Skin Care Specialist/Esthetician Job Profile and Description

Skin Care Specialists are trained to specialize in the care, prevention and treatment of skin diseases and disorders for both medical and cosmetic purposes.  Licensed cosmetologists are qualified to become Skin Care Specialists.  They work in beauty and health care clinics to treat facial skin disorders like acne, unwanted facial hairs and aging related dark spots and wrinkling problems as well as help mitigate hair loss problems.

Skin Care Specialist/Esthetician Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain client records for reference to future clinic visits in term of preferred treatment shrives.
  • Perform demonstrations on proper skin hygiene and skin care regimens
  • Examine and evaluate clients’ skin using visors or magnifying lamps to analyze skin conditions and skin care needs.
  • Discuss with client the various treatment options and their cost implications
  • Select and apply cosmetic products such as creams, lotions, and tonics.
  • Perform facials to deep-cleanse skin pores and improve overall skin tone.
  • Conduct chemical skin peeling or dermabrasion procedures when  required
  • Apply hair growth stimulating solutions and recommend hair regrowth solutions
  • Refer clients with skin disorders to dermatologists for treatment of serious skin problems.
  • Apply recommended skin care products to remove blackheads and mitigate severe acne attacks.

Skin Care Specialist/Esthetician Skills and Specifications

  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills]
  • Must have high service oriented and caring disposition and attitude
  • Must exhibit high personal hygienic and grooming standards

Skin Care Specialist/Esthetician Education and Qualifications

  • A certificate or diploma on a 600-hours skin care course from a post secondary school accredited by the Bureau of Barbering and Cosmetology with a practicum from professional groups is basic.
  • Must pass the licensing tests administered by said bureau.
  • 2-3 years experience is an advantage

Skin Care Specialist/Esthetician Salary

The hourly wage of a Skin Care Specialist can range from $11.00 to $22.50 in 2009.  The wide disparity is due to the various health and skin care clinics which also depend on state and locale.