Topical skincare is important but true skin transformation is only possible when we work from the inside out.
The skin needs a wide range of nutrients in order to thrive, heal and resist premature aging. Dull, lifeless, inflamed or spotty skin are indications that your body is not getting enough of the nutrients it needs for health, or that poor diet is actively working against a clear, glowing complexion.
Through my own health journey, I came to an important conclusion: beauty is an inside job. When my health was at its worst, I had acne, stomach issues, weight gain, and inflammation. Getting my health back was a long process that involved healing my gut with dietary changes, sleep, exercise, stress management, supplements, and focused elimination of environmental toxins. I truly believe that any beauty routine starts with good nutrition and lifestyle practices, and addressing underlying health issues. When I got my health back, my complexion cleared up.
Here at Advanced Skincare we offer a wide range of treatments perfectly designed to help you achieve a glowing complexion. We work with you to create a bespoke skin health assessment, using our exclusive 3D philosophy which incorporates a scientific, nutritional and holistic approach.
When skin issues are healed from the inside out, your entire body benefits.
Using a functional medicine approach and state of the art labs, we help clients stop spinning their wheels with frustrating, sometimes painful breakouts. What’s more? Because your skincare plan will include a personalized eating plan, your skin will do more than glow…you’re whole body will feel more energized and vibrant!
What is a skin coach?
People are always wondering what is right for them when it comes to skin care; skin care coaches take away the guesswork.
They listen to you, analyze your skin, recommend the best products, and hold your hand throughout the entire process.
Why should you have one?
Because inflammation is actually the leading cause of visible aging and skin damage, but it is almost never talked about and rarely addressed. There are plenty of environmental causes that take the blame, from overexposure to the sun to toxins in the air, like smog and cigarette smoke. But what you may not realize is that exposure to these sorts of disturbing forces actually causes inflammation in the skin. What is more, the foods that you are eating may be causing inflammation within the body, which can result in a whole lot more than damaged skin, including a wide array of gastrointestinal issues and even mood disturbances.
Of course, it is more than just food that can cause inflammation within the body. The leading causes of internal inflammation include:
• Hormonal imbalance
• Toxin exposure
• Overuse of prescription drugs
• Sedentary lifestyle
Factors like this, in addition to culprits like undiagnosed food allergies and foods that are loaded with sugar can cause inflammation to develop throughout the entire body, and more often than not the result of this will become evident on the skin. Inflammation weakens collagen, dilates the blood capillaries on the surface of the skin and can even clog pores.
What does all of this mean for your antiaging skin care plan? When it comes to reducing wrinkles and preserving the most youthful skin, what goes on in your body is just as important (if not more so!) as what is topically applied.
The skin care needs of each of us are so unique that they require specific, personalized guidance.
The #1 reason people are not successful with regimens is they can’t stick with them. A skin care coach holds you accountable. They select the best products for your skin, create a routine based on your lifestyle, and serve as your partner throughout the process. Plus, you’ll save money by using a skin care coach as you’ll no longer buy products that don’t work for you and end up going in the trash.
Why is it important to have an individualized skincare routine?
One size does not fit all when it comes to skin care. The products that worked for you in your 20’s won’t work as well in your 30’s and 40’s. Just as your lifestyle changes—new jobs, having children—your skin care routine needs to change too.
SKIN & HEALTH ASSESSMENT
We want to understand your skin—so we’ll take a thorough evaluation of your skin health and overall health (past and present). We’ll also visit about your current diet, skin care regimen, and any medications or supplements you are currently taking or have previously tried.
Your Health Skin Coach will discuss whether or not she recommends any lab testing. Lab testing may be beneficial to pinpoint the root cause(s) of your skin concerns. Common lab tests we recommend:
* FOOD INTOLERANCE TESTING: to help determine the ideal diet for your skin. This test looks for specific foods that might be triggering inflammation and breakouts.
* HORMONE TESTING: to look for excess or deficiency of key hormones, such as testosterone and DHEA, that can make your skin more susceptible to breakouts or cystic acne.
* STOOL TESTING: to assess overall digestive function and reveal any gastrointestinal imbalances that may be contributing to problem skin, such as intestinal permeability (aka “leaky gut”), parasitic infection, yeast/candida overgrowth, lack of adequate healthy flora and more.
YOUR PERSONALIZED SKINCARE PLAN
We will work with you to create a Skin Care Plan tailored to your needs.
Your plan will include nutritional recommendations and instructions about which supplements might be the most beneficial for your skin and body type. The Health Skin Coach may also provide insights about your topical skin care regimen and treatments to compliment the internal work that we do.
FOLLOW UP CARE
Follow-up visits are typically every 4 to 8 weeks until your new and healthier complexion has reached the surface. During these visits we will to monitor your progress, review any newly completed labs, and determine if any changes to your Skin Care Plan are needed for optimal results.