About Skin Junkie
Since opening Skin Junkie’s doors, owner Cherish Flickinger has sought to help every client who passes through them achieve stronger, healthier skin they love.
Far more than a professional that simply enjoys her job, Cherish lives her job. Her reading materials, skin -centric. Her free time commitment outside of family? A class on advanced physiology with and industry leader. Ingredient deck translation? She explains it in a way that anyone can understand.
Wondering what to seek out in a licensed skincare professional? Look no further. It’s easy to find a ‘spa’ but it’s another thing to find an expert whose goal is collaboration in order to reach a common goal – your healthier skin.
Every professional treatment at Skin Junkie begins with a detailed consult. Why?
Because your skin is not static.
Our skin responds to temperature, seasonal assault, heat and cold and the ingredients introduced to it on a daily basis. The skin I see one week in mid-winter is unlikely to be the skin I see in the heat of summer, if you’ve added a prescription, or even lost a few pounds!
Even professionals fortunate enough to go to a job they love every day need an occasional break. When she’s not in the treatment room, Cherish might be found taking a family break amongst the rolling watercolor landscape of her favorite place in the world, the Appalachian mountains. That, or decompressing with a restorative massage.
Cherish’s Do’s and Don’ts
Want a sneak peek into the brain of what a dedicated skin professional really thinks about optimal skin health and how to get it? Check out Cherish’s 3 favorite do’s and don’ts.
Wear sunscreen. If this isn’t a top tip from your current pro, you’re missing an easy way to slow extrinsic aging.
Self-diagnose or shop for skincare via random blog recommendations. Just because someone loves skincare doesn’t mean they’ve mastered physiology.
Get a massage – Gua Sha facial therapy, for example, is a phenomenal way to keep lymph flowing smoothly, which in turn keeps skin bright and youthful.