Tuesday, 14 January 2014

LTA School of Beauty - Experts Seminar on Beauty Technical Knowledge & Skills - Look n Learn & Learn n EARN

Saturday, 11 January 2014

LTA School of Beauty shares different stages of Acne-A skin concern of beauticians during beauty services


There are various levels and stages of acne based on its severity and type and so treatments are prescribed accordingly. There is also much advancement made in the field of acne treatments, which have shown dramatic improvements in the condition of the sufferers.
Grading a stage of acne is very easy. The severe the acne the higher the stage and so more aggressive treatment is required. The stages of acne are divided into several parts. Stage 0 and 1 indicates mild acne whereas stages higher than 2 indicates severe acne. It is recommended to consult a dermatologist as soon as a stage higher than 2 occurs to prevent symptoms of scarring from developing.

Stage 0:
Acne begins with white heads and blackheads. This is the first stage of acne when you notice signs of some mild breakouts on your skin. This is not a condition to worry about, as they are not inflamed. This situation usually occurs when the hair follicles get blocked by dead skin cells preventing sebum from going out. The sebum gets collected inside the follicles giving rise to blackheads and white heads. A Blackhead is formed when the air oxidizes the sebum turning it black. The pore is open at the top in blackheads and so they are also known as open comedones. Compared to blackheads White heads are known as closed comedones because they are formed when the skin covers the sebum preventing it from turning black. Acne breakouts at this point are very easy to treat and usually go away with the use of a cleanser. It is also advised to treat acne at this point in order to prevent further flare-ups.

There are a number of techniques you can use to treat blackheads and white heads yourself which not only unplugs the pore but also prevents future blockage. Simply extract them with the help of sterilizes tools. If you will not use sterilized tools there is a great danger that infection may occur. Also extract them gently; otherwise you may increase the size of the pores. The best way to treat these blackheads and whiteheads safely is by washing face gently with lukewarm water twice a day. It is recommended to use a cleanser but a mild soap also works. These helps in removing excess sebum and dead skin. But avoid excessive washing because it may further worsen the condition.

Stage 1:
Stage 1 is not very much different than stage 0 only that now frequent breakouts and sometimes-mild inflammation can be observed on the skin as well. But the condition is still under control and there is nothing to worry about.

Stage 2:
If papules start appearing on the skin of the face then it means a person has gotten into Stage 2. This is still not a very serious condition and considered as mild stage of acne. A papule is slightly elevated solid acne, which is not very big in size. It is also not infected and does not contain any pus.

Stage 3:
At stage 3 the condition of papules start becoming serious, which means there is still time to control it before the acne, gets severe.

Stages 4-5:
If signs of pustules start appearing on the skin along with inflammation then it means stage 4 has begun. This is a severe form of acne, which requires treatment by a dermatologist. Pustules are filled with dead skin cells, white blood cells, sebum and bacteria. These burst easily often turning into cysts.

Stages 6-7:
This is a very severe stage in which there are greater numbers of chances that acne scars would be formed. Also Nodules and cysts occur during this stage. A nodule is an inflamed lesion that extends into the deeper layers of skin and is very painful. Nodules sometimes give rise to scars because they can damage the inner tissues of the skin. It is very difficult to cure nodules because they take time to get heal. When pustules become severe they turn into cysts that is filled with bacteria, pus, sebum and dead skin cells. Just like nodules they damage the skin tissues. Cysts sometimes lead to scars.

Stage 8: 
At stage 8 nodules and cysts that have damaged the inner tissue of the skin have left their marks on the skin known as acne scars.

Acne grows in stages beginning from simple harmless pimples and then turning into cysts and nodules. Treatments are usually recommended based on the type and severity of the acne. But the best thing is to treat the acne as soon as possible before it gets worse and give rise to severe condition.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

LTA School of Beauty Shares article on Acne- A Skin concern faced by Beauticians in Beauty Services and teenagers

 All About Acne
What Is Acne?
Acne is a disorder of the sebaceous glands. While sometimes it seems acne or pimples appear overnight, the development of an acne breakout is actually an extended process that begins as a blockage of the hair follicle or pore. Gaining an understanding of why a blockage begins and how a pimple develops will ultimately help us in treating acne.
How Does Acne Develop?
In a normal functioning follicle the sebaceous glands secrete oil, or sebum, into the pore. Typically, sebum and dead cells from the dead cell layer emerge at the skin's surface through the pore opening and are shed out. In those with acne, however, this process goes awry.
In acne prone skin, sebum and dead skin cells easily become trapped within the follicle. This accumulation of dead cells and sebaceous matter forms a hard plug that obstructs the pore opening. This obstruction is called a comedone.  If the plugged follicle, or comedone, stays beneath the skin, it is called a closed comedone and produces a white bump called a whitehead. A comedone that reaches the surface of the skin and opens up is called an open comedone or blackhead because it looks black on the skin's surface.
Propionibacteria Acnes (P. acnes) are the bacteria responsible for inflamed acne breakouts. P. acnes are regular residents within the hair follicle. Normally, they are harmless. However, in acne prone skin the P. acnes population grows out of control.
When a comedone blocks the pore opening, the lack of oxygen and excess sebum within the pore creates a favorable environment where P. acnes bacteria can thrive.
As the follicle becomes filled with sebum, dead cells, and bacteria, it begins to swell. The follicle wall ruptures and spills into the dermis. White blood cells rush in to fight the bacteria. Redness and swelling occurs, and pus is created. A pimple has now formed.
If the rupture in the follicle wall happens near the surface, the pimple is usually minor and heals quickly. It is when the break occurs deep within the dermis that more severe lesions, such as nodules and cysts, develop.

What Causes Acne?
The exact cause of acne is unknown, but doctors believe it results from several related factors.
  • One important factor is an increase in hormones called androgens (male sex hormones). These increase in both boys and girls during puberty and cause the sebaceous glands to enlarge and make more sebum.
  • Hormonal changes related to pregnancy or starting or stopping birth control pills can also cause acne.
  • Another factor is heredity or genetics. Researchers believe that the tendency to develop acne can be inherited from parents.
  • Certain drugs, including androgens and lithium, are known to cause acne.
  • Greasy cosmetics may alter the cells of the follicles and make them stick together, producing a plug.
Factors That Can Make Acne Worse
Factors that can cause an acne flare include:
Ø  Changing hormone levels in adolescent girls and adult women 2 to 7 days before their menstrual period starts
Ø  Friction caused by leaning on or rubbing the skin
Ø  Pressure from bike helmets, backpacks, or tight collars
Ø  Environmental irritants, such as pollution and high humidity
Ø  Squeezing or picking at blemishes
Ø  Hard scrubbing of the skin

Myths About the Causes of Acne
There are many myths about what causes acne. Chocolate and greasy foods are often blamed, but foods seem to have little effect on the development and course of acne in most people. Another common myth is that dirty skin causes acne; however, blackheads and other acne lesions are not caused by dirt. Finally, stress does not cause acne.

Who Gets Acne?
People of all races and ages get acne. Nearly 85 percent of people between the ages of 12 and 24 develop the disorder. For most people, acne tends to go away by the time they reach their thirties; however, some people in their forties and fifties continue to have this skin problem.
How Do I Treat Acne?
The treatment options of acne will discussed in our forthcoming article as this topic deserves due attention given the variety of treatment methods, now available. So, just hang in there till then and don’t pick…please.

LTA School of Beauty

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

LTA School of Beauty takes pride in announcing its Beauty & Hair Professional Student being its 200th Placement - Shafrin Maknojia

It is often said that joy multiplies when it is shared. LTA School of beauty celebrated success of its 200th student placed by LTA at an event in Mumbai-India.
Shafrin Maknojia had no words to describe her joy when over 250 LTA students and established professionals from industry gave her their blessing and good wishes on an eventful day.
Shafrin’s story is one that of many women in India who always wished to have more meaningful and purposeful life beyond taking care of family. Her life took a major turn for good when she decided to take a plunge into the beauty industry. She quickly realized that acquiring basic skills are not going to help her in long term. She researched and queried with people who mattered and decided to stop at nothing less than international qualification in Hair and beauty.
“I’m fortunate that I had well informed friends and family who guided me to LTA School of beauty for taking up world class qualification in Hair and beauty. My life has been completely transformed by LTA. Even while I was doing my course itself i started earning money through freelance work and once i completed my  CIBTAC and CITY&GUILD both reputed U.K diploma i didn’t have to wait long to get Job placement through LTA at one the reputed beauty salon in India.” said Shafrin on this occasion while thanking profusely LTA teachers and principal .
Her Joy was further compounded when she realized that her qualification has generated job opportunity for her in USA. She declared “I will be off the America shortly and would be taking up Salon job there. My qualification helped me in my VISA process as I’m now recognized as a qualified professional”.
There are many more such Shafrins waiting to take off their wings. All what it takes is courage to decide and determination to carry on despite challenges. Of course with beauty training institutes like LTA School of Beauty who take pride in students success, their dreams are bound to become realty.

LTA School of beauty is India’s more preferred International beauty school offering world’s most respected and prestigious qualification in  hair and beauty namely CIDESCO(H.O Switzerland),CIBTAC(H.O UK), CITY&GUILD(H.O UK)

For more information and success stories visit WWW.LTASCHOOLOFBEAUTY.COM E-mail madhushri@ltaindia.org or call/SMS 9930313131