ETC115 - Skin Care I

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Subject Title
Skin Care I

Subject Description
Students will study the epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous layer of the skin and their different functions. They will be taught how to recognize and differentiate among basic skin types (normal, dry, oily), skin disorders (acne, rosacea, seborrhea) and skin conditions (dehydration, couperose and lesions). Emphasis is placed on the "professional profile" of the esthetician, and the critical importance of personal hygiene, proper disinfection and sterilization procedures. Practical classes will help the student to embed theories and techniques.

Credit Status
1 Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Perform a professional skin analysis utilizing a magnifying lamp and client consultation forms;
  2. Demonstrate basic cleansing and facial massage procedures for the face and décolleté;
  3. Perform basic deep cleansing techniques using peels;
  4. Demonstrate the professional use of the steamer; brushing, and high frequency machines;
  5. Choose the appropriate mask for the skin type/condition treated and apply in a professional manner;
  6. Consistently display a positive attitude and appropriate personal appearance, hygiene and communication skills;
  7. Demonstrate professionalism in image, station set-up and conduct;
  8. Demonstrate the ability to accurately follow directions, both verbal and written;
  9. Demonstrate the ability to work within assigned time frames to meet deadlines.

Essential Employability Skills
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Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

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Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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