3 healthy summer skincare tips from Blissoma's staff esthetician
Blissoma now has full time staff esthetician. Her name is Lauren and we're delighted to have her on our team. Lauren has worked with us in a part-time capacity since early 2013 and supported the brand at demos, sales events, and helping with blogger outreach over the last 18 months before beginning full time status.
Lauren will be responsible for helping to grow Blissoma's online presence through social media including instagram, blog and vlog content, interacting with beauty bloggers, producing skincare alongside Frank, and answering clients’questions about the Blissoma line to help them solve their beauty challenges.
A 2011 graduate of the Skin Institute, Lauren is a certified, licensed esthetician. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Stephens College in May 2009. She is certified with Dermalogica, SkinCeuticals and Jane Iredale. She also completed a five-week mentorship program with 30-year skincare veteran, Margot Cottier.
Lauren has been on her own journey through natural health and skincare through diet modifications due to allergies. She has seen improvements in her skin with reductions in dairy consumption and increased clean plant content.
For summer Lauren wanted to offer some timely tips for maintaining your skin health despite heat and sun.
"Take advantage of the plethora of fruits and vegetables in season during the summer months and eat as much fresh food as possible. Cucumbers are one of my favorite foods. They are filled with water for hydration and are cooling to the body. Bonus - Cut off a couple of slices and place over your eyes while relaxing with a detoxifying clay masque.
I suggest stopping by the farmer's market to see what is in season. Get as much of your produce from local, organic farmers as possible to ensure it is pesticide free and fresh from the field."
"Be sure to stay hydrated with plenty of water to keep skin hydrated as well. My favorite summer concoction is adding mint, lemons and fruit such as berries or peaches (my favorites!) to a pitcher of water to enjoy later. Let it sit overnight or for a few hours and enjoy the refreshing, flavorful beverage.
You can also freeze mint leaves, berries and other fruit into ice cubes to use in herbal teas and water. They look beautiful and the added color makes your favorite healthy beverage that much more enticing. This is a great way to make your beverages feel exciting to drink without adding sugar content, which is inflammatory for skin."
"One of my favorite summer skincare products are toners. I love misting my face and decollete morning and night. I switch between toners in our line and right now I'm enjoying the Intense Hydration Tonique. I've also used it to set my makeup before heading out in the evenings when I need my makeup to last through the night."
We hope you'll enjoy getting to know Lauren. She has a wonderful way with client service and has so far been handling our skincare consultation requests with care and skill. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions about your skin and the products that will be right for you.