Amazing class the instructor was so through and she explained everything hand-on. Students has the opportunity to ask questions about nails and nail extensions to the expert educator and she provided very knowledgeable and sensible explanations to every query. It was great way to expose students to additional nail systems so that they can feel comfortable using variety of products to enhance their services and perform confidently in the market outside.
Nails are a very interesting and complex subject matter and as an academy it is our goal to help our students feel comfortable and secure using any system they come across.
Fun Filled Nail Enhancement, Sculpting and Design Class!
AHA Peel Field Trip
Alpha Hydroxy Acid Peel
History of AHA Peels
Made from naturally occurring acids found in fruits and other foods, alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) peels–or, at least, the main ingredients in them–have been popular for removing dead cells on the surface of the skin (thus smoothing and rejuvenating the skin) for a very long time. In fact, more than 2,000 years ago Egypt’s last pharaoh, Queen Cleopatra, is said to have regularly bathed in sour goat’s milk to improve her skin. She was on to something. The lactic acid from sour milk is one of the acids used in modern AHA peels. Other popular AHA peels used citric acid (from citrus fruit) and glycolic acid (from sugar cane).
How does it work?
Alpha hydroxy acids seem to work by removing the top layers of dead skin cells. They can also increase the thickness of deeper layers of skin, promoting firmness.
Regular treatments can help with fine lines, brown marks and dry spots (solar keratoses). They also can help minimize acne scarring–and even help with the treatment of acne by stripping away the plugs where acne bumps can form.
AHA peels can be done not only on the face, but on the neck, chest, arms and hands. They’re often combined with microdermabrasion for even greater results.