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Inflammation

This article is not meant to be used for diagnosis or serve as treatment. A consultation should be performed by your physician if you have concerns about inflammation.What is Inflammation?Inflammation is a condition in which the body reacts to injury, irritation or infection. Characterized by redness, heat, pain and swellingThis is a very common condition that can be prominent in [...]

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The 3 Main contributors of Acne

As no surprise to any esthetician, the most common issue clients suffer from is acne. Acne is most prevalent in teens, young adults, and clients going through hormone changes, however acne can affect anyone at any age. Knowing how to properly care for acne and help prevent break outs for your clients of all types and conditions is one of [...]

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The Power of Fulvic Acid

What is Fulvic Acid?Fulvic acid is an incredible ingredient that is considered a “humic” substance meaning that is an organic matter that comes from soil. It is believed that in the past we naturally obtained Fulvic Acid in our diets through organically farmed produce, but now with more foods being non-organic produce the amount of Fulvic acid in our diets has [...]

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Rosacea - What it is & How to Help Your Clients

Rosacea is something we hear in our industry ALL the time, but do we truly understand what Rosacea is and how we can better serve our clients who have Rosacea?Rosacea is one of the most common skin conditions and is also the most misdiagnosed in our industry. This skin condition can be classified by symptoms such as:Frequent or constant [...]

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Peptides and Ceramides – Oh my!

Peptides and Ceramides are ESSENTIAL to maintaining healthy, beautiful skin. These ingredients are responsible for keeping our barrier function intact, as well as helping our cells to be active, influencing healthy-young acting skin.Understanding how these ingredients work within the skin and why they are so important will help us to be more knowledgeable when choosing [...]

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6 Simple Steps to Mastering Retail

Part of being successful as a skin care professional is skill, knowledge, technique, and retail. Services are often the focus for growth and it is important, but it’s retail that really supports and maintains a strong business model. Retail is what will help carry your business to great heights, even when business traffic is low. By offering retail, you [...]

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​Get to know GlyMed Plus Chemical Exfoliants & Peels!

Chemical Exfoliants: Listed from Very Superficial to SuperficialGet to know GlyMed Plus’ award-winning Chemical Exfoliants and Peels! Our Professional Only peels allow you, as the aesthetician, to truly customize your clients' chemical treatments to suit their individual needs. GlyMed Plus can help you to achieve beautiful results, whether you are looking to offer your client [...]

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What is the difference between an Exfoliant and a Peel?

What is the difference between a Chemical Exfoliant and a Chemical Peel? Choosing a chemical exfoliant or peel can be confusing, especially if you don’t know what to look for. You might ask: What is the difference between a chemical exfoliant and a chemical peel? Essentially, they both exfoliate the skin, but the depth and the way [...]

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5 Simple Steps to Protect Skin in Winter

As the seasons change and we move into the colder months, many people will experience more than just nice rosy cheeks. These cold months can also bring dryness, flaking, irritation, cracking, and even eczema to the skin. Moving between the cold and windy outdoors to the warm and inviting indoors can cause your skin to immediately begin drying out. [...]

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Exfoliation…. What’s the difference?

We’ve all heard about exfoliation and how it’s good for our skin- that is, if it is done correctly. Exfoliation helps to keep our skin active, smooth and youthful; BUT do you know the difference in exfoliation? We all know that our favorite ingredients like Enzymes, BHAs and AHAs exfoliate; but how are they different?  3 Types of Exfoliation Enzymatic [...]

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