The trend today is “do it yourself” and when it comes to your body, nobody knows it better than you do. This same concept holds true for those who are really on top of their skincare. A lot more focus today is being put on prevention rather than treatment when it comes to the appearance.
More people are into preventing skin problems and anti-aging, than trying to deal with these issues as they occur.
Home Skin Care:
There are tons of skin care products on the market to assist with taking care of the skin. Generally an individual will assess their skin according to what condition they feel it is in. They may assume that it is dry or oily or feel that it’s sensitive.
When making their skin care product choices they will base it on the assessment they have done. They will pay attention to the brand they are buying, usually opting for one of well-known ones. Then if there is something trending at time and they feel it is applicable to them, they will opt for it. If they feel their skin is normal they will focus on the preventative skin care products.
In regards to their skin care regime they will be devoted to this by following a morning and evening routine.
Professional Skin Care:
A highly trained esthetician has a much more advanced approach.
It starts with a facial, but prior to this the professional will do a full assessment that far supersedes what you may be capable of doing yourself, even though you know your body better than anyone else.
With the training your esthetician has she will be able to determine the type of skin you have. Its elasticity, texture, moisture, and with the use of her specialized equipment, she will be able to see what is happening to the skin with much more intensity.
With her knowledge and equipment she is able to quickly identify any weaknesses in the skin, and suggest preventative treatments as part of your skin care needs.
Based on this type of analysis she can then select professional level products that are going to bring more immediate results, albeit temporary. These results will be extended over time provided you opt for the follow up at home care that she recommends.
This skin care expert also has more specialized equipment to make use of, and the training of how to use it safely and properly. There are home versions of some of this type of equipment, but not at the professional level. Plus, without the proper training of how to use it you can do more harm than good to your skin over time.
The Ideal Skin Care Plan:
Think of your esthetician as your beauty Doctor. Just as your medical Doctor looks after your health and any ailments you may have. You then follow up with his advice at home. Your beauty Doctor looks after your skin health in regards to your appearance, and gives you advice by way of products and a beauty regime to follow at home. Just as your family Doctor may write you a prescription for what ails you, your beauty Doctor will recommend the appropriate home skin care products. As you go for your regular health checkups you should attend your beauty Doctor for your skin beauty check-ups and maintenance.