SkinReading Blog

New Year, New Skin

  When it comes to New Year resolutions, I’m not a fan of hard and fast rules that can leave you feeling restricted and deprived. Instead, we like to start the New Year off with a fresh set of goals and reminders to keep us on the right track. And, just like you can resolve to […]


Blemish Extractors: Unnecessary Skin Care and Beauty Products

This is my third installment writing about skin care products you don’t need, and I have to say, this one pains me the most. As a skin care professional for 30+ years, I know there’s nothing that can permanently harm your face more that trying to perform your own face extractions at home. And using a […]


The digital skin care mail bag: Oily Skin Facials, Anti-Aging for Sensitive Skin, & AHAs

It’s time once again to open up the skin care mail bag and take a closer look at some of the great questions our team of skin care professionals have received recently from the SkinReading blog, our Bioelements Facebook and Twitter pages, the skin care professionals we teach from coast-to-coast, and even people who stop us on the […]


“How Long Will My Facial Results Last?”

The facial is over. Your skin has received a deep cleansing, a thorough professional strength peel, and (if it’s a Bioelements facial) a Custom Blended Massage, Power Treatment and Mask that’s designed to target your skin’s exact needs and concerns.  Your complexion is clear, glowing, radiant and younger-looking. Lucky you! So of course you’d want […]


How would you describe a facial?

A while back, we posted a simple fill-in-the-blank question on our Facebook page, and got some great answers. Below is the question, and some of my favorite responses (seriously, a couple of these will make you laugh out loud!) “A facial is _____________.”


When Facials Get The Hollywood Treatment

I was watching a movie the other night, and I saw a Hollywood Facial. “What’s a Hollywood Facial?” you ask? I’ll tell you – it’s when Hollywood takes all the reality out of what happens in a spa facial, and puts all the fake back in.


What makes a spa facial the best facial?

We’re going to let you in on a secret, so listen up. There are thousands of facials out there. There are “Power Rejuvenation” facials and “Luxury Glow” facials and “Super Vitamin” facials and “Indulge Yourself” facials. They all sound wonderful, right? But what exactly do they do? And, more importantly, how on Earth do you pick […]


The ‘Get Great Skin Series’ – Part 3: The Power of Touch in a Facial

It’s time for part 3 of our ‘Get Great Skin’ series. First, we looked closely at the structure of the skin, so we could help it function at its best. Next, we talked about applying the right amount of products – and how globbing on too much can do more harm than good. Now, it’s […]


3 lies you tell your skin

Are you lying to your skin? Take a look at some common lies below – from little ones you tell yourself to save some time in the morning, to big ones you tell yourself that could entirely change the way your skin ages. Time to fess up! LIE #3 “I can get by without much […]


You only get one face.

We’re so quick to buy disposable “stuff” in our lives – like the pair of designer shoes that you hobbled around in only once because they hurt your feet, or that sweater you forgot about as soon as you passed another sale, or the dress you swore you’d wear as soon as you lost 5 […]