Skin Care: Beyond the Basics is an outstanding resource for the advanced esthetics student and professional. Using plain language, it explains real-world scenarios and profiles what estheticians will experience when they are practicing in the spa or clinic environment. Detailed information on topics such as acne, sensitive skin, cosmetic ingredients and clinical management of aging skin is included. Content is presented in a clear and direct manner which leads to better understanding in the classroom and positive client outcomes in the student clinic. This book is a must-have resource for future and existing l estheticians, and will remain a trusted reference tool throughout your career.

Author: Mark Lees | ©2012


ISBN: 9781435487451 • List: $161.95 USD


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  • Each subject has been thoroughly updated with new content relevant to the needs and wants of today’s esthetics client.
  • New photos and illustrations help the reader identify skin conditions and increase the students understanding of anatomy and physiology.
  • Information on cosmetic ingredients and chemistry, sun science and skin conditions has been updated to highlight recent breakthroughs in skin care.
  • An in-depth discussion of the effects of the endocrine system and hormones familiarizes the esthetician with relative skin problems.
  • Real world scenarios and advice prepare the esthetics student for his or her career.
  • Content is perfect for the student looking to increase his or her knowledge of esthetics in situations where advanced coursework is not offered.
  • Information included on acne, aging treatments and sensitive skin gives students the relevant knowledge of common treatment needs.
  1. Advanced Anatomy & Physiology of the Skin
  2. Hygiene and Sterilization Techniques
  3. The Immune System
  4. Communicable Diseases
  5. Hormones
  6. Skin Analysis
  7. Recognize and Refer Medical Conditions
  8. Essential Knowledge of Chemistry
  9. Cosmetic Chemistry and Functional Ingredients
  10. Performance Ingredients and Active Ingredients
  11. Skin Care Products
  12. Claims in Cosmetics
  13. Sensitive Skin, Allergies, and Irritants
  14. Rosacea
  15. Acne and the Esthetician
  16. Cosmodogenicity
  17. Extraction
  18. The Intrinsic Aging Process
  19. Sun and Sun Damage
  20. The New Science of Aging Skin Treatment
  21. Chemical Peeling and Exfoliation Procedures
  22. Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery: Treating the Patient
  23. Cosmetic Medicine and Medical Relations
  24. The Scientific Approach