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Winter Skin Rejuvenation

The winter season is the perfect time to begin some skin rejuvenation treatments at home. The days are much shorter and cooler, giving us more time for some skin TLC.

Candle Care 101

Who here has purchased a candle that smells so delicious that you’re too scared to burn it? We know we definitely have! Lucky for you, we have experience caring for candles and these simple tips + tricks will help make your candle last longer so you can get the most out of it!

What to Know Before You Get a Microcurrent Facial

Microcurrent facials are quickly picking up momentum in the beauty and aesthetics industry (and for good reason!). This non-invasive facial lifting and toning treatment has shown breathtaking anti-aging results time and time again but has also been known to improve acneic skin conditions, scarring reduction, and evening skin tone.

Antioxidants: Eat the Rainbow for Fabulous Skin

There are many connections to be made between skin health and diet, and my very favorite subject to teach about is how plant foods support and protect the skin. Today I would like to share some ideas for how you can incorporate more plant foods into your diet to help improve your health and also make your skin look gorgeous.

The Importance of Exfoliation

Exfoliation is an often underestimated part of skincare and beauty routines. It is the process of removing dead skin cells that can clog your pores, decrease cell regeneration, and increase oil, acne, and breakouts. A professional facial and other beauty treatments will exfoliate your skin, but exfoliation must be part of your weekly at-home beauty routine.

The Benefits of Enzymes

What are enzymes? Why are they so important? Enzymes frequently get overlooked since it can be difficult to understand how they work or what their job is. However, this chemical plays such a vital role in improving our physical health and can contribute to overall healthier, youthful skin. There are many uses for enzymes, for everything from vitamins to skincare peels. Let’s explore how they can be used to improve the skin.

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is an acid solution that is applied to the skin. It dissolves the outermost layer of skin cells, which then peels off over the following days to reveal the fresher, younger layer below. Peels are very effective in treating a large range of skin concerns such as aging, sun damage, acne, mild scarring, improving skin brightness, and evening skin tone.

Glycolic Acid Chemical Peels

Even with all the advances, technology, and procedures available in skin care, chemical peels continue to be a mainstay in the esthetics industry. With so many types of peels on the market, there’s a peel for everyone.

Why Would I Need a Microcurrent Treatment?

If you are recommending microcurrent facials as part of your treatment plan for a client (or if you are a client who has heard about this treatment) the question we will inevitably face is, “why would I need a microcurrent facial?” The answer will most likely vary based on the client’s overall skin concerns, but never forget these three key benefits of microcurrent treatments.

Ask Dr. Tessa: Steam Machines

Dr. Tessa Crume is an Associate Professor in the Epidemiology Department at the Colorado School of Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Dr. Tessa has answered some burning questions in the industry right now.

Loving the Skin You’re In After (and Before) Forty!

There are a lot of perks that come with getting older (despite what the media will have you believe!). Any savvy 40-something will tell you, sure you might have a couple more greys than you did a few years ago, but in turn, you have much, much more— like knowledge of your own self-worth, a fantastic sense of humor, and confidence you probably didn’t have back in your twenties. In fact, one might even say that the forties are in fact, the new twenties.

Facials for Your Fanny

Is your fanny ready for swimsuit season? Have you looked? Many of us don’t pay much attention to the skin on our behinds until it’s time to hit the pool or beach, but a little care now can help you look your best in that swimsuit when it’s time to bare it all.

The Difference Between Microcurrent & Radiofrequency

You asked and we heard you! There has been much discussion on what exactly the differences are between the effects of microcurrent treatment and radio frequency treatment. In this blog we’ll share a brief summary of each treatment, and give a quick comparison of the two!

C.I.D.E.S.C.O. USA

C.I.D.E.S.C.O. USA & The EC have partnered to bring our members advanced education and certifications to enhance your careers and esthetic knowledge.

How the coronavirus is affecting your skin

In addition to the well-known symptoms of Covid-19—fever, dry cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, and a sudden loss of taste or smell— doctors are now describing a variety of skin conditions that may accompany the illness. These skin manifestations include “covid toes”—toes that look blue, or frost-bitten—and various types of rashes—from tiny “hives-like” red spots to larger flat or raised lesions.

Return to Business

In response to the current health crisis, there are recommended changes to existing day to day protocols which must be updated for safety.

Modern Wellness in a Time of Coronavirus

COVID-19 and the recommendations for preventing its transmission have underscored the importance of good self-care. They’ve also demonstrated why caring for oneself isn’t selfish; it’s actually one of the kindest things we can to protect the health of everyone around us. (And conversely, caring for our collective health is also the best thing for each of us as individuals!)

Business Building During COVID-19

We are only a few months into 2020 and life as we know it has completely changed. In a growing number of states schools are closed, only essential stores are open, and many of us have been required to stay home. Needless to say, professional facials and spa treatments are basically on hold until we can flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pass the CBD, please.

In the last few years, CBD has been making headlines and hitting shelves everywhere. If you haven’t tried it yet, you may be asking “what’s all the buzz about?” Well, topical CBD is proving to be a powerful ingredient for improving many different and unique skin conditions.

Is it time to cleanse your Instagram?

Have you heard of Instagram cleansing? It’s basically spring cleaning for a company’s Insta account. This is an essential practice for businesses to ensure that they make the most of their time on the platform.

January Content Calendar

It’s January! The beginning of a new year and in this case a new decade. The first month of a new year always feels like an opportunity for a fresh start.

Face & Body Southeast 2020

Face & Body Southeast: Don’t miss it! What are you doing Feb. 8-10, 2020?

Face & Body Southeast 2020 will be the spa industry event to attend this winter, with its debut co-location with Bronner Bros., more education than ever before, three days of inspiring free keynotes and a showfloor full of innovative exhibitors that can’t wait to speak with you.

Earn $150 In 15 Minutes

What would you do if you could earn $75 in just 15 minutes in your skincare business? What if you were able to earn a whopping $150 in 15 minutes in your skincare business? We’re sure that you’d jump on the opportunity!

Frequency & Reach

Marketing blogs and articles often highlight the challenges of creating content, the importance of planning ahead and the most useful tools and applications needed for success (all important topics of course). However, there are two concepts that deserve a little more of our attention, frequency and reach.

Target Audience

I think we can all agree that the subject of marketing can seem overwhelming. Generating new business, gaining followers, or promoting an unknown treatment can all feel like impossible tasks. Especially when others appear to have effortless success. But seriously, how did Karen get over 700 likes already? 😉

Face & Body Midwest 2019

Skin Inc.’s Face & Body Spa Expo and Conference is dedicated to providing spa professionals with job-critical education through our Advanced Education Conference, supplier classes and Skin Inc. LIVE! Stage presentations. Offering hands-on treatment demos, networking experiences and access to the latest products in the industry, Face & Body provides opportunities for spa professionals grow and see profits.

The Hero with 1000 Facemasks: Part 6

My favorite addiction!

Nothing in skincare is more addictive than face masks for an Esthetician…. deciding which one to use can be a daunting task! And this is not true only for us skincare professionals, but for consumers as well. My short answer is, why choose? If they are of high quality…use them all!

The Hero with 1000 Facemasks: Part 5

My favorite addiction!

Nothing in skincare is more addictive than face masks for an Esthetician…. deciding which one to use can be a daunting task! And this is not true only for us skincare professionals, but for consumers as well. My short answer is, why choose? If they are of high quality…use them all!

The Hero with 1000 Facemasks: Part 4

My favorite addiction!

Nothing in skincare is more addictive than face masks for an Esthetician…. deciding which one to use can be a daunting task! And this is not true only for us skincare professionals, but for consumers as well. My short answer is, why choose? If they are of high quality…use them all!

The Hero with 1000 Facemasks: Part 3

My favorite addiction!

Nothing in skincare is more addictive than face masks for an Esthetician…. deciding which one to use can be a daunting task! And this is not true only for us skincare professionals, but for consumers as well. My short answer is, why choose? If they are of high quality…use them all!

The Hero with 1000 Facemasks: Part 2

My favorite addiction!

Nothing in skincare is more addictive than face masks for an Esthetician…. deciding which one to use can be a daunting task! And this is not true only for us skincare professionals, but for consumers as well. My short answer is, why choose? If they are of high quality…use them all!

The Hero with 1000 Facemasks: Part 1

My favorite addiction!

Nothing in skincare is more addictive than face masks for an Esthetician…. deciding which one to use can be a daunting task! And this is not true only for us skincare professionals, but for consumers as well. My short answer is, why choose? If they are of high quality…use them all!

Yoga

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”
–The Bhagavad Gita

“Some days you eat salads and do yoga.
Some days you eat cupcakes and refuse to put on pants.
It’s called balance.”

–Some witty Instagrammer