this post contains things I've been learning in class. It may be boring to some of you. But if you're at all interested in skin care, beauty, and or history, this post may interest you! :)
Well, today is the last day of my first week in my Esthetics course. Long way to go still but I feel like I've already learned so much! My classes are 5 days a week from 8am-5pm. That's a full time job! I am tired, already, but I'm loving what I'm learning. Suuuuure, there are and will be those things that won't be too fun, but so far? It's a blast! Here are some things I've learned...
-Esthetician and Aesthetician are both correct. Aesthetician is more often used in the medical realm and is in reference to the original Greek word aesthetikos. While Esthetician relates more to the newer spa culture and is a more modern term. Sorry if that was boring to you. It was something I had wondered so I was happy when I finally learned the difference.
-I can't quite get over some of the beauty rituals from the Renaissance. They used to shave their eyebrows and pluck their hairline to give themselves a larger forehead. They thought it gave them a greater look of intelligence... YIKES! I seriously have to touch my hairline every time I think about this to make sure it's still where it's supposed to be. It hurts to think about. haha!
-When Queen Elizabeth I was... well, queen, men and women would adorn themselves with lead and arsenic powder... because it was the trend. I'm SO glad we don't have trends like that these days... do we? I guess tanning could fall into that "dangerously trendy" category. But lead and arsenic powder right on your skin? Can't be good, right?
-During Marie Antoinette's time, women would use small silk patches to conceal blemishes. We didn't really expound on this in class and I really wanted to, so I looked it up. Thanks to Wikipedia my questions were answered: "Tiny pieces of fabric, known as patches, in the shapes of dots, hearts, stars, etc. were applied to the face with adhesive. The fashion is thought to have originated as a way of disguising pox scars and other blemishes, but gradually developed coded meanings. A patch near the mouth signified flirtatiousness; one on the right cheek denoted marriage; one on the left cheek announced engagement; one at the corner of the eye signified a mistress."
and thanks to ANTM I think I've found the closest thing I can to an example. So glad I remember things like this... haha!
-I've learned how to give a bunch of treatments so far and have already learned how to tint eyebrows and eyelashes! We have to receive every treatment we learn to give, so that means I've had my brows and lashes tinted too. My eyes didn't like the lash tinting so much... But I'm sure I'll be doing it again and just have to deal with it. haha!
-I've had a facial basically every day this week and can already see the evidence. You would THINK that getting a bunch of facials would help your skin... well it does... but it also either stimulates your skin and/ or brings all of the gross stuff underneath to the surface. Apparently we're supposed to just expect major breakouts... awesome.
Well, I hope this wasn't too boring for you. I just wanted to share things that I find super interesting in hopes that some of you may too. It's also a good way for me to share that info with my family without having to try sharing it over the phone only to have them say "ya, not that interested". haha!
Have a great Saturday!
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