Skincare specialists cleanse and beautify the face and body to enhance a person's appearance.
Skincare specialists typically do the following:
Evaluate clients' skin condition and appearance
Discuss available treatments and determine which products will improve clients' skin quality
Remove unwanted hair, using wax, laser, or other approved treatments
Clean the skin before applying makeup
Recommend skin care products, such as cleansers, lotions, or creams
Teach and advise clients on how to apply makeup, and how to take care of their skin
Refer clients to another skincare specialist, such as a dermatologist, for serious skin problems
Disinfect equipment and clean work areas
Skincare specialists give facials, full-body treatments, and head and neck massages to improve the health and appearance of the skin. Some may provide other skin care treatments, such as peels, masks, and scrubs, to remove dead or dry skin.
In addition to working with clients, skincare specialists create daily skincare routines based on skin analysis and help clients understand which skincare products will work best for them. A growing number of specialists actively sell skincare products, such as cleansers, lotions, and creams.
Those who operate their own salons have managerial duties that include hiring, firing, and supervising workers, as well as keeping business and inventory records, ordering supplies, and arranging for advertising.