You know that saying “You glow different when you’re actually happy” ?
What if I told you radiant skin doesn’t come from a bottle or tube? That It doesn’t come from the fanciest machine, or the strongest chemical peel? Or better yet from a needle and syringe?
Would you throw in the towel? Accept fast defeat because it’s too difficult or complicated?
Or would you take on the challenge of actually healing your skin? Of giving yourself the love, attention, and care you are so truly worthy of? Of wholly embodying true radiance that glimmers from the inside out?
I think I’ve always known that caring for skin came with more responsibility than just suggesting a regimen. That there was more to it than the facials and retinol. I had a feeling it couldn’t be that simple.
I discovered a new passion when I started my certification course in Integrative Nutrition Coaching, and honestly had no idea just how much the world of wellness would relate to my practice as an esthetician, but in reality…skin, in all its complexities actually tells the true story of internal health.
Which is why I developed my 5 Pillars of Radiance method. To collide my two passions. To offer you valuable tools to not only heal your skin, but glow from the inside out. To embody true radiance.
Here’s where we start:
Personal Skin Care Plan
The truth is there’s no magic product that can grant every one perfect skin. That’s like saying one pill will cure any ailment. So ignore the TikTok trends. Everyone is different and the same goes for your skin. Using the right products and getting the right treatments suitable for YOUR individual concerns is what works. BUT that’s just one piece of this puzzle.
Every habit good or bad, the cleaning products you use, the candles you light, the hobbies you have, even the people you choose to spend time with all surprisingly have an impact on your wellbeing and how that shows up through your skin.
You are what you eat. Literally. Everything you consume, on and off the plate, touches the gut-skin-brain axis and is ultimately BUILDING every cell of your being. Your nutrition choices play a vital role in supporting and maintaining the health of your skin.
Whether it’s through exercise, massage, or even dancing, regular movement keeps your lymphatic system in check, keeping a consistent flow to dispose of toxins and defend the body against infection, and more specifically, maintaining timely cell renewal and wound healing in the skin.
This one is my favorite. Stress, at any level, has impact on blood sugar levels, hormone responses, and normal body functions. I’ll dive deeper into this topic in a future post, but the moral of the story is...Stress is the ultimate BITCH with her wrath of inflammation wreaking havoc on your nervous system, organs, and immune system, your skin being no exception. Now, I realize the obvious. You can’t completely avoid stress. Its everywhere. But when you learn ways to manage how you RESPOND to stress… THAT is your power!
“The skin can be a window to your overall health” -Teri Greiling, M.D., Ph. D.
No lies detected. Your skin will rat you out every time! When you neglect your self, it shows, but when you treat yourself with love and care, your skin glows!
Commit to taking care of yourself, to living a radiant life. A life of happiness and health. A life of radiance embodied.