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Proper Skin Care Best Practices
Cleansing the skin on your body can help to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy at all times. Many people will blame the weather and air dryness for the condition of their skin, when in fact it has a lot more to do with the soaps used and the treatment given. Dry and itchy skin is the most common skin problem that people suffer with on a daily basis.
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Glossary of Common Industry Descriptions

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Glossary of Common Industry Descriptions

During your experiences with different products, salons and spas, there might be terms used that you may not quite understand. Here is a list of the most common ones used to give you a better understand with meanings.


  • Acne –
    This is an inflammation caused by blockage of oil glands on the skin, this results in blackhead and pimples
  • Aesthetician –
    A professionally trained person who provides salon or spa treatments that relaxes the body and beautifies the skin.
  • Algotherapy –
    Used as a therapeutic treatment of seaweeds in spa.
  • Allantoin –
    An anti-inflammatory ingredient extracted from comfrey, urea, or chamomile that is used as a soothing skin care treatment for sunburned or irritated skin.
  • Allergen –
    This is a substance that produces a allergic reaction.
  • Almond oil –
    Is emollient oil extracted from sweet almond seeds that is easily absorbed.
  • Aloe vera gel –
    From the leaves of the Aloe barbadensis plant, it can be used to moisturize and sooth the skin from burns and irritations.
  • Amino Acids –
    This is a substance that the body uses to build the proteins needed to form the base of the skin, hair and nails. This is also often added to shampoos and conditioners.
  • Aniline –
    This is a colorless liquid that comes from coal tar. Many hair colors and dyes are derived from this. A small percentage of women may experience allergic reactions
  • Animal extract –
    Included in many hair products with the intent of rejuvenation. It is the fat and or tissue extracted from cows, pigs and sheep.
  • Aromatherapy –
    This is the therapeutic use of botanical oils that are distilled or cold pressed from flowers and other plants.


  • Balm –
    This is a thick ointment, unguent, or salve that is used to soothe the skin.
  • Bentonite –
    Is a white clay that is used in facial masks for the absorption of oil from the skin. Can also be used to thicken makeup and reduces skin shine or glare in the face.
  • Benzoyl peroxide –
    A very strong disinfectant used to help kill bacteria and clear away acne. Recommended use is one week due to its ability to overdry the skin.
  • Blackheads –
    Form from oily or dead skin cells becoming trapped within a pore along with bacteria.


  • Castile soap –
    A mild moisturizing soap made from olive oil.
  • Cellulite –
    Fat tissue cells trapped within the skin’s connective tissue.
  • Cheilitis –
    This is cracking and drying of the lips that is commonly caused by a reaction to synthetic eosin dyes and perfumes in lipsticks
  • Clarifying shampoo –
    This is an acidic shampoo that contains lemon juice or cider vinegar that is used in the hair to remove the buildup of conditioners, minerals, shampoos and other styling products.
  • Corns –
    Are bumps that are formed on the top of the toes caused from shoes that are worn too tight.
  • Cuticle –
    This is the skin that overlaps the nails on both fingers and toes to form a protective layer.


  • Dermis –
    This is the inner layer of the skin.
  • Dimethicone –
    This is silicone oil that is used in hair and skin care products to add shine.


  • Electrolysis –
    This is the only permanent way to remove hair by killing it at the root
  • Enzymes –
    Is exfoliants derived from pineapple, papaya, or papain. It helps to even out skin color to allow for a more evenly toned appearance.
  • Epidermis –
    This is the surface of the skin
  • Epson Salts –
    Crystals that are derived from magnesium sulfate. It is commonly used in baths to relieve aches and pains.
  • Exfoliation -
    This is the removal of dead skin cells from the skin’s surface.


  • Folliculitis (razor bumps) –
    This is from an inflammation of the hair follicles that are found in areas of the body which becomes irritated from shaving or waxing.


  • Ingrown hair –
    Hairs that grow in rather than out and becomes trapped beneath the skin’s surface


  • Kojic acid –
    A skin lightener used in cosmetics to fade brown spots

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