What is the one product you would bring to a desert island that you cannot live without?
Sun protection is imperative on a desert island! I cannot imagine leaving my house without proper solar defense much less enjoying a beautiful island without it. A vitamin c serum would be another important product. Vitamin C is a power house ingredient which prevents sun and pollution damage as well as making the sun protection more effective.
What would we find in your purse right now for health and beauty?
In my purse I have lip balm with SPF to prevent dehydration and collagen deterioration. I also have a cuticle balm for my hands. Your hands can tattle tale your age and lifestyle. In a pinch, the balm can tame fuzzy hair. Hand sanitizer is always with me!
What is your favorite treatment you provide at Embodyment?
The Embodyment Custom Facial is a result driven skin treatment. I love to recommend this treatment because it allows me to consult with my clients and address their specific skin needs.
Summer is here - any tips on how to decrease the oil on our face from this humidity?
Many lotions and sun protections contain micro-sponges to absorb excess oil production throughout the day. A Salicylic gel under daily lotions and sun protection will regulate oil production and prevent blackhead build-up. Clay-based masks are a refreshing and clarifying way to keep your skin healthy during the hot summer months.
What is your favorite music to listen to when you want to relax?
I am a classically trained violinist so I enjoy the soothing melody of strings. My favorite music to play in my treatment room is The Sound Health Series which has several CDs that stimulate relaxation and de-stressing.
What are your thoughts on who makes the best sunscreen?
The brand of sun protection is not as important as the ingredients. You want to look forbroad spectrum protection. Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide are the best UVA blockers. In the past these ingredients have been thick and pasty but ingredient technology has come along way. Glo-Therapeutics has effective, user friendly sun protection. I especially like their tinted SPF. This is a hydrator, solar defense, and sheer makeup coverage in one. Perfect for the summer months!
What are your favorite snacks that promote healthy skin?
An important part of our custom facials is education. I enjoy correcting skin care myths and showing my clients the best path for a successful skin care routine. Diet can play a huge role in healthy skin. Probiotics aid in the digestive process and help create a beautiful complexion. Any snack that contains probiotics (yogurt), antioxidants (blueberries) and essential minerals (leafy greens) allows your skin to be the best it can be. Sugary sodas are the worst!