Teresa Stenzel

SkinReading Blog

Teresa Stenzel
Bioelements Director of Education Teresa Stenzel has been a member of the Bioelements esthetics team since 1993. With a key role in the company’s integration of new professional products, she helps develop new facial and body treatment techniques, as well as new curriculum for Bioelements, ensuring skin care professionals receive the education they need to deliver the best skin care recommendations and professional treatments from coast to coast.

Problematic skin? How to exfoliate – without irritation

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    Are you dealing with “unpredictable” skin? It’s no wonder that skin sensitivities including acne, rosacea, stinging or allergies seem so common. Add in environmental factors, use of medications, hormone changes and lack of sleep and it’s no wonder people have confused skin that can change daily. But just because skin is unpredictable doesn’t mean […]

 
 

How to get clear skin: 4 things you’re doing wrong

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   I always advise clients to have a skin care plan of action once temperatures starts to warm. Hectic spring weather can make it hard for skin to stay balanced, so having a plan to transition can keep concerns like excessive oiliness and breakouts in-check. But sometimes no matter how prepared you are, pimples can […]

 
 

5 fast tricks to get rid of dark undereye circles and crowsfeet

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Frustrating signs of eye aging, like fine lines or dark circles, can have many causes – like UV damage, dehydration, lack of sleep, or even genetics. But whether you’re just starting to see fine lines creeping in, or feel like you’ve been fighting a losing eye aging battle for years, one thing is for sure: […]

 
 

4 things you CAN’T forget to tell your esthetician

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When your esthetician asks for more details about your skin before a facial, do you tell her everything? Sure, you may not want to admit that you’ve been sleeping in your makeup, or that you’ve been skimping on the SPF – but did you know that the information you omit could negatively affect your facial […]

 
 

How to reduce redness on face: 4 simple steps to calm sensitive skin

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Skin irritation and redness on the face can be a year-round problem, but an exceptionally harsh winter has bumped these concerns to the top of nearly everyone’s list. Yet, even though so many people are experiencing excessive dryness, flaking, flushing, and touch sensitivity, treating Sensitive skin can still seem like a mystery. My inbox is […]

 
 

The digital skin care mail bag: shrinking pores, “turkey” neck, and stronger skin.

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It’s mail time! Once again, the skin care mail bag is stuffed with questions – this time from Bioelements Facebook fans. We asked you to tell us about the skin care advice you want, and you delivered! The focus is on making pores appear smaller, tightening and toning skin, and helping your skin become more […]

 
 

6 shortcuts that won’t sabotage your skin

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In the search for a skin care routine that will give you your best skin yet, it’s easy to get side-tracked by beauty “hacks” that promise to get you there in half the time. Lately, I’ve been seeing more of these tips in misguided articles that confuse skin-saving with time-saving. Believe it or not, the […]

 
 

Spa Stories: The skin reaction that wasn’t

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One of the best parts of my role as Bioelements Director of Education is that I’m able to talk on a daily basis with skin care professionals all over the globe. I think it’s safe to say I’ve heard thousands of stories from estheticians about what can happen inside the spa treatment room. Now, it’s […]

 
 

3 ways to fight tech-fueled skin-aging NOW.

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Lookout – there’s a new skin-ager around, and it’s probably affecting you as you read this! If the constant threat of skin-damaging UV rays and free-radicals wasn’t enough, now technology’s found a new way to age your skin. On Bioelements Facebook Page, we recently shared the news that “tech neck” is the latest skin-aging symptom […]

 
 

The 2 ingredients you’ll regret finding in your skin care

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Articles that tout the virtues of using a product with one ingredient over another are never in short supply, but what about those you should avoid? I’m not talking about ingredients that those with specific skin concerns should avoid (like using a physical exfoliant on inflamed acne), but ingredients that could actually harm any skin […]