Latest news, information and inspirations on all topics relating to the skin care industry - expressed by our very own thought leader - Florence Barrett-Hill.
The importance of Photo type & Risk assessment
There have recently been several web forum and group discussions about photo type and relevance to skin analysis, and during these discussions there appeared to be for some participants, a rudimentary understanding of the importance of this characteristic in professional skin analysis. The purpose of this primer is to provide a good base of understanding. FBH
Understanding Dermal Pigmentation
Commonly misunderstood within the skin treatment /specialist professions, is the term Dermal Pigmentation, and it is appropriate that some clarity and thought to the subject be considered.
Broken capillaries: fact or fiction?
The objective of this blog is to raise the awareness of teachers, educational bodies, and distributors to the medical and skin treatment industry of how teaching incorrect, superseded
or redundant information results in a knowledge base that has no relevance to the current times.
Why do many ageing skins develop comedones
and other keratolytic disorders?
There is now universal agreement that free radicals are involved in the physical, biochemical, and pathological changes associated with aging. Oxidative damage to proteins, lipids, and DNA accumulates and increases with age, and is associated with age-related skin conditions, disorders and diseases.
I have often said that many of the modern skin conditions/disorders of today are caused by over treatment and/or over cleansing by the patient. This cleansing habit combined with the poor quality emulsifiers that are used in some cosmetics and the daily application of antibacterial substances has led to situations where the adaptive immune system begins to fail.
There is always a discussion about the skin condition pigmentation as being one of the most challenging skin conditions to successfully treat. What we learn in our base training is simple and does not cover what is truly a very complex process...
There are two Questions I am often asked during my seminars that deserve an airing: If the epidermis is renewed every 30 days, why don't I have a beautiful and perfect new skin every month? And if every pigment carrying Melanosome is transferred to a keratinocyte, and every keratinocyte ultimately desquamates in 30 days, why do I have pigmentation?
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