Meet Celia:”Skin Care Is A Holistic On-Going Practice”

An interview with Celia, one of JoiaBeauty’s estheticians. She is an artist and a poet and is fascinated by the understanding of the natural ingredients she selects for herself and her clients. What are the 2 most important things people can do to take of their skin? A seasonal cleaning facial (four times a year) is essential.  A commitment to natural rhythms helps  address your goals for your skin care. Make a 7 day commitment to your skin. Daily hydration and protection of your skin will make all the difference. I heard you say “skin care is a holistic on-going practice.” What do you mean by this? By that, I mean that I would like to remind people to think about all the factors that influence the condition of their skin. For example, a regular exercise routine matters as well as nutrition. I’ve come to realize that for me a diet rich in plants is part of one of the best “anti-aging” formulas. I encourage people to support our local CSA farms and markets. What else do you suggest? The artist in me likes to encourage my clients and friends to make time for “art dates.” Take advantage of Arts Night Out in Northampton. Consider making a collage from pictures and words torn from magazines to express your goals and desires. Go to a bookstore for inspiration and idea to bring out the poet in you. Make art part of your life. What does beauty mean to you? The definition of beauty, especially for women, is wrapped up in the early encouragement or judgment we received from family and the constant media...