I have been busy this summer training new Dr Hauschka aestheticians. One of the differences between traditional aesthetics training and Dr Hauschka training is a focus on working with rhythm. One way we do this is being in tune with the seasons. I have always enjoyed thinking about how each season effects us. It delights me that the Dr Hauschka philosophy also very much works with the seasons. We are deep in summer now, in fact the season is even starting to turn. Summer is quite hard on our skin and it's a time that we tend to give it less attention.
In Summer we tend to be busy and active. The warm weather calls to us to be outside more, and longer days see us busier, with extended hours to do more. In all of this outward activity we tend to lose focus on our own selves. Each season brings its challenges to our psyche and our skin. What products worked for you in the winter might not be what your skin needs at this expansive time of the year.
We do well to take into consideration the higher level of activity, the quality of light and amount light (sun) exposure, our mood and the weather, all these impact our whole being and our skin. I once remember a yoga teacher talking about how fiery summer is and as I tuned in I realized how revved up I was. Some times we need a counterpoise to the high activity and expansiveness of the summer season.
We also need to ensure that we are supporting our skin in the summer months. There are 3 products that are essential to me in the summer. These are the Facial Steam Bath, Clarifying Clay Mask and the Revitalizing Mask. What they do is help refine my skin, making it smooth and supple. Our skin get a lot of exposure to many harsh elements in the summer, and these 3 products support the skin to be soft and supple. Keeping the skin supple allows our skin to rid itself of waste products which in turn mean our skin is clear and has a radiance to it. Soft skin also allows nourishing product ingredients to penetrate into the skin.
At home you can first steam your face using the Facial Steam Bath. It contains an extract of daisy flower which helps the skin eliminate toxins with ease. I follow my stream with a application of the Clay Mask, this is my secret potion that restores a smooth surface to my skin. Lastly after removing the clay I apply a thin layer of the Revitalizing Mask, which contains borage and propolis, both excellent for repairing the skin from summer exposure.
Summers End Restorative Facial
If your not a DIY person I will be offering a Summer Restorative Facial from August 13th to the end of September.
This is a customized facial that will focus on helping your skin recover from the exposure it has dealt with over the summer. I apply 2 masks in this custom facial to really help repair the skin. Your skin will be encouraged to eliminate with the facial stream bath followed by a restorative application of the Clay Mask and a second mask application, the Revitalizing Mask to repair the skin. Also used in this facial will be an ampoule application of the Revitalizing Night Conditioner, which is an amazing homeopathic like water based booster shot for your skin.
75 glorious minutes - $110 ( 75 minute sessions are regularly $ 135 )
Please call 250 294 9913 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
316 Moss St
Victoria BC V8V 4M8
CONTACT VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Telephone 250. 294. 9913