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MAY 2019

DAYSPA is the business resource for spa & wellness professionals! Each issue covers the latest in skin care, spa treatments, wellness services and management strategies.

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58 @dayspamagazine • May 2019 Thanks to a seemingly unlimited number of photo-editing apps, people can remove blemishes from their selfi es with a single swipe. If only treating acne in real life were that easy! According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), acne affects 50 million Americans annually, and can appear any time between the onset of puberty and late 30s or 40s. "Someone's health, hormones, lifestyle and/or stress levels may be the cause of their breakouts," notes Nicole Giordano, spa director of Rockland Skincare & Body Bliss Spa in Bardonia, New York. Additionally, acne is more than skin deep: The condition can be responsible for increased self-consciousness and even lowered self-esteem. "The most challenging part of working with blemish- prone clients is witnessing the emotional toll acne takes on their lives," says Giordano. "Their suffering can disrupt their daily activities, which makes it all the more rewarding when we clear up their skin." IN THE CLEAR A deep dive into fi ve spas' most popular— and effective—acne-fi ghting protocols. by TAYLOR FOLEY

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