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Skin Exfoliation: How to choose the best chemical exfoliation & more

Skin exfoliation is a necessity for any skin type, even sensitive, if you want healthy, happy skin. The benefits of exfoliating your skin are plentiful. Regularly exfoliating can diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and even prevent them from worsening. It can also help unclog pores, reduce hyperpigmentation, minimize the appearance of dark […]


What to Expect After a Chemical Peel: Everything You Need to Know

Chemical peels are one of the most misunderstood spa treatments – many of us immediately think of tabloid magazine photos we’ve seen of a celebrity with red, flaking, painful looking skin.  But those images are the result of old, outdated chemical peel formulas that can result in some unpleasant side effects. Today, omni-benefit, modern chemical […]


Crows Feet Treatment: How to Repair Damage Fast

Worried about unwanted marks like fine lines and crows feet around the eyes? UV damage and months of squinting under sunny skies leaves many in dire need of a reliable crows feet treatment. Don’t fret if you need a remedy too; we’ll break down our most effective ways to treat crows feet below. 1) Exfoliate […]


How to Treat Hyperpigmentation in 2 Weeks

Can you improve dark spots in 2 weeks? An estimated 45-50 million women worldwide live with excess pigment on their skin, otherwise known as hyperpigmentation.  Pigmentation concerns affect millions of people in the U.S. and around the world and can be caused by UV damage, hormonal changes, or even past acne. Let’s break down what […]


Benefits of dry brushing: A supermodel secret

Dry brushing is one of the easiest ways to get the body you’ve always wanted. That’s why this technique has been a secret of skin care pros (and supermodels) for years. And you can actually use this professional spa technique in your own home, every day. All you need is a professional dry brush with […]


Sudden breakout? How to treat skin emergencies like an esthetician

Ever wake up the morning with a sudden breakout on your chin? Or a Ruldolph-like red nose after battling a nasty cold virus? Whether you’re a skin care junkie or even an esthetician, skin emergencies happen to the best of us. Thankfully, there are plenty of skin emergencies estheticians deal with regularly, both on their […]


Hormonal Breakouts: How To Treat Hormonal Acne Now

Hormonal breakouts are a teenage problem, right? Wrong. Adult acne is tied very closely with hormones that can fluctuate daily. But there’s good news: when you watch the calendar and plan ahead, you can outsmart your skin and treat hormonal acne. You can go weeks, months, or even years without seeing a breakout, but when […]


The New Microbeads Ban: Why Plastic Microbeads Are Bad

Does your skin care harm the environment? Plastic microbeads in facial scrubs have been widely used for decades, but now there’s a call to ban them completely (a ban has already passed in Illinois), and for good reason! Read on to find out why there’s growing concern about microbeads, and learn about some alternative, microbead-free products […]


Stress and Acne: Does Stress Cause Acne?

Does stress cause acne? Absolutely. Stress and acne go hand in hand regardless of your age. When you’re stressed out, your skin is also stressed out, which will lead to a multitude of different problems. Stress is one of the most common acne triggers in women over 40, so it’s important to know why that […]


How to Get Rid of Acne Spots and Hyperpigmentation

Most people call them acne spots. Estheticians refer to them as PIH (Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation), or “macule scars.” Regardless of what you call them, how to get rid of acne spots is a very common question. What is PIH and who is prone to it?  When you get a breakout, the skin’s immune system responds to […]