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NAA Membership Update: New Cards Have Been Released!

NAA Membership is loaded with exciting educational benefits, valuable industry savings, and regular member features like our Member on a Mission blog posts and periodic member co-hosted webinars. Our all time member-favorite benefit though, is the…


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The Importance of Home-Care for Optimal Skincare Results

The Importance of Home-Care for Optimal Skincare Results

Most skincare aficionados love receiving facials, love the aesthetician who performed the service, and love how good their skin looks and feels after the service. However, those warm fuzzy feelings often fade when, at the end of the service, the…


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Post-Procedure Skincare: An Integrative Approach

The subject of medical aesthetic and cosmetic procedures is particularly polarizing in the skincare community--especially the holistic community. Strong opinions range from anti-procedure of any kind, to minimally invasive or reconstructive ones,…


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Ayurvedic skincare

Ayurvedic Skincare: an Introduction

Many tenets of holistic and integrative skincare and nutrition are based on ancient Eastern healing traditions such as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda (an ancient healing system from India). Both practices have been helping people…


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Pros and Cons of Vitamin in Skincare

The Pros and Cons of Vitamin C in Skincare

Vitamin C has always had an excellent reputation for strengthening the immune system. How many times have you been told to eat citrus fruits and drink lots of orange juice during cold season? It is one of the most commonly recommend supplements, and…


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How to Reconnect with Your Body for Clear Skin and Vibrant Health

How to Reconnect with Your Body for Clear Skin and Vibrant Health

We live in a world where a bottle of soda cost less than a bottle of water. Burger and fries “meals” made of bottom of the barrel animal byproducts held together by fillers and lye-washed potatoes fried in fake fats cost less than a fresh green…


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Switching from Coffee to Tea for Healthy Skin

The debate of whether coffee is healthy or not is one that won't be decided anytime soon. While we won't get into the specifics of why coffee may or may not be good for you, we will say that its purported health benefits are largely dependent on the…


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How Wellness Practitioners Can Reduce Air Pollution

How Wellness Practitioners Can Reduce Air Pollution

It is a known fact that air pollution, both indoor and outdoor, causes skin issues such as wrinkles and premature aging. Like secondhand smoke, particulate pollution causes many health issues as well, both short-term and long-term. According to US…


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Is Detoxification a Must if You Want Clear Skin?

Is Detoxification a Must if You Want Clear Skin?

Detoxification is a word often heard in any wellness center, holistic healing facility, health food store, or spa.  Sometimes referred to as “internal cleansing” detoxification is the process of removing built up toxins from the body. It can be…


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Ensuring the Future of Aesthetics Education: Interview with Maxine Drake

Did you know that 50% of the beauty schools in the Unites States have closed their doors since 2009? That's a scary statistic, and the beauty industry isn't the only trade that's declined over the past several years. While the reasons why vary (and…


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