Diseases

The Lowdown On Lyme

Around 30,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year in the United States; however, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that it could be up to 300,000 yearly due to under-reporting and misdiagnosis. Clients with this disease are looking for ways to de-stress and feel better, whether through a relaxing massage or facial. … Read more

Psoriasis Spa Therapy

Calm your clients’ sensitive skin with these psoriasis spa therapy tips. Psoriasis is a skin condition that estheticians are seeing more often these days in the treatment room. Psoriasis is an immune-mediated disease that causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin. It’s a disease that comes and goes. At this time, there … Read more

Fighting Glycation for the Diabetic Client

Fighting Glycation, Skin Inc Magazine

As skin care professi­onals, we spend a lot of time protecting the skin from external stressors that can cause damage and aging. We sometimes forget there are factors that can age the skin from the inside out, too, and one of these internal factors is glycation. The term “glycation,” along with the consumer desire to … Read more

The New Face of Gluten

The New Face of Gluten

Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune disorder whereby the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It can occur in genetically predisposed individuals, which are estimated at 1 in every 100 people worldwide. CD can easily be diagnosed by a blood test or intestinal biopsy, yet approximately 2.5 million Americans are undiagnosed and … Read more

The A, B, C, D, Es of Skin Cancer

May is national Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. The most common of all cancers, approximately 3.5 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are diagnosed in this country each year.1 With this awareness, it is the perfect month to educate your clients on how to do their own exams at home on … Read more

Skin Types 1 & 2

Diabetes

Diabetes affects over 20 million Americans, and more than 40 million Americans have prediabetes. It is very likely that a portion of our own clients represent some of these prediabetic individuals. The first thing we need to understand is the difference between the two types of diabetes, and the related conditions that may affect the … Read more

Oncology Ingredients

Oncology Ingredients

Cancer patients deal with many different skin conditions due to the disease itself, treatments they receive and medications they take. The skin is extremely compromised. Looking at skin care labels can be daunting for the esthetician on a daily basis. However, we need to be extremely careful when dealing with someone undergoing treatment to make … Read more

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