Cleanse, moisturise, study! Skin care courses for beauticians and hobbyists

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All beauticians need a good knowledge of skin care. However, skin care is a discipline in itself. Skin care specialists are called aestheticians. They help their clients look after their skin. This includes evaluating skin type, formulating an optimal care regime, dealing with blemishes and so forth.

Qualified aestheticians have many employment options. They work in salons, spas and health centres, as well as on cruise lines and in luxury hotels to name a few. Many are self-employed, which gives them flexible hours.

Beauticians who wish to specialise in skin care will do special courses that focus on this. However, you don’t need to be a beautician to learn about skin care. As well as specialists courses for professionals, there are hobby courses for anyone who wants to learn about looking after their own skin.

About the skin

Your skin has three layers. These are the subcutaneous layer, the dermis and the epidermis.

The subcutaneous has fat cells to insulate the body. The dermis contains connective tissue. Finally, the epidermis is the outer layer – that is, the part you can see. Over time, the cells in this layer become thinner and it produces less collagen. This is why the skin gets wrinkled, more delicate and slightly saggy as you get older.

Age is not the only issue. Sunlight, diseases and lifestyle factors such as smoking and unhealthy eating all negatively impact the skin too. Luckily, a good care regime can help your skin to look great whatever your age.

The importance of good skincare

The skin is the body’s largest organ and protective barrier. Healthy skin heals faster, and it ages more gracefully. Therefore, looking after it is important. If you are at all concerned about your appearance – and most of us are – skin care is vital.

You need to cleanse and moisturise your skin daily. Cleansing removes dirt and dead skin cells, while moisturising hydrates the skin. In addition, you should wear sunscreen every day – even in winter!

These are the basics and everyone knows them. However, to keep your skin looking its best or to train as an aesthetician, you will need a bit more information.

That’s where a skin care course comes in. Courses range from a few days to several weeks. Find the one that suits you here.

Anne Sexton

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