You can ignore our sales pitches A good esthetician will want to set you up with the right at-home routine, so don't be surprised when she recommends products. Snyder points out that estheticians do a lot of research on the product lines they use, and you might as well use that knowledge to your advantage. But at no point should you feel pressure to buy, Snyder says. "I don't pressure anyone to buy anything, the decision is completely theirs! But a good at-home [skin care] program is crucial in caring for your skin."
Another red flag: If your esthetician recommends enough products to cleanse an army. "Less is more," Snyder says. "Many of my clients are surprised to learn how easy it is to get on a good at-home program that doesn't break the bank." She points out that so many skin care products are very similar, so (with your facialist's help) you should be able to put together a simple regimen that's within your budget.
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