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BEAUTY 91 1 Beauty RX —Alyson Osterman-Kerr Winter is around the corner! And if snow’s appearing not only on the ground, but on clients’ domes (read: dandruff), we’ve rounded up the top flakecombatting products for your perusal. Plus, read on to discover the latest overnight treatments that redefine “beauty sleep.” Dandruff, Psoriasis and Dry Scalp: What’s the Difference? “Psoriasis is commonly misdiagnosed as dandruff,” Simon Miller, KMS California national technical trainer, laments. “Psoriasis is a non-curable, long-term skin condition that commonly produces red patches of skin that have silvery scales. If your client has the symptoms of psoriasis, recommend that he or she see a medical professional. “Dandruff, on the other hand, produces yellow or white scales that are attached to the scalp and/or hair shaft,” Miller continues. “Essentially, it is an overproduction of sebum. If your client has the symptoms of dandruff, use a nylon-bristled teasing brush to gently exfoliate the scalp prior to washing hair with a dandruff shampoo. “Of course, another condition that is often mistaken for dandruff is dry scalp, the symptoms of which include white, dry flakes on the shoulders. Switching to a mild or gentle shampoo can help cure this. Also, tell clients to drink water regularly to hydrate skin—which includes the scalp!” Image: Stone/Getty Images 11.12 83

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Beauty LaunchPad - November 2012

Beauty LaunchPad - November 2012
Table of Contents
Editor’s Notebook
In Touch
Runway Report
Star Struck
First Look
Inside Story
Brand New
Free Launch
Tool Talk
My Way
20 Questions
Salon of the Month
Beauty 911
Only Hue
Dye It Right
Vintage Glam
Quick Tips
Advertiser Index
Look of the Month

Beauty LaunchPad - November 2012