ICYMI: Skin Deep Spring 2024

The spring 2024 issue of ASCP Skin Deep magazine came out in April with articles about skin health and immunity to help you in your technique, business practices, and general knowledge. In case you missed it, here are a few highlights:    

ASCP Esty of the Year 2024     

Meet Ximena Juarez, ASCP’s Esty of the Year. Guided by the values of hard work and determination instilled by her mother, Ximena is a force to be reckoned with. As a master esthetician, business owner, mom of two, and veteran, Ximena has worked hard to succeed in the industry. Check out ASCP’s exclusive magazine and podcast interviews with her.  

Read: “Redefining Resilience” by Jen Anderson  

Listen: ASCP Esty Talk Podcast, Episode 251,  “Esty of the Year: Ximena Juarez" 

Skin Immunity 

Skin care and wellness are coming together in a fascinating way, giving rise to an exciting new trend—skin immunity. Read about the differences between a compromised and healthy skin barrier. Then, learn about some of the common autoimmune diseases you might encounter in the treatment room.  

Read: “Is Your Client’s Skin Barrier Compromised” by Lisa VanBockern 

Read: “Autoimmune Diseases” by Alison O’Neil 

The Fascinating World of Fungi  

Mushrooms are quickly gaining popularity in the professional skin care industry, recognized for their skin-enhancing properties. But are they all they’re made up to be? And what makes this type of fungus different from the fungi that can cause skin conditions like fungal acne and seborrheic dermatitis. Take a closer look with this article and podcast episode.  

Read: “Make Room for Mushrooms” by Catherine Santino 

Listen: ASCP Esty Talk Podcast, Episode 179, “The Rogue Pharmacist: Fungi Superheros” 

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