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The 7 Skin Sins: Smoking

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Great skin care products and treatments can take your skin from ragged to radiant, but some lifestyle habits – or “skin sins” – can wreak both short- and long-term havoc that requires a serious skin intervention. Breaking habits can be hard, but I’m here to give you the brutal truth – consider it your skin care […]

 
 

2 Awkward Spa Situations and their Simple Solutions

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Treatment rooms are intimate. So it’s no surprise that awkward situations can happen at any time. Still, whether it’s a little drool or a quiet snore, no situation is too awkward to skip the amazing benefits of a professional spa treatment experience! We asked Bioelements Facebook fans to share their “spawkward” stories and they delivered […]

 
 

Spa Stories: What’s Missing From this Facial?

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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 […]

 
 

Clients worried about age spots, discoloration and signs of past acne?

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Skin care professionals: With Fall here, clients are facing with a new set of skin concerns. But more than just dehydration, they might be experiencing a problem that can be years in the making: hyperpigmentation. Whether it’s hormonally triggered, prompted by injury, or a side effect of sunburns past, another summer in the sun can […]

 
 

4 Skin Do’s for Fall – and 1 Big Don’t

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This time of year, my inbox gets flooded with questions from fans about breakouts, rough texture and flakiness. The single thing they all have in common? The weather! Fall is here. And Fall  means a switch to colder temperatures and drier air. Moisture gets pulled from the skin, leaving it weak and dehydrated so problems […]

 
 

Hyperpigmentation? Forget You Ever Had It.

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Your skin never forgets. From suntans to acne, your skin keeps a visible record of the trauma it faces, which often shows up in the form of hyperpigmentation – dark spots and discoloration on your skin. While it might not show up for days or even years afterward, the hyperpigmentation you see now is the […]

 
 

3 pieces of skincare advice you should never follow

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In the digital age, information can spread like wildfire – some of it true, some of it not. Especially when it comes to skin care advice. I’m shocked at the things I read online – from blogs to Twitter and everything in between – that just gets skin care do’s and don’ts flat out wrong. […]

 
 

16 Facial Treatment Pet Peeves of Spa Professionals

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Both spa professionals and spa-goers want nothing but the best from their 60-minute spa sessions. We recently asked spa goers to share their top facial pet peeves when at the spa.  But now it’s the skin care professionals turn! Sometimes it’s the client’s habits that can lead to a fumbled facial. Here are the top […]

 
 

10-Second Solutions to Your Eye Aging Problems

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Dark circles, crowsfeet, loss of firmness… no wonder it can be tempting to go to great lengths to avoid aging around the eyes.  But not all wrinkle relief needs to come in the form of a bird poop facial (seriously!) or invasive procedures. Sometimes, all it takes is a quick fix – like tweaking your […]

 
 

20 Facial Treatment Pet Peeves of Spa Goers

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Both spa goers and spa professionals want their facial treatment experience to be pleasant and relaxing. But certain habits can turn a soothing 60 minutes into a sequence of total distraction. We took to Bioelements Facebook page to ask spa-goers what their pet-peeves are when getting a facial. Here’s what they listed as their top treatment room […]