What led you to pursue a career in Esthetics?
I have been in the service industry all of my life and am a natural care giver. I remember receiving a facial, feeling so good and nurtured, and thinking I'd like to provide that feeling for others.
How would you describe your approach to your Skin Care sessions?
I believe the healing process begins with total relaxation. If I can get my clients into a state of relaxation, their skin is more likely to respond positively to the treatment. I use a lot of massage to help penetrate almost all of the products I use. I like to encourage a lot of oxygenated blood to the skin; it's very healing.
What is your favorite Skin Care product you can't live without?
Everybody has different needs, but for me, I can't live without my moisturizer! My favorite right now is Ilike's Hyaluronic Time Erase Comples Moisturizer, but of course, it changes seasonally for me.
You are married with 3 children and have such a nurturing, care giving approach to your sessions. How do you fill yourself up so you can give so much to others?
I love yoga and practice Bikram regularly. I also get regular massages, which helps me replenish and rejuvenate. Fortunately I don't crave junk food and eat really well. I think that helps me feel so good and gives me great energy.
As we know, a healthy lifestyle is one of the most important ways to encourage beautiful skin? What are some of your favorite tips you share with your clients to enhance the work you do?
I think movement and exercise is key to maintaining beautiful skin. Oxygen is essential to the health and maintenance of our skin cells. As we age our skin loses the ability to retain and utilize the oxygen for normal metabolic processes. I try to encourage my clients to move.
Water water water. Hydration is another key ingredient to healthy skin.
And limit unnecessary stress. Stress wreaks havoc on your skin. Do things that fill you up and make you happy! Have you ever seen a super happy person with terrible skin?
We have just launched clinical grade peels with a new (to us) line called, Cosmedix. Can you tell us a little about these peels and why you love them so much?
I have worked with Cosmedix for about four years before I joined the Therapeutic Bodywork team. These metabolic peels are effective in peeling back rough, aging, blemished skin without using harsh chemicals that can damage healthy cells. The peels we use are botanically based treatments that produce dramatic results without the downtime of traditional peels. While sloughing off the dead, outer layer of skin, Cosmedix peels also work by stimulating the skin's natural renewal system - leaving you with better collagen production and elasticity.
They are amazing - you are going to LOVE the results!
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