ASCP Skin Deep


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FROM THE EDITOR Jen Anderson, Editor @j3nand3rson @ascpskincare @ascpskincare Follow us online! New member benefit! Get the ASCP SkinPro app at 11 You Are Extraordinary I t's easy to forget how special we are. Every day we're inundated with so much information that we get preoccupied with external stressors and forget to pay attention to ourselves. I know I'm guilty of it. When I'm overly worried about everything and everyone around me, I nd my shoulders rising to my ears, my breath shortening, and my eyes glazing over. That's when it's time to take a deep breath and remember I need to acknowledge myself because I am an extraordinary person—we all are. This issue of ASCP Skin Deep is all about celebrating you and your skills as a skin care professional. First, we're celebrating one of our members in particular: Stephanie Andresen-Stevens. Her story of giving back to her community inspired us to choose her as the 2023 ASCP Esty of the Year. You can read more about her life's journey on page 60. We want to support you and honor you no matter where you are in your career. Already a seasoned pro and want to feel even better about giving your clients facial massage? Lydia Sarfati dives into the techniques on page 68. Feeling overwhelmed? Beatrice Van writes about how you deserve to build boundaries before you experience burnout (page 78). Ready to give yourself a promotion and become a boss? Check out page 45 for a how-to on making your rst hire. ASCP believes all our members have a special spark—that's why your clients come back to you session after session. You sometimes need to take a step back and re ect. JEN ANDERSON

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