What does a Skin Care Specialist do?
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A skin care specialist gives facials and skin treatments by cleansing and beautifying skin using scrubs, peels, or masks that remove dead skin and improve a client’s looks and skin health. They may also use waxing or laser treatments to remove undesired hair by their clients.
Some skin care specialist provide products for their clients to purchase. He or she may also advise a person on how to properly apply make-up or provide head/neck massages to enhance the health and appearance of their client’s skin. In some cases they may give a referral to a advanced skin care professional to treat a more serious skin problem.
How to Become a Skin Care Specialist
To become a skin care specialist you must be trained. Applicants usually attend postsecondary or vocational schools to receive this training. Training includes courses in skin care, beauty regimens, theory, and treatment techniques. You receive courses in both hands on experience and traditional classroom teaching.
Most states require a state-approved course in esthetician or cosmetology in addition to passing an exam for a license to be able to work in this career field. Contact your state board for licensing requirements.
Job Description of a Skin Care Specialist
A skin care specialist is professionally responsible for cleansing and beautifying the skin to improve the health and appearance of a client. They begin with the evaluation of the skin’s appearance and condition. They then design an appropriate treatment for their client to achieve optimal results. They also remove the areas of unwanted hair by using laser, wax or other methods. They thoroughly clean the skin and educate the client in the best products to use for maintenance such as lotions, creams and cleansers.
A skin care specialist works in saloons, spas, and occasionally in medical offices. They typically work full time and many work overtime especially if they are self-employed. A skin care specialist spends long hours standing on their feet and work evening or weekends to accommodate their clients schedules. Due to the focus on healthy living and reducing an aging appearance there is a faster than average growth in this occupational career field.