Can antibiotics replace skincare to treat acne?
By Professor Des Fernandes and Dr Ernst Eiselen – How do you deal with clients who say that they would rather treat acne with antibiotics than follow your prescribed routine of diet, skin care and supplements? It’s always easier to pop a pill than to change your lifestyle – cheaper too.
How to answer hard Vitamin A questions. Infographic help.
By Jennifer Munro, Professor Des Fernandes, Dr Ernst Eiselen and Candace Noonan. Is any one form of Vitamin A ‘better’ than another for skin? Can you compare skincare products by percentage of active ingredients? What does an International's Unit mean? How much is too much?
The Appeal of Skin Peels
By Carol Trow and Rob Trow – CHEMICAL PEELS are designed and formulated to help remove dead skin cells and stimulate the skin’s natural regeneration process. Peels can assist in improving damaged skin caused by the sun, aging, acne, excessive oil and other extrinsic and intrinsic factors. But, one must be carefully trained and educated on the types and applications of each of the major peeling agents and their proper use. It has been estimated that more than one million skin peel procedures were carried out at a cost of $1 billion in the United States this past year. These procedures are growing because of the efficacy of skin peeling when used properly and its comparatively low cost to clients.
How do you turn a casual enquiry into a customer for life?
by Professor Des Fernandes and Dr Ernst Eiselen and Jennifer Munro. Every esthetician can go from being ‘An esthetician’ to being ‘My esthetician’ by taking extra care and time in that very first meeting. How do you make that meeting matter? How do you turn a casual enquiry into a customer for life?
The Vitamin D Production vs Sun Protection Balance
By Professor Des Fernandes and Dr Ernst Eiselen. Most people only think of blocking the sun out to protect their skins, but what if there was another way to increase your defences against sun damage to skin without putting your body at risk of Vitamin D deficiency? Very topically at the moment, vitamin D boosts the immune system in its fight against viruses and is even more important than usual.
Pigmentation doesn't have to be permanent
Candace Noonan, Director of Education for Dermaconcepts, the exclusive distributor of Environ skincare products in the USA, first became worried about pigmentation in the third trimester of her pregnancy. In this video she tells the story of how she tackled it head on and won in the end through sheer hard work and persistence, using Environ skincare products.
By Professor Des Fernandes an Dr Ernst Eiselen. Acne is a very common skin condition affecting almost everyone at some time or another. Some individuals get it so lightly that they hardly notice it and others so badly that they will isolate themselves and become social outcasts for the shame they feel for their appearance.
Is Natural really better than Synthetic for skin?
By Dr Ernst Eiselen and Dr Des Fernandes. How often do we hear the claim that one cosmetic is superior to another because it uses ‘natural’ or ‘botanical’ ingredients? What does ‘natural’ even mean? Any claim that a substance includes only natural, non-chemical ingredients, is a lie, or the result of an ill-informed marketing department with no knowledge of chemistry. The word ‘natural’ has been hi-jacked by people who want to fool you into buying products that make you feel safer because they are ‘natural’ and not ‘man-made’. We have to dump the idea that natural is good and man-made or processed is bad. We have to look behind the tricks that marketers play.
Is topical Vitamin A really dangerous during pregnancy?
by Dr Des Fernandes – Many people worry about the safety of using Vitamin A creams during pregnancy and lactation. In fact, some medical professionals even advise against it. I would like to dispel some of the myths and present some of the facts associated with how Vitamin A behaves in the skin, in order to create some understanding of what is actually a very necessary and efficacious molecule for the development of normal cells.
Ageing Around the Eyes
By Terri Wojak - Many people have caught on to how important playing up their eyes can be—after all, the eyes are known as the focal point of the face. Unfortunately, the eyes are often the first area to show signs of ageing due to the difference in skin structure. The skin surrounding the eyes is much thinner at approximately 0.5–1 mm compared to other areas of the face, such as the chin, which is, on average, 2.5–3 mm.1 The thinner skin around the eyes not only provides less support, but it also makes imperfections including dark circles, puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles more noticeable. There are several methods that can be used to aesthetically enhance the eye area, including medical procedures, skin care treatments and product use at home.