Getting Used to the New Normal - How are you doing?

Right now, there’s plenty to worry about – listening to the news is all doom and gloom—as it has been since the outbreak of the coronavirus— and it’s challenging for the bravest optimist to keep the positive vibes flowing. Obviously, we’re all taking it seriously. This will cause some intense changes to the way we live and work, long after the immediate crisis has passed. But while it’s easy to stay focused on the mayhem, we need to remember that our thoughts are energy – and what you focus on expands. Especially during this time, it’s important that we keep refocusing our mindset on a positive, healing outcome. Not just for ourselves, families and friends, but for our world. There are

5 Things to Know to Get Your Clients to Use Sunscreen

I recently read an interview featuring a prominent dermatologist. The writer asked him, "Doctor what is the best sunscreen?" His answer? "The one that people will actually use." As skin care professionals we all know sun exposure is Public Enemy #1 to the skihn. KNowing these facts, we should make it a point to educate every client on the importance of using sunscreen daily. The trick to getting your clients to actually wear a good sunscreen is to match them to a product they love - that meets their skin care and lifestyle needs. Here's what to look for: Broad Spectrum Sunscreen: The product shields UVB (ultraviolet B) rays and UVA (ultraviolet A). UVA rays are the longer and deeper penetr

CoVid-19 Recent Update

The safety of our staff, students and client is of utmost importance to us. That is why, in accordance with the recent WA state mandate, we are temporarily closed for all classes and spa appointments until April 27, 2020. At this time, both the retail and wholesale product stores are also closed. To recap the most recent developments: Yesterday, March 16, 2020 - the Governor announced statewide closure of entertainment, leisure and non-essential services in an emergency proclamation that went into effect at midnight and will be in place through March 31st. There has been a large number of phone calls and emails with questions about how this proclamation affects businesses specific license

Why Hyaluronic Acid Deserves A Permanent Spot in Your Client's Skincare

This powerful anti-aging ingredient is a must-have for any skincare junkie. If you really want to up your skincare game, the best way to do so is by learning exactly what’s in the products you’re putting on your face. Sounds like common sense, but you wouldn’t believe how many people never even bother to read the ingredient lists. They’re more interested in the promises a product makes, like “erases wrinkles” or “bye-bye age spots!” There are a LOT of skincare products in the world, and they all need a way to get you to fork over your cash. It makes a lot more sense to get educated about what products are really worth paying the money for. And in the case of hyaluronic acid, one of the power

Inside-Out/Outside-In Skin Hydration

Hydration is an essential part of skin care. Dehydration compromises skin’s immune functioning and causes it to look older and more wrinkled. Skin tissue is constantly being renewed, and depending on the factors produced in the dermis, can be regenerated every 2-3 weeks. Targeted nutrition, both dietary and topical, can dramatically increase the moisture level of the skin. There’s a “nourish from the inside-out and outside-in” story to be told here with skin hydration. Let’s begin by looking at how hydration works in the skin. The Barrier and Key Players There are two ways to keep skin moist: by stopping trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL), and by adding moisture from the outside with topical

6 Foods for Skin Hydration Health

Most of us are aware by now that healthy skin starts from the inside and shows up on the outside. When we feed our body healthy food, our cells show their gratitude in how we feel and how we look. Our skin is the largest organ in our body, weighing around 8 pounds total. Its our first defense and protection from the elements. Environmental and lifestyle stressors like the climate we live in, seasonal changes, eating processed foods, drinking alcohol, smoking and stress all contribute to accelerated skin dehydration. The good news is, along with identifying and adopting better habits – AHEM – eating foods with a high concentration of water will help hydrate us from the inside. They’re loaded

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