When it comes to skin care procedures, we should expect nothing but the best expert treatment. Not only because you’re paying hard earned money, but because skin care treatments are not something you can just undo. In this blog post we will give you the tell-tale signs that you’re getting a bad facial.
Sign 1: Nobody has asked you to fill out a form or asked you questions about your skin care or medical history.
Those annoying forms that they hand over to you at the waiting room are essential to make sure you are getting the right treatment. These forms are usually multiple pages that require information from your personal details to what types of medication you are on or have taken, the types of products you have used on your skin or are allergic to, lifestyle habits, and other important details.
These consultation cards are important because the details you will supply are the clues to solving the mystery of your skin problems.
Sign 2: The aesthetician does not touch your face.
If you’ve had a treatment where the aesthetician does not even feel your face before applying anything on your face, that is a red flag. The facialist should assess the client’s face for texture, oiliness, possibly clogged pores, dryness, or breaks in the integrity of the skin.
Sign 3: Nobody has asked about or checked your ears.
The ears is not typically included in the expertise of dermatologists and aestheticians, but your ear is near your face and is also made up of skin. It is unknown to some that our ears have large pores so it’s easy for them to be breeding ground for bacteria and dirt. Make sure to have your ears checked especially if you don’t regularly clean your ears or if you’re regularly using headphones or if you have a condition that makes you sweat profusely.
Sign 4: They have not invested in gadgets or high-tech machinery.
Assess your aesthetician’s clinic. If they seem to have invested in gadgets, you know they’re legit.
Mag lamp – This thing has light and magnifies whatever it is on your skin. This helps the aesthetician see the extent of your skin damage.
Wood’s lamp – This is a handheld lamp that is used to better see dry skin, congestion, and hyperpigmentation. There are skin conditions that will appear bright white under a Wood’s lamp. If the aesthetician assesses that your skin is infection, they might not do any work on you and advise that you see a doctor instead. That is of course in your best interest.
Skin scanner – This is a black box that emits ultraviolet light. This is used by putting your head inside. The light makes sun damage visible to the naked eye such as freckles or brown spots that are under the surface that might appear sooner or later. Areas that turn white are dry skin, while orange means oily skin or an area with clogged pores. This is useful in diagnosing skin conditions.
Sign 5: She makes you feel bad about your skin and whines about how much work it will take.
This one doesn’t need a lot of explanation. If an aesthetician is acting unprofessional, and if you experience all the previous 4 items in this list, don’t feel bad about not going though with the procedure and finding someplace else to have your face done.
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