I admit it, I’m a book nerd. Mostly fiction and the genres vary; right now I’m reading the novel “Hand Me Down” by Melanie Thorne, who just so happens to be my client…go Mel! My husband makes fun of me because sometimes I’m reading 3-4 different books at one time. For me reading is my escape and it usually helps me unwind from the day. That said, clients are always asking me about different skin care resources and here a favorite that I would like to share with you:
Skin Deep is regarded as the largest online safety guide for cosmetics and personal care products. I predominately use it as a resource to find out the ingredients of products and perhaps sensitivities my clients may be experiencing with their current product lines as well as for researching other skin care lines. However, if you really want to know the ins and outs of cosmetic ingredients most estheticians use the Milady’s “Skin Care and Cosmetics Ingredients Dictionary.” This book explains the basic skin physiology and provides the botanical Latin names and descriptions for product ingredients.
ASCP Skin Care is my professional website and resource on everything from marketing to training but I suggest it to my clients for two reasons:
- It provides a great skin care glossary
- There’s a tool to find a local esthetician or skin care professional in their area just in case they move or travel quite a bit.
Skin Cancer Foundation is my go to when researching on the right sunscreen to suggest for my clients as well as providing tips on prevention and what signs to look for in skin cancer when conducting my skin analysis with clients.