Skincare

Skincando Gives Back Through Operation Sand Flea

Discover a skincare line that is truly ready to do battle.
Always happy to share a great story, I often find myself just as interested in how a skincare company got its start as in the products themselves. Recently, I learned of a company called Skincando , which was created by licensed esthetician and organic beauty specialist Sara Damelio. After finding herself unemployed, Damelio began experimenting at home with a KitchenAid...

The Best Foods to Fight Cancer

Healing Lifestyles & Spa shares the top five foods for health.
Today’s newsletter from Healing Lifestyles & Spa featured a list of foods that help fight cancer, written by Melissa Williams, the co-owner, Yoga Junction . Since I can’t think of anyone who hasn’t been impacted in some way by cancer, I wanted to share. Please share with your clients and loved ones, and add these foods to your shopping lists...

Sunless Tanning Tips

Self-tanning expert Toni Brattin gives advice for going from prom pale, winter-white to summer, sun-kissed tan in seconds
In the March issue of American Spa , we highlighted some creative sunless tanning packages to keep clients coming through your doors throughout the winter to help them maintain a golden glow. Since it’s now the end of March and we’ve received yet another snowstorm on the east coast, it’s still a good time to continue to promote sunless tanning...

Melanoma Foundation of New England Introduces an Educational Skin Cancer Detection Program

Discover how your spa's estheticians and therapist can be trained to save a life.
Although I've never been one to embrace the sun, that doesn't mean I don't still worry about the consequences of overexposure. Recently, I learned of an innovative program for stylists and salon professionals launched by the Melanoma Foundation of New England (MFNE). The Skinny on Skin , set to launch this spring, is a free educational program that teaches hair...

Vampire Facials Hit Prime Time

Find out what bloody procedure has people talking.
Recently, on " Kourtney and Kim Take Miami ," Kim Kardashian underwent a procedure that is getting a fair amount of attention these days, the aptly named Vampire Facial. While not exactly pretty to watch, the bloody facial, which relies on the body's own platelet-rich plasma (PRP), is reputed to energize cells and boost collagen production. After skin is treated...

Bikini Season Waxing Tips

As the weather warms and clients head out for spring break, provide them with these tips for the perfect wax.
Perhaps I’m getting ahead of myself, but we just had our first 50 degree day in what seems like eons in New York City. So my mind is already wandering to beach vacations and warm-weather gear, and I would guess your clients are feeling the same way. Whether they are about to head out for Spring Break or just thinking...

Skincare Myths Revealed, Part 2

An acclaimed dermatologist demystifies some common skincare beliefs.
In part two of her article, Rebecca Baxt, M.D., a board certified Manhattan and New Jersey dermatologist, exposes some common skincare myths and provides a dose of reality. Myth #1: Your skin will age just like your mom's. The reality: Sure, genetics play a role in how your skin looks, from the size of your pores to its texture and...

A New Pearl-Based Luxury Skincare Line Launches for Mothers and Babies

Find out why it's never too early to benefit from pearls
Although I don't have children of my own, I can certainly appreciate the fact that it's never too early to start protecting their baby-soft skin. That's the idea behind Perfect Pearl , a luxurious pearl-based skincare line for both mothers and babies. Recently launched, the line is just one of a growing number of maternity-related skincare lines. This one, however,...

Skincare Myths Revealed, Part 1

An acclaimed dermatologist sets the record straight about common skincare issues.
Rebecca Baxt, M.D ., a board certified Manhattan and New Jersey dermatologist says she has noticed an influx of female patients who feel they are doing everything right and still are unsatisfied with the appearance of their skin. What’s more, she often sees patients who feel they are doomed to bad skin based on myths that “you get the genes...

You Are What you Eat

Dermalogica’s Claudia Aguirre, Ph.D., dishes on how food can affect the skin.
This age-old adage may have been dismissed over the generations as somewhat of an old wives’ tale, but in fact it is deeply rooted in a real biological connection between our bodies and the food we eat. With technological advances, we are better able to understand how micro- and macro-nutrients really affect our health on a cellular level. This notion...

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