Originally from the Chicago area, I am an Illinois licensed esthetician now living in Kfar Saba, Israel who has been passionate about skin care for almost 20 years. As a teenager I suffered from terrible acne which was ”cured” with of a dose of Accutane, but nevertheless I remained obsessed with my skin. I was constantly searching for information about how to properly care for my skin until finally I decided that the best thing for me to do was to become an esthetician so I could be both my own skincare expert and help others with their skincare problems. I went to esthetics school in the Chicago area and worked as an esthetician in Illinois before moving back to Israel in August, 2012. (I worked for Dr. Elysa Fisher while in Illinois) I am also certified in Israel to do manicures, pedicures, and artificial nails. In May, 2012 I was certified in Oncology Esthetics by Touch for Cancer.
Before I became an esthetician I studied Art History, eventually earning both a BA and an MA in the subject. One thing I did repeatedly during both my graduate and undergraduate studies was write research papers. I plan to apply those research skills to writing this blog since I am always trying to learn all that I can about skincare and skincare products. I promise to research each blog topic to the best of my ability, to cite my sources, and to be as objective as possible about my topics. I’ve found that many skincare blogs publish half-truths or even misleading or misinformation about skincare. This blog will be different. I want to be able to give my clients and blog readers the best help and advice that I can as it pertains to skincare, and I hope that this blog will reflect that goal.
While I started this blog to address skin care topics that were of interest to me I welcome questions and topic ideas from readers. I hope that my blog will help everyone who reads it achieve the great skin that they deserve to have.
Everyone should love their skin!
Please note that unless otherwise stated I have no affiliation whatsoever with the companies or the products mentioned in my blog and receive no financial compensation for mentioning them.
*** Due to more than a few inquiries from estheticians interested in moving to Israel or about to move to Israel here is some information about working as an esthetician in Israel:
I’ve been able to work in Israel as an esthetician by showing my esthetics diploma from the US and my IL state license. In Israel estheticians take one test from The Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Labor at the end of their esthetics studies . http://www.tamas.gov.il/ There is no esthetics license per say in Israel. Once you take this test and pass it shows that you are qualified to work as an esthetician. Keep in mind the following – almost every esthetician in Israel also does manicures and pedicures. That is a given actually for most people when you say that you are an esthetician. I did a manicure/pedicure course here in Israel (as noted above).
There are plenty of jobs in Israel for estheticians, but, of course, finding the right job for you isn’t always easy. A lot of estheticians work from home or rent a room in a hair salon, etc. and work for themselves.
In the end what matters most is your knowledge, your interpersonal skills with clients, and your experience as an esthetician. You also have to be able to express yourself well in Hebrew.