Cosmetologists should study and have a thorough understanding of facials because:
■■ Providing skin care services to clients is extremely rewarding, helps busy clients to relax, improves their appearance, and helps clients feel better about themselves.
■■ Knowing the basics of skin analysis and basic information about skin care products will enable you to offer your clients advice when they ask you for it.
■■ Although you will not treat a skin disease, you must be able to recognize adverse skin conditions and refer clients to seek medical advice from a physician.
■■ Learning the basic techniques of facials and facial massage will give you a good overview of, and an ability to perform, these foundational services.
■■ You may enjoy this category of services and may consider specializing in skin care services. This study will create a perfect basis for making that decision.