Skin health is not just skin deep, talk to the ex­pert


WITH win­ter mak­ing its way in, many peo­ple may be strug­gling with changes in their skin.

Rather than stress­ing over what prod­ucts to use, why not speak to a pro­fes­sional who can­not only help you fight the win­ter blues but can help you dis­cover your best skin all year round.

Natalie Jack­son, owner and skin ther­a­pist at Holis­tic Skin + Body, said skin was her pas­sion.

“I had bad skin as a teenager so that started my jour­ney in skin­care, just want­ing to help my own skin,” Natalie said.

“Now it’s my pas­sion to help other peo­ple feel good in their own skin be­cause I know how it can af­fect peo­ple’s con­fi­dence.”

Holis­tic Skin + Body of­fer a half-hour skin con­sul­ta­tion for $50, with that amount re­deemable on prod­uct af­ter the con­sul­ta­tion.

“This al­lows me to spend a good amount of time with the client to find out what the un­der­ly­ing causes might be for their skin con­cerns,” Natalie said.

“Quite of­ten it’s not just an ex­ter­nal cause, it’s more than likely in­ter­nal as well.”

With 25 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in skin­care, work­ing in sa­lons, spas and skin ther­apy ed­u­ca­tion, Natalie knows what she looks for in skin care prod­ucts and Der­ma­log­ica ticks all the boxes for her.

“I first came across Der­ma­log­ica 15 years ago while work­ing in skin ther­apy ed­u­ca­tion.

“Der­ma­log­ica evolved from an ed­u­ca­tion com­pany, that de­vel­oped a skin­care line, so ed­u­ca­tion is at the fore­front of ev­ery­thing they do.

“The re­search that goes into their in­gre­di­ent for­mu­la­tions and prod­uct de­vel­op­ment is sec­ond to none, which is why I feel con­fi­dent rec­om­mend­ing their prod­ucts to my clients.

Vis­it­ing a qual­i­fied skin ther­a­pist is al­ways the best way to find out ex­actly what your skin needs to be the best it can be but, in the mean­time, Natalie has a cou­ple of tips for you to con­sider as the weather cools down.

“The pri­mary func­tion of skin is pro­tec­tion.

“The com­bi­na­tion of cooler tem­per­a­tures, lower hu­mid­ity and hot­ter show­ers all com­bine to pull crit­i­cal mois­ture from our skin which can lead to an im­paired bar­rier.

“Hy­drat­ing the skin dur­ing win­ter is es­sen­tial to main­tain the pro­tec­tive bar­rier of the skin and lay­er­ing your hy­drat­ing prod­ucts is the best way to do that.

“Also, just be­cause the sun doesn’t have the same in­ten­sity, doesn’t mean it won’t cause dam­age so don’t for­get the SPF!”

Pic­ture: Con­trib­uted

EX­PERTS: Visit Natalie at Holis­tic Skin + Body to help you skin be the best it can be.

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