Facial treatments are the corner stone of a beauty business and you will be delighted to see how clients will love the way you make them look and feel. Becoming a skincare specialist will allow you to be able to provide professional facials treatments to improve the health and appearance of the skin. Facials include skincare treatments, such as peels, masks, or scrubs, to remove dead or dry skin. In addition heat treatments such as hot towels, steamers can be used to improve the skins receptiveness to face, neck and shoulder massage.
As a skincare therapist, you will need to know a great deal about ski types, conditions and the anatomy & physiology of the skin in order to work with clients and advise them about their skincare skincare regimens.
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You can of course join a traditional classroom based course at your local Further or Adult Education centre, or, you can work with one of our Beauty Skills Mentors around the country with our blended learning program.
This course draws on the knowledge and skills set out in the City & Guilds level 2 unit 204 Provide facial treatments and delivered by the award winning Phoenix Holistic Beauty & Nail Training, centre.
On completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Prepare for skincare & facial treatments
- Carry out skincare & facial treatments
This is a self-paced course, which means that all the content is available and you are free to move ahead at your own pace. We will progress through a set of topics that compose the fundamentals of skincare and facial treatments. The course will emphasize concepts, knowledge and techniques that you will be able to apply to any skincare product range that you choose to work with. The course will also introduce you to terms and concepts that you will learn in the anatomy & physiology course to support your learning.
There are 7 topics in the facial course covering the following:
Session 1: Preparation of your working area, self and client for treatment
Session 2: Cleansing, toning moisturising & product knowledge
Session 3: Mask, exfoliation & heat treatments with manual extractions
Session 4: Skin types and conditions
Session 5: Facial, neck & shoulder massage
Session 6: Consultation & Skin analysis
Session 7: After care and advice
Each Session will begin with a brief introduction to the topics, mapping out the learning goals, key concepts, and activities to be covered. Each session will include a number of components.
Videos covering the underpinning knowledge and practical skills required. You can watch these in either order depending on your learning preferences. The transcripts and audio versions are also available to download. Each session also has extension resources: recommended further reading, activities to complete and final review multiple choice questions.
In addition to the skincare & facial treatments module, you will need to take the anatomy & physiology for therapists and the Principles, practices & industry standards courses which have ben clustered together in to a course bundle.