Close Your Doors, Not Your Business

Dear skin care professionals,

After speaking to many of our loyal ASCP members, along with the urging of numerous local and state governments, we strongly suggest you close your doors in order to protect the community you serve. There is no way you can safely treat clients in person in today’s environment, especially with a large proportion of COVID-19 carriers being asymptomatic. It is not easy for us to make this recommendation, especially after hearing many of your concerns about the possible financial hardship that may be before you.

And while we are suggesting that you close your doors to face-to-face services and interactions, we are not suggesting you close your business altogether. 

At ASCP, we are determined to share as many resources and opportunities to help you during this time. We promise to work diligently to create new ideas and activities to help your business thrive during the hiatus, in efforts to help resurrect your thriving business once again once life returns to a more normal mode of operation. 

Until then, we have put together some resources for you.

In order to inform your clients of your closure, we have created a customizable letter that you can share: "Closing Template"

We have also put together a readymade letter that makes it easy for you to reach out to your congressperson to encourage them to consider the financial future of independent professionals and contract employees: "ACTION ALERT: Contact Congress".

Don’t close the business, just close the doors. We have compiled a few different options to stay connected from a distance. You can access activities and resources on Instagram and Facebook at @ascpskincare; check out ASCP’s Daily Dips or go to the ASCP homepage at; and I encourage you to bookmark this link for the most up-to-date resources on information about COVID-19: "Coronavirus and Your Practice".

What you sow today will blossom even brighter tomorrow. ASCP will continue to update our members about ways you can take advantage of any relief opportunities created in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, and, as always, we will continue to offer excellent service to our members, striving to live up to our motto: It’s all about YOU.

We wish you health and safety,

Tracy Donley, Executive Director
Associated Skin Care Professionals

If you have ideas for ways that the profession can support our community and one another during this time, please share them with us at We’d love to hear from you.



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