Why you should see your esthetician immediately, and other life lessons.

Okay let’s just start with how to pronounce Esthetician.


Cool cool. I know at least some of you were wondering. It isn’t the easiest word to pronounce so don’t be embarrassed, just ask! Believe me, any enthusiastic esty like myself would love any excuse to talk about anything regarding skincare! And no I am absolutely not going to be offended if you pronounce the word incorrectly, or if you would rather just call me your esty besty instead of trying to say esthetician every time, it is a mouthful!  

What is the difference between an Esthetician and an Aesthetician?

This question comes up a lot and I have to admit that I wondered about it too, before I became licensed. Technically there really is no difference between the terms. Both refer to licensed skin care specialists.


The word “aesthetician” is usually prefaced by “medical” and “clinical” or “paramedical”. However, a “Medical Aesthetician” is technically not an official title that any state will grant to you. This muddies the waters when it comes to the difference between Esthetician and Aesthetician.


Now, this is NOT to say that there isn’t a certain range of scope for Estheticians. When working under a medical director, an Esthetician’s scope of practice broadens. What this scope is exactly varies state to state.


So basically, the moral of the story is, call yourself whatever the fuck you want just make sure you are currently licensed and practicing within your scope.

What is the difference between an Esthetician and a Dermatologist?

This is another common question I get. Although there are many differences between an Esthetician and a Dermatologist the big one you need to remember is that an Esthetician does not have medical qualifications so we cannot give a diagnosis or prescribe medicine for you.


With that said, your Esthetician SHOULD have the knowledge to be able to recommend you see a dermatologist or a general practitioner if they suspect it is necessary. Now I completely understand that it can be a difficult situation to know whether you need to see an Esthetician or a Dermatologist for certain skin conditions. My personal opinion is that it is beneficial to see both! Utilizing both areas of expertise is extremely beneficial for your skin. 

So, after that are you still confused about what it is exactly, I do? What is it that I am so passionate about? Simply put, I want to help you get your skin into its healthiest state because, I’ve tested this on myself and my self-confidence has never seen a higher moment. I have given myself the gift of the skin that I want, and I did it through testing out A LOT of shit and trying to be my healthiest self.


Now of course, your skin is completely different than mine! And what does “being your healthiest self” mean to you? Probably something completely different than what it does to me! This is exactly why I freaking love Esthetics. We are all so different and so beautiful in our own ways, and we all deserve to be our most confident and radiant self. I not only want to help you get there; I want to help you stay there. 

Skincare is a lifestyle, and while I know this honestly sounds like a kind of snooty thing to say, just hear me out. When I say skincare is a lifestyle, I am not in any way meaning you need to go out and buy a bunch of expensive skincare products (I will be discussing and reviewing products in future blogposts). What I mean when I say skincare is a lifestyle, is that the moment you decide to invest in your skin, you have to commit! You have to commit to consistency, meaning you will make the monthly appointment with your Esty AND you will use your suggested home-care products as instructed and allow time to see the results! You have to commit to protecting your investment by wearing sun protection. Every. Single. Day. Commit to eating right for your body and staying hydrated. AND you have to commit to having patience! Trust the process and understand that good things ALWAYS take time. 


Everyone has different goals, and everyone sees something different when they look at their skin in the mirror. My job is to help you feel great about what you see when you first wake up and when you go to sleep at night. Whether your concern is acne, discoloration, signs of aging, scarring/texture, or perhaps you are just experiencing an overall dullness - I can’t wait to work with you. My goal is to begin on a lifelong journey with you, where we can achieve optimal skin health, and keep it that way. 

I hope you guys enjoyed my first blogpost and please reach out to me via instagram or e-mail with any and all of your skincare questions!