Jun. 11, 2013

GQ's comprehensive guide to body grooming
For most men, body grooming involves walking a delicate line between looking like a caveman on the beach, or a member of One Direction. Then there are the more ... nitty-gritty aspects of grooming, involving places where the sun don't shine, and even some you've probably never considered before. To help strike that balance, we consulted top grooming experts on how to prepare your body for the summer. That said, body hair is a matter of preference — both yours and your partner's. In other words, don't buzz without asking her how she likes it first.More

Unhealthy lifestyles 'age a woman's skin by 10 years'
The Telegraph
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, which involved 585 women in the U.K., China and Spain, showed the factors influencing their skin were the same even taking into account the backgrounds and skin type of the women involved.More

The golden rules of sun protection
Health Magazine
Unless you've been living under a rock, you know to apply sunscreen. There's lifesaving reason to: About 3.5 million cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year. "The incidence of skin cancer, including melanoma — the deadliest kind — is going up, and wearing sunscreen is one of the best ways to prevent it," says Ronald Moy, M.D., a dermatologist and spokesperson for the Skin Cancer Foundation. Stick with these smart tips to make sure you're as protected as you can possibly be.More

Multiple ways to hydrate the skin
Les Nouvelles Esthetiques & Spa
Proper hydration of the skin is often a conversation reserved for the cold and dry months of winter. Attention to skin moisture levels, however, is an essential topic of discussion year-round when seeking to achieve clear, glowing skin. For many reasons, hydrating the skin properly is equally important during the summer. By understanding the elements that influence hydration, as well as the interplay between water and oils, it is possible to maintain balanced, hydrated skin regardless of the season.More

Are you choosing the right exfoliation method for your client?
Skin Inc.
Exfoliating treatments and products are used for various skin conditions, including discoloration, uneven skin tone, acne, fine lines, wrinkles and even skin-tightening. With all of the exfoliation methods available, how do you choose the right one for your client?More

Can I deduct that? Your tax deduction checklist
Business on Main
Tax deductions and credits are crucial to your company's bottom line. But with the federal tax code now stretching to more than 73,000 pages, figuring out what you can and can't claim can be challenging. These tips can help you minimize your tax bill without agitating the IRS.More

Smokers cost businesses thousands each year
Employees that smoke cigarettes are costing their companies thousands of dollars each year. U.S. businesses pay an average of almost $6,000 a year extra for each employee who smokes versus those who have never smoked cigarettes, an Ohio State University study discovered. Researchers reached their conclusions after studying past research on the costs of absenteeism, lost productivity, smoke breaks and health care costs.More

Why every brand needs custom social media marketing
Small Business Trends
We love our smartphones, laptops and tablets but while new technology is thrilling for consumers, it presents new challenges for brands. Internet users are going mobile and have their own customization options. Chances are that they won't stumble across your site on their own. This is why it's so important for brands to invest their content on a variety of social platforms. You need to be able to push your content around without having it tied down to your domain.More

Is Google+ really the 2nd most popular social network?
Business 2 Community
A survey of 2,500 adult U.S. internet users conducted by Burst Media was recently published, with the folks from emarketer claiming Google+ trumps Twitter, earning second place for total U.S. social account holders. A catchy title, for sure, but is it really so? And more importantly, what does "second most popular network" really mean and what criteria were used to determine this?More

Yoga for epilepsy
Cochrane Epilepsy Group via Wiley Online Libarary
Yoga may induce relaxation, stress reduction, influence the electroencephalogram and the autonomic nervous system, thereby controlling seizures. Yoga would be an attractive therapeutic option for epilepsy if proved effective. This study aims to assess the efficacy of yoga in the treatment of people with epilepsy.More

Exactly how to steal Liv Tyler's ridiculously glowy skin
From her penchant for bathing in hydrogen peroxide and epsom salts — both of which apparently aid in detoxification — to her face mask wardrobe and her unique method of applying perfume, our beauty-stalker minds are blown.More

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.More

6 tips for keeping students engaged
Faculty Focus
When you look around your classroom, do you see students texting under their desks, or worse yet, right out in the open? Do you have students who skip class, arrive late or leave early, or come unprepared? If so, Christy Price, Ed.D. has some words of advice for you. Price offers numerous suggestions on how to engage students and hold their interest while they learn.More

6 technology challenges facing education
THE Journal
Despite increasingly widespread adoption of technologies in virtually every aspect of K-12 education, significant challenges are preventing widespread effective implementation. According to researchers, though some of those challenges are systemic and some related to the technologies themselves, teachers and education leaders share in the blame as well.More

Hyperpigmentation and ethnic skin
Presented by Anji Woods
This class will analyze melanocyte function and discuss the different types of hyperpigmentation in the various ethnic skin types. It will also provide the teacher with a better understanding of skin care interventions and medical treatments currently available to treat post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

At the conclusion of the presentation the teacher will be able to:

  • Review and discussion of melanin and the function of melanocytes
  • Discuss and define the different types of hyperpigmentation
  • Examine why skin of color has a tendency toward hyperpigmentation
  • Define post inflammatory hyperpigmentation

    To view this FREE webinar, click here.

    To receive your CE for this webinar, download this CE Registration Form.

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    Microdermabrasion position
    It is the position of the NCEA that:

  • Microdermabrasion devices should be used by estheticians
  • In addition to manufacturer supplied, device specific education, estheticians shall complete a course of study equivalent to tha trecommended by the NCEA
  • If estheticians wish to use microdermabrasion devices they should take the necessary licensing education to include theoretical and practical application as part of their core curriculum or as continuing education modules

    Disclaimer: The NCEA recommends that estheticians abide by federal, state and local regulations. Download complimentary PowerPoint entitled, "Advocating for your Profession." More