The Skin Care course teaches students all aspects of skin care, from actual techniques used to improve and maintain skin health to the history of skin care. An introductory skin care class familiarizes students with skin care products and skin analysis while offering practical experience in tweezing and facial massage, among other skin care techniques. Students learn to perform basic facials and apply makeup. Topics such as client consultation and professional ethics are also covered. Skin history is another feature of the course, which covers various skin care techniques used in the past. Students will read about techniques used in different cultures and time periods, as well different definitions of beauty throughout history and how technology has changed and improved skin care and makeup procedures. As well, techniques for giving facials are explored in this course, with students gaining hands-on experience. While building on the basics learned in introductory classes, students learn to identify the best products and treatments for different skin types. Students also learn to identify skin disorders best treated through facials and other types of skin care. Hands-on experience also includes applying cosmetics to people with various complexions. The advanced skin care class builds on the skills learned in an introductory skin care class and introduces more sophisticated practices, such as chemical facials and light treatments. Students practice hair removal and eyebrow tinting, and they begin to learn about exfoliation. Prospective skin care specialists study skin disorders and sun damage and learn to safely perform chemical treatments. A skin care class in exfoliation treatments covers advanced facial treatments, safety procedures and advanced skin care analysis. Students practice chemical peels, electric facials and herbal treatments while learning the effects of various exfoliation treatments. Advanced skin care classes are required to prepare students for this specialized class..