The background of skincare and beauty can date back centuries ago, all having had different purposes and evolving into what we have today. Esthetics has been traced back to the ancient Greek and Egyptian times. Many practices that were used in those times were for different purposes such as beautification, religious ceremonies, prepping their dead for a funeral and other rituals. Grooming and skincare was said to have been popular with Egyptians and Hebrews. Oils made from olives and grape seeds were used to moisten and protect the skin, leaving them healthy and attractive. In fact—ancient Romans were known for their baths, which were frequent at the time, and being diligent with their rich oils.
Many different cultures were known for, and still are, using natural resources around the area they were in, as well as creating “looks” that were inspired by their environment. Every culture’s definition of beauty varied, which is where some of the practices we still use today come from. Shaving, threading and plucking hair came from Ancient Greeks, Geishas and Egyptians. In the middle ages, Europeans used perfumes and wine to hide their body odor while retaining smooth skin.
Nowadays, skin care is very different. Aside from extreme practices, the similarity of using natural resources remains a constant. People tend to stray away from harsh chemicals for their skin, which is why it’s important for an esthetician to know a lot about these ancient practices. Today, estheticians are skilled in hair removal practices, massages, body wraps, makeup, non-surgical facelifts, electrolysis, facials, aromatherapy, skincare and so much more. The skin is the largest organ on your body, which is why there are so many people interested in caring for and learning more about it. Protecting your surface keeps you healthy, youthful, and beautiful.
If you’re thinking about a career in esthetics, call us today at the Euro Institute of Skin Care!