Analyse your clients’ skin under a bright lamp first. Here you will determine your clients’ basic skin type (dry, oily, combination, sensitive or normal) and skin conditions (acne, blackheads, whiteheads, aging, sun-damage, dehydration, etc.). You will then choose the appropriate products and treatments for your client.

This is the most important part of the treatment besides a thorough consultation. This will enable you to prescribe your clients products and a homecare routine to suit their skin types.

Below you will find a diagram helpful to any skin professional to understand what your client’s skin is doing and why. Our skin is linked to our bodies in so many different ways, so when your client is experiencing breakouts or dehydration you can almost guarantee it is because of an underlying body issue. Keep this diagram safe or why not laminate it for safe keeping on your trolley.

Ensuring you determine your clients skin type/condition is paramount to your procedure. This will enable you to target areas of concern, use products that will compliment your clients skin and will ensure you are not using a product that may over sensitise their skin.

Large pores around the cheeks, chin and nose are a key sign of a more oily to combination skin type and a dull, greyish tone is a sign of a more aged, dehydrated skin type. Use this time to really get to know your clients skin, ask questions and see what their routine is like. You will be able to retail products to your client easier at the end of the procedure by putting in the work during their first visit.