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Give skin-care treatments.

What does an Esthetician do?

Skin is pretty great stuff. It protects us from disease, forms cool scars when cut, and gives us a place to put makeup when sleep deprivation leaves us looking like zombies. As an esthetician, your job is to keep skin looking fresh and healthy. To do this, you use different chemical peels, wraps, massages, facials, and waxes—pretty much anything as long as it’s non-surgical.

This is a customer service position, so you need excellent communication skills. Each session begins with a conversation with your client to find out what she wants for her skin. Most of the procedures you do are on the face, but you take care of other body parts too, especially in the case of waxing. Once you know what your client wants, you suggest different options. She wants better circulation? A massage may be what she needs. Skin looking dull? Exfoliating scrubs can help with that. Most estheticians are also knowledgeable in brow maintenance, although it’s not skin. You can pluck or wax brows into shape, and then might even tint them a different color depending on what your client wants.

Skin care can be really confusing stuff. Just take a look at the drugstore shelves. There are tons of different products to choose from. As an esthetician you serve as an expert in this confusing business. Your clients visit you in order to find the best products for their skin and to discover tricks to keep their skin looking young and vibrant.

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