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.
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.
Many women tend to over-exfoliate the skin, in hopes of sloughing off dead skin, and thus achieving a fresh and renewed complexion. This is a misconception, since our skin is a very efficient organ, and doesn’t require exfoliation more than 2-3 times per week. In fact, exfoliating as often as daily, can strip the skin of its natural oils, which may cause break-outs.
The face, neck and décolleté are exposed to the sun, wind and cold weather, and must be all cared for in the same way as the face during the professional treatment and at home. The delicate neck and décolleté area is often ignored when it comes to application of moisturizers and sunscreen, and is easily susceptible to dehydration and sun damage.
With modern consumers using the internet to research everything, it’s no surprise that our clients are savvy when it comes to the latest skincare ingredients and trends. As a practicing esthetician, I constantly hear clients ask for a treatment they saw on Instagram or ask about a product with a specific ingredient they heard about from a friend. With a mass of information circulating online, including blogs written by skincare enthusiasts without much schooling, there is no doubt some of the “facts” are being distorted in the process.
Join me for an informative webinar that will introduce modes of generating income and staying in touch with clients during this difficult time. This webinar will discuss how to calculate GPM – if you do not know it already. We will then dive into designing your spa to be a retail oasis, so you will be able to open your doors and bring in that much needed income.
I love the topic of retail sales when it comes to our Professional Skin Care community. Not because my college major was Marketing, but because I recognize this area is lacking in our training. When I studied to become an Esthetician in 2006, the book didn’t have any chapters dedicated to sales, and we were released into the “real world” wide eyed and bushy tailed, totally oblivious to what could be a sizeable chunk of our earnings.
Fifteen years ago, before invasive procedures and fillers in twenty-somethings were normalized by influencers, Botox was considered taboo. Today, in an effort to obtain perfectly chiseled facial features and flawless skin, more twenty-somethings than ever are opting for beauty shots. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, botulinum toxin procedures have increased 28% since 2010 among 20 to 29-year-olds.