What is Your Skin Telling You?

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We all know that being rundown, tired or overwhelmed can cause skin issues, but are you aware that a good facialist can tell exactly what your issues might be from your skin?

We hooked up with facial and health specialist Sarah Jones who explained to us that our face and body tell the tales of our life, reflecting emotions from both past and present, and inscribing it internally and on the surface of our skins. She says:

“In today’s modern world we somehow expect our skin care products to work miracles without fully realising that they are just a small piece of the jigsaw puzzle.

“Our skin can easily give away what’s going on in our hearts and minds. I strongly believe that beauty on the outside begins with beauty on the inside, therefore, essential to skin vitality is a healthy lifestyle, inner peace, positivity, confidence and overall balance.”

Have you noticed that your skin reacts badly when you’re under stress? Mine does. I can sometimes point to a spot and say:

“This is from that terrible traffic jam I got stuck in yesterday.”

Alternately, when you’re giddy and teeming with good news, people often comment on your skin, saying you’re “glowing”. Emotions play a huge role in how our skin behaves.

In order to truly care for your skin you have to listen to it – a principle that is built on love, touch, gratitude and grounding. Admittedly the concept of listening to your skin may sound a little strange, but think about it along the same lines as trusting your intuition.

Each person I treat with my signature TOUCH treatments has different needs and keys to wellness. There is never a one-size fit’s all rule.
The quality of the skin is your blueprint to understanding your overall health and inner emotions.

But I have to admit that this might sound complicated because too often or not we bury things away and that’s why I have put together my basic skin cues – they won’t turn you into a Face Whisperer, but they might guide you to end the war between you and your skin issues.

Dry skin – If your skin is dry, your skin will feel flaky, dry and tight. Dry skin can easily develop a sallow tone, wrinkles and it is very prone to aging and irritation.
Beyond the epidermis: Dry skin is ultimately linked to deep-rooted stresses. A particular memory of something maybe eating away at you and it is not just one of those problems that can easily be fixed. It is attached to your emotion and plays a significant part in your life lesson.

Or you may find that you are such a kind and caring person that does everything for the people around you, but you forget to look after yourself. One of the most common personality traits of dry skin is being very self-critical and a little sadness.

Oily / acne skin – Oily skin is problematic – it usually looks greasy, thick, coarse, and shiny. There is also a tendency for enlarged pores and breakouts.

Beyond the epidermis: You will find you have regular small outbursts of anger. You are not a relaxed person within yourself and as a result, you put a lot of pressure on yourself emotionally. You may also be prone to judging yourself a lot.

Or it might be the case that you have experienced relationship life lessons with males and therefore cannot be at one in male situations for many varied circumstances. Self-expression is sometimes difficult for you and harmony of life is sometimes disjointed.

Sensitive skin – Sensitive skin is the most problematic and fragile type of all skin types. It is usually very dry, tends to feel tight, becomes inflamed and irritated easily and is also prone to the odd breakout or two.
Beyond the epidermis: You possess a lot of hurt and upset deep down whether it is present or past. In other words, your inner sensitivities are being emotionally struck. You can be shy, reserved and you worry a lot about what other people think of you. But most of all you hate confrontation because you are a very kind and caring person, who always puts other people first. There is an axis to that lies within.

Normal – Normal skin is the least problematic type, therefore your complexion is nothing less than radiant and your skin should look clean, healthy and soft.
Beyond the epidermis: You will find that you are happy with your inner-self and happy with your life. You don’t want more or less you are happy just being, because you have found your balance.

Eczema – Eczema is a type of dermatitis. It appears as dry, cracking, crusting and red patches on the skin.
Beyond the epidermis: you feel suffocated in your thoughts and over whelmed in your emotions

Cold Sores – small blisters that develop on the lips or around the mouth.
Beyond the epidermis: unexpressed anger, festering inside, life’s way of telling you that you have just gotten off balance.
“With the understanding of what our body is telling us, we are all empowered to create a healthy and vibrant future. Your mind is the most powerful medicine to heal, restore and maintain perfect health. It’s so important to build a loving and nurturing relationship with ourselves and I believe is the greatest gift we can give to ourselves”

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