Interviewsday: Skincare Edition

Working at a spa, I am constantly surrounded by positive, good-hearted, and crazy smart Massage Therapists and Estheticians. I can’t count the number of times I’ve gone to one of them and said “this hurts, fix it” or “why is my skin doing this?”

Recently we’ve hired a slew of new Estheticians and I had the pleasure to sit down with one of my favorites, Bev, and ask all of those pesky skin questions we all have.

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Bev studied at Evergreen Beauty College and is a Master Esthetician, which means she is an expert in spa treatments (think: facials, microdermabrasion, peels, waxing) and the more hardcore treatments (think: lasers, lightning and witchcraft). You can learn more about Bev here and here.

How Do I Grown Up: Why did you become an Esthetician?

Bev: For the same reason that most estheticians do, I wanted to help people. I’ve always loved beauty, hair, nails, makeup but skincare is such an important link between beauty, health and well-being.

HDIGU: What should everyone be doing at home for their skin?

B: Cleanse twice a day, never (ever ever ever) sleep in your makeup, and no excuse, no negotiation, use SPF 30 every single day.

HDIGU: What products/lines do you recommend? What are your favorite drugstore brands?

B: Clarity, Dermologica, PCA, and Image are all good lines between drugstore and medical grade. Cerave and Burt’s Bees are great drugstore options.

HDIGU: What do most people forget to do/fail to understand about skin?

B: People forget that the skin is the largest organ in the body is absolutely has to be healthy for overall health.

HDIGU: When should someone see an Esthetician vs. a Dermatologist?

B: Estheticians can’t give prescriptions or official diagnoses, so you’d need a dermatologist for that.

HDIGU: Are their any conditions that make a client a bad candidate for waxing?

B: Uncontrolled diabetes, rosacea , acne, sunburn/harsh sun exposure. Check beforehand if you have any of these conditions, particularly with facial waxing.

HDIGU: How long should hair be before waxing?

B: 1/4″ – 1/2″

HDIGU: What can a client do pre/post wax to avoid pain/inflammation?

B: Exfoliate at least 24 hours before the service and stay on a regular waxing schedule, don’t wait too long!

HDIGU: How long does waxing last?

B: It depends on the client, but typically 3-6 weeks

HDIGU: What’s your favorite part of your job?

B: I love my clients, they make me really happy.

Any questions you’d like to ask our lovely esthetician? Put them in the comments and we’ll get your answer!

Best of luck!

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