What Skills Do You Need For A Career In The Beauty Industry?

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Careers in the beauty industry are extremely popular because they allow you to get paid to do things you love. Whether you become a nail technician, hairdresser, makeup artist, etc – you can spend your days doing something you genuinely enjoy. Plus, there’s a lot of room to freelance in this industry, allowing you to have no ceiling on your earnings. 

If you’re interested in this career path, you’re going to wonder what skills you need to make it. Obviously, specific skills relating to the beauty industry are required. Those of you that are reading this will probably already have training in some service areas – such as hairdressing or nail art. Once you’ve undergone the training to gain these key skills, there are three other elements you should look at to boost your chances of making it:

Social skills

Working in the beauty industry will mean you spend a lot of time talking to people. Clients come to you for services and can be in the chair with you for at least an hour, sometimes more. As such, it’s your job to make the experience as enjoyable as possible – nobody wants to feel bored out of their mind when going for a hair appointment or beauty treatment. 

Therefore, you need excellent social skills to talk to your clients, learn things about them, help them feel comfortable, and so on. If you can’t hold conversations with people, it will be hard for you to retain and gain clients. The most successful individuals in this industry are the ones that can create friendships with clients to establish loyalty. 

First aid skills

Initially, this isn’t something you expect to need for a job in the beauty industry. But, think about it, your job requires you to be in close contact with someone. So, what if something happens to the individual and they need instant assistance? Having the right skills and training in first aid can be the difference between saving someone’s life. 

Thankfully, you have places like MyCPR NOW where you can sign up for courses and get certifications for things like CPR and First Aid training. If you have these skills, you’re instantly more employable. 

Time management skills

The key to having a successful career in the beauty industry is to see as many clients as possible throughout the working week. More clients mean more money; it’s as simple as that. 

Unfortunately, if you don’t have great time management skills, you’ll spend far too long on each client. A one-hour job turns into a two-hour one – which isn’t good for the client’s experience either. Learn to be swift, yet maintain a really high standard. If you nail your time management skills, you can see lots of clients every day, ensuring all of them leave with a smile. 

 

To round things up, here’s a quick recap. Start by developing specific beauty industry skills in a particular service area, so you have an actual service to provide. Then, develop the three skills listed above to take your talents to the next level and make yourself more employable. 





Dealing With Dry Skin: The Dos And Don’ts

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Just how should you deal with dry skin? This guide offers a few dos and don’ts that could be worth following.

Don’t use a water-based moisturiser

Moisturiser is the best way to treat dry skin – but do you know which moisturiser you should be using? If your skin is dry as a result of harsh weather or heat, a water-based moisturiser could be a good option. However, if you’re looking for a product for naturally dry skin, this type of moisturiser may not have much of an impact.

Do use an oil-based moisturiser

Skin that is naturally dry is often the result of a lack of oil. Our skin produces an oil called sebum – however, some people produce less sebum than others. An oil-based moisturiser can make up for the lack of oils in the skin. Choose this if your skin is naturally dry.

Don’t take overly hot baths/showers

Hot water can damage the outer layer of our skin. This can result in it becoming harder and dryer. For this reason, you may want to limit hot baths and hot showers if you have dry skin as they could irritate your skin and make it worse. 

Do practice good skin hygiene

While you may want to reduce hot showers and hot baths, you shouldn’t reduce showers and baths altogether. You still need to clean your skin to get rid of dirt and dead skin cells. Simply use warm water instead of hot water. Be careful when using soap as some soaps can irritate dry skin – look out for soaps that are made for dry skin

Don’t pick at dry skin

As much as it may bother you, you should avoid picking at areas of dry skin. This may lead to infection. It could also prevent dry skin from healing and may even lead to long-term scarring. 

Do consider seeking professional advice for serious cases

If large areas of your skin are becoming severely dry and flaky, you may want to consider consulting a dermatologist. Skin conditions like dermatitis and psoriasis can be uncomfortable and debilitating – they typically require more advanced treatment than simply using a moisturiser. There may be prescription medication or treatment procedures available to you. It could be worth looking into these if your dry skin problem is getting serious. 

Don’t smoke

Smoking is very bad for our skin and can make dry skin worse. It can even be a cause of dry skin conditions. This is partly because smoking impairs blood flow, which prevents as much blood and nutrients from getting to the skin. The heat from a cigarette can also dry out the skin on the face. By quitting smoking, you could reduce dryness. 

Do try to avoid stress

Stress can make the skin more reactive and sensitive. This typically increases the risk of skin conditions – those with very oily skin are more likely to develop acne, while those with dry skin may be more likely to develop eczema or psoriasis. If you live a stressful life, try to make time to destress each day to save your skin. 

 




Thinking About Cosmetic Surgery? Consider Why You Want It First

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Almost everyone will experience some minor body-image insecurities sooner or later. Whether it’s a hereditary predisposition, the effect of trauma, or the unavoidable changes that come with ageing, some people may experience years of low self-esteem related to aesthetic problems. Unfortunately, no amount of dieting or exercise will alter their breast size, change the contour of their nose, or get rid of stubborn areas of ugly fat. A surgical operation is not suitable for everyone, despite the fact that “going under the knife” with plastic surgery may sound like the quickest and simplest approach to enhance appearance.

Even while the initial “why you want surgery” may seem obvious, actually stop and think about what is causing your uneasiness. Has your present boyfriend been pressuring you to have a more voluptuous form, or have you always wanted larger, more proportionate breasts? Have you been trying unsuccessfully to lose your “muffin top” for years at the gym? Or perhaps you’ve recently gone through a significant life event, like a divorce, breakup, or job loss, and you’re now convinced that a flatter tummy would improve your self-esteem.

Do your homework before choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon. Take your time determining the best course of action for your particular needs and financial situation. Get a second or third opinion if, following your consultation, you feel uncomfortable with the doctor or the clinic. When you are satisfied with the responses to these four important questions, you could be prepared to proceed with plastic surgery.



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