The Esthetician is the Guru of Relaxation and Glowing Skin. The only thing about that statement is does that same Esthetician know how to relax and maintain their own glowing skin? The issue is we preach to clients about making sure they wash their faces twice a day, yet we go home tired from a day of work, and go straight to bed, makeup on and everything. The Esthetician may be amazing at putting clients to sleep with their facial massage, but their own brain never shuts off, there's always things to do. Therefore they forget that sleep is vital to healthy skin. The list could go on and on, but I want to help you understand that Estheticians deserve self care just as much as their clients. We are going to explore 5 ways the Esthetician can take care of themselves and bring their A-game every single day.
5 Ways to Take Care of Yourself as an Esthetician
1.Maintain a Routine: Estheticians can be hard working and over-committed, but being one thing for so long, can burn you out. The most important thing to do is to keep up a consistent routine.
2.Learn To Meditate: Meditation is great for Estheticians, because we create the perfect environment for it in our treatment rooms. In between clients and/or right before bed do some meditation exercises to help you with cleansing your mind and body
3.Stretching: We know that our posture is so important especially because we mainly work in a "hovering" position. This can put undo stress on our lower back and shoulders. Grab a massaging seat cushion from Amazon and use it in between clients or when you get home. SAVE YOUR BACK!!
4.Yoga: Yes, It works. I have found some fabulous mobile apps for Yoga on the Go. Again, this is something that you do in between clients, first thing in the morning, and/or before bed. Yoga is great to strengthen muscles and keep your body limber and mobile.
5.Find Your Own Esty: I feel like this is a must just because it is. Majority of Stylists have another stylist do their hair, so why not find another esty to help you maintain your skin? Go and enjoy what your passionate about but enjoy it from the other side of the table. Don't go into searching for an Esty Besty with serious judgment. The coolest part about having your own Esty is more than likely that Esty is open to suggestion and/or learning something new from another in the industry.
I am not implying that this article is solely about self care for the Esthetician. The end goal here is to help you understand that you can take care of your clients and take care of yourself all at the same time. These 5 easy tips can be a life changer if you just find that 5-10 minutes each day. Plus, take care of yourself so you can better take care of your clients.