Written By Dasha Saian Marchese - September 06 2022
My own fertility journey began in 2020 with two pregnancy losses, and the realization I needed to see a reproductive specialist. Endless injections and a year and a half later, I had Alexandra with the help of IVF. While everyone is different, and each pregnancy is unique, in this article, I tried to highlight some of the more commonplace skin conditions and changes that pregnancy brings on.
I love all things spa, including spa and wellness tourism. In my 20 plus years in the esthetic industry, I have seen some of the world’s most exquisite and luxurious spas and had the pleasure of training some of the most educated spa therapists. I remember staying a week in Karlovy Vary in 2006 - a picturesque Czech spa town famous for its mineral springs and sanatoriums. I must admit, although the thermal waters and treatments were remarkable, the same cannot be said of the spa facilities- they looked sterile, lackluster, and generic. They were the perfectly preserved artifact from the 80s and 90s - an era of spa mediocracy.
With all the constant advancements in our industry, estheticians have never been in a better position to achieve the best anti-aging results for our clients’ skin. There are endless choices of products and modalities available that promise to improve our bottom line, attract and retain new clientele, and gain a competitive edge over other skin care professionals in our area.
There isn't a day when I don't think of my mom, but Mother's Day is especially difficult. This year is my first year as a mother, and I'd give anything to be able to have my mom share this experience with me.
Approximately 85% of people between the ages of 12 and 24 experience at least some form of minor acne. Not all acne has the same causes or succumbs to the same cookie-cutter treatment plan. The first step in treating your client is identifying the symptoms and creating a holistic program encompassing diet recommendations, in-treatment product, and homecare recommendations.
When treating the acneic client, successful results come from a combination of a consistent homecare routine and professional treatments that are tailored to their acneic problems. One of the most important things to remember when treating clients that suffer from acne is that cross-contamination must be eliminated.
Sanitation and infection control are some of the first things we learn in beauty school, and for good reason! It is crucial to have an understanding of the different kinds of infections you may come across, in order to protect yourself and the client.
Not many people know this, but I have spent 8 years out of my 24 years of industry experience as a spa receptionist. I know exactly what it takes to select a great receptionist, and will give you some pointers on what to look for as you go through the interview process.
Written By Dasha Saian Marchese - September 14 2021
As an aesthetician, I see a multitude of different clients with varying skin types, but my rosacea clients get the gentlest treatment. This skin condition can manifest in different forms and be different from one client to the other. According to the National Rosacea Society, over 16 million Americans are affected by the skin disorder, and as many as 415 million worldwide according to new research in the British Journal of Dermatology. Despite being a relatively common skin condition, only 18 percent of Americans with rosacea are currently receiving medical treatment for their condition, and some don’t realize rosacea can be treated by over the counter and prescription products.