What is an esthetician?

An esthetician specializes in skin care with procedures related to cosmetology. He or she is not a doctor or nurse but can perform multiple dermatologic procedures like microdermabrasion, electrotherapy, LED ultrasound and mechanical massage.
Estheticians are individuals who perform facial and non-invasive, non-medical skin treatments. They cannot prescribe medication and should not use complex machines like lasers, although this depends on state licensing laws. With the exception of Connecticut, all states license estheticians. The licensing requirements may vary from state to state however.

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Skin Care

Skin Care

Blueberries, dark chocolate and sunscreen are three things you need to keep skin beautiful, supple and smooth. Antioxidant-rich foods such as berries, dark chocolate, cantaloupe, citrus fruits and leafy greens provide the vitamins ...

you need for skins elasticity. Avoiding smoking prevents premature aging. But the number-one way to keep skin gorgeous is to stay out of the sun and away from tanning beds. The suns radiation causes skin damage, including wrinkles, age spots and skin cancer. Use a sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB rays in an SPF of 15 or higher, and reapply often.

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