I was lucky to grow up in a world where holistic wellness was commonplace and first nature.
Several years before I became an esthetician, in 2007, I started experiencing atopic dermatitis (eczema) on my face. With the holistic health mindset my family held, I began to monitor what I was putting in and on my body, and I managed it a little bit. Then when I became an esthetician, I was entrenched in the common thought that I learned in school, that the skin is a surface organ and only looked at it through a cosmetic lens. Therefore, I primarily used topical ingredients to support my skin. I was not yet aware of all of the other pieces of the wellness puzzle that I would soon discover!
Everything changed when I started to learn about holistic esthetics. I had no idea this was a thing, and when I discovered it, I felt like my work and my soul were in alignment. I began studying skin physiology and histology. I began to practice with ancient healing modalities such as Gua Sha and Facial Cupping and began to see and feel an instant improvement in my skin!
I made friends with my skin through this. I am grateful that it is a barometer and for the message when something isn't quite right. Finally, I was able to find my glow-up, and I am here to share that with you!