Why you should get an Esthetician … STAT!
By: Leigh Sell, Lead Esthetician
What is an Esthetician?
You would not believe the amount of times I have been introduced to a new person,who asks me what I do for a living and then stares at me blankly as I say the word “Es-the-ti-cian.” At other times I’ve been asked how I like styling hair? So I will clear it up once and for all. Here is a definition from my favorite source:
“Estheticians provide preventative care for the skin and offer treatments to keep the skin healthy and attractive. They may also manufacture, sell, or apply cosmetics. They are trained to detect skin problems and provide hair removal services.” – Milady’s Standard Esthetics Fundamentals.
I like to think of myself as a skin care therapist. Each time I provide a skin service I am presented with a completely unique face. Genetics, lifestyle, skin conditions like acne, emotional and hormonal health, all effect the individual and their complexion. You see, the skin is an organ (our largest) and it has some big jobs. Protecting us from the environment and namely the sun, for example. As the skin ages it looses the ability to protect as well as it once did, and so we start to see brown spots and premature aging.
This is why developing a relationship with an Esthetician is so rewarding. Not only can I help to slow down the effects of the sun and aging, but I can develop a plan for your skin and recommend the best products to use at home for your skin type and goals.
Get the most out of your visit!
Consultation and health forms are a very important start. The more information you can give your Esthetician the better. This is because we understand how things like medications, allergyies and your current regimen are effecting your skin. Your consultation and health information will always be kept confidential. If you like, you can also bring in your current skin care products. Your Esthetician is knowledgeable about ingredients. Certain ingredients may be over drying for example, not good for someone with dry skin who is experiencing fine lines, which could be helped with good hydration.
Frequency of visits
A facial every four weeks is recommended for most skin types. This is because at the end of four weeks dead skin cell build up occurs and the skin needs to be exfoliated and treated. Just as you go to a trainer and workout regularly to stay healthy and fit, facials are a workout for the skin. Facials increase or speed up cell turnover, to rejuvenate and refine the skin, giving you that “glow”. In the case of acne, congestion and breakouts, removing dead skin cells and treating with anti inflammatory or anti microbial masks is very beneficial.
Skin care over time
As your skin changes over time, your Esthetician will be able to change your treatments and home care regimen to suit your changing needs. We keep track and log your needs, goals, and progress for best results. Don’t be afraid to ask questions- we love to talk about what we do. Also, don’t be afraid to try a couple different Estheticians until you get the right fit. Your ideal Esthetician should be someone you feel comfortable with, because you will be sharing personal info with them. You should get the feeling your needs are being addressed and that she is listening to your concerns. I want to become an expert in Your skin, because of how well I know it.
Lets get glowing!
If you have any questions or would like to be matched with the perfect Esthetician for your skin, feel free to email Leigh: Leigh@VisaVisA2.com