Article: Skin care in naturopathic practice: how to select, make and dispense the best product.
Skin care in naturopathic practice: how to select, make and dispense the best product.
For years I have been interested in the divide/overlap of what I consider three worlds of skin care: conventional, natural and herbal. The carrier of the therapeutic action in conventional skin care is often the products’ well-engineered scaffolding (plus a selection of synthetic actives). On the contrary, herbal skin care relies on skilful combination of sufficient doses of medicinal herbal extracts. With its focus on plant-based ingredients, natural skin care endeavours to mimic the philosophy of its herbal counterpart. However, in my experience, it leans way too often in the opposite direction.
I would like to invite you to come together as a community of discerning herbal practitioners and makers to compare how we work with skin care in our practice and how we can learn from each other to improve the appearance, efficacy, precision and safety of our products. If you have 5 minutes to spare, fill in this anonymous SURVEY consisting of 10 simple questions. Based on your feedback, I will select topic(s) for a class/course to be shared with the community of herbal makers.
Let's come together to care for the skin of our clients in the best possible way! I will guide you on the journey of uniting the best of the three skin care realms.