Advanced Holistic Beauty Therapy Course
Take the first step to becoming an advanced skin health coach with our 6 month eCourse, Treating Skin Holistically – Become a Skin Health Coach here!
The treatment of skin makes up a big part of the day for most beauty therapists. Their clients not only look to them for guidance on how to look after their skin, but often come to them for help with more distressing skin issues.
Unfortunately, the incidence of skin problems is on the rise, probably due to a number of factors. Increased stress levels, nutrient-poor diets and the popularity of aggressive skin care treatments like peels and microdermabrasion, all weaken and damage our skin barrier function leading to skin problems.
In the past, the treatment of skin disorders has centred around medication and the topical application of creams and lotions. But the skin is a complex and unique organ, affected by many lifestyle and dietary factors. Take for instance the very common skin condition, rosacea. This inflammatory skin problem involves the dilation of certain blood vessels in the face giving the cheeks and nose a flushed, red appearance. Heating environmental factors like spa pools, saunas, fires and indoor heating worsen the redness and inflammation. In addition, certain drinks and foods like alcohol and hot spicy foods also intensify the dilation of these fragile blood vessels.
As a beauty therapist, it’s important to be aware of these factors because they will undermine any results if not addressed. Understandably, not everybody will be interested or able to make the necessary changes to their diet and lifestyle but, at the very least, by being aware of these factors they will not expect to get a full resolution of the problem. On the other hand, those that embrace these changes will not only experience major improvements in their skin but also a myriad of other health benefits, because the state of our skin is often a reflection of our inner wellbeing.
This is what I call working holistically with the skin. Unfortunately, this knowledge is not yet part of mainstream beauty therapy training and I was only able to learn it through the generosity of my mentor, Janice Smith.
I have spent the last couple of years putting together a comprehensive course on treating the skin holistically. This 6 month e-Course is extensive, covering skin structure, human nutrition, skin nutrition, the role that the liver, bowel and hormones play, and the tools you have available to heal the skin. It teaches beauty therapists how to work holistically with the skin and covers the treatment of seven common skin disorders, congestion, hormonal acne, acne vulgaris, rosacea, perioral and periocular dermatitis, eczema and seborrheic dermatitis. This is all of my knowledge pulled into one place and I believe every therapist who is serious about the treatment of skin should do this advanced holistic beauty therapy course.