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Designed as a refresher device in reviewing factual data presented in Milady's Standard Textbook for Professional Estheticians. It employs multiple-choice type questions, which have been widely adopted and approved by the majority of state licensing boards. The review book reflects advances in professional skin care techniques, artistic use of cosmetics, and opportunities in the field of esthetics. It attempts to keep pace with, and ensure a basic understanding of cosmetics and personal care products that have been developed by manufacturers for professional use.The book serves as an excellent guide for the student as well as for the experienced esthetician. It provides a reliable standard against which professionals can measure their knowledge, understanding and abilities. These reviews will help students and professionals alike to gain a thorough understanding of the full scope of their work as they review practical performance skills and related theory. They will increase their ability to evaluate new products and procedures and to be better qualified professionals for dealing with the needs of their clients.
Introduction. Your Professional Image. A History of Skin Care and the Use of Cosmetics. Bacteriology. Sanitation and Disinfection. Safety in the Salon. Cells, Anatomy and Physiology. Physiology and Histology of the Skin. Disorders of the Skin, Dermatology and Special Esthetics Procedures. Chemistry for Esthetics. Ingredient and Product Analysis. Nutrition and the Health of the Skin. Client Consultation and Skin Analysis. Client Preparation and Draping. Cleansing the Skin. Techniques for Professional Massage. Mask Therapy in Facial Treatments. Facial Treatments Without the Aid of Machines. Electricity, Machines and Apparatus for Professional Skin Care. Facial Treatments with the Aid of Machines. Removing Unwanted Hair. Enemies of the Skin, Aging Factors and Cosmetic Surgery. Male Skin Care and Grooming. Esthetics and Aromatherapy. Advanced Topics in Esthetics. Color Theory. Professional Makeup Techniques. The Salon Business. Selling Products and Services. Answers to Review Questions. Bibliography. Glossary of Terms. Index.