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This month we asked you…

Amber Rose, senior beauty therapist, The Southsea Beauty Clinic, Southsea: “Using the wrong cleanser! Some can really strip the skin.”

Kirsten Steward, founder, Kirsten Steward Beauty Therapy, Chatteris: “Cheap foaming cleansers, lack of daily SPF, over and incorrect use of acids, mainly due to cherry picking after advice from influencers!”

Rosanna Sulovari, owner, Twin Oaks Beauty, Kent: “Over exfoliating – including over or wrongly using all the acids like salicylic and glycolic and retinols too, self-prescribing their skincare from the likes of The Ordinary. They’ve seen bloggers and influencers using and recommending these ingredients. The majority of the clients I see with the most impaired barriers are 17–30-year-olds.”

Jamie Godfrey, therapist, Studio 8 Beauty, Portsmouth: “People ignoring medical conditions like rosacea and eczema, expecting high street products to support their skin instead of medicine and a skincare expert ”

Lovelle Salonwear shares inspiring poem about misconceptions of beauty therapy

Zaynab Mirza, lifestyle writer and MUA, UK: “Amazing; love this @lovellesalonwear!!! The insults I took as a young 18-year-old for being a ‘dumb beautician’ were what pushed me in the years that followed to build a career in beauty beyond any of those namecallers’ wildest imagination!! ”

Andrea Simpson, facialist and educator, Andrea Simpson, Derbyshire: “So Powerful! Love ”

Nicola Oakley, founder, The Treatment Room, Bristol: “Beautiful. This has made me I think we can sometimes get a raw deal nowadays . We need to all stand by each other xxx”

Claire Aunger-Third, owner, Kent Professional Make-up and Therapies, West Malling: “Love this, Have been a beauty lecturer for many years and the amount of times I’ve heard ‘beauty is easy’. This has finally answered all my prayers. x”

Treating topical steroid withdrawal

Lauren Bell, chief executive, Cosi Care, London: “Thank you for covering our story; amazing to see the awareness raised A topic close to my heart and something my brother and I have battled for years.”

Lianne Wallace, therapist and founder, Luminosity Skin, Raynes Park, London: “We definitely need to raise more awareness around this topic. I just did a post about my daughter’s experience and wish I’d known more about it at the time ”

Should you offer treatments for intimate areas?

Sam Blake, holistic therapist and founder, The Safer Salon Geek, Essex: “I asked a gynaecologist about this fad - her face literally said ‘No!’ before she did.”

Dawn Stanley, owner, Dawning Beauty, Darwen, Lancashire: “Keep beauty professional and leave the intimate treatments to the consultants.”

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