From Plate to Pore: Nutrition, Hydration, & Skin Health
As an instructor, I am a constantly asked by my students what is the best product for whatever their concerns are at the time. My response will always be the same, start with your water and food intake. The body needs to be fed, nourished, and well-cared for so all its systems and organs function properly. Skin is the largest organ of the body and is constantly regenerating, creating new healthy skin cells, and providing energy, support, and protection for the body. No skin care product, regardless of the ingredients, can take the place of the nutrients cells need to function and do their jobs.
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A good gauge of whether your clients are meeting their bodies’ requirements for good skin health is to ask them a few questions on your consultation form, like how many ounces of water they drink in a day, whether their daily diet is balanced, or how many cups of fruit and vegetables they consume. You should never tell clients what to eat or to change their diets, but you certainly can explain the importance of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and water that all come from the client’s food choices.
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Andrea Gregaydis is a licensed aesthetician and international CIDESCO diplomat. She holds multiple additional licenses as a New York state instructor and nail technician, as well as certified laser technician. Gregaydis is the lead instructor at the Aesthetic Science Institute and has over 10 years of experience as a practitioner, team coordinator, and role model for hundreds of future skin care professionals. She is contributing author to top industry trade magazines, as well as a speaker at various aesthetics conferences across the United States. She is also a CIDESCO International Examiner.