Enjoy yourself this holiday season

04 Dec 2016
Enjoy yourself this holiday season

The holiday season is a time for indulgence, and that’s a good thing. I mean it when I say we really do need to indulge ourselves during this time of year… The trick is figuring out what exactly to indulge in. Figuring this out will ensure your indulgences are worthwhile and will help you balance out the rest of the year. I like to ask myself these two questions: 1.) What basic human necessity or pleasure did I not get enough of this past year? a. Sleep b. Naps c. Baths d. Time to myself e. Time with my family f. Parties g. Nights at home h. Indulgent foods i..

How LED Light Therapy Works

14 Nov 2016
How LED Light Therapy Works

LightStim MultiWave® Patented LED light therapy is an effective and affordable technology for achieving healthy and youthful skin. LightStim, the industry leader in LED light therapy, has been used and recommended by estheticians, dermatol­ogists, plastic surgeons, and other licensed skin care and wellness professi­onals, delivering powerful results for more than a decade. LightStim is the only U.S. manufacturer of LED equipment for professional use in the treatment room, as well as at-home care devices for clients. How LED Light Therapy Works Just as plants absorb and convert sunlight into cellular building blocks, skin absorbs therapeutic light and uses it as a source of energy to stimulate cellular regeneration to produce.

Hydrafacial – the best facial to transform your skin

20 Sep 2016
Hydrafacial – the best facial to transform your skin

Britenol® Alpha-Arbutin & Vitamin C Spot Treatment Serum What Is It? Britenol® may help to minimize the appearance of dark spots, sun spots, and hyperpigmentation. This potent vial used in a HydraFacial MD® treatment works to brighten and enhance the overall appearance of skin. Skin will be left radiant with a more even complexion. Why Is It Different? This light-weight solution may brighten and balance skin tone. Skin willbe visibly rejuvenated by this non-irritating formula that will leave skin glowing and refreshed. Ingredient Highlights: Alpha-Arbutin Derived from bearberry extract, this powerful ingredient may help reduce the appearance of dark spots, leaving skin with a more even tone. Vitamin C Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant.

Your Diet for Perfect Skin

20 Apr 2016
Your Diet for Perfect Skin

After all those years of health class, it should come as no surprise to anyone to hear that skin is the body’s largest organ. In that same vein (yep, pun intended), foods that help to keep your body feeling great on the inside will also contribute to helping you look your best on the outside. Add these healthy, delicious foods to your everyday diet, and you’ll be well on your way to looking and feeling amazing, perfect skin included. Water You’ve heard it before, but we’ll tell you again: Fruits and vegetables both tend to be high in water content, but it’s always helpful to simply drink more water, particularly.

101 Common Beauty & Skin Care Mistakes

19 Mar 2016
101 Common Beauty & Skin Care Mistakes

We all make mistakes—and occasionally, we make the same mistakes over and over again without registering that they’re mistakes in the first place. We’re the first to admit when we’ve made a beauty blunder, which is why we’ve rounded up the 101 most common beauty mistakes to spare you from having the same slip-up time and time again. We’ve learned from experience. Hair 1. You’re holding the brush wrong when you blow-dry. If you hold the hairdryer with your dominant hand and work the brush with the weaker, you’re not alone—but you are wrong. While it feels more natural to hold the larger, heavier item with your stronger hand, you.

Do You Need a Toner?

01 Mar 2016
Do You Need a Toner?

Toner Confusion As a result of outdated information, toners have become a confusing category of skin-care products. Because of misperceptions, many fashion magazines, dermatologists, and even cosmetics salespeople advise against using a toner, or simply dismiss toners as an optional step. That is disappointing, because a well-formulated toner can provide truly amazing benefits for your skin. Once you understand how toners work, and know what ingredients are included in some toners that can be bad for your skin and what ingredients are essential for achieving a healthy, radiant glow, you’ll find that applying a toner can be the perfect addition to your skin-care routine! All About Toners Toners are meant.

HydraFacial MD® – The One Facial You Need Right Now!

18 Feb 2016
HydraFacial MD® – The One Facial You Need Right Now!

HAVE YOU SEEN THE LATEST ISSUE OF INSTYLE MAGAZINE with HydraFacial? InStyle gushes about the HydraFacial MD® exclaiming, “the dry patches around her forehead and chin instantly vanished, along with blackheads dotting her nose.” The award-winning HydraFacial MD® advances skin health by merging invigorating spa therapies with advanced medical technology. Watch educational video: HydraFacial is an innovative breakthrough in today’s skin care. As the name implies, it hydrates the skin. Virtually everyone knows that red, dry, irritated skin will increase the visible signs of aging. What’s the solution? Hydration. Well-hydrated skin equals healthy skin. It is a different kind of skin-enhancing treatment simply because of how well it thoroughly hydrates and improves.

Controlling Acne

30 Jan 2016
Controlling Acne

The most successful approach for skin care professionals in managing any skin condition is to develop a basic approach for assessment, diagnosis and then treatment. I encourage all nurses, estheticians and even physicians to develop his/her own rationale for dealing with specific skin conditions. Acne is NOT a disease, but rather a condition that can be controlled with the correct methodology. Nearly 90% of people in Western society will experience some degree of acne during their life, and acne and acne-like conditions present a complex problem to treat. Medically, acne severity is graded according to four categories; the simplest being the presence of only multiple blackheads or whiteheads, and the most.

What You Should Know About Collagen

06 Nov 2015
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Collagen is a type of protein that connects and supports bodily tissues such as skin, bone, tendon, muscle and cartilage. It also supports internal organs. There are 25 types of collagen naturally occurring in our body and constitute 25% of the total protein in our body. Collagen works with elastin to support body tissues to give firmness and strength in lungs, bones, tendon and blood vessel. It works with keratin to give skin strength, flexibility and resiliency. As we age, the body produce less collagen, hence, the skin loses elasticity and resiliency and resulting in wrinkles and fine lines. So, to retain our youthful look, we have to do something. The.

Anti-Aging Skin Care after Menopause

14 Oct 2015
Anti-Aging Skin Care after Menopause

A woman’s hormones help support youthful skin. After menopause, your skin starts to change. It’s not your imagination! Compared to your skin before menopause, your postmenopausal skin starts to show: Atrophic withering Wrinkling Slackness (especially on your forearms and face) Progressive dryness and scaliness You will also notice that fine wrinkles and crinkles will deepen into courser wrinkles. Postmenopausal skin may also become fragile, tearing and bruising more easily. It is also drier and more prone to dry skin eczema conditions.  As if menopausal skin changes were not enough, most of us “women of this certain age” can add intrinsic aging (the passing of years) and sun damage to the list of.

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