Health & Skin Nutrition

Collagen Stimulating Supplements

Collagen Stimulating Supplements

In the past decade the beauty industry has seen a shift towards the understanding that skin nutritional supplements may prove to be more effective than topically applied products.The saying "You are what you eat" certainly is proving to be true, with an increase in skin disorders like eczema, allergic contact dermatitis and itchyosis. A rise in.....

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Summer Skin Nutrition

Summer Skin Nutrition

There is nothing like a clear sunny day, whether it is spring, summer, fall or even winter. A bright sunshiny day brings a healthy feeling, in part because it is associated with high barometric pressures. But too often we hear that the sun is bad. The only bad thing about the sun is when your body is not healthy enough to benefit from it, or.....

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Spirulina

Spirulina

Spirulina, those green foul-smelling tablets or foul-smelling powder that you can buy from your local health shop, is known as the "wonder food". It is microscopic blue-green algae grown in the alkaline waters of shallow lakes. It contains over 100 synergistic nutrients and is one of the richest and most complete sources of total organic.....

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Phytoestrogens:Plant Estrogens and Hormonal Wellbeing

Phytoestrogens:Plant Estrogens and Hormonal Wellbeing

Janine says, "In the article: Menopause:"The Beginner's Guide", we looked at the various ways that sex hormones influence a woman's skin. This knowledge helps us to explain to our clients why the appearance of their skin can change at different stages of their life. In this article I would like to explore a natural phenomenon that can help our.....

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Importance of Essential Fatty Acids

Importance of Essential Fatty Acids

Like all living things our skin, hair and nails, require nourishment to stay healthy and to carry out repair when damaged, and a wide range of nutrients is needed, including essential fatty acids. As long ago as the 1930’s it was known that essential fatty acids (EFA’s) were vital for healthy skin, hair and nails. As essential structural.....

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Cellulite: Range of Predisposing Factors

Cellulite: Range of Predisposing Factors

Call the appearance of dimpled skin what you will or even, as some do refuse to acknowledge that there is such a concern as Cellulite/ Orange Peel skin The appearance of the body skin is usually of great concern and one of the main reasons for clients to seek body treatment in salon. So what is cellulite/orange peel skin and can we, as skin care.....

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Acne & Nutrition

Acne & Nutrition

I was recently reading the information given to acne sufferers from the dermatology department of a hospital and I was surprised to find that these patients were advised that their diet played no part in the condition of their skin. However, the skin is completely reliant on the body for its nutrition, waste removal and immune response it is.....

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Recommended Reading

Advanced Skin Analysis
is the book for the skin treatment therapist of the new millennium, taking therapists on a journey of discovery and revision of their chosen profession.
This book teaches you the most valuable skill every skin care professional needs to know. read more
Cosmetic chemistry is not another dictionary of cosmetic ingredients, but rather an informative look at understanding the subject of cosmetic chemistry from a Clinical Aesthetician and Beauty Therapist’s viewpoint.
Understand how the chemicals in the cosmetics interact with the skins own chemistry.
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DIG 

NEW RELEASE!
The Visual Skin Analysis Diagnostic Indicator Guide has been developed to extend your visual analysis and consultation techniques of professional skin analysis, while helping communicate your findings with your clients. Covers 11 of the common contemporay skin conditions. read more