Skin Wellness

Our skin is our largest organ and as time passes there are things you can do so it not only looks healthy, but actually is. As a clear indicator of our age and health stress, what you eat, whether you are exercising, sleep habits, and science based skin care all have an impact on how you feel and YOUR SKIN!

Exercise doesn’t need to be complicated. A walk around the neighborhood is perfect to increase circulation and oxygenate cells. Most shy away from sweating, but sweat is one of the best ways for the body to detox. While exercising even if you don’t break a sweat makes sure you are drinking water to stay hydrated. Dehydration causes your skin to look dull and tired.

Foods for skin health are mostly plant based and are anti-inflammatory. Wild Salmon (I get mine frozen at Trader Joe’s) is a fantastic “meat” choice because it is rich in antioxidants and Omega 3 fats that calm inflammation. Walnuts are a great Omega 3 choice for vegetarians. Wild organic blueberries (again frozen Trader Joe’s) also have an anti-inflammatory effect plus anti-aging properties and are said to protect against sun damage. Green tea with polyphenols has been studied and shown to improve skin elasticity and sun damage. Broccoli, kale, peppers, carrots, sweet potatoes and tomatoes all have benefits because of their nutrient profile including skin firming vitamins C and A plus antioxidants. Avocados are another fantastic source of healthy fats that make skin more supple. It doesn’t have to be complicated. If a food is brightly colored it mostly likely has some benefits for skin health!

If you have a skin care concern (aging, acne, rosacea or sun damage) or want to work on prevention and increasing health the solution is the same. Heal the inflammation and feed the skin with nutrients both from the inside and out to regain its health. Kathleen Pjura ( a Towson based holistic Skin Care Specialist with 10 years of experience in the industry says, “Our skin is an intelligent and amazing organ. It knows exactly how to function. It is my job to find the root of your skincare concerns, and give you the right ingredients and the right treatment for your skin to heal itself.”

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Kathleen uses the best of science and nature so each custom facial features powerful herbal powders and serums like stem cells, antioxidants, vitamin A, custom blended based on individual needs. She is like a skin alchemist to help whether you are struggling with hormonal acne, rosacea, premature aging or simply feeling an imbalance and need to restore. She spends time listening to your concerns and explains what her protocol is during treatment so you better understand your own skin!

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Osmosis Skincare, BEMER microcirculation and Red LED light therapy are used during treatments. Kathleen says, “The Osmosis skincare line changed my career as an Aesthetician. When I discovered Osmosis Skincare and their unique philosophy, I became much educated on exactly what I was putting on my clients skin, and how it was affecting them. There are so many toxins and harsh ingredients on the market today, and unfortunately, they are doing more harm than good. In my skin care practice, I stopped aggravating the skin with harsh peels and chemicals and started to learn how the skin functions, and how to work WITH the skin, not against it… to get the results that my clients want.”

The BEMER pad sends electro-magnetic energy to every cell in your body to detox, restore cell function and energy levels. The Red LED light helps to improve collagen, reduce fine lines, and increase elastic to aging skin and reduce inflammation to speed healing of blemishes and rosacea.

Each facial also includes gentle exfoliation, serums, mask and extractions if desired plus hand and arm massage. You will float out feeling relaxed, restored and glowing. Each appointment takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes and she will recommend a follow up care routine for between appointments.

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Kathleen is located in the Nottingham Building at 502 Washington Avenue, Suite 290 in Towson. Her number is (609)-402-2887.