Articles

  • Talking Stem Cells

    Stem cells have become a huge buzzword in the esthetics industry. They are known for their regenerative properties in medicine, making them a promising component to rejuvenate aged skin. Many providers and consumers have turned to stem cells in esthetic procedures and topical skin care products to address the signs of aging skin. To better understand what stem cells are meant to do in the skin, you need to understand what stem cells are, where they come from and how they work in skin care products.
  • Top Pigmentation Treatments

    Pigmentation is one of the most common skin concerns from clients. It is a difficult skin condition to treat, but the right system can give you outstanding results. The best outcomes are from a combination of treatments and home care, which this article will discuss. However, this article will first detail pigmentation formation and the types of pigmentation, both important to the treatments chosen.
  • 5 Biggest Esthetic Education Mistakes

    "There are instances where clients are misled by false promises and inaccurate information. As professionals, it is our job to be continually educated on all aspects of the esthetics industry..."
  • Machines for the 4 Major MedSpa Targets

    "Medspas originally became popular with the use of injectables along with skin care treatments, they are also known today for the machines that can be used for a variety of conditions including fat reduction, skin tightening, resurfacing and skin tone..."
  • A Closer Look at IPL and Lasers

    "Lasers and light therapies are among the most commonly used devices in the esthetic industry. Modern day usage of light has broadly expanded the range of cosmetic medical treatments. They can be used to treat a variety of skin concerns including discolor­ation, vascular lesions, uneven texture..."
  • Clear the Dec and Save the Neck

    "The neck and décolleté, for instance, are extensions of the face and should be treated as such. These areas show signs of aging more rapidly due to their makeup and should always be considered when performing esthetic treatments..."
  • All Eyes On Treatments

    "The eyes are the first area people are drawn to when looking at one another. They are the focal points of beauty on the face. Unfortunately, they are also the area to show the first signs of aging due to the delicate skin. There are several treatments available that can be focused solely to the skin around the eyes..."
  • Wake Up To Better Skin

    "We have all heard that sleep is essential for beautiful skin, but it is important to know why. Sleep is crucial for our bodies, including skin, to regenerate and repair during sleep cycles. We have what is called a circadian rhythm, a 24-hour period responsible for biological cycles..."
  • 5 Ways to Boost Retail

    Let’s face it, we all want to be more successful. Retail revenue can be a great way to make extra money for the business and yourself. Retail sales can be increased significantly when promotions are implemented properly. Estheticians commonly make 5–15% on retail sales, which doesn’t seem significant. However, with some focus, an increase in retail sales can be lucrative.
  • Tried and True: 5 Myths and Truths About Cleansing and Acne

    Cleansing the skin is an essential part of a skin care regimen for all skin types and conditions; using the right product is equally important. Clients suffering from acne are often not cleansing properly, which could be due to the various advertisements promoting harsh cleansers and tools that could cause more harm than good. The following are five common myths and truths associated with acne-prone skin and cleansing.
  • Tried and True: 5 Ways to Modify a Peel

    Peels are one of the most useful tools in a skin care professional's arsenal, but they must be used correctly to ensure not only efficacy but also safety. Listed here are five ways to modify a peel to safely increase skin care efficacy.
  • Tried and True: 5 Resources to Expand Your Education

    In today’s esthetic industry, if you aren’t learning, you're falling behind. With a multitude of resources, learning about esthetics is easier than ever. With online classes, tradeshows and more, there are many resources to consider when looking to improve your resume.