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Esthetics commissioners needed
Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation
The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation is seeking candidates for two commissioner positions. Both positions are dedicated for representatives of the Esthetics field. The deadline for applications has been extended until July 1. The positions begin service in October.
Practitioners must be currently licensed and working with clients on a regular basis. Educators must be actively involved in the educational processes of students completing an accredited program at a COMTA accredited program or institution.
Please contact Kate Zulaski with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
20 best oils for treating eczema
Herb & Hedgerow
If you have eczema, your skin may not produce as much fats and oils as other people's, and will be less able to retain water. The protective barrier is therefore not as good as it should be. Emollients soothe and relieve the itch, producing an oily layer over the skin surface which traps water beneath it. Let's look at plant-based carrier oils which are thought to manage and/or treat eczema and its symptoms.
C-section scars banished with welding torch
The plasma device, developed by an Israeli firm, uses a stitch and staple-free method of "welding" surgical wounds together to minimize scarring. IonMed say their device could benefit mothers-to-be this autumn, but could also be used to close wounds for burns victims and cosmetic surgery patients.
7 cellulite lies you need to stop believing
There are a lot of pet names for cellulite, each of them unappetizing enough to make us not want to talk about the phenomenon at all. That Photoshop magically smooths the skin of every woman professionally photographed, well, that means as a society, we don’t have to look at it either. But, amidst all this if-you-ignore-it, it-will-cease-to-exist mindset, lie many myths about who gets cellulite and why — and an estimated $62 million industry that makes devices to banish it.
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8 sunscreen mistakes you're probably making
The Huffington Post
The first sunscreen mistake is not wearing any. But even those of us with the best intentions can make mistakes when it comes to sunscreen mistakes that can be costly for our skin. So now that summer is almost upon us, we asked dermatologists to sort through eight of the most common mistakes.
Achieving the NCEA Certified credential marks another milestone in my professional development. It has taken my knowledge and level of service to a higher level. I am happy to be NCEA Certified!
— Regina M. Tucker, Washington, D.C.
5 do's and don'ts for hiring summer interns
Summer interns can be a great way for a small business owner to get an extra set of hands for little or no money. Most colleges have summer intern programs for students who are interested in getting real world, practical experience. They get the benefit of building their resume, and you get the help you need.
5 secrets to communicating effectively with millennials
The millennial generation is one of the most sought after — and most misunderstood. Will Pearson, president and co-founder of mental_floss, has managed to hit the right note with this young audience in print, online, books, board games and T-shirts. Pearson shared his insights for communicating with 20- and 30-somethings at this week's World Innovation Forum in New York City. Here are his top five tips.
HubSpot's Mike Volpe on why you need context and content in marketing
Small Business Trends
When you think of marketing today, the first word that typically comes to mind is content — whether it be blog posts, images or video. But the one thing that may be keeping your marketing content from reaching its intended audience is context, or lack thereof. Mike Volpe, chief marketing officer for inbound marketing platform provider HubSpot, talks about the importance of understanding context in order to create content that builds long-term relationships.
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The effect of deep-tissue massage therapy on blood pressure and heart rate
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine via PubMed
In this study, the effects of deep tissue massage on systolic, diastolic and mean arterial blood pressure are described. The study involved 263 volunteers with an average age of 48.5. Overall muscle spasm/muscle strain was described as either moderate or severe for each patient.
Black diamonds are new skin care craze
Brits are clamoring over a new beauty craze, and this precious product comes from a surprising source. It's a face serum and lotion made with black diamonds, and 4,000 people are already on the wait list.
Unhealthy lifestyles 'age a woman's skin by 10 years'
The true damage caused by sun beds, smoking and a lack of fruit and moisture in accelerating the aging process emerged following research by a team of top skin care experts. The study showed the factors influencing their skin were the same even taking into account the backgrounds and skin type of the women involved.
What kids are reading, in school and out
Walk into any bookstore or library, and you'll find shelves and shelves of hugely popular novels and book series for kids. But research shows that as young readers get older, they are not moving to more complex books. High-schoolers are reading books written for younger kids, and teachers aren't assigning difficult classics as much as they once did.
Baby boomer faculty are putting off retirement
Inside Higher Ed
At the height of the financial crisis, it was unclear how diminished 401(k)s and general economic uncertainty would impact retirement trends for baby boomer professors. But new data suggest that professors are either significantly – or indefinitely putting off retirement, and not just for financial reasons. Experts say the trend is forcing institutions to rethink traditional faculty models.
COA-APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION
Updating your curriculum to reflect the needs of estheticians in their job tasks
Presented by Sherry D. Davis
This presentation will help you as the educator/facilitator to update your curriculum that meet the needs to the job task analysis of estheticians to make them marketable in today's industry. State regulations may not reflect more than a 600-hour licensing program, but you can enhance your existing program through beefing up your curriculum and adding an advanced program to your school.
At the conclusion of the presentation the teacher will be able to:
Compare and contrast the NCEA's 600 & 1200 job task analysis
Examine and evaluate your school's vision & direction
Identify curriculum requirements and needs of school
To view this FREE webinar, click here.
To receive your CE for this webinar, download this CE Registration Form.
View other COA-Approved Continuing Education.
Esthetician job task — 600 hours
It is NCEA's position that an esthetician upon completion of a 600 hour program should be able to perform and/or know the following job tasks:
Disinfection and infection control
Human physiology and anatomy
Skin diseases and disorders
Hair and its growth cycle
Factors that affect the skin
Skin analysis and procedures related to consultation, documentation and treatment
Towel steaming procedures
Safe and proper methods of extractions
Massage movements and their effects
Contraindications for massage
Electricity and use of electrical equipment
Methods of hair removal
Color theory and makeup application
Scope of practice/regulatory rules
Disclaimer: The NCEA recommends that estheticians abide by federal, state and local regulations.
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