3 Key Questions to Ask Your Aesthetician

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So you've booked an appointment with an aesthetician – fantastic! Whether you're a skincare newbie or a seasoned product pro, consulting a professional is a great way to achieve your healthiest, most radiant skin. But with so many treatment options available, how do you ensure you're getting the right one for you? The answer lies in communication. 

In this Jess Beauty article, we’ll explore the 3 key questions to ask your aesthetician, along with a breakdown of common skin types and a peek at the latest trends circling around the skincare world. Let’s get started!



Question 1: What is my skin type and my specific concerns?

This foundational question sets the stage for your entire skincare journey. A skilled aesthetician will begin by thoroughly analyzing your complexion type. This might involve looking closely at your pores, assessing oiliness or dryness, and checking for any sensitivities or conditions like acne or rosacea. Understanding your skin type is crucial to help personalize your skincare routine, select the right products, prevent skin problems, and maximize results.


There are several classification systems for determining skin types, but one of the most common is based on four main categories: normal skin, dry skin, oily skin, and combination skin.

Skin Type Breakdown:

Normal Skin



It tends to have a soft, smooth, and even texture to the touch. It does not present noticeably rough or scaly areas.



Basic care for normal skin includes:

- Clean it gently.

- Moisturize it regularly.

- Protect it from sun exposure with sunscreen.


 Oily Skin



Characterized by an excessive production of sebum (oil), this skin type can be prone to breakouts and shine. Oily skin tends to have excessive shiny all over the face, especially in the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin). This area may look particularly oily, while the cheeks and other parts of the face may appear more normal or mixed.



Basic care for oily skin includes:



- Use gentle, oil-free cleansers like our Face Reset Cleanser to remove excess oil and keep pores clear.

- Avoid touching your face with your hands.

- Do not abuse excessive washing, as it can stimulate more sebum production.


  • Dry Skin: This is a type of skin that lacks moisture and natural oils, which can make it feel tight, rough, flaky, and even prone to irritation. Identifying whether you have dry or dehydrated skin is very important when creating your personalized skincare routine.




Basic care for dry skin includes:



- Use mild, alcohol-free cleansers that do not strip the skin's natural oils.

- Regularly apply moisturizers and emollients to lock in moisture in the skin. Jess Beauty’s Vitamin C C Bomb Moisturizer is dry complexion’s best ally for a plump and radiant face!

- Avoid long hot baths or showers.

- Protect skin from the sun.

- Drink enough water and maintain a balanced diet to help hydrate the skin from within.

#JessBeautyProTip: click here  if you have trouble to distinguish between dry skin or dehydrated skin. 




Combination Skin

A mix of oily and dry zones, typically with an oily T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) and drier cheeks. Some parts of the face may be more sensitive and prone to irritation, while others may be more resistant.




Basic care for combination skin includes:



- Use a mild cleanser that does not dry out the skin.

- Use oil-free or non-comedogenic products to hydrate skin without aggravating oil in the T-zone like our Shine Bright Serum, this unique serum not only moisturizes your skin but also restores its vitality, guards against discoloration and dark patches, and promotes a beautifully even skin tone. 

- Use light, non-comedogenic sunscreens.

- Perform gentle exfoliating regularly.


Beyond skin type, your aesthetician will discuss your specific skincare concerns. Are you looking to minimize fine lines and wrinkles? Even out hyperpigmentation? Combat acne breakouts? By pinpointing these goals, your aesthetician can tailor a treatment plan to address them effectively.


Question 2: Which treatments are best suited for my needs?

Once your skin type and concerns are established, it's time to delve into the world of cosmetic treatments! Here's where your aesthetician's expertise truly shines. With their knowledge of the latest technologies and products, they can recommend personalized options that align with your desired outcomes.


Estheticians are here to help you reach your skin goals and treat concerns that you may have. Because we all have different skin types and there are several ways to achieve certain skin goals, your aesthetic treatment must be tailored to your specific needs. Ask your aesthetician for a detailed plan on how your skin goals can be achieved.


Question 3: What skincare routine can I implement for optimal results?

Remember, esthetic treatments are just one piece of the puzzle. For long-lasting results, a consistent skincare routine is vital. Your aesthetician can recommend a personalized regimen that includes:


  • Cleanser: Removes dirt, oil, and makeup without stripping the skin's natural moisture barrier.


  • Moisturizer: Hydrates and plumps the skin, promoting a healthy glow.


  • Sunscreen: An absolute must-have! Look for a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Experience optimal sun protection with Let It Sun SPF 50 Gel, meticulously crafted for everyday use. Its an essential shield against harmful UV rays, particularly ideal for outdoor activities. Thanks to its lightweight and gel-like consistency, our product offers effective sun protection without compromising your skin’s appearance.


  • Serums and Treatments: Targeted serums containing ingredients like vitamin C, retinol, or hyaluronic acid can address specific concerns like hyperpigmentation or wrinkles.


The world of skincare is constantly evolving, with new research and innovative ingredients emerging all the time. Found a new skincare craze? Before jumping on the bandwagon, consult your esthetician about the pro’s and con’s and educate yourself about the ingredients and benefits of the trend in question. You can also ask about the new trends, which ones are best suited for your skin type, and if it’s worth incorporating into your regimen.





Pro Tips:

  • Don't forget your neck and chest! These areas are often neglected but also show signs of aging. Extend your skincare routine to these areas.


  • Be gentle: Avoid scrubbing your face harshly. Pat your skin dry with a clean towel instead of rubbing.


  • Introduce new products one at a time: This helps you identify any potential irritants.


  • Consistency is key: Stick to your routine for optimal results. It takes time for skin to see a difference.


  • Listen to your skin: Pay attention to how your skin reacts to products and adjust your routine accordingly.


Remember, this is a general guideline. Your esthetician can help you personalize this routine to address your specific skin type and concerns, as well as recommend specific products based on their professional knowledge and your budget. Happy skincare adventure!

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