Psoriasis is a common skin condition that speeds up the lifecycle of skin cells and causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin. The extra skin cells form scales and red patches that are itchy and sometimes painful.1 Scientists believe that at least 10% of people inherit one or more of the genes that could eventually lead to psoriasis. However, only 2-3% of the population develops the disease. Researchers believe that to develop psoriasis, a person must have a combination of the genes that cause psoriasis and be exposed to specific external factors known as “triggers.”… Access Full PDF Article Here.

by Kris Campbell, Founder/Managing Director, Hale & Hush and Eclectic Solutions
As seen in Skin Inc. Magazine – November 2018

The beauty industry is always changing. There is a constant influx of new modalities and ingredient technologies being launched in the spa market, as well as in the mass market. Knowing what your clients are doing and using is critical to bringing them skin care success and avoiding adverse reactions. The good news is skin care professonals already have the perfect tool to obtain this information from the client—the intake form.

The intake form should be utilized on every visit. Have the client fill out the full form before their first visit, with a shorter form available for subsequent visits that is updated with any changes in medications, health, home care, wellness services and skin care treatments. By keeping these updates on file, you are protected if an issue was to arise with the treatment you are performing… Access Full PDF Article Here.

by Kris Campbell, Founder/Managing Director, Hale & Hush and Eclectic Solutions
As seen in Skin Inc. Magazine – January 2018

Over 30 million people have some form of eczema, and skin care professionals are seeing more of this in the treatment room. In many, eczema started in childhood and dissipated by adulthood; however, adults that never had it as a child are presenting the condition with growing quantities. Since skin care professionals do to want to “do harm” in the treatment room or provide the wrong home care, we need to look at safe treatments, ingredients and ways to work with medical professionals when necessary to achieve the optimum results.

Eczema really never goes away; however, the symptoms can be managed.

If an esthetician recognizes signs and symptoms of eczema (see Common Symptoms of Eczema), they should refer the client to a physician to make a final decision. Even if you are sure a client has eczema, it is best to…
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by Kris Campbell, Founder/Managing Director, Hale & Hush and Eclectic Solutions
As seen in Skin, Inc. Magazine – July 2017

Diabetes affects over 20 million Americans, and more than 40 million Americans have prediabetes. It is very likely that a portion of our own clients represent some of these prediabetic individuals. The first thing we need to understand is the difference between the two types of diabetes, and the related conditions that may affect the skin. We can then determine a course of treatment that will be most beneficial, and at the same time calming to irritating skin conditions.

Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases that causes a person to have high blood sugar. This is commonly known as diabetes, a condition in which the body cannot produce the required amount of insulin to properly break down the glucose (sugar) in the blood. This can be caused when the cells don’t respond to the insulin that is normally produced, or when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin. The two main kinds of diabetes are Types I and II. In cases of Type I diabetes, the body makes little or no insulin. Type II is the most common form of diabetes. It arises when the cells cannot use insulin properly… Access Full PDF Article Here.

by Kris Campbell, Founder/Managing Director, Hale & Hush and Eclectic Solutions
As seen in Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa Magazine – February 2013