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Radical Damage: How Free Radicals Age Us

Written by: Dr. Charlene DeHaven

After decades of research, the free radical theory is the most prominent and recognized theory of why and how we age. Free radicals have a major impact on not only the health and youth of the skin but on the whole body. An understanding of the impact of free radicals on our skin and the aging process is essential for the aesthetic professional. Let’s dive deeper into the free radical theory and how we can help our clients remain healthy through the years.

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The Gender Differences in Male Skin

Written by: Dr. Charlene DeHaven

The aesthetics industry tends to focus on female skincare, but men are increasingly more interested in learning how to care for their skin. Male skincare is one of the fastest growing market segments. Like women, men experience shifts and changes throughout life that impact the skin. Here we will discuss the life stages of men, focusing on considerations of maintaining skin health at any age.

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Epidermal Turnover

Written by: Dr. Charlene DeHaven

Every tissue in the body needs to go through a renewal process to repair itself. Skin has a youthful, healthy look when epidermal turnover and exfoliation are at their best. Exfoliation, the shedding of cells from the stratum corneum, is part of the normal process of cell renewal in the epidermis. This same term, exfoliation, may be used to describe some aesthetic procedures encouraging cellular shedding. Understanding how and why this process works is helpful for the client and essential for the aesthetic professional performing the procedure.

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Do Our Ancient Origins Play A Role In Aesthetics?

One of the most rewarding aspects of working within the aesthetic industry is being able to daily admire the diverse beauty of humans. While working to enhance the health of each individual’s unique skin type, aesthetic professionals seldom have an opportunity to examine human history and origins.

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Skin and Immunity

Written by: Dr. Charlene DeHaven

Many people think that skin care is only a cosmetic issue, but the reality is that skin health and overall health are linked. Inflammation in the body can translate to inflammation in the skin, leading to a variety of skin issues. This article looks at skin and immunity which impact each other.

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Do Stem Cells Have a Role in Cosmeceuticals?

Written by: Dr. Charlene DeHaven

Stem cell technology is one of the fastest growing and most intriguing areas of current medical research. From uses in burn therapy to orthopedic bone grafting, cancer treatments to bone marrow transplants, stem cells are being used to heal the body in extraordinary ways.

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What You Need To Know About Seborrheic Dermatitis

Written by: Dr. Alpesh Desai

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common inflammatory papulosquamous skin condition that affects areas of the body that are rich in sebum. Sebum is the oily, waxy substance produced and secreted by the body’s sebaceous glands, found mostly on the face, scalp, neck, upper chest and back. Seborrheic dermatitis often presents as an itchy, dry, red, swollen, or greasy appearing rash with white or yellow, crusty scales at the surface.

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How to Get Your Business Moving Forward with Strength and Confidence

Written by: Katherine Medina

As we all continue to adapt to new ways of life, develop innovate approaches for conducting business and wonder about what the future might hold, I encourage everyone to partake in a little CPR. This means Communicating, Planning and Reacting to events that are impacting the world around us. The way we communicate, especially now, holds the key to how we perceive this global crisis in our personal, as well as our professional lives.

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