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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 […]

 
 

Top 5 reasons to exfoliate your eyes and how to see results today!

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Between squinting, tugging, sun damage, genetics and so much more, there’s no limit to the number of things that want to age the delicate skin around your eyes. But how do you find a serious solution for skin that’s as thin as an eggshell? The answer might surprise you… Despite being the thinnest on your […]

 
 

4 spring break beauty tricks for gorgeous skin NOW!

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Whether you’re escaping the cold with a tropical trip or are planning an extended staycation, spring break marks the perfect time to start preparing your skin for warmer weather. Here are my top 4 tricks for getting gorgeous skin no matter what your spring break plans are! 1. Prep with the ultimate smoothing supplies. Hidden […]

 
 

Steam during a facial: What’s truth, and what’s hot air?

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Some find steaming essential during a facial, while others are using it to blame for a facial that fell flat.But swear by it or swear off it, not everything I’ve been hearing about this heated treatment room topic is accurate. And when you’re talking about water that’s so hot it’s been vaporized, misinformation can be […]

 
 

TREATMENT ROOM TABOO: Gloves or No Gloves?

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  We’re always posting tips, tricks and news on Bioelements Facebook page, often sparking great conversation between both pros and spa-goers alike. Recently, posts demonstrating some of Bioelements Signature Techniques prompted comments, and even some questions, about the use of gloves during a treatment. Curious to hear how others felt about it, we opened the […]