy visible light (HEV). The biggest source for exposure to blue light is the sun, but it is also emitted by electronic devices…

Post-Summer Repair: Homecare and Spa Treatments for Sun Damage

Written by Kelly Richardson, founder of Venone PR and B.Bronz Sunless
With summer around the corner, clients will be getting ready to spend a few months at the beach and the pool and, after that, they will be looking to skin care professionals to help undo the damage from all their summer fun. Premature aging from sun exposure or tanning beds can attribute up to 90% of how old (or young) a person looks, but that…
With summer just around the corner, professionals should take time to educate clients on the difference between UVA and UVB rays. While both are harmful to skin, their unique and contrasting differences can have various effects. Up to 90 percent of visible aging is produced by sun damage. In sharing this information with clients, they can actively protect and prevent sun damage and harmful rays…

What's the Difference? Chemical Sunscreens Versus Physical Sunscreens

Written by Liz Garrison, MBA, L.E., L.M.T., start-up spa product developer and educator in spa business development and management
Sunscreen is necessary to prevent sunburns, premature aging, and skin cancer. It protects the face and body from the harmful rays of the sun when skin is exposed. Sun rays consist of several types of UVA and UVB light. UVA rays cause premature aging by penetrating deep into the dermis. They change the way skin is generated by damaging live cells that will later come…

Sun Safety: Educating Clients on Sunscreen, SPF, and More

Written by Alissa de Jongh, ND, founder of Glace’ Skin Therapy and professor of facial aesthetics at Houston Community College
Summer is well on its way and that means many people will head out for a little fun in the sun, which can be a wonderful way to get a healthy dose of vitamin D when managed in small amounts. A recommended 15 minutes per day of direct sunlight is what many medical experts claim to be the magic number for proper absorption. The confusion…

July 2021

Skin Care Blogs

Brands of the Month

  • DMK Skin Revision Center
  • Celluma by Biophotas, Inc
  • Alexandria Professional