What is an Esthetician?
An esthetician is a specialist in the cleansing, beautification, and preservation of the health of skin on the entire body, including the face and neck.
An important part of professional development is a commitment to upholding ethical standards: the moral principles by which we live and work. Good character, proper conduct, and moral judgment expressed through personality and human relations. In different professions, codes of ethics are classified by boards or commissions. In esthetics this is most often generated by the Board of Cosmetology: each state board sets the ethical standards that must be followed by all estheticians who work in that state. These guidelines are essential to maintain the credibility and integrity of our profession, protecting consumers, and earning the public’s trust.
To be clear, estheticians are expected to be knowledgeable about skincare. They are trained to perform specialized skin care services and to advise and educate clients on product and techniques. To do this well, we must maintain competency, act responsibly, protect client confidentiality, avoid exploitation, and demonstrate exemplary conduct. Obtaining the appropriate state license or certificate to practice esthetics is the first step in establishing credibility. Estheticians should also be conscious of regulations set forth by the FDA and other government agencies, such as FTC and the CPSC who function is to protect the consumer and prevent the public from being duped by false claims and advertising. The NCEA is an organization that was developed to support estheticians and the public in which they serve. The following is their mission statement: The mission of the NCEA is to represent the esthetic profession by defining and conveying standards of practice, while educating the industry and the public(Milady Standard Fundamentals of Esthetics)
Why did I write about this? Because anyone can do a facial, wax an eyebrow or SELL products but do they really know what it is to be an esthetician? I DO! No matter if I have one client or a thousand, each one of them will know what it is to be service by an esthetician with 21 years of knowledge and still loves what she does #Iloveskin