With cutaneous resurfacing there are various options depending on the condition of the skin and desired clinical outcomes. There are three types of exfoliating agents commonly used to resurface the skin. Keratolytic agents, keratocoagulant agents, and proteolytic agents. Keratolytic agents, such as hydroxy acids, work by breaking apart the bonds that hold skin cells together or by dissolving cellular glue. Keratolytic agents include hydroxy acids…
When it comes to making a career choice to work with oncology clients, the decision can be rewarding in many ways. If considering this path, here are the answers to 10 questions many aestheticians ponder before taking the plunge. Is it scary to work with an oncology client? No. An oncology client is a client. They just have different skin conditions and needs right now…
Always on the alert for natural solutions to health and well-being, I was excited to explore the trendy eating philosophy, intermittent fasting (IF). In my efforts to maintain a healthy weight, I have tried many diets and trends, including: low-fat, no carbohydrates, calorie restriction, paleo, juice fasting, a raw food diet, and many others. Before jumping in and giving intermittent fasting a try, I sat…

Epigenetics: Changing the Face of Skin Care

Written by Neal Kitchen, PhD, chief geneticist at HydroPeptide
Humans are in a new age, where customization and personalization can play a major role in how the body is maintained. From customized diets to DNA testing, the ability people have to understand their genetic makeup is impacting the choices they make, the products they use, and the personalized changes they can implement to maximize results. However, the ability to customize goes beyond the unique…

Hold the Needles: the Beauty Benefits of Acupressure

Written by Rachelle Dupree, marketing, communication, and design at Vivoderm Natural Skincare
In recent years, acupressure and acupuncture have moved from a little-known, holistic health practice to a proven, mainstream, medical treatment. Acupressure (much like acupuncture, but without using needles) is a 5,000-year-old Chinese medical practice used to relieve pain, reduce stress, and promote health and wellness through unblocking or stimulating certain meridians (or Qi) found all over the body and face. Treating the acupoints of the…

January 2022

Wellness Blogs

Brands of the Month

  • DMK Skin Revision Center
  • Celluma by Biophotas, Inc