Salary and Outlook
According to the US Department of Labor, there are 68,700 people employed as skincare specialists in
the United States.
The median annual salary is $36,500.
Entry level employees earn approximately $22,850 per year and senior employees earn approximately $64,610
Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.
- Tint eyelashes and eyebrows.
- Keep records of client needs and preferences and the services provided.
- Apply chemical peels to reduce fine lines and age spots.
- Advise clients about colors and types of makeup and instruct them in makeup application techniques.
- Collaborate with plastic surgeons and dermatologists to provide patients with preoperative and postoperative skin care.
- Sell makeup to clients.
- Select and apply cosmetic products, such as creams, lotions, and tonics.
- Perform simple extractions to remove blackheads.
- Stay abreast of latest industry trends, products, research, and treatments.
- Determine which products or colors will improve clients' skin quality and appearance.
- Treat the facial skin to maintain and improve its appearance, using specialized techniques and products, such as peels and masks.
- Refer clients to medical personnel for treatment of serious skin problems.
- Remove body and facial hair by applying wax.
- Provide facial and body massages.
- Sterilize equipment and clean work areas.
- Examine clients' skin, using magnifying lamps or visors when necessary, to evaluate skin condition and appearance.
- Cleanse clients' skin with water, creams, or lotions.
- Demonstrate how to clean and care for skin properly and recommend skin-care regimens.