Skincare

Aura Cacia Sings the Praises of Geranium in its Choose Calm Campaign

Discover why you and your clients may want to pack geranium essential oil for any upcoming travel
This month, geranium is the featured ingredient in our In the Mix column, and for good reason, considering all the benefits it provides. It's also part of Aura Cacia's Choose Calm campaign, which is promoting ways in which its geranium essential oil can be used to invoke calm while traveling. Here are a few tips from the folks at Aura...

Mirbeau Inn & Spa Hosts a Vino and Vinotherapy Event with the Founder of Caudalie

Raise a glass with Caudalie's Mathilde Thomas
I recently had the opportunity to meet Mathilde Thomas, founder of Caudalie Skincare , at an event launching the line's Divine Body collection. As a fan of the vinotherapy-based line, it was great to meet the woman behind the popular products. I had interviewed Thomas earlier in the year for our From the Ground Up column in which we featured...

What Are You Feeding Your Skin?

Board-certified dermatologist offers some complexion-saving advice.
Do your clients want truly fabulous skin—glowing, vibrant, and younger looking skin? Make sure they’re putting foods for healthy skin on their plates. “Everything you eat becomes a part of not only your inner being, but the outer fabric of your body as well. The healthier the foods are that you consume, the better your skin will look,” says Susan...

Kardashians Sample Fish Pedicure, INTA Responds

International Nail Technicians Association says reality TV stars foray into fish is not a great idea.
A recent adventure by the Kardashian Klan is being dubbed as “fishy” by the International Nail Technicians Association (INTA). Kim and Kourtney recently filmed an episode of their reality show in Greece, during which they received fish pedicures. According to the INTA, this practice is not a great idea and does not fit into the Pedicure Equipment Cleaning & Disinfecting...

Skin Cancer Awareness Month Reminders from the Skin Cancer Foundation

Share these tips with your clients on how to prevent skin cancer and why it’s so important.
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. While we should always keep the protection of our skin in mind, this month is a great time to remind your clients about the steps they should be taking to care for their skin in the sun. As such, I’d like to share this excellent post from the Skin Cancer Foundation. Be sure to...

Rosemary May Increase Memory by 75 Percent

Get the scoop on this healing herb from Aromandina's Cristina Proano-Carrion.
I’m coming off a rather busy time that involves attending two trade shows, the closing of the year’s biggest issue of American Spa , and the planning of a summer family trip. One thing I’ve learned about myself is that when I get busy, I get forgetful. Just this week, I’ve forgotten my keys, my cell phone, and the names...

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...

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