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Combating Harmful Lifestyle Effects on the Skin

By: Terri Wojak
Posted: January 31, 2013, from the February 2013 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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More than 80% of visible aging in the skin is due to extrinsic factors—environmental factors to which the body is exposed. If clients have concerns about conditions in their skin that may be related to these external factors, talk to them about why these things are happening and how making relevant changes not only improves their appearance, but also their health.

Ingredient technology and treatment innovations provide new capabilities for rectifying imperfections in the skin. (See Treatments and Ingredients to Rejuvenate Skin.) Use these to your advantage for optimal results in your spa and product recommendations for clients to use at home. However, the method of prevention instead of correction will prove to have the best outcome. Educating your clients on how to care for themselves inside and out will always provide the best results and lead to healthy, beautiful skin.

Terri Wojak is a licensed esthetician with more than 16 years of experience and has knowledge of all aspects of the skin care industry. She is the director and lead educator at True U in Chicago. She has trained more than 1,000 estheticians and medical professionals in the art of advanced skin care with a specialization in techniques used in a cosmetic medical setting.

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