How to Build a Skin Care Routine that Fits Your Needs

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Skin care can seem overwhelming. There’s a huge assortment and array of skin care products available and choosing the right one may seem daunting. To help you in your decision making there are a few questions you should ask yourself before choosing the product and routine that is right for you. What will work best for your skin? How many products do you need to work into your routine? What order should you use them in?

Don’t panic! There are three essential steps you want to focus on when choosing a basic skin care routine including cleansing, moisturizing, and applying sunscreen. Of course, you can add more to cater to your specific skin concerns. Whether you have dry, oily, combination or sensitive skin, you may need to experiment a bit to see which products and skin care regimen work best for you. Here are our tips to incorporating a basic skin care routine into your life to get healthy, radiant skin.

Cleanse

Cleansing is an essential step to remove dirt, oil, and bacteria from your face and to prevent acne. Just don’t overdo it. A quick cleanse first thing in the morning and before bed is recommended. People with oily skin should look for water-based cleansers, while everyone else may benefit from an oil-based cleanser, especially those with dry skin. New cleansing balms are particularly effective, gentle, and good for removing makeup.

Exfoliate

Exfoliating is removing the dead skin cells from the outer layer of your skin using physical or chemical exfoliants. Incorporating this essential step into your skin care routine can help you achieve brighter, smoother skin. It is important to know that you don’t want to exfoliate every day as it can be drying or irritating for your skin. If you have oily or combination skin, you may want to exfoliate two or three times a week, but those with dry skin should only exfoliate about once a week. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to skip exfoliation all together, or just do it occasionally with a gentle exfoliant.

Repair

If your skin needs repair, we recommend using serums, which are concentrated products that can address and help address specific skin issues. For example, you may want to use a vitamin C or antioxidant serum if you are concerned with hyperpigmentation or signs of aging. There are numerous serums available for different issues (hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, peptides, etc.), so explore which works best for you. Helpful tip: Water-based serums should be applied before moisturizer; oil-based serums should be applied after.

Moisturize

Even people with oily skin should use moisturizer every day. Moisturizer protects the skin barrier from irritants and environmental damage and keeps your skin healthy and soft. Be sure to get a moisturizer that’s right for your skin type. Typically, lighter lotions for oily skin and thicker creams for dry skin.

Protect

Finally, don’t forget the sunscreen! Go for an SPF of at least 30 and use it every day without fail. (Be sure to apply it on your neck and ears too.) Mineral-based sunscreens are best for those with sensitive skin to avoid irritation. Sun exposure can speed up the aging process and cause skin cancer, so this step is essential.

Come to the Shore!

If you love learning about skin care, maybe it’s time you considered turning your passion into a career. Shore Beauty School offers a Skin Care Specialty Program, which can prepare you for a variety of career options, where you can help people look and feel more beautiful. Book a tour today, or contact us to learn more.

Top 5 Reasons to Pursue a Beauty Career in 2023

Top 5 Reasons to Pursue a Beauty Career in 2023

Interested in pursuing a career in the beauty industry? Your timing is perfect! What better time to go after the beauty career you always dreamed of than the new year. As we head into 2023 the beauty industry is offering a variety of career opportunities in hairstyling and cutting, nail art and design, makeup artistry and skin care. With the proper training, you’ll be able to embark on a path to becoming a professional in the beauty industry. Here are the top five reasons to pursue a beauty career in the new year!

1. Be in Demand

Beauty professionals, such as barbers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists, are in demand. Almost everyone gets their hair cut on a regular basis, and you can work in different types of settings from a salon to a beauty product sales representative.

The beauty industry continues to get bigger every day, which means there may be more opportunities for you to find your dream job.

2. Choose Your Niche

The beauty industry encompasses many different opportunities and is constantly evolving, so you’ll be able to choose whatever career path you’re most passionate about. Whether you love cutting and styling hair, doing nails, applying makeup, or offering skin treatments, there is something for you. At Shore Beauty School, we offer programs in Cosmetology, Barbering, Skin Care Specialty, and Manicuring. Additionally, our Shear Success business fundamentals program is ideal for anyone who is planning on starting their own business.

3. Enjoy a Flexible Schedule

Beauty professionals often get to choose their own schedules, so they can achieve a better work/life balance. Choosing your own schedule enables you to make the most of your time and better care for your family.

4. Use Your Creative Talents

If a nine-to-five desk job is not of interest to you then a beauty career is a great option to be hands-on, talk to people, and serve as a creative outlet. You’ll be able to style hair or do makeup to create beautiful and unique looks that will turn heads.

5. Make People Look and Feel Better

Finally, there may be nothing more satisfying than being able to make someone look their best and feel better about themselves. You’ll literally be making a big difference in people’s lives.

Come to the Shore!

Shore Beauty School can help you gain all the skills you need to find a beauty career that you are truly passionate about. Whether you’re interested in Cosmetology, Barbering, Skin Care Specialty, or Manicuring, we offer hands-on training at our campus  in Egg Harbor, New Jersey.

Schedule a tour today, contact us, or give us a call at (609) 645-3635 and get started in pursuing the beauty and wellness career you envisioned for yourself!

7 Tips for Selecting a Beauty School That Is Right for You

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If you’re passionate about the beauty industry, and considering a career in beauty and wellness, picking the right school that best meets your needs is the important first step. With so many beauty schools, how do you decide? Here are the top seven tips for picking a beauty school that is right for you.

1. Explore the programs offered

While cosmetology is the most comprehensive beauty program offered, you may be more interested in a specific career path, like becoming a barber or specializing in skin care. At Shore Beauty School, we offer a variety of programs to suite your needs, including our Shear Success business fundamentals program to help those who want to start their own beauty business. 

2. Pick a school that is licensed and accredited

Make sure the school you pick is properly licensed and accredited, so you’re getting the education you’re paying for.

3. Ensure classes work with your schedule

Look for a beauty school that works with your schedule. Shore offers full-time day and part-time night classes to meet your needs.

4. Check out the campus

Visit the campus to make sure it’s in a convenient location and offers amenities you’ll enjoy. Shore has a beautiful facility in Egg Harbor, NJ, surrounded by shops and restaurants. Book a tour today!

5. Gain real-world experience

Look for opportunities at the potential beauty school, where you can gain valuable real-world experience. At Shore, our Beauty Clinic gives our students the chance to work with actual clients in a real full-service salon.

6. Seek financial aid

Choose a beauty school that you’re going to be able to afford. Shore can help you evaluate different alternatives to fund your education, including federal and state financial aid that is available to those who quality, as well as scholarship opportunities.

7. Don’t forget the fun!

Beauty school should be fun and let you be the creative, free spirit you are! At Shore, we have highly qualified instructors and visiting professionals that make learning fun, as well as themed-styling competitions and a yearly runway hair show to showcase your talent.

Come to the Shore!

Shore Beauty School can help you gain all the skills you need to find a beauty career that you truly love. Whether you’re interested in Cosmetology, Barbering, Skin Care Specialty, or Manicuring, we offer fun, hands-on training in our beautiful facility in Egg Harbor, New Jersey.

Schedule a tour today, contact us, or give us a call at (609) 645-3635 and get ready to embark upon a beautiful future.