Holistic Philosophy for Radiant Outer Beauty
Our lives can be busy, so giving ourselves permission to slow down and to live a little more mindfully can bring a sense of comfort and calm back in to our everyday life. Self-care and wellbeing go hand in hand, caring for ourselves allows us to care better for those close to us.
In my skincare studio my aim is to create a moment of calm, a place for you to be still and rested, to give you time to reconnect with your inner self, to feel restored and in perfect harmony with yourself and the world around you.
The therapeutic healing power of plants is at the centre of my skincare philosophy. I was drawn to natural beauty and holistic health practices from a need to feel connected with our natural world. We are not separate from nature but part of it.
In my skin care practice I use gentle, rhythmical touch, to stimulate and support the lymphatic system, traditional holistic beauty techniques to firm and tone the skin and organic whole plant preparations that combine cutting edge plant science with the gentle purity of nature to awaken activity within the skin. The skin is visibly rejuvenated, the facial muscles softened and smoothed as tension is released and mind and body relax as stress melts away.
I have a four-fold philosophy for achieving healthy radiant skin whatever your skincare concern or whatever age you are. Whether it be a teenager with congested acne skin, adult acne or rosacea, skin issues linked to conditions such as PCOS, concerns with ageing or the changing needs of skin through peri-menopause and beyond or the need to support very dry or itchy skin.
1. Natural Organic Whole Plant Preparations
Our skin is alive, lifeless chemicals can not give life and vibrancy to it. Plant nutrients are so powerful for supporting the healthy ageing of our body as a whole. As with the vitality of the foods we eat, the vitality of the products we apply to our skin supports our vital energy, essential for healthy skin-body functioning.
The fresh whole plants used in Laurel Slow Farmed Skin, are bursting with active phytonutrients, vitamins, antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, as well as the essential co-factors needed for our skin to absorb and use to full effect. These powerful nutrients support our skins microbiome, stimulate collagen and elastin formation, they healing, repairing and detoxifying, helping us to achieve healthy glowing, vibrant skin what ever age we are.
Hands on treatments are vital in supporting effective skin healing and vibrant ageing. Regular treatments using principles of lymph stimulation, promote flow of stagnant waste, support collagen and elastin production, tone and firm the muscles of the the face, visibly reducing lines and puffiness. Supporting the skins inherent ability to heal and imbuing the skin with a natural glow.
When more aggressive approaches such as chemical peels etc are used, they effect not just the dead cells on the surface of our skin but the living skin cells too. When we 'attack' these cells, messages are sent, setting up a whole wave of inflammatory reactions that inhibits healthy cell functioning (including elastin and collagen production) and that ultimately leads to accelerated ageing over time.
3. Diet and Nutrition
As a nutritionist it’s no surprise that I believe what we eat not only has an impact on our overall health but is crucial when it comes to achieving a healthy radiant complexion. Feeding the skin from within with the essential building blocks, is where it all begins.
Food is one of the most powerful tools we have, a healthy, balanced, plant rich diet, with good quality protein, that supplies us with the vital nutrients we need and ensuring we drink plenty of water to keep hydrated from within, will support healthy skin, body and mind and help you achieve a truly luminous complexion.
4. Healthy Balanced Lifestyle
The way we approach each day and the choices we make can have a dramatic effect on our physical health, our emotional wellbeing and appearance of our skin.
The demands we face can make it difficult to get enough exercise, quality sleep or to eat well, but setting our intentions mindfully can help us to start putting into practise the changes we wish to make.
When we create space in our life for positivity, we create an environment for healing and strength to carry us forward.
It’s about finding balance, being grateful for the little things, doing the things that make our heart sing and bring us joy.
A smile is our greatest beauty asset.