During the busy morning and bustling workday hours, skin is subjected to a barrage of intrinsic and extrinsic factors that are determined to destroy the delicate balance of naturally beautiful complexions. These factors include sun exposure, unfavorable climate conditions, pollution, bacteria, as well as lifestyle choices like poor diet and water intake. While skin is an incredible organ that is prepared to protect against many of these stressors on a biological level, if this crucial function is disrupted, it leaves skin vulnerable.
For decades, one of the great challenges of working with clients in the skin care realm has always been homecare compliance. Clients and professionals alike find difficulty in the maintenance of simple, clean skin care regimens designed to protect and support skin, especially when the newest marketing advertisements vow to provide countless new magic and miracles in a bottle. The promise and allure of instantaneous results is enticing for anyone. However, the effect of these poorly formulated products is often overly sensitized, chronically dry, damaged, and under-nourished skin.
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Kristen N.M. Johnson is an award-winning registered nurse, licensed aesthetician, and co-owner of The Eclipse Spa in Westminster, Maryland. With over 10 years of experience in the luxury spa industry, Johnson is passionate about creating an incredibly unique and indulgent experience for each client. She specializes in the development, education, and implementation of innovative treatment protocols. She holds advanced training and certifications in holistic and integrative health, microneedling, clinical skin care and treatments, nutrition, facial cupping, gua sha, hot stone therapy, advanced chemical peels, cosmetic injectables, facial reflexology, and is an usui reiki master and teacher.