Skin that has been exposed to trauma stemming from surgery, infection, injury, or even severe acne and cancer must be approached with a thoughtful and educated approach tailored to the individual’s specific needs. With a rise in clients who are more receptive to treatment plans designed not only to beautify, but more specifically to treat and heal, professionals in the skin care industry are responding…
Skin Care Professionals live in one of two camps: The camp that firmly believes consultations should always be free and the camp that insists charging a fee for their time is the proper protocol. What professionals believe is likely based on how they were originally taught to conduct skin care consultations and further impacted by the number of new clients on one’s schedule and average…
A scar, is a scar, is a scar, but not really. Especially not as a professional discussed them with many of their clients. Frequently, when referring to a discolored or slightly raised epidermal abnormality as a scar, it is not one at all. Most skin care professionals are familiar with a frantic clients’ inquisition about whether their pimple “scar” will ever go away when in…
Aestheticians are always learning about new ingredients, creating new seasonal menus of services, and building custom skin care routines for clients. One of the first things taught in an aesthetic program is how to do a patch test. When a client comes into the spa, it is important to do a skin consultation to see what type of skin they have, what products they are…

Sensitive Versus Sensitized Skin

Written by Rachel Liverman
Sales of skin care products in the United States grew by 13% in 2018, hitting $5.6 billion, while makeup sales increased only 1%, according to the NPD Group, a market research company. This is encouraging for the industry but at what expense is this having on the consumer’s actual skin, their second largest organ? Most clients that aestheticians see today identify as having sensitive skin…

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