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6 Holisitic Approaches to Healthy Skin to Embrace in 2024

We’ve all found ourselves wistfully gazing in the mirror.

Wishing to reverse the hands of time.

As an esthetician, I bring promising news.

Restoring your vibrant, youthful glow is a reality.

It’s essential to take a holistic view both topically and internally.

Which I would love to share with you in this article.

So join me as I discuss the six holistic approaches to healthy skin

Adopting a Holistic Approach

My skincare practice revolves around a holistic understanding of the body as a cohesive entity intertwined with overall well-being and skin health.

With every client, my singular goal is to achieve healthy, glowing, and youthful skin that is balanced and capable of optimally performing its natural functions.

These holistic therapies form the essence of my approach as a skin care specialist, both in the treatments I offer and the products I sell.

By identifying and addressing the underlying barriers to imbalances, I believe it is possible to restore your skin to optimal health without resorting to invasive procedures such as micro-needling or harsh products.

Your skin and body possess a remarkable innate ability for self-healing, so it’s essential to view your body as a whole.

Your body truly is a temple, and this perspective, combined with the healing potential of emerging therapies, is behind my approach to healthy skin.

After reading this article, I hope it will be for you, too.

What Does Holistic Mean?

Holistic, as defined in the dictionary, pertains to Holism—an emphasis on the importance of the following.

Holistic in the dictionary means of/or relating to Holism.

It emphasises the importance of the whole and the interdependence of its parts.

The development of holistic therapies is a testament to the inspiration and unwavering dedication of skilled holistic estheticians and knowledgeable healers.

It’s not just a treatment; it’s a comprehensive understanding of the interconnectedness of body, mind, and skin health.

Let’s explore these practices in more detail:

#1: Clinical Aromatherapy

Using naturally-extracted aromatic essences from plants is an art form.

One that begins with an in-depth consultation, guiding the selection of essential oils tailored to the individual’s needs based on their unique healing properties.

Administered through breath work and absorption, these potent aromatic oils play a pivotal role in alleviating physical and emotional stress.

An aromatherapy massage is the perfect medium to deliver these oils to the skin, and once absorbed, they seamlessly integrate into the circulatory and nervous systems.

This delivery system delivers a potent physiological effect, aiding in the relief of stress, anxiety, depression, and a myriad of other conditions.

Infact, I believe aromatherapy is more than just a treatment; it’s a thoughtful and personalised therapeutic journey to well-being.

As a clinical aromatherapist, it’s an art I practise a lot. You can read more about my approach to aromatherapy and essential oils here.

#2: Flower Remedies

Dr Edward Bach is the visionary behind the original herbal flower remedies. He believed that plants contained vibrations that work to restore harmony.

Dr Bach created flower remedies as a direct way of treating the whole person by way of their emotions, helping to balance their health on a holistic level.

The theory is that unhappiness and fear contribute to ill health and that true healing means arresting disease at its emotional source – before the physical symptoms disappear.

Working with flower remedies resonates deeply with me, as they are integral to our formulations. Both Miracle Cleanse and Barrier Repair Balm are great examples of formulas that harness the potent power of native herbs and flowers.

With their healing natural, floral essences, these products serve as poignant reminders to honour your body and take moments in your busy life to pause and breathe.

The therapeutic blends guide you to peace and well-being, allowing your skin and body to realign and find balance.

#3: Homoeopathy

Homeopathy, derived from the Greek words ‘homeo’ (similar/likeness) and ‘pathos’ (suffering or disease), involves administering minimal doses of substances that mimic characteristic symptoms of illness.

The principle is “like cures like”, offering a natural therapeutic alternative that accelerates the body’s healing process.

#4: Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal medicine, rooted in the belief that the body is a small universe with interconnected systems, balances the positive (Yang) and negative (Yin) principles.

Individualised treatment addresses unique imbalances, with acupuncture—fine needles applied to specific areas—freeing up chi energy, promoting healthy skin and the mind-body connection.

#5: Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy, associated with water treatment, enhances circulation by causing blood vessels to dilate and constrict rapidly.

Combining salts, water, and steam helps remove impurities and toxins released through sweat, flushing out lactic acid and promoting overall cleansing.

I am a huge advocate for this type of therapy, and I highly recommend watching the Iceman and the fantastic documentary from Vice,

#6: Naturopathy

Naturopathy operates on the principle that the human body is genetically coded for self-healing and possesses an innate ability to cure itself under the right conditions.

The philosophy centres on prevention rather than attack, acknowledging that diseases often manifest after a prolonged, unnoticed accumulation of imbalances.

Naturopaths recognise the multifaceted nature of diseases, attributing them to a blend of genetic, emotional, systemic, and environmental factors.

Treatments encompass acupuncture, colon cleansing, detoxification, and elimination diets, and understanding these four areas is essential to initiating a healthy restoration.

Central to this philosophy is the understanding that a single symptom may stem from various conditions.

To conclude. The naked truth

As you can see, achieving beautiful skin is not always just about the products you use.

Especially if you treat specific skin conditions, like stubborn perioral dermatitis, which requires a holistic approach.

Having worked in the beauty and health industry for many years, I have seen how restorative these holistic treatments can be on the skin, body and mind.

I believe optimal health is so much more than the absence of illness; it is a positive feeling of vitality and energy that imparts an overall sense of well-being.

Helping us reconnect with the very essence of who we truly are.

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6 replies on “6 Holisitic Approaches to Healthy Skin to Embrace in 2024”

My skin in extremely sensitive, I believe it is sensitized!! Everything I use on my face esp my nose hurts!! I just do not know what to use and I feel like I am completely obsessed with my skin which is not good!!! I can sit in front of the mirror all day and examine my face!! I am finally seeing a psychologist for this! Bit do you think your products will help my skin???

I love this! I have been a practicing aesthetician for over twenty years and your articles are not only informative but they truly are the fundamentals to create, treat and educate on great skin care.

Thank you!

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