LNE & Spa—the magazine for skin care and spa professionals November 2011 $7.50
by Anne C. Willis
WE MAY SWEAT MORE, EXPOSE and induce light sweating, which carries
more skin and soak up more sun in toxins from the skin and motivates the
warmer months, but winter brings a movement of stagnant lymph. Gentle
whole new set of beauty and health dry brushing can also be incorporated
issues we must help clients deal with. in these treatments.
As we transition from fall to winter,
the first signs of change include adding Emollients
extra layers of clothes, eating warming Now that skin is free of dead skin cells
foods like soups and stews, and apply- and exposed to excessive dry heat, opt
ing additional moisture to our skin for for oil-based serums and balms. A few
protection from dryness. drops of a good quality oil-based serum
will protect and hydrate, leaving skin dress stagnation and improve skin color.
Nature’s response glowing with healthy moisture. The lip These techniques are therapeutic and
Watching nature’s response during sea- beneficial to the client:
sonal changes is a great way to stay
connected to what our bodies are ex- stagnation and obstruction of
Body wraps using
periencing as we transition from one waste in connective tissue.
season to another. Every autumn, di-
herbal-infused clays also
minishing daylight hours and falling help the skin and body stagnant energy or Qi.
temperatures cause nature and our skin to naturally detoxify.
to prepare for winter. In these prepa- moves stagnant circulation.
rations, trees shed their leaves—much We never know what magical weath-
like our skin and hair sheds, and nail and eyes require special care as well. er will blow our way this winter, but hav-
cuticles peel. We must remember that Offering clients add-on services that ing a winter survival kit ensures your cli-
dead skin cells are part of our natural target these delicate areas can provide ents that you have the remedies to keep
detoxification system, and we should great relief and comfort. their skin healthy and vibrant during the
allow this system to respond normally The chemistry of autumn colors par- most challenging months.
to the changes in temperature. allels our own pigmentation system as
It is not advisable to apply aggres- it also begins to change. Less sunlight Anne C. Willis, a licensed esthetician
sive exfoliation products or techniques means less production of melanin! During and worldwide leader in holistic and
to the skin, but rather to work naturally the winter months it is important to catch medical skin therapies, is the founder of
with the skin’s desquamation system. In 5 to 10 minutes of sun a day. We tend to De la Terre Skincare. She is an accred-
the fall, recommend your clients soak be more vitamin D deficient in the winter, ited skin care instructor and the direc-
in mineral-rich saltwater baths or apply which can lead to skin rashes and auto- tor of Oncology Skin Therapeutics™,
salt wraps for a healthy approach to immune disorders. Do not block the sun, bringing more than 30 years of ex-
dead skin removal. The minerals in the but rather capture small amounts for its perience and knowledge to the new
salts allow dead skin cells to detach, many health benefits. generation of skin therapists. Willis
open pores for better detoxification co-authored The Esthetician’s Guide
and penetrate valuable nutrients. Body Moody skin and has
wraps using herbal-infused clays also Skin goes through moods too, and its been featured in numerous publica-
help the skin and body to naturally de- mood in the winter is pale, dry and tions. For more information, contact her
toxify. The enzymatic action of the clay blotchy. Energize skin by incorporating at email@example.com or visit
and the herbs aid in digesting dead skin skin manipulation techniques that ad- www.delaterreskincare.com.
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