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As part of our educational philosophy, we provide thought leadership on a range of topics relevant to industry professionals and anyone who loves beauty. Here, you’ll find trends, industry news, tutorials, and tips for spa treatments and at-home care.

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Caring for Oily, Acne-Prone Skin

Do you have oily, acne-prone skin? If so, some of the products you’re using to get a smoother complexion may be working against you. Using medicated creams and soaps or harsh exfoliants in your daily skin care routine can lead to more breakouts. Instead, you should use products that address the root of your skin […]

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Hands Deserve the Spa Treatment, Too!

Your hands have taken the brunt of all the extra washing and sanitizing the past few months, and although Christine Valmy hand sanitizers are specially formulated to moisturize instead of dry your skin, it’s inevitable that your hands will need a little extra TLC these days. Our resident expert, Ms. Brenda, shared her recipe for […]

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How to Steam Without a Mechanical Steamer

For weeks, we have been looking for ways to take back some of the ‘normal’ that the pandemic stripped from us all. For those of us who count on estheticians to keep our skin glowing and healthy, one of the discrepancies from normal life is being able to enjoy the benefits of a relaxing facial. […]

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How to Give Yourself an At-Home Facial

It’s always important to carve out some “me time,” no matter how crazy life gets. To help you reduce stress, and practice self-care at home, we’ve broken down the steps for you to give yourself an at-home facial!   Before beginning your facial, it’s crucial to set the right ambiance. Put your phone down, play […]

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How Moisturizers Can Cause Dry Skin

We all know how important it is to keep the skin hydrated. Most of us do this by moisturizing our faces daily with heavy creams. However, a lot of us may be moisturizing constantly and find ourselves wondering why our skin still feels dry and tight. The reason may seem surprising: These treatments actually prolong […]

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Is Your Beauty Routine Working Against You?

After reading countless beauty blogs, you have finally nailed down a flawless beauty routine. You cleanse, exfoliate, tone and hydrate regularly; however, you still encounter acne, oily skin and blackheads frequently. Perhaps, as a result, you have convinced yourself that you were simply born with problem skin. Fortunately, it’s more likely that your beauty regime […]

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