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Helping Hands With Medical Esthetic Techniques
By: Elaine Linker
Posted: February 28, 2013, from the March 2013 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
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Healthy nails also are an often-neglected part of youthful hands. Pay attention to signs of fungus, yellowing or any dark spots on the nail, and resist covering up these symptoms with polish, because some can be a sign of health concerns. If clients wear a lot of dark-colored polish, nails are often discolored, but this can also be a sign of diabetes, psoriasis or even liver damage that requires medical attention. Cuticles are dry in most people and can be addressed by an overnight application of petroleum jelly. Breakage and ridges can be signs of poor nutrition, or just the lack of treating hands with the same respect as the face. Don’t neglect to provide anti-aging nail care options on your professional in-spa menu
An integral part of skin care
The hands are one of the most expressive parts of the body. Left untreated, hands not only reveal a person’s age and can become unattractive, they also can impact daily life, making it harder to perform simple, everyday tasks.
Encourage clients to take care of their whole self by evaluating needs and the techniques to address the hands. Some of the most exciting new anti-aging advances in face and neck care are turning out to be amazing treatments for the hands, as well. Treat hands with respect and hold hands with loved ones as much as you can for the ultimate anti-aging experience.
Elaine Linker is director of corporate communications and education for Christina Skincare USA. She has more than 20 years of industry experience, with research and development experience in product and ingredients as well as marketing, sales and training.