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What does histamine have to do with skin?

Written by Pia Kynoch on March 19th, 2019.      0 comments

63-865Histamine plays a role in rashes, itch, urticaria, angioedema, dermatitis, eczema, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, and more. Histamine inhibits differentiation processes of keratinocytes and impairs proper skin barrier formation, which will then change surface pH and the skin microbiome populations.

Let us "sun" it up for you...

Written by Youth Beauty / Theravine on January 31st, 2019.      0 comments

Theravine Sun Defence Article Image 233x207 Theravine Sun Defence

Whether you choose to spend your free time by the beach, surrounded by nature in the middle of a game reserve or beside a pool, fact is, if it is summer and there is sun involved, no matter how careful you are, there is always the risk of sunburn. espite health warnings about sun damage, many people still subject their skins to the sun's burning rays. Studies show that more than one-third of adults and nearly 70% of children had sunburn within the past year. 


Written by Dr. med. Christine Schrammek-Drusio on January 31st, 2019.      0 comments

Probio Sense Article Image 233x207 Probiotic care for a balanced skin

Up to 7 billion bacteria, fungi, viruses and single-cell organisms live on our skin – however, most of these are not harmful to us in any way; many of them even help to keep us healthy. For our skin, these microorganisms have beneficial properties because the natural skin flora can only be formed through these microorganisms.
Topics: Skin Care

Future Proofing Your Business

Written by Bernadette Soars on January 22nd, 2019.      0 comments

Future Proofing Your Business - Article 233x207 If you want to be left behind in this fast paced, ever changing business world today, just keep doing what you always do.

Failing to read the trends or being too slow off the mark could slow down your business growth or worse: derail your business completely. If you would like to succeed and ‘future proof’ your business, you need to start being more mindful and willing to consciously evolve.
Topics: Business

17 Self-Care Ideas For Valentine's Day

Written by CHRISTY PIÑA on January 21st, 2019.      0 comments

Article Main Image 233x207 Because You Deserve Every Ounce Of Love

The fact that February 14 is just another day may slip your mind, thanks to all the hype surrounding the "most romantic day of the year." While some may consider V-Day a day to plan the most romantic evening of the year for their SO, others use that mid-February day to focus on self-love, instead of romantic love. If you choose to practice these self-care ideas for Valentine's Day 2019, use them to redefine the "most romantic day," and make it your day.
Topics: Tips and Tricks

Round One

Written by Delilah Matos on January 15th, 2019.      0 comments

Visualizing Victory - Article Visualizing Victory

Visualizing success can easily be viewed with skepticism. However, keep in mind that for generations, it has been a common practice among athletes, entertainers, and entrepreneurs. Many have been using visualization as a way to reach their goals. As a successful skin care entrepreneur, these same principles are no different. To tackle round one towards the first steps of success, professionals must visualize victory.

Going Solo

Written by Douglas Preston on January 15th, 2019.      0 comments

Going Solo - Article Assessing if You Have What it Takes

Whether you are a newly licensed aesthetician or have been in practice for some time, you may be one of the many skin care professionals whose dream is to run an independent business. Think of the benefits that would follow: no boss, a flexible schedule, full creative freedom, and earning more money than as an employee. Who would not want this? Before jumping into an independent operation, it is necessary to take stock of some important features and skills required of any professional hoping to succeed. 
Topics: Business

Get the Picture

Written by Austin James Michael Podowski on January 14th, 2019.      0 comments

Get the picture - Article main The Benefits of using imaging in the Spa 

It’s been said an image is worth a thousand words. In the case of the spa, a client’s first consultation and first before pictures can even be worth thousands of dollars in immediate and future revenue. There are some straightforward principles a professional can follow to monitor most present skin conditions and, often, the client’s biggest concerns center on aging, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Topics: Tips and Tricks

Your next career move could be the laser safety officer

Written by Ruth Nicholson - NZ Laser/Beauty Tech on January 14th, 2019.      0 comments

LSO - Article main So, you’ve been involved in the Laser or IPL industry for a while and you know how to do treatments, maybe your role has become a tad predictable and you feel you have more to give? – You may be able to train to become a laser safety officer. (LSO)

There is regulation in place in New Zealand where the role of a supervisor trained to oversee safety, auditing, maintenance and reporting of incidences relating to laser is required. The Auckland Council Health & Hygiene bylaw 2013, in place since 1st July 2014, is under currently under review and discusses the role of the Laser Safety Officer when and where it references the relevant Australian and New Zealand safety standards. 
Topics: Laser and IPL

10 Things About: Prepping your Skin for Summer

Written by Kimberly Czelusniak on January 8th, 2019.      0 comments

Main Image 233x207 As the days start to get longer, you may notice that your client’s skin is in need of a spring tune up.

Winter can wreak havoc on our skin. Dehydration and dead skin buildup can leave skin looking dull and lackluster. After being cooped up indoors for the majority of the winter months, it is time to ready your client’s skin to come out of hibernation. Before taking any beautifying steps to buff up your client’s appearance for their spring debut, make sure that their skin is healthy.

Top essential oils for anxiety, stress relief, depression, and more

Written by Spa Executive on January 4th, 2019.      0 comments

Top Essential oils 233x207 We’re talking with Barbara Close of  Naturopathica about aromatherapy and how to effectively use it in your spa and treatments.
We asked Close about how to create an effective aromatherapy experience in your spa (read that here). And we also asked her to tell us about some of her favorite essential oils and what they’re used for. We also asked about what the best oils for anxiety are, and what scent she thinks is underrated.
Topics: Tips and Tricks

The Biggest Makeup Trends of 2018

Written by Audrey Latimer on October 31st, 2018.      0 comments

The biggest Makeup trends 2018 233x207 Inclusivity and empowerment: two social movements that are having a major impact on the beauty industry in 2018. 

At The Makeup Show Chicago, James Vincent, director of education & artist relations for The Makeup Show, shared the biggest makeup trends from the red carpet, magazines, runways and everyday street style looks. Though the trends themselves differ, the underlying themes are the same: Embrace who you are and flaunt it unapolog­etically.

Sun Protection

Written by DR. MED. Christine Schrammek-Drusio on October 30th, 2018.      0 comments

Suncare 233x207 Sun protection is and will always remain a hot topic for everyone, every year.

Now when many of us are planning tropical islands getaway, it is time again to make everyone aware of the damage the sun can cause.
Topics: Skin Care

Spa guide 2018 Winner: Most progressive clinic

Written by Condé Nast Traveller on October 30th, 2018.      0 comments

Clinique La Prairie 233x207 Clinique La Prairie in Montreux, Switzerland

In the glass-walled spa café, a glamorous elderly woman – multiple rings, beautifully made-up – is reminiscing about the good old days at Clinique La Prairie. ‘Everyone used to come just for the famous rejuvenation treatment. The clinic gave it by injection then. A doctor would administer it all while we played bridge. It was marvellous. You didn’t even have to put your cards down!’ she says.
Topics: Spa Showcase

Melanoma Skin Cancer

Written by Morag Currin on September 25th, 2018.      0 comments

MOM WITH SON 233x207 The rates of melanoma have been rising for the last 30 years.

The risk of melanoma increases as people age. The average age of people when it is diagnosed is 63. But melanoma is not uncommon even among those younger than 30. In fact, it’s one of the most common cancers in young adults (especially young women). This covers the spectrum from boomers to millennials.
Topics: Skin Care



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