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    Choosing the Right Massage Lotion

    Monday, August 16th, 2010

    A massage is a wonderful way to relax, relieve tension, and get some relief from sore aches and pains. An important part of a massage session is the use of lotions, cream, and oils. These types of products are an important element of an enjoyable massage. There are many types of products that are designed for individual taste and situation. To understand which one is best for you, it is important to understand how they work.

    Skin Type

    Skin type can affect what kind of product that is used. Common skin types include normal, dry, sensitive, and oily. Natural and organic skincare products are made to work well on the skin. They are especially useful for people with sensitive skin. Mineral oil has a drying affect so people with dry skin should avoid products containing mineral oil.

    Massage Oils

    If you use massage oil, it is important to consider your own needs. Many oils stain so you may opt for a non-staining product. You should consider the consistency of the oil. There are a variety of oil textures and scents. If you have skin conditions such as acne, Jojoba oil, almond oil, and grapeseed oil are good choices because they are light. They are also good for people with acne. There are special products for feet conditions. Tea tree oil is good for fungus. Sesame oil is often used in Ayurvedic massages so they are usually thick and heavy. Olive oil is also thick and has a strong smell. Avocado oil is a great moisturizer.

    If you are sensitive to scents, you should use a non-scented product. If you enjoy aromas, there are a number of oils containing pleasant scents. Oils are available as a single scent or blended together. Olive oil’s scent is too strong to mix with essential oils.


    Top Ten Career Tips from an Esthetician

    Sunday, August 15th, 2010

    Are you starting a career as an esthetician or considering one? To help you develop your career, here is valuable advice from a professional esthetician who has created her own successful skin therapy business.

    Fauzia Morgan is a licensed esthetician in Seattle, Washington. She graduated from the Euro Institute of Skin Care in 2005 and offers facials, resurfacing peels and body treatments through her own business, Sacred Skin Therapy.

    “I still can’t really get over how lucky I am to do what I love for a living,” says Fauzia. “I give facials the way I would want to receive one. I love how good people feel after a facial with me.”

    Fauzia offers the following advice for new estheticians and those considering a career in skin care.

    1. Do what you love.

    Fauzia Morgan, Owner
    of Sacred Skin TherapyWhen it comes to choosing a school or creating a focus for your practice, Fauzia’s advice is consistent – be yourself and do what you love.

    Her own approach to esthetics is holistic and rooted in her own experience. After struggling with chronic, severe acne from ages 13 to 26, Fauzia learned to heal her body from the inside out through acupuncture and dietary changes. Then, while working at an integrative pharmacy, she realized that she was able to help other people with their skin by recommending natural skin care products and making referrals to naturopaths, nutritionists, acupuncturists and herbalists. She decided to translate this talent into a career as an esthetician.