Selecting A Spa Professional For Your Skin Care Needs


There are many choices when finding a skin care professional; but you don’t want just anyone. Personal preference plays a big role in finding the right skin care professional for you. However, there are a few things to look for that will help narrow down the field. Selecting a professional that has the proper licensure, experience in the relevant fields, and education level should all play a variable when selecting someone that will deliver the results that you are looking for. Word of mouth reviews is also an effective way of selecting professional spa services.

Proper Licenses and Experience

Licenses ensure that you are receiving services from someone who is knowledgeable. Practicing aestheticians are required to have a license. It is a small and worthwhile investment of time to make sure you are scheduling with a credited professional.

Skin care entails more than just the application of facial massages and back treatments. Experience will allow the professional to modify and tweak their technique to maximize your comfort. Your skin is unique to you, and an experienced professional will be able to understand that.


Many spa professionals do not need education for their craft. Beauty schools are a form of education for many prospective spa professionals. More invasive procedures that deal with dermatology will have to be performed by someone who has the proper level of education to understand how skin interacts with different chemicals.

Questions to Ask:

  • Does your potential spa professional continue to learn about skin care or the latest treatments?
  • Are they excited about new techniques that could help you have the best skin possible?
  • Is the office clean? A clean office can be a good indication of how your skin care professional feels about their space. A clean environment will not only allow them to perform their procedures, but will also offer a relaxing environment.
  • Are your questions answered to your satisfaction? Answers should be succinct and informative.

Online Reviews and Word of Mouth

If you have friends that have been to the spa, ask them for their advice or for a referral. Referrals tend to be compensated via coupons or spa discounts, so they are encouraged. Spa reviews will allow you to make an informed decision as to what type of spa service is right for you.

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