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Only on SkinInc.com: Are You Providing the Best Level of Care for Ethnic Skin?

Posted: March 7, 2012

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Topical products are often looked at as a cure-all to skin challenges with ethnic skin care. However, food and quality of diet also plays an important role in the beauty of the skin. Not only do fad diets and quick weight-loss programs have a negative impact on the skin, but obesity and poor food choices can as well. They can all be detrimental to the health of an individual.

Fruits and vegetables, omega-3 fatty acids, herbs, vitamins and minerals all play an important role in the beauty of the skin.

Caring for ethnic skin

Although it might seem that many people get facials and body treatments, this is not necessarily so within a given ethnic market. Lack of knowledge and the fear of not having the skin taken seriously can keep potential clients away from your facility. In many esthetic and cosmetology schools, the lesson plan doesn’t include a segment of the curriculum for ethnic skin care, so when clients with ethnic skin appear in your spa, it is your job to ensure that they are given the best level of care for their skin. In order to do this, seek out as much training and experience with ethnic skin types and conditions as possible in order to effectively deal with its challenges.

Juliette Samuel is an esthetician and president for NYRAJU Skin Care. She has worked as an instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, and has also been a professional image consultant. Samuel is a member of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC), and is the fragrance editor for Bella Online.