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Have you ever worked out your face? An eyebrow-raising beauty trend, called a microcurrent facial, aims to do just that.
The noninvasive treatment involves zapping your face with tiny electrical currents to stimulate, tone and tighten facial muscles.
The electrical stimulation technology behind the microcurrent facial has been used in partnership with various treatments for patients afflicted with Bell's palsy, a sudden paralysis or weakness of facial muscles that causes one side of your face to appear to droop. Now the technology is making waves in the cosmetic field.
Yet some experts question its effectiveness.
Bathing in beer may seem like a nightmare scenario for some, especially if you wake up covered in the stuff, but according to an Icelandic spa, bathing in the good stuff could prove more beneficial than traumatizing.
In fact, beer baths have been around for centuries in places like the Czech Republic, and people have been soaking up the benefits for generations.
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When you think of key products for beautiful skin, you probably think serum, moisturizer or sunscreen — never would you come up with makeup as the key to healthy skin. However, new research is now suggesting otherwise.
In the eternal pursuit of the fountain of youth, fillers &mdas; the injectable plumpers that reduce fine lines and boost collagen — are becoming more and more popular (so much so, this is apparently where some people are spending a good portion of their tax returns this year). Historically, you’ve had to go under the needle to reap the full filler effects but that could be changing big time thanks to a new crop of potent topical fillers.
Just as facial blotting papers are used to control facial sebum, dry shampoos are used to control scalp sebum. Dry shampoo is an alcohol aerosol spray that contains starch to absorb sebum. It must be sprayed at least six inches away from the scalp to prevent hair clumping and a white residue. The shampoo is applied by lifting up the hair and spraying the product on the roots to hide the white residue. The hair is then brushed to remove the starch, which has absorbed the sebum.
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This is the "year of the customer" according to Marketo. They are right to emphasize that. If the customer hasn't been your primary marketing focus, the time is now. In an era where consumers have more options and opinions than ever, marketers must be customer-centric in everything they do. Marketo's 2017 Marketing Benchmark Report emphasizes responsiveness and authenticity as vital to developing and maintaining customer relationships. In large part, this takes the form of providing feedback mechanisms and engaging with consumers in social channels.
U.S. News & World Report
While many business professionals in leadership positions know the importance of delegating, many struggle with carrying it out. Some feel that they are the only ones who can correctly accomplish a task, others feel that their job could be jeopardized if someone completes their tasks more effectively and others simply just aren't sure where to start.
When Snapchat first took the mobile world by storm, most people assumed it was just another teenage fad. Six years and a $16 billion valuation later, one of the most talked-about IPOs to date has since made it clear that Snapchat’s influence goes far beyond silly pictures.
According to Snap Inc.’s recently updated Form S-1 SEC registration statement, the app boasts 158 million active users each day, and those users spend an average of 25 to 30 minutes on the app each day.
By Emma Fitzpatrick
Have you seen it? YouTube has officially cleaned up their look. They just released their newest desktop design, which is cleaner, simpler and more closely mimics their mobile experience. Plus, the framework is faster, so we'll probably be seeing more updates soon. The company also released the top three YouTube viewing trends in 2017 so far. Read on to discover the latest YouTube trends and the marketing implications for your business.
American College of Toxicology via PubMed
The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel reviewed the product use, formulation, and safety data of 115 amino acid alkyl amides, which function as skin and hair conditioning agents and as surfactants-cleansing agents in personal care products. Safety test data on dermal irritation and sensitization for the ingredients with the highest use concentrations, lauroyl lysine and sodium lauroyl glutamate, were reviewed and determined to adequately support the safe use of the ingredients in this report. The Panel concluded that amino acid alkyl amides are safe in the present practices of use and concentration in cosmetics, when formulated to be nonirritating.
Practice is an important part of becoming skilled at anything, which may be why there are so many axiom's like "practice makes perfect" floating around common parlance. But what's happening in the brain when we practice?
Researchers believe that practice helps build up the protective layer of myelin, the fatty substance that protects axons in the brain.
You've likely read about something recently that caught your eye.
And that recognition was probably followed up by something else — a tweet with a link to a YouTube channel that blew you away. Or a quote about learning that's causing you to rethink what you thought you knew about education. Maybe even an idea for project-based learning, a resource from a fantastic PD session, a learning framework from a book, or discovering a new community online. While there are many new ways to learn in our digital age, encountering new ideas is different than internalizing that thinking and working to integrate it meaningfully.
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Whether it's for license renewal or NCEA Certified credential recertification, career development, or to increase job opportunities, the need for continuing education is a very real demand of every skin care professional. But while the benefits of continuing education are obvious, the cost is high: travel expenses; time away from home; and scheduling conflicts with work. Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists now provides affordable, quality continuing education courses at your convenience, presented by experts in a variety of subject areas!
Start your continuing education now! with courses from Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists.
CE Approved Articles from PCI Journal
TREATING ACNE IN SKIN OF COLOR
About the article:
To provide the skin care professional with a review of Treating Acne In Skin of Color.
This educational activity has been approved for 1.0 CEs. Exp. 6/2017. COA#PCIA0609.
After reading this article and taking this test, the skin care professional will be able to:
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- Describe the treatment modalities used to treat ethnic skin.
- Outline and understand the treatment options for acne and PIH.
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**Register for any of the prep classes below by clicking here to the main page on NCEA, then scroll down to the specific state listing. Use the hyperlink adjacent to preferred date to register.
San Diego — June 20
For more information, contact Trainer Melanie M. Trehan at 619-838-5353
Torrance — May 24 and June 28
For further information contact Wellness & Beauty Learning Center by Universal Companies at 800-558-5571, or email@example.com.
Woodland Hills — June 3
For more information contact Selective Esthetics at 818-876-0134, or www.selectiveesthetics.com.
Denver/Bloomfield — May 26 and June 23
For more information contact Trainer Tina Silver at 303-808-4428.
Boca Raton — June 7
For more information contact AW Advanced Skincare Training at 954-973-5799.
NEW JERSEY/NEW YORK/CONNECTICUT
Ridgewood, N.J. — June 19
For more information contact Trainer Susanne S. Warfield at 201-670-4100.
Turnersville, N.J. — June 25
For more information contact Trainer Madaline Barris at 856-952-4626.
East Texas/Macungie — June 18
For more information contact Trainer Irene Koufalis at 610-390-9773.
Arecibo — June 19
For more information contact Trainer Karolinska Vega at 787-880-0173.
Dallas/Ft. Worth —
June 5 and June 19
For more information contact Trainer Kathy Terry at 940-631-4218.
For more information contact Trainer Abigail Zsenai at 802-280-5892.
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Overview of the Certification Program: Sections 1 through 6.
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