Voted Best Esthetician in Brentwood!
Here’s My Story
by Linda Riggs
Growing up, I made it through puberty, hormones, babies, etc., and always felt like my skin was not my strongest trait. As I got older, I came to realize that I could get control and manage my skin concerns. Our skin is inherited from our parents’ genes, and there is nothing we can change about that. What I could change however, was how I felt about myself and my skin, by finding and using great products. I also found that my skin was greatly affected by daily skin care regimens, lifestyle and environmental factors, so I needed to address and balance all of those things to keep my skin healthy.
FINDING A PASSION FOR SKIN CARE
I had tried many of the drugstore and department store products from my teens through my late thirties. Through my discovery, I found that there were so many other women who also struggled with acne, excessive oil, age spots, dehydration and some that just needed tips on applying makeup. I was inspired to make the decision to leave my former employer and enroll in Esthetics school. I received my California Esthetician License in 2004 and began my journey to provide products and services to help everyone’s skin look its best.
THE BEGINNING OF SKINERGIZE
Graduating from Esthetics school taught me the basics, so to further my experience I worked at a local Day Spa as well as part-time at a department store in their Cosmetics department. By 2005, I was ready to branch out on my own and opened my solo business called SKINERGIZE.
Since 2005, I have excelled by continuing Education in-person and on-line. My formal college education has also helped me in managing my daily business operations, as well as keep pace with today’s technology. I have been certified in Advanced Peels, jane iredale makeup application, Microdermabrasion, Intraceuticals Oxygen Facials, Waxing, American Cancer Look Good…Feel Better Program, to name a few. I attend annual conferences and stay current on new trends and product technology. I also host my own Launch Parties for new products, equipment and services and Client Appreciation events on a bi-annual basis.
MY EDUCATIONAL JOURNEY NEVER ENDS
My latest certification in March, 2013 is Acne Specialist. This is extremely exciting to me, especially since I was personally challenged by acne. No longer limited to just teens, adult acne is on the rise. I will be broadening my expertise with this latest certification and expand my services from Anti-Aging to Acne. My love of education, and helping others win the battle against acne and aging, (or at least try to slow down the aging clock) motivates me to continue learning and delivering results for my clients!