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Skincare Specialist

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1-2 years post-secondary training

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What They Do

Skincare Specialists Career Video

About This Career

Provides skincare treatments to face and body to enhance an individual's appearance. Includes electrologists and laser hair removal specialists.

This career is part of the Human Services cluster Personal Care Services pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Sterilizes equipment and cleans work areas.
  • Examines clients' skin, using magnifying lamps or visors when necessary, to evaluate skin condition and appearance.
  • Cleanses clients' skin with water, creams, or lotions.
  • Demonstrates how to clean and care for skin properly and recommend skin-care regimens.
  • Selects and applies cosmetic products, such as creams, lotions, and tonics.
  • Performs simple extractions to remove blackheads.
  • Stays abreast of latest industry trends, products, research, and treatments.
  • Determines which products or colors will improve clients' skin quality and appearance.
  • Treats the facial skin to maintain and improve its appearance, using specialized techniques and products, such as peels and masks.
  • Refers clients to medical personnel for treatment of serious skin problems.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 10 lbs., sometimes up to 20 lbs. You might do a lot of walking or standing, or you might sit but use your arms and legs to control machines, equipment or tools.
  • Work in this occupation involves using your hands to hold, control, and feel objects more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves making repetitive motions more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Weekend work

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Aesthetician
  • Clinical Esthetician
  • Esthetician
  • Facialist
  • Medical Esthetician
  • Skin Care Specialist
  • Skin Care Technician
  • Skin Care Therapist
  • Spa Technician


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