What is a Holistic Aesthetician?

by Keri Berardinelli

Why Some People Are Choosing Holistic Aestheticians

What is a holistic aesthetician, and why should I consider choosing one?

A holistic aesthetician is a skin professional who uses a whole-body approach to skin care and "beauty" treatments. They consider not only the external appearance of the skin, but also the internal factors that can affect skin health, such as, diet, stress levels, emotions, and lifestyle. By addressing the root causes of skin issues, they can provide long-term solutions that go beyond topical treatments. Choosing a holistic aesthetician can be beneficial if you want to improve your skin's health, appearance and your overall wellbeing.

What are the benefits of seeing a holistic aesthetician?

 A holistic aesthetician can offer a range of benefits, including personalized skincare recommendations based on your unique needs and concerns, the use of natural, organic, and non-toxic skincare products and treatments that are bio-compatible with the body and promote overall wellness and relaxation. Additionally, a holistic aesthetician can help you address underlying issues that may be contributing to skin problems, such as hormonal imbalances, inflammation, and/or nutritional deficiencies. By working with a holistic aesthetician, you can achieve healthy, glowing skin from the inside out.

What types of treatments can I expect from a holistic aesthetician?

A holistic aesthetician may offer a range of treatments, including facial massage, lymphatic drainage, gua sha, nutritional coaching, nutraceuticals, body typing, and Ayurvedic concepts. They may also use natural and organic ingredients such as herbal extracts, essential oils, and plant-based serums to nourish and protect your skin. The goal of these treatments is to promote skin health, boost circulation and lymphatic flow, provide deep relaxation, and support overall wellbeing. Your holistic aesthetician will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and concerns.

Will choosing a holistic aesthetician cost more? 

It depends on the aesthetician, but generally, yes. Holistic aestheticians may charge more than traditional aestheticians because they typically spend more time with each client, conduct a thorough intake process, and use more natural and high-quality skincare products.

When is it best not to choose a holistic aesthetician?

It's best not to choose a holistic aesthetician if you're not willing to make dietary and lifestyle modifications, have no interest in natural and organic skincare, or want the immediate gratification and results that result from Botox (Botulinum toxin) and fillers. Choosing a holistic aesthetician is a lifestyle decision that stems from the belief that diet, lifestyle and exposure to toxins greatly affect how you look and feel.