December 8, 2023 fitzpatrick scale for estheticians

Understanding the Fitzpatrick Scale

Harvard dermatologist Thomas Fitzpatrick. M.D., Ph.D., first developed the Fitzpatrick scale in 1975 to gauge how skin of different colors reacted to UV light exposure. This model is used to evaluate a clients propensity to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). The melanin content should warn the service provider that any surface inflammation can trigger hyperpigmentation.

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December 6, 2023 how to use a facial steamer for estheticians

Steamers and the Facial.

I have been in the treatment room for about 26+ years.  It has been a love hate relationship with my steamer.  At times I have avoided it and others used it all the time.   Most of my clients have loved when we use steam and every once in a while there is someone that doesn’t like it.  But, I do notice when I use the steam helps to soften that top layer of dead skin and helps me do my job.

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December 5, 2023 professional skin care products for licensed estheticians

Best Skincare Tips from Dermatologists

The skin is the largest organ of the body. The purpose of the largest organ is to protect us from harsh substances and bacteria while also regulating body temperature. How can we help give care to our skin and make sure we are healthy? Here are some of the best skincare tips from dermatologists you can follow! Share these skincare tips with your clients!

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April 2, 2023 professional acne treatments for estheicians

Acne Prone Skin- Ingredients to look for

In our previous blog, we mentioned acne is prevalent in over 50 million Americans annually. You are bound to have a client come in with concerns due to acne, blemishes, dark spots and pigmentation. We are here to help you choose products that have acne fighting ingredients to give your clients results they are looking […]

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May 23, 2019 skin cancer sun damage

Skin Cancer Awareness

Unfortunately, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. After performing multiple services you become more familiar with your clients skin. So spotting an unfamiliar or funny looking mole or birthmark becomes super easy. Know what to look for when you see a suspicious spot on your client.

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October 21, 2018 spa management

Enhancing Your Spa Menu

Enhancing your spa menu can save you money and make you more money. Having a great service menu is crucial. In my 20+ years of working in the spa service industry I have tried all types of menus.  From super long books that are so detailed (and expensive) to short and sweet one page menus. […]

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