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Imagine: You’re covered in terry cloth, waiting for your aesthetician on their padded table in a dark, quiet room. They cleanse your skin and with the gentlest tone of voice tell you exactly which treatments will return your face and décolletage to their most even, glowiest state. As they start to massage your forehead and jowls, your mind slips away in total bliss, each layer of product feeling like a weighted blanket for the soul. Can you tell that we really miss professional facials?

Although there are some skin-care treatments that we can manage at home, like extractions and a series of masks, there’s nothing quite like the touch of a trained professional. Even with stay-at-home orders slowly lifting throughout the world, some of you might still have a few weeks, if not months, before you can safely visit your favorite facialist again. So how do we up the ante and deliver those same spa-like cleansing, toning, and brightening results from home? Luckily, aestheticians and skin-care studios have taken to the internet to provide their expertise and step-by-step instructions via email or Zoom. These can range from one-on-one consultations to group classes depending on your skin type or concern. Not only are you giving your skin some much-needed love and attention, but you’re also supporting the people whose businesses might still be closed for the foreseeable future. It’s a win-win!

If you’re looking to gain insight from industry professionals on what to do with your skin during a quarantine, check out seven of our favorite online skin-care courses and consultations right now.


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to receive a facial by the same person who treats both Rooney Mara and Uma Thurman? Well, we have some exciting news for you—celebrity facialist (and skin-care guru) Joanna Czech is now offering online consultations, where you can speak with her about your skin-care goals. After Czech analyzes your skin condition, you will receive an email with an at-home skin-care routine specifically tailored for you, including product recommendations and best practices. You’ll look like a movie star in no time.