Cosmeticians may also be known as estheticians (also spelled aestheticians) or skin care specialists. The word esthetic comes from the Greek word meaning harmony, beauty, and perfection. Esthetics is based on an understanding of the skin's anatomy and function. Cosmeticians work to improve the skin's condition and restore its functions. This discipline requires the cosmetician to get to know the client's skin and lifestyle and tailor treatments specifically for the client's needs. Cosmeticians offer appearance-enhancing services to correct damage from aging, sun exposure, or acne.

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