I simply HAD to repost this wonderful blog from another blog called Saving Face. Please take a minute to read.
I chose this article as my first topic because it has been continuously eating at my thoughts for the last two weeks. I want toÂ break it downÂ subject by subject but Iâ€™ll start off by saying that I was reading with my chin down to my toes throughÂ allllllmostÂ the entire thing. Not a pretty picture I know, but there are so many untruths here that I couldnâ€™t resist giving you all the lo-down. I know this is a long one, but trust me-Â Itâ€™s worth it!
#1. â€œWe can scar your faceâ€. Letâ€™s talk about zits, baby. Now it is 100% true that a poorly trained or lazy Esthi can scar your face during extractions. However, finding one that is passionate about helping you achieveÂ ***Flawless-nessÂ is not a difficult task. After asking your technician a few questions, youâ€™ll know whether or not sheâ€™s passionate or indifferent. Ask her where she got her training, how long she has been licensed, or why she got into the Skin Care Business. Chances are sheâ€™ll go into a long-winded response about how it was herlifelong dreamÂ and her life is now complete becauseâ€¦ what? Thatâ€™s just me?â€¦ Well, you get the point! Give your Esthetician a little interview! After all, sheÂ ISÂ taking control of your precious mug!
#2. â€œYou can get the same results at homeâ€. Unfortunately, the internet makes it far too easy for consumers to get their hands on professional products. Wait! Hear me out! I know that getting your products at 50% off on Amazon is the business, Iâ€™ve done it too! But purchasing a 40% glycolic acid peel and doing it at home can cause someÂ MAJORÂ damage. There are so many at-home microdermabrasion kits that call for 3x per week treatments causing over-processing of the skin. Your skin will then produce more oil, which makes you want to scrub harderâ€¦. Scrub more frequentlyâ€¦ purchase more productâ€¦.Â Cha-Ching! That company just made a pretty penny. When it comes to wanting professional results, let a professional provide them!
#3. â€œYou can ignore our sales pitchesâ€. Iâ€™ll keep this one short and simple. As I said in #1, if your Esthi is passionate about her craft she isnâ€™t going to push a million products on you. She will recommend one or two products that will produce the results youâ€™re hoping to achieve. A goodÂ at-home regimenÂ is one of the most important things you can do for your skin. Think of it this way, going to see a personal trainer once a month may help, but it isnâ€™t going to give youÂ BeyoncÃ©â€™s bootyÂ on its own! The same goes with your skin, we can give you more concentrated treatments but you need to do some basic upkeep at home to ensure maximum results.
#4 is basically a repeat of #1 so, see above!
#5. â€œNever trust a zitty estheticianâ€. This one makes my head spin. Some of the best estheticians I knowÂ are the bestÂ because they have personally dealt with the problem before! I know that having acne in my teens has helped me have a stronger grasp on the doâ€™s and donâ€™ts of at-home care. It also means that your â€œzittyâ€, â€œspottyâ€, or â€œblotchyâ€ esthetician knows the EMOTIONAL toll that having imperfections can take. Acne is caused byÂ SO MANYfactors like hygiene, genetics, hormones, diet, stressâ€¦ The list goes on and on. Bottom line, give that zitty esthetician your trust and Iâ€™ll bet sheâ€™ll give you glowing skin in no time!
#6. â€œWe know if youâ€™ve been pickingâ€ This one is true, although I wouldnâ€™t call the results â€œdisgustingâ€â€¦ This writer really let her thesaurus take control, didnâ€™t she?
#7. â€œYou donâ€™t really need that peel or microdermabrasionâ€. This is really on a case by case basis. However, most skin types can benefit from aÂ light peel or microdermabrasionÂ every few months to help increase cell turnover and reveal that youthful, glowing skin underneath!
#8.â€You wonâ€™t see immediate resultsâ€. Pardon me while I try to avoid a spit-take! Immediate results are the best part of a facial service! Leaving the spa or clinic with aÂ Post-Treatment GlowÂ makes me feel confident and ready to take on the world. That being said, there is no miracle product that removes wrinkles, fights acne, and eliminates dark spots in an hour. If there were, I would be first in line! As an Esthetician, I spend most of my free time researching products, taking advanced classes, and basically anything else I can do to stay ahead of the curve. This is a fast moving industry with a new â€œMiracle Productâ€ presenting itself every single day! So trust your Esthi when she tells you her opinion on new products, weâ€™re looking for that Magic (Insert Imperfection here) Eraser too!
Thanks for taking the time to read this monster of a post!Â Leave questions or topic suggestions below and Iâ€™ll be sure to add them soon!