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All About Extractions

All About Extractions

Extractions are such an integral part of the facial process because they clear out pores that have become clogged with excess sebum and dead skin cells. Most clients require at least a few extractions during the facial, more if this is their first treatment. Extractions clear […]

Salicylic Acid

Salicylic Acid

At one point or another, skin care professionals will all use salicylic acid – it is one of the most popular ingredients in anti-acne skin care. Salicylic is the only beta hydroxy acid used in skin care; it occurs naturally in wintergreen leaves, sweet birch, […]

Winter Skin

Winter Skin

The cold and windy wintertime is here, and that can mean dry, flaky and irritated skin for many women. The majority of clients wish to hydrate their skin, but aren’t sure how and when to use a serum as opposed to a crème, and the […]

Microbeads and the environment

Microbeads and the environment

Have you heard about microbeads? If not, I’d like to educate you on these little plastic culprits, and make sure you stay away from face and body scrubs which list them as an active ingredient. Microbeads are tiny round plastic beads that are found in […]

Sanitation and Infection Control for Spa/Salon Workers

Sanitation and Infection Control for Spa/Salon Workers

Sanitation and infection-control are some of the first things we all learn in beauty school, and for good reason! It is crucial to have an understanding of the different kinds of infections you may come across, in order to protect yourself and the client. Clients […]

Fact or Fiction: exfoliating every day is bad for your skin

Fact or Fiction: exfoliating every day is bad for your skin

Many women tend to over-exfoliate the skin, in hopes of sloughing off dead skin, and thus achieving a fresh and renewed complexion. This is a misconception, since our skin is a very efficient organ, and doesn’t require exfoliation more than 2-3 times per week. In […]

Milia – what is it?

Milia – what is it?

• Milia occur when keratin becomes trapped beneath the epidermis. • Milia can occur in people of all ages, but they’re most common in newborns, affecting up to 50% of them. They’re typically found on the face, eyelids, and cheeks. • Newborn milia are often […]

My Inspiration

My Inspiration

The most challenging part of my job, and I think this would apply to many entrepreneurs across the board, is staying relevant. As trends change, there is always a push or pull in a certain direction, and uncertainty whether or not your brand will continue […]

SPF – Everything You Need to Know About Sun Care

SPF – Everything You Need to Know About Sun Care

“How do I choose the right sunscreen? What is an SPF? Which sunscreen safe for my children? Should I use a waterproof sunscreen?” It’s not surprising that many people, including estheticians have questions about sun care products. There is a vast array of sunscreens on […]

Anti-Aging Treatments for the Neck and Decollete

Anti-Aging Treatments for the Neck and Decollete

The face, neck and décolleté are exposed to the sun, wind and cold weather, and must be all cared for in the same way as the face during the professional treatment and at home. The delicate neck and décolleté area is often ignored when it […]