Skin Love: Knowledge is Power
Let’s pause and take a moment to appreciate the awesomeness of our too often forgotten friend, the skin.
Your body’s largest organ, the skin, acts as a protective, dynamic interface between you and the environment. Roughly 30,000 skin cells are born and another 30,000 die every single day. Each square centimeter contains millions of cells, hundreds of glands, nerve endings, and blood vessels, and performs a multitude of functions. Your skin is a detoxiﬁer, an immunity booster (through Vitamin D production), a natural heating and air conditioning system (through goosebumps and sweat glands), an anti-bacterial layer, a protecting and insulating cushion for the body, a passageway to the bloodstream, a storehouse of nerve endings signaling pleasure or pain… and did I forget to mention it holds you together? (thanks, skin!)
Biologically, the skin is a powerhouse of intricate functions that create balance and health in your body. But emotionally, the skin can often be a source of frustration. A measure of age and beauty, it’s the world's ﬁrst glimpse into who we are. As we see other people, we’re instinctively attracted to radiant, glowing skin (perhaps because it signals health). And too often when we feel insecure with our own skin, we instinctively shy away from a potentially judging world. Our conﬁdence, sense of beauty, and emotional well-being can rise and fall with the appearance of our skin.
Too often clever ad campaigns, photo-shopped models, and colorful product packaging dig at those insecurities and promise hope. But in the quest for healthy skin, knowledge wins the day. Not general knowledge. Personalized knowledge, about your unique skin. Skin analysis needs to be 3-dimensional: lifestyle, nutrition, genetics, environment, age, and skincare products all
play a role. Furthermore, skin health goes deeper than what the naked eye can see…
For the last 15 years I’ve relied on the power of the Glow Machine, a skin analysis machine using ‘fluorescence’ (precise levels of blue and black light to illuminate the top layers of skin, revealing deeper dermal layers). Clinical analysis provides specific data, eliminating the skincare guessing game; specific products can be tested for effectiveness, creating a skin regimen personalized for you. This has been my insight into my own skin challenges and needs, and I’ve used it on hundreds of clients that are now believers. As the skin gets what it truly needs, it starts to heal, transform, and glow. It’s true beauty from the inside out and the outside in!
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