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…
It is common knowledge that daily decisions, like eating a balanced diet and exercising, are essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, it is also important to prioritize taking good care of the skin. An easy, daily…
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?…
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…
Many aestheticians and spa owners today are looking to new trends and technology to increase their client base and services. In light of the growing organic lifestyle preferences, why not look to ancient remedies. as well? Aromatherapy…
The process of detoxification can come in numerous forms, but the underlying goal is to rid the body of toxins to improve its natural processes. Think of the word “toxin” as an all-encompassing term for any substance…
Several skin issues surface because of various factors that include the environment, genetics, and nutritional contributors. Arguably, nutrition plays the largest role in skin health because it is the one factor that individuals have the most control…
Oxygen is the lifeblood of the human body. It performs a number of roles in the body, most importantly among them is converting the nutrients the body consumes into energy. Every cell in the body requires oxygen…
The eyes are the windows of the soul. They reflect a spectrum of emotions, from the light of joy and surprise to the tears of sorrow and loss. The skin around the eyes tends to be thin…
Eye area aesthetics is one of the most misunderstood areas in all of facial aesthetics. While most skin care professionals understand the basic issues – which include fine lines and wrinkles, under-eye puffiness, darkness, and the general…
The skin around the eyes is sensitive and loses elasticity at an early age, causing it to wrinkle. The lips suffer from dryness and lose their plump, hydrated, youthful appearance; the corners droop; and the skin around…
Eat wisely to look good - it is a mantra worth remembering. Diet nourishes the skin from within and some skin conditions, such as acne and rosacea, requires people to pay even more attention to what is…
Nutritional and dermatological research has demonstrated that specific and key nutrients are required to ensure the physiological functioning and overall health of the skin. This factor is well recognized by nutritional professionals, along with the premise that…
Distilled plant waters or essential waters are becoming popular in spas. These distilled plant waters can be confusing and go by many names, including hydrolats, floral waters, herbal waters, toilet waters, aqua vitae, and distillates. In the…
The body is an amazing machine, but it requires the proper fuel to function at optimal levels. Food provides fuel for the body and the type of fuel a person gives their body can mean the difference…
There is a tsunami coming and, fortunately, it is not the kind that leaves havoc and destruction in its wake. On the contrary, it is an immense wave of wellness that has the potential to positively impact…
The holidays are here and with them arrive an influx of party invitations; party clothes; delicious foods; and the stress of shopping, family, and expectations. For clients who want to look their best for the holiday season,…
In a transient, fast-paced, technological, and diverse world, skin care professionals interact with numerous skin types and conditions that have multiple influences, including genetic traits, lifestyle, and current state of health. Professionals must be prepared for the…
The benefits of essential oils in skin care are wide and varied, making them ideally suited for use in many types of facial treatments and for numerous skin types and conditions. What must be clearly understood when…
In 1910, while working in France at a family-owned cosmetic laboratory – mainly for the development of perfumes – French chemist and scholar, Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, received a third degree burn on his hand and forearm. Looking for…
Proper context is imperative when working with a client who is receiving chemotherapy for cancer. Skin care professionals are not treating cancer; they are working with the presenting conditions of a client and their skin. Presenting conditions…
Anti-cancer therapies, such as chemotherapy, target therapy, and radiotherapy, may cause common dermatological side effects, the most predominate of which is hyperpigmentation. Treatment-induced hyperpigmentation from chemotherapy is believed to directly cause a toxic effect on melanocytes. Hyperpigmentation…
Repêchage Professional Skin Care recently hosted a three day oncology training program for skin care professionals that was presented by Becky Kuehn, founder of Oncology Spa Solutions®. The content for the training course was created by Kuehn,…
Though it is often thought of as a women’s disease, men are also diagnosed with and die from breast cancer.  Fortunately, breast cancer death rates have been falling since the late 1980s, especially among women under the…
The skin care industry revolves around health and self-care, therefore, it is only fitting that skin care professionals support breast cancer awareness in their spas at all times during the year.
By virtue of their extensive training, skin care professionals are confirmed ambassadors of beauty, skin health, and general wellness. The natural health community's impressive impact on the skin care industry is evidenced by the variety of aesthetic…
Essential oils play an important role in skin care. Because the skin reacts to emotions, the effect of inhalation in the form of aromatherapy can be a powerful addition to aesthetics.
While the thought of putting slimy, green seaweed on a client’s face may not sound so appealing, marine seaweed, also referred to as alga, has become the ingredient of choice in skin care today. More than likely,…
While supplements and healthy eating are not often thought of as aesthetic staples, they are vital to skin health and overall wellness. Dietary supplements provide nutrients to the body that may not be obtained in sufficient quantities.
Autoimmune skin disorders are a 21st century phenomenon that is deeply rooted in the way people live their lives. Currently, about 23.5 million Americans suffer from autoimmune diseases, a number that is steadily rising. The role of…
We have long heard of the impact and power of positive thinking. The premise that when you think positive thoughts, you behave in positive ways and positive energy come back to you. The interesting thing is that…
The word ‘Ayurveda’ has been cropping up a lot lately, riding into mainstream awareness on the coattails of Ayurveda’s enormously-popular sister science, yoga. Clients are also increasingly interested in Ayurvedic therapies and products.Like yoga, Ayurveda arose from…
One of the great things about breath work is that there are many opportunities to practice breathing throughout the day. Breath work can become part of any professional’s own self-care practice and client-facing session. Professionals can incorporate…
Well-being is a combination of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual self-awareness. It reaches beneath the surface to impact the essence or being. It allows people to become in tune with their innate feelings and intuition, which are…
Imagine going to a big music festival with hordes of people, food vendors, lights, cameras, and stages. Now imagine the cleaning efforts at the end of the festival. It would be quite a feat to clear all…
One key function of the skin is using nutrients from food to provide each cell in the body with what it requires to do its job. While the skin care professional’s job is to provide topical solutions…
Wellness is defined as the state or condition of being in good physical and mental health. Skin care professionals are all too familiar with caring for the well-being of the skin, but how can they cater to…
Water is very much on the minds of many people at the moment. The West Coast is in its fourth year of drought while much of the rest of the nation is experiencing record rainfall and flood.…
Extremophiles may be a relatively new term in the skin care industry, but they have been around much longer than many people are aware.
Many skin care professionals have read about aromatherapy. Some of them have experienced it. Chances are that many people know what aromatherapy is because of its undoubted popularity.
Internal detoxification or cleansing has become a popular health concern for clients.

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