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Reflections: An Enlightened Moment

This issue of Skin Inc. is all about light, from lightening the skin to brightening your spa space and enlightening your spa staff.

The 3 Lines of Skin Defense

To battle against premature aging, three essential lines of protection and correction exist that are crucial for the maintenance of the skin’s natural beauty, including: shielding against UV radiation; protecting the skin’s natural lipid structure; and counteracting internal damage.

The Hyperpigmentation Hype

Hyperpigmentation is a common concern for many clients, so understanding the ingredients that reduce it is critical.

Klotho Findings Connected with Chronic Psychological Stress

Klotho levels are sensitive to psychosocial stressors and raise the possibility that klotho may serve as a novel biological link connecting stress, depression and risk for accelerated disease development.

Wearables: A Beautiful Future

New technology opens the door to self-diagnosis of skin issues.

Uncovering the Layers of Skin Peels

New trends and acids have been combined with traditional peel methods and formulas to pave the way for estheticians to customize results for clients.

Cosmeceutical Ingredient Class Offered by IDI

The International Dermal Institute is offering a class to help skin therapists better meet the needs of their consumers.

Researchers Identify Genes Associated with Ageless Women

Harvard Researchers, Olay and 23andMe teamed up to conduct a study that links gene expression to the appearance of women's skin with age.

SKINtuition: Sleep Deprivation and Skin

This is the first column all about skin by industry educator Annet King, director of global education for the The International Dermal Institute and Dermalogica. Here, she discussed the havoc that sleep deprivation can wreak on skin, how to spot it in clients and recommendations to give to them for better sleep—and better skin.

Laser Application of Gold Nanoshells for Acne

Nano shells enable selective photothermolysis to help prevent acne.

NPF Awards Grants for Psoriasis Research

The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) awarded eight researchers a one-year, $75,000 Discovery Grant to support the advancement of psoriatic disease research. By gaining a better understanding of the fundamentals of psoriatic disease—what causes psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and what happens in the body when these diseases are present—scientists can work on better treatments and a cure.

PASS Coalition Urges Industry to Petition for Sunscreen Active Approval

To expedite the approval of the sunscreen actives that are still pending approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as part of the Sunscreen Innovation Act (SIA), the Public Access to Sun Screens (PASS) Coalition is circulating a #freethesunscreens petition.

Aiming for Scleroderma Awareness

A campaign, "Hard word. Harder disease," is working to boost awareness and compel greater compassion for patients and their families.

Five Client Tips for "Bacne"

Back acne, or "bacne," is a troublesome condition for many, particularly over the summer months. Here, Jayme Bashian, director and lead esthetician of Simply Posh Aesthetic Spa, provides five client tips to clear bacne and prevent its return.

How Does Botox Actually Change the Skin?

Two researchers sought to get a better handle on the effect of Botox on the skin for mild facial wrinkles.

Vitamin A is for Acne

Vitamin A can be used in its various forms—in the treatment room and at home—to support acne treatment and bring skin back to optimal health.

4 Facts About Psoriatic Arthritis

May is Arthritis Awareness Month and the perfect opportunity to spread awareness about psoriatic arthritis.

The Science of Essential Oils

Essential oils can be used by the esthetician to address a number of skin concerns; however, before embarking upon such a practice, they must first understand the history, chemistry and evaluation of essential oils.

Recommending Sun Protection for Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin should not keep your clients from wearing sunscreen, during the summer months. Dermatology experts say individuals with sensitive skin can use sunscreens and avoid irritation or allergic reactions.

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