WHAT IS A SKINCARE THERAPIST?
A skin therapist completes specialized training to provide skincare treatments for clients, typically at spas and physician offices. A skin therapist is licensed by the state and qualified to examine a person’s skin and then suggest the appropriate treatments with the goal of improving skin health.
They are knowledgeable about skin conditions that affect various areas of the body and face and can help with managing conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema, dry skin, dull and uneven skin tone, sun damage, and wrinkles. They recommending products based on their clients’ unique skin needs, keeping the work area sterile, and referring clients to dermatologists as needed. As well as various facial treatments they also do hand and foot treatments to rejuvenate the skin.
WHAT IS A FACIAL?
A facial is a professional cleansing, purifying, and beautifying treatment of the skin on the face and neck. There are several variations of facials, including mini facials, detoxifying facials, anti-aging facials, facials that highlight special ingredients, like herbs or antioxidants, moisturizing facials, pore-refining facials, aromatherapy facials, and many more. A typical facial deeply cleanses and freshens the skin by exfoliating away dead skin cells. The objective of a classic European facial is to maintain soft, unblemished, well-hydrated skin.
Skin care treatments are wonderfully relaxing and rejuvenating. If smooth, healthy skin is your goal, visiting a skin care professional can benefit you.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM A FACIAL?
No matter how sensitive or hard to treat your skin is, you can still benefit from a facial because any facial can be suited to fit your individual skin care needs. If you have sensitive skin, only gentle cleansing and moisturizing products will be used. If your goal is to clear up your acne, your esthetician can guide you toward a facial that will help you achieve that goal. Be sure to communicate clearly with your skin care professional exactly what you want to get out of your facial, so your therapist can do his or her best to accommodate you.