Healthy Skin is Happy Skin

healthy-happy-skin-julies-blog-article-10-24-2016I truly love the profession of Esthetics!
I have been in this industry for 15 years and never get bored of all there is to know and share about skincare, wellness and overall skin health.  Yes, all three are intertwined.  This profession isn’t just about beauty, it’s about looking and feeling your best through proper skincare and prevention as well.  There are many factors that come into play when assessing a client’s skin such as: nutrition, sleep habits and sun exposure to name a few.

My favorite saying “we are what we eat.”  With the skin being the largest organ of the body, we need to realize that what we eat can have a direct result on the appearance of our skin.  When we are not sleeping properly, or are experiencing high levels of stress, fatigue can reap havoc on our circulation which can cause imbalances to our skin such as acne.  Last, but not least, sun exposure without protection does not only age our skin at a rapid rate, it also can cause preventative skin cancers.

It’s important to have all areas addressed when visiting your local skincare professional to get the maximum benefits of your treatment.  My absolute favorite treatments are when I can target my client’s skin conditions while pampering him/her with massage and ambiance.  Relaxing them to decrease stress by combining spa wellness with clinical skincare, if possible.  Working in a doctor’s office can feel very clinical, which isn’t always relaxing, so giving my clients a “Spa” experience in a clinical setting is often a pleasant surprise!

Julie Fortier
Licensed Esthetician