When it comes to taking proper care of your skin, estheticians are some of the best people you can talk to. They’re often referred to as skincare specialists for a reason. Their job is essentially to help keep their clients’ skin looking and feeling fabulous. With that said, you don’t want to go picking just any random esthetician, you want one who is going to make an effort to make your skin look as fantastic as possible. Before you schedule an appointment, the following tips can help you choose an esthetician that will be right for you.
Ask for recommendations
Social media makes it so easy to get recommendations nowadays, so don’t hesitate to reach out. Whether you’re looking for recommendations from strangers, from those you know, or a combination of both, once you get some suggestions you’ll be able to get an idea of which direction to go in.
Do your research
An esthetician should be licensed, but the actual requirements vary from one state to the next. While you can obviously ask the esthetician if they’re licensed, you can also verify yourself if a license is active, pending, or expired, and when it was issued. You should also ask them how long they’ve been working in the field. Additionally, techniques change a lot over the years, so you’ll want to make sure the esthetician you’re interested in seeing is up-to-date on the latest.
Schedule a consultation
Before you actually get a treatment done by an esthetician, you might find it beneficial to schedule a consultation first. This will allow you to talk about your skin, discuss what treatments you’re interested in, find out what you may need, and overall get a gauge of the rapport. If you don’t get a good feeling and you don’t feel comfortable, you’re better off finding someone else.
Do your own evaluation
During your consultation, it’s important to do your own evaluation to see if the esthetician is someone you trust with the care of your skin. For example, it’s essential that the esthetician give you a form to fill out that asks you to detail your skincare routine as well as what your lifestyle habits are (what medications do you take, do you smoke, etc). Without it, they’re not going to be able to get a thorough history or feel for your needs. Pay attention to what they ask you and if they seem as interested in improving your skin as much as you are. Should you ask questions, they shouldn’t get annoyed but be willing to answer thoroughly. If they give you a problem, it might be better to go elsewhere.
Once you choose an esthetician, before you leave, they should provide you with an at-home routine that’s tailored to your skin and lifestyle in an effort to ensure that your skin looks and feels as great as possible in between treatments. Don’t hesitate to take your time to find the right esthetician. When it comes to your skin, you can never be too careful.