Sunday, May 26, 2019

Skin Wellness: 101 Keys to a Healthy Glow

by Shona Willis

Health-conscious consumers continuously search for the most effective beauty resources to support aesthetic efforts. In these stressful times, we are maxed out on every level and few people have time to study every product label and ingredient list. Yet, whether one has ample time or none, beauty remains a top priority in our hyper-visual culture as well as on our list of self-care priorities. To simplify beauty product selection, below are simple lists of both helpful and harmful ingredients to help attain maximum skin and health wellness:

Three Ingredients to Include

Each of these assists the skin’s ultraviolet and toxin resistance, stimulates skin’s immunity, reduces skin-related inflammation and increases lipid barrier:

  • Coconut oil
  • Shea butter
  • Sea kelp

Three Ingredients to Avoid

Each of these ingredients is a known carcinogen and endocrine/hormone disruptor:

  • Mineral Oil
  • Parabens
  • Silicone

When choosing cosmetics, remember that less is more—the fewer ingredients, the better. Unless a product is completely pure, raw and organic, it most likely contains chemical toxins. Look for recognizable organic fruit, vegetable and essential oils and healthy mineral-based ingredients while avoiding extra chemicals for optimal safety. Small changes contribute to overall wellness.

Key Advantages of Facials with Safe, Quality Ingredients

  • Oxygenated, nourished, healthy, vibrant skin
  • Increased blood and lymph circulation
  • General relaxation, joint ease and mobility
  • Increased energy flow and immunity boost
  • Relief of tension-related aches, stress and anxiety
  • Increased skin healing from circulation
  • Restored calm and feeling of well-being
  • Potentially deeper sleep and restored energy

Shona Willis is a licensed aesthetician, skin care specialist and makeup coach in Oklahoma City. She provides therapeutic facial care by appointment at her studio, Tranquility Studio Spa. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 405-205-2383.