In Volume 1 of ASCP Esty Talk’s “The Peptide Perspective” subseries, we explore opinions and perspectives around the role of peptides in skin care. Listen in as we bring clarity, answer questions, and dispel misinformation about this popular skin care ingredient.
Sugaring and waxing tend to fall into the same category because they are both hair removal techniques, but there are some key differences that are important for you to know about. For example, did you know that sugar was used thousands of years ago as a method to dress wounds on the battlefield? Even today, veterinary clinics use sugar to clean animal wounds. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, we chat with Shannon O’Brien about just how safe and sanitary sugaring is for your clients.
In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, we chat with Crystal Ochemba-Powell, who has been there and done it all (directly out of esthetics school, no less!). Learn about some of the obstacles she faced, how she overcame them, and take note of some expert tips to help you best prepare to take on your dream career as a solo esthetician!
We’ve all been there. That moment when you’re giving your client a waxing treatment and something doesn’t quite go right or how you expected. This episode of ASCP Esty Talk with Emily Morgan, ASCP Membership Program Manager, and co-host Ella Cressman, is nothing short of entertaining.
Offer on-trend, result-driven treatments with the latest technology clients demand. Not sure what the trends are? In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, we discuss hot new treatments and how partnering with a board-certified dermatologist could be a game-changer for you and your clients. Listen in as board-certified dermatologist Dr. Quenby Erickson (DO, FAAD, FACMS) dishes about top treatments and “be-seen” meetups where you can connect and network with like-minded dermatologists and estheticians.
What is bimatoprost? How can it interfere with permanent makeup retention? In this episode of Esty Talk, we learn the answers to those questions. We also discuss the merits of organic versus inorganic pigment and how they are different from “ink” and are enlightened on the permanent makeup process. Whether you are a permanent makeup artist, a skin care professional who should understand this modality, or considering having permanent makeup done, this podcast is a must listen.
We have heard about retinol; it is not a new ingredient. But what are the many forms of retinoids? How are they converted in the skin? How do we select the appropriate form and navigate an onboarding to skin care routines? We answer all these questions and more with Amanda Hughes!
What is the rhythm factor of peels? How have chemical peels evolved from free acids to resurfacing combinations? From instigating two weeks of skin inflammation to a philosophy of strengthening the skin to peel all Fitzpatrick types, in any season, we have witnessed an evolutionary change in chemical peeling solutions and protocols.
What does butt acne and gut health have to do with your complexion? No doubt, there is a connection between what goes IN our bodies and what shows up ON your skin. What is the correlation? What is integrative health? How does it affect your skin? They say our gut is our “second brain,” and if 80% of our serotonin comes from the gut, what else is affected by it? Mood disorders, depression, anxiety, and good skin are all effected by gut microbiome. Listen to Dr. Kaitlyn Popp explain it all!
Having your own skin care practice has its benefits—flexibility and an opportunity for a much better income, but is your head really in the game? It takes more than a cute space to get clients in the door. Kim Trent, licensed esthetician, spa owner, and creator of The Solo Esthetician, a private Facebook group, shares her advice and resources on starting and keeping your skin care business.