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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.

Eat Your Way to Better Sun Protection

If you're an erratic eater or midnight snacker, you could be putting your skin in greater UV danger. A new study suggests abnormal eating patterns upset your body's circadian rhythm and all the skin-protective elements that march to it.

Psoriasis Scanner Gets Under the Skin

Psoriasis examinations do not have to be subjective, according to the German scientists who developed a scanner that utilizes laser pulses in a handheld scanner to assess the skin condition.

Nitric Oxide Treats Acne from the ‘Bottom Up’

Nitric oxide attacks the underlying inflammation that helps form acne. An alternative to retinoid treatments, nitric oxide is the key ingredient in an upcoming acne gel.

Botulinum Toxin: Why Does It Work?

Botox-like injections are the top non-invasive procedures in medical spas ... but how do they affect the skin (or, rather, the muscle)? Read on for more about botulinum toxin type A, including why a toxin is able to smooth out the skin.

Tomatoes Linked to Decreased Skin Cancer Risk

Tomatoes may be the future of skin cancer prevention, according to new research in Scientific Reports. A study found that the carotenoids in tomatoes have the potential to protect against UV light.

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