Showing posts with label skin conditions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label skin conditions. Show all posts

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Psoriasis and You

August is Psoriasis awareness month, a perfect time to market your services to a specific clientele. It may sound odd, but there may be people out there unaware of how you can help them deal with their Psoriasis. You have an amazing opportunity to create a life long relationship with a group of people who will be thankful for your expertise and relief!

Psoriasis can be a painful and embarrassing for those who suffer from it. Many may not even realize how a trip to the spa can benefit them.  To start, a relaxing day at the spa is something everyone can and should benefit from.  Advertising how you can help them mentally AND physically is key.

Mud treatments are excellent for those who suffer from psoriasis. The minerals in the mud can be  soothing on sensitive skin. Something like the Raw Alaska Glacial Mineral Mud is an excellent choice for those with skin conditions such as psoriasis. It is the most mineral rich mud on the market today. It is gentle and hydrating yet it still draws impurities out of the skin - an amazing combination for sensitive skin! If you don't offer any mud treatments, August is a great time to add it to your facial and body treatment menu! Be sure to have retail items made with clients with issues like psoriasis and roseacia in mind like Alchimie Forever. Every product in this line was created for these clients!

Massage is also an excellent way to help relieve mental and physical stress psoriasis sufferers may deal with. Using a gentle hydrating base like shea butter is popular for psoriasis clients. 

Dead Sea minerals have been found to be beneficial as well. A dead sea salt or mud in a body wrap is a great menu option to feature in August! As always, be sure to have supporting retail items available to show the client after their treatment!

Pick one or two services to market specifically to psoriasis suffers. you may be surprised at the life long relationships created!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Catch Of The Day! Alginate Masks

Forget the fish, bring on the alginate masks! Alginate masks (also referred to as modeling masks) should be in your tool belt if you perform any type of facial or body service. Pretty bold statement? Nah, there is a reason why these things are constantly flying out of our warehouse!

Alginate masks contain marine algae which are among the ancient of living organisms...I'm talking over a billion years here! That's some serious staying power with some serious results for every skin type that walks in your door.

OK, let's talk about what makes these masks essential to have. First, a bit of educational background...The other main ingredient in alginate masks is calcium sulfate which is both a natural and chemically made salt. When you add water to marine algae combined with calcium sulfate, a gel substance forms (remember the plaster of paris projects when you were younger? same concept!) that contours to each client's facial structure as it dries. Once in the gel form, the mask holds whatever the active ingredient is (chamomile, cranberry, ginseng, etc), allowing them to slowly penetrate into the skin. Basically what takes place is as the mask dries, it absorbs surface toxins and debris from the skin while slowly allowing the active ingredients to work their magic.

Another awesome benefit of an alginate mask, is that it contains seaweeds which stimulates collagen and speeds up fat metabolism. This makes them especially effective in anti-cellulite treatments such as body wraps!


Alginate masks are great for all skin types and can be customized by adding natural additives like essential oils to target specific skin conditions. Due to the calming effect, alginate masks are popular following microdermabrasion, mysotim and ultrasound treatments.

In a nutshell, alginate masks are great for almost everyone, they are super hydrating, have a tightening effect, reduce pore size and are wonderful for calming the skin,

Most are available in a single use size for you to try on yourself. Once you see how effective they are, you can get them in the larger bulk sizes to share with your clients!