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60 ascp skin deep september/october 2020 Renew your clients—and your business—with stress-reducing body exfoliating treatments by Lydia Sarfati We are indeed living through stressful times. Up to 72 percent of Americans say their lives have been disrupted by COVID-19, 1 and seven out of 10 people say they are experiencing the most stressful period of their lives. 2 And as many of our clients are coping with myriad difficulties, they've been unable to have their skin concerns addressed by a professional. As we all gradually adjust to the new normal—and as skin care spas and salons open with new regulations for safety, sanitation, and sterilization—there are ways to address both stress and its effects on the skin. With many states regulating the use of face masks by clients during treatments, body treatments (such as exfoliating protocols) are a great way to both soothe client nerves and restore their skin. Here, we discuss how stress affects the skin and provide a number of key body exfoliating methods to introduce into spa menus now and going forward. Proper health protocols, including proper distancing, sanitation, and personal protective equipment (PPE), should be followed at all times. A Fresh Start

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