Early Egyptians recorded skin care practices of experimenting with ingredients to enhance the skin. Current treatments that exfoliate and moisturize the skin find their roots in Cleopatra's fabled milk baths dating back to 51 B.C. (Lactic Acid is commonly used as a skin rejuvenating ingredient) The healing arts existed many centuries ago. Kobido incorporates massage including facial massage movement of acupressure and lymphatic drainage while Ayurveda utilizes herbs and aromatic oils to create harmony with the environment. Both are examples of ancient modalities that are incorporated in skin treatments today. These techniques are commonly used in my European Facials.
A basic facial involves applying an array of products to the skin. Many women have participated in a home cosmetics party, or department store makeup counter facial. A professional facial by a skilled esthetician, involves a comprehensive skin analysis, attention to lifestyle factors, and a personal connection to their clients needs.
Esthetic training and licensing, separate from cosmetology, has been established in all states. Training now includes management and professional image. Industry advances require today's esthetician to have more in-depth technical knowledge of physiology of the skin, bacteriology, anatomy and chemistry. This is why continuing education is essential to a successful practice. I attended post-graduate classes and seminars to expand my knowledge. One of these training resources was the International Dermal Institute. I was also fortunate to have started out as a medical esthetician, working in Dermatology offices. This setting was excellent training ground in dealing with a variety of skin problems. I obtained experience in cosmetic consulting, chemical exfoliation, and post procedure care. Bringing this knowledge into my spa practice has brought a higher level of care to my clients. It is this integrative approach that gives my clients the best possible skin care plans.
I am grateful to be in this field, helping people look and feel their best. When someone leaves relaxed and cared for, it's the best payment I could ever receive!
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