Skin type and why we need to learn to love it!

SKIN TYPING AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT…

So why do we really need to understand our skin type and what it means in our day to day lives?

Basically, our skin in the largest organ of our body and it’s also one of our largest defense mechanisms.

Plus, when you first meet someone, do you think that they are wondering how your lungs are? Generally, I’d say no, they see your face and they ask themselves how old they think you are.

It just a simple fact, people notice our faces first. This is how we present ourselves to the world. And for some reason its one of the last things we think about taking care of. I am guilty as charged! Before I went down this kick ass path of Aesthetics, I washed my face with baby shampoo or whatever I was using on my hair I let it rinse down my face. The horror of it! No sunscreen, hats or long sleeves. Tan was beauty babe! Now, in hindsight, I generally say “crap, shit, or OMG what the hell was I thinking!” while chasing around my 2 boys yelling about sunscreen and rash guards.

Don’t repeat or continue to do it!! I promise if I can change anyone can… I didn’t realize how truly simple it really was.

Ok back to skin type, we need to know, so we can put the right stuff on our faces and bodies. With the multi-billion beauty industry, there are more than a few thousand products out there. All making claims and pledges of better! But not all products are the same, otherwise we’d not have the overabundance of the newest, latest and greatest. After reading about the different skin types on my previous blogs, you can now see why it’s important!

You can save money on not buying the wrong stuff, save time on knowing what it right for you and take one less decision off your huge list, when you type your skin.

It’s the first step in creating a home care and in office treatment routine that is easy and effective for you!

Why do I need an Esthetician?

Why do I need an esthetician?

As defined by Webster’s dictionary an esthetician or aesthetician is a person who is knowledgeable about the nature and appreciation of beauty, especially in art. So why does that mean you need one? What does that very vague definition actually mean for your skin and body? Let’s break it down and find out!

A person who is knowledgeable. Estheticians undergo training that includes how to understand the types of skin, the selection of proper products, development of individualized protocols for both in spa and home treatment. Good estheticians stay on top of current trends, machines and advancements in products. As well as continuing their education, attending training and industry conventions.

Nature and appreciation of beauty. Our skin in our largest organ and usually one of the first things people notice about us. As an esthetician it is our job to understand the nature of that organ, and how both internal and external factors can affect our skin. The primary goal of any esthetician is to help their client meet their skin care needs, by treating the whole person, talking about diet, exercise, and even stress.

Art. As an esthetician we must understand the art that goes into working with our client’s skin. Skin is constantly changing ever evolving and fluctuating. Customizing each treatment for your clients needs takes an understanding of the client and recognizing changes as they happen. Estheticians have access to professional products that they can customize for each person. An esthetician can put together a home regimen that is easy to follow and will compliment the work that is done in the treatment room.

Finally, having an esthetician that you work with on a regular basis can not only save you time and money, but help make changes to your skin that can keep you from resorting to more aggressive treatments. Estheticians can help you navigate the product world, by making recommendations that keep you from wasting time and money. Many of us buy something that won’t work for our skin. We have products we bought sitting in our bathroom cabinet that we used once and now it sits, never to be used again. But wasn’t the packaging pretty ;)

 All my love Veronica!

Welcome to Veronica Hall, an aesthetics mentor :-)

Hi my name is Veronica Hall and I wanted take this opportunity to introduce myself and give you a little behind the scenes look at me and why I am here.

In a previous life I worked in the mortgage industry and was successful there for many years. I married, had 2 wonderful boys, bought a house and lived my own version of the American Dream. However, several years ago I had the rug pulled out from under me so to speak, went through a divorce, and ultimately decided to make a change in my career.

Honestly changing my career was probably one of the most difficult decisions I ever made. The uncertainty of success after living comfortably for so long was scary AF. I will skip the details, but I basically jumped into beauty school with both feet and after many agonizing months came out with a new skill and outlook on life.

I received my estheticians license in April 2018 and made the switch full time to opening a business. I have already learned so much about myself, people, business and everything in between in a very few short months.

So now I that I have given you tidbit of the who, I want to talk about the why.

Personally, I have always viewed the beauty industry as this secret club, one that gaining entrance to was not only impossible, but exhausting. I am a mother of 2, I can hardly remember if I brushed my teeth sometimes, let alone figure out the difference between MAC or Channel, Image or Eminence. It has always just been so overwhelming. The one facial I had in my life prior to beauty school was nice, and of course I bought what she recommended, she was the expert, not me. So, for many years, I took the advice and recommendations of others, mostly because why did I want to bother, it was all so confusing and unreachable.

That brings me to the why part. In beauty school I learned so little about products, but I had the yearning to research, test, breakdown and make sense of this industry that I had been so intimidated by. I knew I wasn’t the only one, many a client has discussed with me their trepidation and almost anxiety of the products available to them. It all started to make sense to me, I am a teacher by instinct, I wanted to take my knowledge and make the beauty industry and its products more manageable. I wanted to be the person that helped my clients achieve their goals with their skin and help them to see that if I can do it, a woman who washed her face with baby soap for more years than I would like to admit, that they too could be successful.  I am at my happiest when a client leaves my treatment room with a smile and a goal that they believe in!

Now I feel that I am answering my calling, as an aesthetics mentor. Although mentor has probably never been associated with skin care. To me it is something we all need in our lives, that person who can be a friend, who can be a guide, and someone who has the knowledge to help us make the best decisions for ourselves and our lives.

Lastly, I want to talk about the what, or the now what. It is my goal to talk with you via social media, direct message, email etc. I want you to know that when you look to my website for information you will find it, and if you don’t all you have to do is ask and I will be there to give you my best answer. I am going to start at the basics and spend time talking about everything from skins types, to dermal fillers and botox. I want to make this journey with you, in hopes that we can learn not only together, but from each other.  Let’s take our common experiences so we can learn, laugh, cry or whatever we want.

All My Love Veronica