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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.

Your treatment room tech secret

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Skin care professionals: With new facial techniques and technologies continuously coming into the spotlight, estheticians are using more than just their hands in the treatment room! We know that great skin care products go hand-in-hand with treatment room technology, so tell us - which ones are you incorporating in your service menu? Cast a quick vote […]


7 skin care mistakes your esthetician regrets making

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There’s a long list of skin care mistakes you could be making, but have you ever wondered which are the worst? We thought there’s no better person to set the record straight than a skin care professional, so we asked estheticians on Bioelements Facebook page what their biggest skin care mistakes were in their teens […]


How to fight hormonal acne at any age

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Anyone who’s been nervous before a big test, a job interview, or even a wedding is well aware of how hormones can affect your skin. The big  moment is approaching, and you look in the mirror to find a giant pimple that has decided to set up camp on your forehead! You can go months, […]


The new treatments your clients are asking for

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Skin care professionals: Are your clients asking for more than just a facial in the treatment room? Whether it’s a microtreatment or an entirely separate service on your spa menu, new treatments that target just specific areas of body – like the hands, neck or booty – are becoming increasingly popular from coast-to-coast. Are your […]


The little known ingredient your anti-aging serum needs NOW

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With a wealth of information on anti-aging skin care available, you can probably recite the ingredient buzzwords alphabetically. While antioxidants, retinol, and sunscreen are all important components to any effective anti-aging skin care routine, the odds are good that you’re still leaving out one important ingredient: probiotics! Your skin has natural microflora – an environment […]


What is my skin type?

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Oily, dry, combination, sensitive – do you know your skin type? Knowing what kind of skin you have can mean the difference between having a perfect complexion or problematic skin. Using products meant for a skin type other than yours can lead to anything from dryness to breakouts, and sometimes both at the same time […]


Enlarged pores aren’t potholes – quit trying to fill them!

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Move over BB cream – there’s a new fad sweeping countertops, and it’s here to clog your pores! More women are adding “pore fillers” to their daily skin care agenda, hoping to blur or erase pores from their complexion completely. However, much like BB creams, you can file these under “unnecessary skin care”. While you […]


4 signs you’re in sun denial

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Although it might seem like the buzz behind sun safety awareness grows more every year, 1 in 5 Americans will get skin cancer – the most preventable cancer –  in their lifetime. You might be saying to yourself, “It won’t happen to me!” But even a skin care professional can get skin cancer. It doesn’t […]


Your foolproof rosacea skin care routine

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Although an estimated 16 million Americans suffer from rosacea, most of them aren’t aware of it*. If you have rosacea, knowing as much as possible about your skin and its condition can help you both in the treatment room, and at home. Here’s a quick guide to rosacea, and what your skin care can do […]


Everything you ever wanted to know about hair removal – how to prep, what to expect, and advice from the pros

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It’s always swimsuit season somewhere, and when it comes to getting bathing suit-ready, hair removal is typically my clients’ #1 concern. With so many methods available, there’s no shortage of ways to shed unwanted body hair – what’s missing is the knowledge surrounding them! Here’s my complete guide to hair removal and everything you need […]