More than 3 months after the Coronavirus forced business shutdowns around the world, the professional skin care industry is eagerly seeking guidance on how to reopen and perform skin care treatments safely. Dermalogica, which advanced the industry in 1983 by providing post-graduate education to licensed skin therapists, takes the lead today, boldly announcing new measures to help salon owners and professional skin therapists reopen their businesses when the time is right in their local markets.
Developed in accordance with Dermalogica’s professional-grade standards, and with the safety of staff and consumers as top priority, the new measures include:
- Dermalogica Principles for Enhanced Service Safety, a set of directives such asmaintaining physical distancing by staggering appointments and limiting entrance; wearing masks in common areas and masks and face shields during treatments; hand sanitization, handwashing, and sterilization; as well as requirements for laundering and retail testers.
- Detailed safety protocols that address specific touchpoints such as pre-appointment screening; client arrival and departure; retail and common-area floor services; treatment room sanitation; protective wear, and more.
- Clean Touch Certification, awarded to skin therapists who complete the online training on the key principles and enhanced protocols. Upon completion, skin therapists will earn a certificate recognizing them as Clean Touch Certified, which they can display in their salon, treatment room, or website.
These guidelines are used in addition to, not in replace of, state-board or local authority regulations. These guidelines will adapt as science progresses.
“As science progresses, we will surely need to loosen or tighten the safety precautions,” states Dermalogica Global CEO Aurelian Lis. “What counts is that we have defined the most appropriate steps now so that the industry can embark on the changes necessary to make facial skincare services a reality. With big business focused on digital or sitting it out, skin therapists are not willing to give up on the important industry of human touch and connection.”
Customers can visit any Dermalogica store locator at dermalogica.com.my/storelocator to book a Face Mapping skin analysis or a skin treatment.