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Can Probiotics Ward Off Eczema?

Treatment for eczema may start in the gut. Research has suggested that probiotics, or "good" bacteria, play a role in the strengthening of the immune system and, by extension, the treatment of the skin condition.

Understanding the Risks of Sun Poisoning

While most of us are familiar with sunburns, not everyone understands the risks of sun poisoning. In the case of sun poisoning, a person may develop redness, swelling and large blisters on their skin.

Derms Need to Think Twice About OTC Recommendations, Study Shows

Consumers faced with compromised skin often look to their dermatologists for over-the-counter (OTC) product advice, to help keep costs (and allergens) in check. But findings from a new product review suggest derms need a second look at what they're recommending.

Acne and Rosacea Innovations on the Horizon

The microbiome, hormonal treatments and more were on the table during the American Academy of Dermatology's 2017 Summer Meeting's Acne and Rosacea session.

Henna Tattoos Offer Potential Dangerous Decorations

Black henna is not only causing an uptick in adverse reactions to the temporary body art, but in some cases is not permitted for use by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

Could Fire Ants Be Stockpiling the Next Psoriasis Treatment?

Fire ants often are portrayed as swarming the nemesis in an action film, bringing forth a warranted demise. While their choreographed attack may leave your skin crawling, new research suggests their venom may, in fact, hold a key to treating psoriasis and its itchy, irritated traits.

Oil Overdrive: Look Within to Battle Acne

Clients with oily skin have a multitude of skin issues, such as breakout battles. As estheticians, we must look at the deeper cause of oil production.

5 Top Myths of Sunscreen

In the recent years, public awareness has improved concerning the importance of sunscreen in the prevention of skin cancer. However, many people still hold misconceptions regarding sunscreen.

Retinoids Deemed Safe With Procedures

The risk associated with retinoids and skin treatments is false, according to research in JAMA Dermatology. Experts believe that medical evidence evaluation bias has led the industry to be wary over retinoids for over three decades.

Advanced Photodynamic Therapy Kills 'Blood Suckers'

By "blood suckers," Vanderbilt scientists mean bacteria like staph, which deplete the human blood of iron. Here, a new molecule is described that, when combined with phototherapy, can selectively kill off these and other bacteria—suggesting new anti-acne and other treatment potential.

Read the Label: Understanding Skin Care Ingredients

Knowing what is in your skin care products and being able to understand the ingredients is essential. Michael Pugliese and Rebecca Gadberry armed Face & Body Northern California attendees to help educate clients.

Customize Treatments: Dive Deeper Into Client History

Estheticians can go beyond "off-the-shelf" procedures by using client history to customize treatments—the first step is recording the details before beginning.

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