SkinReading Blog

How a skin care professional gets skin cancer – Part 2

One of Bioelements most popular and knowledgeable skin care professionals, Deanna Vaughn was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2005. We asked if she could share her story with you. Read Part 1 here. She shares Part 2 below. Healing I followed my doctor’s directions to keep Bacitracin, an antibacterial ointment, on the incisions and keep […]


How a skin care professional gets skin cancer – Part 1

Sun damage and skin cancer don’t discriminate. It doesn’t care what your age, sex or race is, and it doesn’t care what you do for a living. One of Bioelements most popular and knowledgeable skin care professionals, Deanna Vaughn, was diagnosed with the disease back in 2005. We asked if she could tell us her […]


5 Professional Tips for the Perfect Self-Tan

The perfect tan is possible. A tan that has even color, a healthy glow, and is streak-free. No UV rays, and no tanning bed needed. All you need is your favorite self-tanner, the right products, and some tips from the professionals: 1. SHAVE AHEAD OF TIME – 12 hours in advance (24 hrs. in advance […]


How to use a facial brush – and see results

At home facial “tools” – like electronic facial brushes – are gaining in popularity. And while these brushes are a great way to maintain the results of your professional facial at home, they’re not a replacement for the real thing. But don’t worry! Your skin can benefit from a combination of the right at-home skin […]


The pro secret to applying products

We all know how important it is to use the right products to keep your skin clear, healthy and younger-looking. But what skin care professionals know is that it’s just as important to use products in the right order, to ensure your skin receives the best penetration of key ingredients.


The Digital Skin Care Mail Bag: Milia, Benzoyl Peroxide & Mustache Irritation

I thought it would be a great time to open up the skin care mail bag and take a closer look at some of the great questions my team of expert estheticians and I have received recently from the SkinReading blog, our Bioelements Facebook and Twitter pages, and even people who stop me on the street! You’ve got questions… we’ve got answers:


Great Skin at 35,000 feet: How to fly and look your best.

I just returned from a weekend in Las Vegas for the International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conference (that’s me testing out a new facial bed above). It was three days of great skin care, esthetics education, and the chance to see friends – some of whom traveled from across the globe to get there. It got me thinking about the how travelling can really wreck havoc on your skin.


How to Use The New Food Guidelines and Get Great Skin

The USDA recently announced a new way to look at healthy eating. Remember the old “food pyramid”? It’s gone. They’ve replaced it with the new MyPlate, which balances fruits, grains, vegetables, proteins and dairy all on one plate. Here’s the breakdown: Half your plate should be fruits and vegetables. Make at least half your grains […]


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 […]


Squinting, eye wrinkles, and your plan of action

How are you reading this? On a computer? Or a tablet – like an iPad? Are you reading it on a smart phone – like a Blackberry, or an iPhone? Is it sunny outside? Have you spent the entire day in front of a computer, or switching your gaze from computer to TV to text […]