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Skin peels: Your answer to acne scars, pigmentation, fine lines, other skin problems
Want to get rid of skin problems like acne scars, fine lines, blemishes, pigmentation and more? Skin peels are an effective way to go about it. Depending on your skin damage, your dermatologist will recommend the desired peel best-suited for your skin. Dr Snehal Sriram, a cosmetologist from SevenHills Hospital, explains the nitty-gritty of various skin peels.
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Going for the green tea
Beauty in the Bag
The saying could very well go, "a cup of green tea a day keeps the doctor away," and in regards to beauty products, this certainly is true. From moisturizers and toners to exfoliators and even deodorants, the number of beauty products boasting green tea continues to grow.
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Fibroblast regeneration holds key to anti-ageing skin care development
Scientists in the U.K. have identified the unique properties of two different types of skin cell that could pave the way for treatments aimed at reducing the impact of aging on skin function and repair injured skin. Fibroblasts are a type of cell found in the connective tissue of the body's organs, where they produce proteins, such as collagen.
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Beauty ads still making same promises they did 50 years ago
The Huffington Post
Much has changed in the world of beauty in the past few decades. The quality of makeup and skin care products has dramatically improved and so have the expectations of beauty placed upon women — thanks Photoshop. But one thing that never seems to change is the pursuit of perfection and the beauty companies' ever-so-helpful suggestions on all the ways we can make ourselves look better. We took a look at some old beauty ads and realized just how little has changed.
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NCEA is the start of something amazing! I am proud to be a certified professional and I look forward to welcoming more professionals. Thank you NCEA for working so hard in the field of esthetics!

— Jo Ann Fenstermacher, Dunedin, Fla.


Small businesses get creative to cut health cost
USA Today
Some small businesses offer medical screenings, walking programs and weight-loss plans to staff to improve health and lower health care costs.
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8 steps to having wildly productive mornings
You’ll wake up for about 25,000 mornings in your adult life, give or take a few. According to a report from the World Health Organization, the average life expectancy in the United States is 79. Most people in wealthy nations are hovering around the 80–year mark. If we use these average life expectancy numbers and assume that your adult life starts at 18 years old, then you've got about 68 years as an adult. This realization may make you think about how you could develop a better morning routine. Here are some strategies that can be used to get the most out of your 25,000 mornings.
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Email marketing: 5 ways to inspire your customers in the New Year
New School Marketing Blog
As the holidays roll in, it's crucial to consider how your big holiday push will keep customers with you into the New Year. While consumers expect and often appreciate increased email sends while completing their holiday shopping, the quality and relevance of messaging must foster the customer relationships that your brand hopes to carry year-round.
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Promotional tools designed as surveys
By Jeffrey Dobkin
Surveys are useful for gathering all kinds of marketing data, and when they're completed they make great birdcage liners. Oh, did you want clients to provide you with useful data? Forget it, that's not what they're good for. Unless you mail a bajillion of them, results are unreliable. Surveys do get high readership, so use it as a promotional tool. Acquaint prospects and customers with your company, new products or your services. Even reacquaint your old products and services. The important part is by simply reading your survey, they'll keep you in the top of their mind and learn about your newest offers. Here are a few unusual survey techniques.
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Barriers to skin-to-skin care during the postpartum stay
The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing via PubMed
To determine both mothers' and nurses' understanding of barriers to skin-to-skin care during the postpartum hospital stay.

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Give origin to your client's sensitive skin
Skin Inc.
Several factors or combinations of factors may cause skin sensitivities and reactions, including aging, hormones, ingredient allergies, illnesses, medications and environmental conditions.

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7 of the most unusual spa treatments in the world
Many people fantasize about receiving nourishing facials and rejuvenating body wraps. While salons and day spas throughout the world often conform to these ideas, some spas have developed alternative practices that are revolutionizing the beauty and wellness industries.

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Obsessive management disorder
By Harry J. Friedman
You are 12 years old, and you are with a group of friends discussing what you all might want to do together on the weekend. You seem to be dominating the conversation with ideas you think will be fun. Other kids offer up suggestions, but you push for your ideas. They finally agree, and that weekend you and your friends participate in the activities for which you lobbied. You even check to see if they are enjoying themselves and take some responsibility for the day. Ladies and gentlemen, here we have a leader, a manager, a future master of the universe. Management and leadership are compulsions, not job titles.
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Faculty respond to the challenge: Write about teaching, learning for 9 weeks straight
Faculty Focus
What does professional development look like? A couple of the more traditional examples might include reading a book, sitting in a room full of educators discussing a particular topic or traveling to a conference. Certainly, those are all ways we can learn to improve our craft. Yavapai College, a community college in the high deserts of Arizona, recently completed a nine-week professional development "challenge" that was a little different.
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COA-Approved Webinar Series
presented by the Society of Dermatology Skin Care Specialists

The SDSS is a voluntary organization, which aims to develop and foster the highest standards of skin care in the dermatology setting. Each webinar is approximately one-hour and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation (COA) for 1.0 CE.

From Innate Immunity to Smart Peptides
Presented by Timothy Falla Ph.D.

About the webinar:
This presentation will provide a description of the field and an insight into the activities, uses and future of these innovative new molecules. Many people have heard of "peptides" but few understand their origins and application to dermatology and skincare. 1.0 CE.

At the conclusion of this presentation the skin care specialist will be able to:
  1. Understand the essential role peptides play in healthy skin.
  2. Compare the wide range of processes that can be affected by peptides in dermatology.
  3. Analyze the science behind the array of peptides.
  4. Recognize innovative new molecules used in skincare, OTC and Rx products.
Order this webinar:
(Important! Once purchased, the webinar link will only be valid for 24 hours.)
  SDSS member fee: $19.95 click here
  Nonmember fee: $24.95 click here
For other SDSS approved courses, click here

Learn more about becoming a member


Standards & Regulatory Positions
The mission of the NCEA is to define standards of practice through certification and continuing education accreditation in order to represent and advocate for the esthetic profession.

NCEA is protecting your right to practice by ...
  • Providing professional excellence through the NCEA Certified credential.
  • Approving continuing education through the Commission on Accreditation.
  • Advocating to strengthen your voice and position with state regulatory boards.

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