Fine Lines

Volume 2, Issue 2

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A major advantage to getting professional advice is that your visit includes a thorough skin analysis before treatment. Your esthetician will take a health history from you, asking about any medications you are taking or allergies you have. This is factored into your treatment. None of this is available when you buy something in a retail setting or on the internet. Because professional products are only available to you from your licensed esthetician, the law allows higher concentrations of active ingredients in these products. This means you are getting more effective formulations with better and faster results. This makes your investment in products and your home-care regimen all the more valuable. The proper home-care regimen enhances and maintains the results from your treatments and prepares your skin for further care. It will greatly increase the effectiveness of certain procedures only a professional can provide, such as chemical exfoliation and microdermabrasion. With an esthetician's care, you have the opportunity to ask questions and express any concerns you might have about your skin. Your routine and the products you use could very well change over time; only expert care can determine this. THINK VALUE While professional skin care products and services may seem more expensive at first, they offer a better value. You will likely need less product per application since the active ingredients are more concentrated. You will achieve better results and gain more from your esthetician visits if you maintain the correct home-care regimen. And you'll have confidence in knowing your products have been chosen for your skin, health, and lifestyle by someone with skill and knowledge. WHY CHOOSE AN ASSOCIATED SKIN CARE PROFESSIONALS PRACTITIONER? Your skin care treatments should be provided by a properly trained professional. Don't hesitate to ask your esthetician about their background, training, and experience—especially as it relates to the treatment you are considering. As a member of Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP), your skin care professional's state licensing credentials and/or core training have been verified. ASCP members follow a code of ethics, ensuring you're treated responsibly, confidentially, and with utmost respect. As an ASCP member, your skin care professional has comprehensive information on changing trends and treatments at their fingertips, so you'll be receiving the most up-to-date care. ▪ Support Your Esthetician Virtually every esthetician in the country has been unable to work for several months. Some may still not be seeing clients. If your esty hasn't opened their doors yet, there are still ways you can help them get through this difficult time. Buy Gift Cards: By purchasing gift certificates, you can knock out some gift-buying duties and help businesses have the cash they need to get through what might be a financially challenging few months. It's a win-win for everyone. Replenish Your Beauty Products: Most businesses sell their retail products online. Go to your beauty professionals' websites and stock up on cleanser, some quality hand cream, or shampoo and conditioner. Book a Future Appointment: Check in with your beauty professional to see when they hope to be back to business as usual, then book an appointment. If you can, pay for the service in advance.

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