Hi there. Welcome to my first blog post. My name is Theresa Joyce. I've been an internationally qualified beauty therapist for the last 30 years, with 7 of those years abroad. Where have those years gone? Its true that time flies when you're having fun!! And yes... I so love my work.
Especially in the last 15 years or so, when I switched to the "real" natural. I was fortunate to meet a lovely lady in the field who taught me well, and my journey into natural skin care began.
There has been a huge shift towards a natural alternative and lifestyle. You only have to google natural skin care to see the huge range of products that have come onto the market. So whats the pull? With the internet and the accessibility to more information, its easier for everyone to get information and make their own choice of what to put on their skin and body.
Its also clear to see the impact that some chemicals can have on our body and skin. Up to 60% of what you put on your body is absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream and circulated throughout to the point where our systems' cannot process some of these chemicals. And so they sit, normally in our liver, and build up throughout our lifetimes until eventually, and sometimes immediately, we are given signs that all is not well below the surface... skin conditions, allergies, severe sensitivities, illness and disease.
And yet, the large companies continue to put these chemicals into our self care products. Why? Because they bulk up the product, are fabulous buffers, they allow bonding of the different ingredients so theres no separation, they temporarily work, and they are cheap. Some of these chemicals have even been proven to be carcenogenic (cancer causing) but they are still used. I'll provide a list of some of these in a future blog.
Yes, choosing a good truely REAL natural skin care is just as important as the food that we eat.
So make the choice - go real natural.
Theresa Joyce is your Personal Natural Beauty Therapist at Heavenly Beauty, She owns and operates the boutique Heavenly Beauty Studio in Waikanae.