Preserving skin health and longevity has been at the heart of my practice for almost 15 years. I’ve always been amazed at our skins’ ability to rejuvenate itself. We can really put it through the ringer and it manages to find its way back to balance. That’s because our skin’s natural state of being IS balance, free from irritation, patchiness, dryness, break-outs, and even most wrinkling. Everyone deserves great skin. Over the years, I’ve found that even the most complicated skin issues can be brought into balance with proper care and nutrition.
When I was in my early 20’s, I experienced a period of intense acne. At the time, it was devastating to look in the mirror and hate what I saw. I’d never dealt with any skin issues before so huge inflamed cysts covering my cheeks was not only emotionally debilitating but also affected my self-esteem and daily interactions. After several doctor’s visits, prescriptions irritating my skin, caking on make-up to hide my blemished and splotchy skin, I decided I was going to take matters into my own hands. I had a health conscious upbringing to point me in the right direction. Over the course of a few months, I discovered dietary changes, supplements and beauty products that quickly cleared my skin. That experience sprung into motion a lifelong passion to help people get the amazing skin they deserve and can have.
As I’ve recently stepped into my 40’s, my fascination for skin rejuvenation has grown to include slowing the aging process. I can remember when it was all about peels. A few of my clients have literally begged me to burn their face off. Of course I didn’t, and of course they didn’t really want me to, but most people think that in order to “fix” our skin we have to obliterate the problem (seemingly from the surface). Actually, it’s quite the opposite. Our skins’ natural resources are more effectively boosted by loving care than violent attack. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not anti-peels and in fact love using their magical powers to treat acne, rosacea, sun damage, and even scarring but I always keep in mind the following premises:
- More is not necessarily better
- We don’t have to wreak havoc on the skin to induce change
- Formulation is everything
- Always provide as much nourishment as barraging.
So how do we rejuvenate our skin without creating future damage? In attempt to achieve skin wellness, our goal should be to preserve and support our skin’s natural processes. True skin rejuvenation is a blending of low-intensity injury and deep nutrient delivery. This will boost our bodies’ ability to produce and maintain healthy skin cells while also minimizing and repairing damage. After all, skin health should not be just for today but over your lifetime. Do you agree?