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Tanning Bed Ban

Tanning Bed Ban

Members of the Howard County (Maryland) Board of Health banned the use of tanning beds by anyone under 18. It is the first law in the nation that prohibits minors from using tanning beds.

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Congratulations AAD

Congratulations AAD

The American Academy of Dermatology celebrated its 25th year of offering free skin cancer screenings with several new initiatives in 2009; offering an e-card to notify others about the screenings; an alert to notify you when a screening is being held within 50 miles of your community; and a new video describing what to expect in a skin cancer exam. Since 1985 member dermatologists have conducted 1.9 million free skin cancer screenings and detected 188,000 suspicious lesions, including more than 21,500 suspected melanomas. To receive an alert, view the video, or send an ecard, go to http://www.aad.org/public/exams/screenings.

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Dangers of Exfoliation

In the conceptualization and planning stages of this feature we were certain it was going to be among the best coverage we have offered in regards to exfoliation. Indeed I think the information in this feature as well as the supporting articles is very informative and well written. What I know now that I didn't know before we began the process of talking to potential writers, is how difficult it would be to find four people who were willing to contribute to this feature, primarily because of the title. I can only imagine what they would have said if they had seen the cover and opening art for this feature. Their reaction might have been similar to your own and even ours when we first looked at these images – a bit shocked and taken aback. But let's stay focused, and I will get back to the art in a minute.

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ilike organic skin care Age Defense Facial – featuring Magnetic Skin Therapy

ilike organic skin care Age Defense Facial – featuring Magnetic Skin Therapy

Age Defense is for all ages – it is never too early to prevent! – This treatment protects the skin against pollutants, stress, sun exposure, and the free radicals of modern society. Note that this protocol provides options depending on the hydration level (or aging process) of the skin.

Step 1: CLEANSING I – to remove makeup, eye makeup, and most dust or pollution use ilike Lemon Cleansing Milk for normal to oily or pigmented skin types or ilike Grapeseed Cleansing Milk for premature, aging, dehydrated, dry, or loose skin types. Apply a small amount of cleanser over entire face and neck area and massage in gently for 30-60 seconds moving your fingertips in circular motions, then remove with damp face towel

Step 2: CLEANSING II – to remove leftover dust or pollution and any residue of makeup use ilike Mineral Exfoliating Wash for oily/combination, acne prone, inflamed, or sensitive skin or ilike Nettle Exfoliating Wash for normal to dry, itchy, or dehydrated skin. Mix a small amount of cleansing concentrate with water in hands. Apply and massage into skin with fingertips for one to three minutes in a circular motion covering the entire face and neck and avoiding the eye area. Remove completely with damp face towel.

Step 3: TONING - to balance the pH level, even out pores, and infuse vitamins and minerals use ilike Blackthorn Toner. Spray toner on skin or wipe skin with a cotton pad moistened with toner, or apply toner directly to skin with your hands.

 

 

Step 4: EXFOLIATION - to remove dead skin cells from the skin’s surface and refine the complexion use ilike Rosehip Exfoliator for normal/combination, oily, sensitive, or rosacea skin or ilike Rolling Face & Body Exfoliator for dehydrated, dry, premature, or mature skin. Apply it to the skin until it dries. Leave on for 10 minutes for optimal results. Gently scrub off with a damp face towel. The Rosehip Exfoliator can be used under steam (use steam with the Rolling only for non-sensitive skin).

Step 5: MASSAGE - ilike Saponaria and Linaria Massage Cream for normal to oily, water deficient, or sensitive skin, skin that needs extractions. This cream softens the skin and opens the pores for easier extractions, and may be used even on the most sensitive skin.
Massage it into the skin to loosen the pores (may be used with steam) then proceed with extractions as needed.
ilike Paprika Stimulating Massage Cream is recommended for premature or mature skin, oil- and water deficiency, and lack of circulation. This cream slightly increases the circulation to achieve a better penetration of the nutrients of following the treatment.

Step 6: MASK – Use ilike Blackthorn Gel Mask for normal to oily, pale, tired, anaemic skin, ilike Sour Cherry Gel Mask for normal/combination, open pored premature skin, or ilike Pumpkin & Orange Mask for dry, loose and mature, aging skin. Apply mask to face and décolleté and leave on for 15-20 minutes for optimal results. Remove with a damp face towel.

Step 7: MAGNETIC REPAIR MASK use ilike Magnetic Skin Therapy for all skin types and ilike Calendula Oil, Yarrow Oil, Q10 Serum or Skin Power to suit the skin type. Apply a thin layer of the appropriate oil or serum and place a cosmetic gauze sheet over the face, neck, and décolleté area. Apply a thin layer of the mask on top of the gauze sheet. Leave on for 10-15 minutes until almost dry then remove the product by lifting the edge of the gauze (from top down) and pulling away from the skin. Immediately wipe off any residue with a damp disposable sheet or rinse thoroughly with clear water. (Note that this product may stain surfaces or linens, so disposable wipes are recommended.)

Step 8: HYDRATION – Apply the appropriate moisturizer and serum choices (serum first). Choose from ilike Age Defense Bioflavonoid Serum with Blackthorn Whipped Moisturizer for normal to oily, pale, tired, anaemic skin, ilike Age Defense Bioflavonoid Serum with Sour Cherry Whipped Moisturizer for normal/combination, open pored premature skin, or ilike Age Defense Bioflavonoid Serum and Age Defense Bioflavonoid Moisturizer for normal to dry, premature or aging, tired skin.

Finish treatment with appropriate eyecare, lip balm, and sun protection.
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Alex Cosmetic - Herbal A-Peel Treatment

Alex Cosmetic - Herbal A-Peel Treatment

Herbal A-Peel is a biological method to resurface the skin, improving skin texture, tone, and elasticity in just five days. It is completely free of any chemicals or synthetic ingredients and contains only pure, natural plant ingredients. Practitioners do not need to wear gloves during application, and there is no danger if the herbs inadvertently get into the eyes. A special massage technique with crushed herbs promotes mechanical exfoliation and increases blood circulation to stimulate metabolic process for gentle shedding of the upper layer of skin. Skin regeneration is induced and normalizing process occurs in a natural way while improving cell turnover rate.
Herbal A-Peel effectively treats a wide range of skin conditions including: Acne, acne scars, enlarged pores, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, aging skin, loss of elasticity, and wrinkles.

STEP 1 – CLEANSE, DISINFECT, and TONE
Cleanse the face and neck with Herbal Mild Cleansing Milk under steam for about three to five mintues; gently remove any impurities.
Deep cleanse and disinfect the face and neck with Herbal Deep Gel for two minutes followed by toning with Herbal Super Lotion.


STEP 2 – PREPARE and HERBAL MASSAGE
Note: Analyze skin and make a notation of areas where more intensive massage may be needed such as crow’s feet or impurities behind ears.
A. Mix one teaspoon of Herbal Peel Mask with a small amount of diluted Herbal Peel Lotion (30ml of Herbal Peel Lotion and 120ml of distilled water) into a soft paste.
B. Apply the mixture onto the skin and massage for eight to 10 minutes, using circular movements. The duration and pressure of the massage depends on the thickness of the client’s skin and condition. Keep hands wet during the massage with the diluted peel lotion.
Avoid excessive rubbing of the cheekbones and neck.


STEP 3 – CALM and COOL
Apply strips of gauze dipped in the diluted Herbal Peel Lotion and place over entire face and neck to calm and cool the skin. Keep moist about 15 to 20 minutes, adding drops of diluted peel lotion.
Remove the gauze strips carefully; skin should be slightly pink in color and sensitive to touch. Wash the skin gently with lukewarm water.


STEP 4 – HYDRATE, PROTECT, and HOME CARE
Gently refresh the skin with Herbal Super Lotion on a cotton pad. Apply Herbal Clear Cream (oily, acne skin) or Herbal Vitamin Cream (mature, hyperpigmented).
Apply a thick layer of Herbal BB Cream to protect from sun and promote regeneration. These three home care products are used for the next five days to soothe, hydrate, and protect the skin. Review home care instructions with the client and schedule a 5th day follow up treatment.


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Laughing

Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.
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Gluten-Allergy Sufferers

Gluten-Allergy Sufferers

Celiac is an autoimmune disorder that entails one’s immune system attacking their intestinal tract when gluten is consumed. Gluten is a protein that is found in wheat, barley and rye. Statistics show that celiac affects one percent of all Americans although some experts maintain that this rate could be as much as 30 percent. Diagnosis “is” on the rise. Untreated and undiagnosed, celiac can lead to severe immune system disorders, chronic rashes, infertility, osteoporosis, and even cancer. Gluten can also be found in cosmetics and skin care products. While most medical “experts” will say that gluten is only offensive when ingested many believe in the adage that “what goes on, goes in.” Regardless, even the experts agree that those with celiac should exhibit caution when applying products containing gluten near their mouth.

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Abyssinian Oil

Abyssinian Oil

One of the most important features of the Abyssinian oil is that it is very easily absorbed into the epidermal tissue, which generates noticeably smoother texture to the skin. The oil works just as well, even if the skin is wrinkled and exceedingly dry. Abyssinian oil also significantly improves the tone and texture of the skin, and makes it suitable for all ages. The Abyssinian oil is very light in color and almost odorless, which makes it suitable for all skin care products and decorative cosmetics. It can be used in fairly high quantities without interfering with the final product. When used in make up, this oil will help assist with the even and smooth delivery of the product. Abyssinian oil can also be used in hair products. It is proven to produce a natural radiant luster to the hair and it will glide onto the surface forming a light continuous lipid layer. Those qualities provide lubricity to help detangle the hair and lock in essential moisture.

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The Color Blue

The color blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release calming hormones. Try to incorporate this theme in your spa.

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Little Red Bumps

LITTLE RED BUMPS?

By Medical News Today

What are those little red bumps? They may be Keratosis Pilaris (KP), a genetic skin condition resulting from a build up of dead skin cells in hair follicles, causing patches of little red bumps that nag 40 percent of the world's population.
There is no cure for Keratosis Pilaris, but leading dermatologists, like Dr. Alan Fleischer, professor and chair of the department of dermatology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, recommends keeping skin moisturized with a moisturizer containing lactic acid, which may help minimize the dry skin associated with KP. Be sure to see a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis since other medical conditions can mimic KP.

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