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I get a lot of great emails from my blog readers. A lot of the emails I get actually inspire me to write many of my blog posts. I recently received an email from one reader who had a genuine concern. I thought her question was really important. She couldn't possibly be the only one wondering the same thing! With her permission, I wanted to share her question with you.
I read your blog on occasion and I have a few questions for you regarding the Esthetics field. Let me start off by saying that I am a 42 year old female looking to make a career change. I am burnt out from being a Nursing Assistant for over 20 years. Beauty has always been a passion of mine. Here is where the problem lies, am I too old to enter the field and do I have to have perfect skin and be beautiful? Am I fooling myself thinking this is a direction I can go in?
One of Your Blog Readers
Thanks for the email. First of all, congratulations on finally going after a career you are passionate in! This is such a huge step for anyone changing careers. It's so easy to stay in a career because it pays the bills and its comfortable. Going after your dreams is scary and certainly not a guarantee that things will pan out the way you want them to. I have to commend you for making the first step towards your ultimate career happiness. Believe it or not, your nursing background will help you tremendously in your new esthetics career. Especially if you want to work on the more clinical side of things like say a medi spa or doctor's office.
With that said, you are never too old to become an esthetician. Are you kidding me? For a lot of people in this industry, becoming an esthetician is a second or third career for them. In fact, a lot of clients actually prefer a more mature esthetician than say someone fresh out of high school. A lot of clients feel like they can relate more to a person who's closer to them in age. Also, with an abundance of previous career and life experiences, clients are more likely to trust the judgement of a more mature esthetician. Never let age be a factor in determining whether or not you want to pursue the career of your dreams.
You certainly don't have to have perfect skin to be an esthetician either. A lot of people in this profession chose to become an esthetician because they didn't have perfect skin to begin with. Working in this industry has given many estheticians with less than perfect skin the tools and confidence to not only treat their own skin, but to also successfully treat clients who have the same skin concerns they once had.
Best of luck to you and let me know if you have any other questions.
Have any of you out there wondered if you were too old or needed perfect skin to become an esthetician? Please feel free to leave a comment below.