What should you look for in a facialist/esthetician?

What should you look for in a facialist/esthetician?

By: bmbAdmin | 18 Feb 2014

We know that Bel Mondo Bio Cellulose Facial Sheet Masks are the best way to give yourself the experience and benefits of a spa facial, both inexpensively and in the comfort of your own home. But we also understand that sometimes you want to treat yourself (or someone else wants to treat you) to a facial in an actual spa setting. So, it’s important to choose a facialist/esthetician you can trust to take proper care of your skin.

What is an esthetician?

An esthetician (also known as a facialist or aesthetician) is someone who is licensed to work on the superficial layers of the skin – performing facials and some other skin care treatments. Licensed estheticians typically undergo anywhere from 300 to 1000 hours of training, depending on the state in which they’re licensed. However, there are some states that do not require any training for estheticians. You can check Beauty Schools Directory to find out what the licensing requirements are in your state. (http://www.beautyschoolsdirectory.com/estheticsschoolsindex.php) You may not be comfortable getting a facial in a state that has no requirements for estheticians.

Find an experienced esthetician

Word of mouth is a good way to find an experienced esthetician. Ask friends and family members if they can recommend someone. Ultimately, you want someone who is well-trained, and has experience. And once you find someone you are comfortable with, stick with him/her if possible. Not only will you be comfortable with the service they provide, but they will become familiar with your skin type. Not only will they be able to better individualize your skin care routine, but they are also more likely to notice any changes in your skin that may require further screening (by a dermatologist).

And never hesitate to ask your esthetician where they were trained, and how long they’ve been licensed.

Signs of a good esthetician

Clean and Neat – two of the most important things when considering an esthetician. Your esthetician should be well-groomed, and should always take care that his/her hands and any other tools used are impeccably clean.

A good esthetician will ask you about your own skin care routine, as well as any concerns you may have. And he/she will be open about all products and procedures to be used on your skin, and will answer any questions you have. In addition, your esthetician should counsel you on your skin care routine and provide recommendations for improvement (if necessary).

Be wary of those “pushing” products. Part of any esthetician’s job is going to be to help the salon/spa sell retail products – it’s to be expected. And it’s one of the reasons they inform you of all of the products they use on your skin. But a good esthetician will simply make the recommendation, and allow you to decide. A really good esthetician will provide you with some other (possible lower-priced) options if you request them.

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