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Great Facial at Great Prices
These days, keeping your skin in top shape with frequent facials doesn't have to mean doling out big bucks on a regular basis. Many cosmetology schools around the country open their doors to the public, offering affordable services performed by aestheticians-in-training and overseen by fully licensed practitioners. What these schools may lack in frills and amenities, they more than make up for in price and services. Call ahead to book an appointment because services can vary per semester. Here, where to get more- much more- for money.
- Have a consultation.
Before a treatment, an aesthetician should ask you detailed questions about skin allergies and problems and any medications you might be taking ( which can make skin extra-sensitive).
- Don't fall for the "no pain, no gain" myth
A facial should never hurt, and you should never leave with inflamed, blotchy skin.
- Don't get (over) steamed.
Steaming helps soften skin, but it should never last longer than five to 10 minutes. Noe should steam be applied too close to the skin. (10 inches is too close; 18 inches is just right).
- Avoid overextracting.
A good aesthetician will spend only five minutes extracting blackheads and/or whiteheads. If you have cystic acne, forgo extractions altogether.
- Stick to one product line.
Mixing different brands can alter the pH in a product, which may irritate skin.
|Lia Schorr Institute of Cosmetic Skin Care Traning, New York City||A variety of services offered, ranging from deep pore cleansing (more intense exfoliation, steaming and extrations) to backand seaweed facials.