The pursuit of healthy, beautiful skin is universal.
We’ve all found ourselves wistfully gazing in the mirror.
You may notice the odd imperfection or yearn to reverse the hands of time.
As an esthetician, I bring promising news.
Restoring that vibrant, youthful glow is a reality.
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—skin that is not only balanced but capable of performing its natural functions optimally.
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.
I believe that by identifying and addressing the underlying barriers to imbalances, it is possible to restore skin to optimal health without resorting to invasive procedures like micro-needling or harsh products.
Your body really does possess a remarkable innate ability for self-healing, which is why viewing your body as a whole is essential.
That’s right, your body truly is a temple.
This perspective, combined with the healing potential of emerging therapies, is paramount in my approach to healthy skin and 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 whole and the interdependence of its parts.
Holistic in the dictionary means, of or relating to Holism.
Emphasising 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 breathwork and absorption, these potent aromatic oils play a pivotal role in alleviating physical and emotional stress.
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.
#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 back to peace and well-being, allowing your skin and body to realign and find balance.
Homeopathy, derived from the Greek words ‘homeo’ (similar) 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 of the body as 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.
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 cleans.ing
I am a huge advocate for this type of therapy, and if you have not seen the Iceman and the fantastic documentary from Vice, I highly recommend watching it.
Naturopathy operates on the principle that the human body is genetically coded for self-healing and that it 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 to initiate a healthy restoration, understanding these four areas is important.
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 not only on the skin but also on the 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, imparting an overall sense of well-being.
Helping us to reconnect with the very essence of who we truly are.
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