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to certain plants, flowers and fruits. Consider having
a Physician’s Desk Reference (PDR) on hand to look for
potential reactions from certain ingredients if a client is
on a medication. It is also important to advise clients to
consult with their physicians before trying a treatment
or product that they believe might cause a bad reaction.
With the increased focus on more natural
ingredients, new results are being discovered from plant
sources. Many ingredients that were used to treat one
skin disorder have now been given new life in helping
to fight another condition. Many natural alternatives
offer one or more of the following properties: anti-aging,
anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibacterial, UV
protection, brightening, antiglycation and antioxidant.
As a skin care professional, you need to really look
at labels, do your own additional research and ask
questions of manufacturers regarding ingredients.
Many of these natural ingredients are being talked
about in consumer magazines, on talk shows and on
blogs spa clients are reading. By doing the proper
research and staying ahead of the curve, you become
able to make educated decisions in the types of skin
care you provide for your clients.
(All accessed Feb 21, 2014)
Kris Campbell is CEO of Tecniche,
a skin care line dedicated to sensitive
and health-challenged skin. Campbell
trains, writes for trade publications and
speaks at trade events on conditions that arise with
health-challenged skin. She has worked for an FDA
cosmeceutical lab helping clients create their own
brands and currently formulates for Tecniche.