Questions Your Aesthetician Should Be Asking You
It’s not easy choosing a skin care specialist you can trust with your skin. It can be as nerve-racking as choosing a new hairdresser! Most often we rely on referrals from friends who claim that their Aestheticians ‘work miracles’ for them – but everyone has different skin, different goals and different needs when it comes to skincare.
Whether you have a skincare professional who has been delivering healthy skin solutions for years, or you are looking for someone new to help you achieve your best look, the questions they ask are important because they help to determine what treatments will (or will not) work for you. Even if you have been faithful to your Aesthetician for years, it’s important for them to keep up with your lifestyle changes in order to keep your skin looking its best. For example, let’s say you have been a client for ten years – it’s safe to assume that in that time your diet has changed, your level of activity is different, and you no longer use the same products you once used. All those factors affect not only the way your skin looks, but the way it reacts to treatments that were designed for you years ago.
Questions Your Aesthetician Should Ask
Whether we are talking about an initial consultation or an ongoing relationship with your skincare professional, asking the right questions provides important information necessary to deliver quality skincare.
A well-qualified skincare professional knows all about skin types, skin conditions, and effective treatment options. What they need to learn from you is the following:
- What diet you had growing up and what it is now (including alcohol consumption). Existing clients should inform their skincare professional any time there are major changes in the diet.
- What kind of physical activity you participate in and how often you exercise.
- What your skincare regimen is (what products you use and when).
- What climate changes your skin goes through each day, including what climate you lived in most of your life (this tells volumes about your skin).
- Do you, or have you ever had night sweats, mood swings, hot flashes, PMS? This information tells your skincare professional about out-of-balance hormones which can wreak havoc on the skin.
- What health issues you may have had or currently do have including treatments like chemotherapy, radiation, prescriptions you currently take, etc. Not only does this help determine what products your skincare professional might use (example: people with auto-immune diseases like lupus should not use any products with chemicals), it helps determine potential interactions, reactions, allergies, etc.
- What fabrics you usually wear – cotton, nylon, rayon, etc. – and what detergents you use to keep your clothes, towels and bed linens clean. This information can provide important information about chemicals that may affect the skin.
That all sounds like a lot of personal information that you may not be comfortable sharing. Your skincare professional is not trying to be nosy – they are simply trying to develop a clear understanding of your lifestyle in order to deliver on your expectations – beautiful, healthy skin.
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