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Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

This Thanksgiving, let’s give thanks for all the blessings in our lives.  Among those blessings are our clients.  We thank you for allowing us to supply you with skin care products, supplies, equipment, and education. 

Happy Thanksgiving!   

We hope to see or talk to you soon!

Thanksgiving 2015

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Pregnancy Skin Care Dos and Don’ts

special-skincare-pregnancy3Pregnancy Skin Care Dos and Don’ts

The body goes through many changes during pregnancy and the skin is no exception.  Skin changes occur in about 90% of pregnant women in one form or another; and Mom-to-be’s will have some pressing skin care questions on ingredients and treatments.

There are many opinions between doctors and different studies with varying information, so it’s imperative that your clients consult with their physician prior to the use of skin care products and receiving treatments.

Here are three of the most commonly asked questions by professional skin therapists when it comes to treating pregnant clients.

1. Can I use Salicylic Acid?  This Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) is an excellent exfoliant and can be used to treat acne.  In high concentrations it is considered a risk during pregnancy and should be avoided, especially in professional resurfacing.  Small percentages used in skin care (for example less than 2% in a wash off) are considered safe.

2. What about the use of aromatherapy?  It’s recommended to avoid using essential oils during the first trimester.  This topic is controversial between practitioners and there are varying opinions to safety, however, it depends on the type of oil and dilution. Usually approved non-toxic blends around 1-2% dilution are considered safe for body massage and skin products.  Hydro-essentials, which are water-soluble fractions of the essential oil, are safe as they do not penetrate the blood stream.  Your client should consult her doctor before any essential oil use.

3. Can I use technology in my treatment room?  The use of electrical modalities is not recommended, which includes Galvanic, High Frequency, Microcurrent, Ultrasonic and Laser.  Microdermabrasion has mixed expert reviews, with most stating to use with caution.  We would not use microdermabrasion over aggravated acne or dilated capillaries.  Be mindful when using it on hyperpigmented skin as causing more inflammation can make this condition worse.

This handy ingredient checklist (below) can help you decipher the dos and don’ts when treating pregnant clients.  When in doubt, have your client discuss their skin care options with their OBGYN and/or general physician if they are currently pregnant, nursing or considering pregnancy in the near future.  Always work with caution if the client is in her first trimester and/or has had complications with her pregnancy or previous pregnancies. If she opts to avoid certain ingredients and/or products, the best course of action is to honor her choice.  What is most important is that we help the new mother achieve her skin care goals safely and effectively.


Article provided by The Dermal Institute

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Alexanders Fall Favorites: Serums

1456749_10153468139450392_790124382_nDrier weather = drier skin.  Fight fall dryness with one of Doctor Schwab 24-hour moisture-release serums!  Apply before your moisturizer to boost skin’s hydration during the fall and winter.

ginkgosome_71. G.S. Ginkgosome® is a highly concentrated, 24 hour time-release serum with grape stem cell extract and natural antioxidant protection that balances and maintains moisture levels, keeping skin refreshed and energized all day and night.  It provides immediate, visible improvements in skin tone, texture, firmness and vitality and helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

alphasomes_brightening22. Flawless Skin Brightening Serum is a light and highly concentrated serum to help re-balance uneven skin tone.  Powerful peptides, natural ingredients, and grape stem cell extract give your skin a needed boost to improve radiance and clarity, for a brighter, flawless complexion. Organic botanicals, extracted with the latest CO2 technology, assure effectiveness and purity without chemical additives.

alphasomes_sensitive_33. Sensitive Skin Serum is a light and highly concentrated serum to help diminish the appearance of redness and sensitivity of the skin. Natural botanicals, combined with powerful peptides and grape stem cell extract soothe and hydrate the skin. Organic botanicals, extracted with the latest CO2 technology, assure effectiveness and purity without chemical additives.

For more information call us at 800-367-2539

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4 Reasons to Wax through the Fall Season

Is your waxing business slowing down since cooler weather is upon us?  It doesn’t have to!  Educate your clients on the advantages of waxing throughout the cooler weather to maintain smooth and healthy skin!

Here is a great article to share with your clients to ensure they will visit you even when the weather cools down.

Fall is here and the weather is beginning to cool down which means you will once again be moving your summer clothes to the back of your closet and taking out your sweaters, pants and jackets.  Even though you won’t be wearing shorts and dresses you should still keep up with your waxing if you want to continue to enjoy flawless looking skin.  Waxing has tons of benefits and these benefits improve over time.  The more you wax, the better the results and the healthier your skin looks!   So, don’t make the mistake of stopping your regular waxing appointments simply because the weather is changing.

If you stop waxing during the fall and winter you will reverse everything you accomplished by waxing in the first place. Your hair will stop growing in finer and you will begin to see more hair growing back that is darker and more coarse. Your skin will no longer be getting regular exfoliation as waxing also exfoliates the skin removing excess dead skin cells. The list can go on and on but here are 4 reasons to convince you that waxing through the fall is in your best interest!

  • Hair growth. The more you wax on a consistent basis the more you will begin to notice less hair growing back in between waxes.  A lot of times this is the goal of waxing in the first place, to get rid of the hair and require less maintenance over time.  If you wax regularly and then stop during the colder seasons you will undo everything you were working towards by waxing regularly in the first place!
  • Health of your skin.  Waxing not only removes the hair, it also exfoliates your skin.  This combined with the removal of the entire hair follicle is what gives you clear, smooth, healthy skin.  If you want these results to continue you need to continue receiving regular waxes.
  • Time. Waxing allows you to cut your morning routine short.  No more need to wake up at the crack of dawn to give yourself enough time to shave every day. This is especially important for those who are back at school or have kids going back to school as your schedule fills up quick.  Waxing only requires a visit to your esthetician every few weeks.  Talk about low maintenance!
  • Accident proof. Unlike shaving, when you wax you won’t be left with cuts, rashes, razor burn, red bumps, etc.  You can say goodbye to legs covered in band aids or wearing sleeves and/or pants to cover up irritated skin.

Now that your client understands the importance of waxing regularly it’s time get busy waxing!


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