Holistic Skin Care

Holistic skin care approaches the body as an integrated unit in which every function works together to achieve harmony and balance.

What is Holistic Skin Care?

Beautiful, healthy skin is a result of many influences:

    • Healthy diet
    • Avoidance of toxic substances
    • Adequate sleep
    • Regular exercise
    • Hydration
    • Healthy elimination system (intestines, kidneys, liver, lymph and skin)
    • Healthy expression of emotions
    • Balanced hormones (endocrine system)
    • Pure, non-toxic skin care products
    • Proper cleansing
    • Maintenance
    • Stress management

The goal of holistic skin care is to address the cause of skin conditions, to treat and correct imbalances internally and externally using homeopathy and a therapeutic model of prevention.

I have been a Licensed Aesthetician since 1994. I take skin care seriously and am fascinated by it. My holistic approach to skin care comes from a well rounded knowledge of the skin and its health implications. In all these years, I have used only pure, clean, healing, botanical products and performed facial treatments designed for these products.

Understanding health from a homeopathic perspective, I take into account the physical, mental and emotional conditions, as well as lifestyle, heredity, diet and sleep patterns.

A Commitment to Health

A commitment to overall health and vitality will result in an increase in radiance. Deep changes within, revealed by your skin, can transform the way you are seen by the world.

These treatments are so healing and calming that one need never worry about skin eruptions afterwards. In fact, one of the best times to receive a treatment is just before an event for which you want to look your best.

I look forward to sharing the joy with you, as you re-discover your innate well being.

I invite you to come to my quiet, restful retreat, with soft, relaxing music, offering you a safe space where troubles and concerns of the outside world melt away. Allow me to give you one of these blissful treatments so you, too, may experience “heaven on earth”.

Functions of the Skin

The skin contributes to our health, and our health is revealed on our skin. The functions of our skin are many:


    • Protective from outside influences, it is known as a living shield. The surface of the skin contains an acid mantle that neutralizes bacteria and other disease causing agents
    • Contains cells that regulate our immune system
    • Cools and warms us by sweating to maintain a constant body temperature
    • Heals wounds
    • Absorbs sunlight (producing vitamin D)
    • Absorbs at least 60% of any substances applied to it into the bloodstream. If it cannot be eaten, it should not be applied to the skin
    • Eliminates waste
    • Connected to all of our vital organs and their functions
    • Connected to all internal systems, such as circulatory, respiratory, nervous, digestive, elimination, endocrine and lymph
    • Organ of expression, it allows us to feel touch and contact and reveals our thoughts and emotions

Elimination & Immune System

The skin is the largest elimination organ in our body. It eliminates 2-5 pounds of waste every day. In Chinese medicine, it is known as the Third Kidney. It eliminates as much waste as the kidneys and bowels every day.

If the liver, bowels and lymph system back up, the skin becomes overburdened and sluggish, causing skin conditions. The thyroid can be a source of this back-up. If the thyroid is weak, it becomes more difficult to sweat, thus suppressing the skin from eliminating toxins, which causes the back-up in the lymph system.

The toxins are eliminated through the lymph system; it is one of the most vital systems in the body. It removes cellular waste. Known as the “house of the immune system”, it destroys disease-causing agents, which are then neutralized by the liver and expelled by the kidneys. Lymph vessels and nodes contain antibodies and immune cells called lymphocytes. It is also a carrier of nutrients. There are 600 lymph nodes in the body, 200 located in the face and neck. It is understandable why the lymph must be addressed in skin care treatments. The better your lymph system is at removing toxic substances, the clearer and more beautiful your skin will be.

A symptom of an immune reaction is inflammation. Many foods commonly consumed contain by-products that have the effect of congesting and inflaming the elimination system. Skin conditions are signs of this process. As the body attempts to eliminate these by-products, one may experience anything from dandruff, pimples, rashes, dermatitis to psoriasis and skin cancer. Inflammation results in rapid aging.


Unfortunately, many people respond to changes in the skin with practices that assault and injure it further, consequently accelerating the aging process. On the other hand, many do nothing at all for their skin or their health and still expect it to remain clear, beautiful and young looking.

We either work with the skin to assist it in its natural functions or we end up injuring it or overriding its normal function for short-term benefits (such as with alpha-hydroxy-acids, peels, facelifts, etc.) The more substances are used that injure the skin and adversely affect the health of the body, the more one is forced to hide behind elaborate clothing, make-up or extreme makeovers, all of which are illusions of beauty.

Wrinkled skin is weak skin. The skin is always attempting to renew itself and restore beauty. Every blemish, rash, wrinkle or imbalance that appears on the skin is the body’s indicator that there is an imbalance on the inside.

We must support the skin’s natural processes by nourishing it and assisting it to be strong and resilient. As we age and move from our 30’s and 40’s into our 50’s and beyond, our health and beauty increasingly depend upon the wisdom of our choices and how we care for ourselves.


If one has any skin conditions, the body must be detoxified. Beautiful, radiant skin is dependent on the health of the liver, kidney, bowel and lymph systems. Healthy skin is an internal issue. We can reduce the burden on the lymph, the skin and all the elimination organs by eating an antioxidant-rich diet filled with life-giving fruits and vegetables, avoiding artificial substances and alcohol, smoking and drugs of all kinds.

By eating a healthy diet, not only is beauty restored to the skin, but optimum weight is more easily maintained, one has more energy, greater protection from illness and a deep sense of well being. Nourishing, organic foods also help heal the environment and sustain the earth.

Slowing the skin’s aging process is also dependent upon the nourishment of products applied to the skin. The more synthetic ingredients used on the skin, the faster it ages. It is not uncommon for some skin care professionals to use products that contain propylene glycol and other toxic substances.

In contrast, using products on the skin that are of the highest quality, grown organically and biodynamically, will produce results that are highly visible, especially over time.

Homeopathy for the Skin

Homeopathy is an alternative view to the allopathic model of modern medicine. A modern medical doctor usually views a skin condition as a problem to be eliminated as quickly as possible. He or she will prescribe cortisone, steroids or antibiotics to “take away” the problem revealed on the skin. The homeopathic view is that this only serves to drive the problem deeper into the body, where it cannot be seen but causes more damage and imbalance internally.

The process of using a product or drug to “take away” a skin condition without treating the cause is called suppression.

The founder of Homeopathy, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, discovered after 12 years of research that all disease originates from suppressing the skin. Suppression of the skin can lead to more serious problems:

Suppression of skin eruptions causes asthma, cataracts, coma, eardrum degeneration, fever, mania, nausea, meningitis, mental and physical weakness, urinary problems Suppression of eczema causes asthma, cough, convulsions, deafness, epilepsy, headaches, prosopalgia (facial neuralgia) Suppression of sweat causes amenorrhea, dysentery, prosopalgia, suicidal tendency and toothache.

These illnesses will not occur overnight. It may take years for them to develop, as the body is always attempting to create a state of homeostasis. But when these attempts are suppressed, the body is forced to express them on deeper levels.