Your skin is the single biggest organ in your body. It's one of the first things people notice about you, so it makes sense that you'd want to keep it looking its best.
A whole industry has sprung up around the quest for beautiful-looking skin. The people who help keep your face looking gorgeous are called estheticians (sometimes spelled "aesthetician"). When skin care treatments first gained popularity in the U.S., facials were among the few services available. Today, estheticians have broadened their job descriptions. They also tint eyebrows, perform microdermabrasion procedures, remove unwanted hair, perform laser resurfacing treatments, and apply a variety of cosmetics and chemical peels. Estheticians can work in salons or spas; those who work with doctors in medical offices are called medical estheticians.
You don't want to trust just anyone with your skin, especially when chemicals and lasers are being applied to it. That's why it's important to choose your esthetician wisely. In this article, you'll learn a few tips for picking a practitioner with the skills and expertise to help you present your best face to the world.