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Experienced Janesce therapists are warmly invited to attend a free half-day mentoring session with Julia O’Gorman, on October 15th in Christchurch. Come and deepen your understanding of treating skin disorders the Janesce way. We’ll provide a morning tea for you to enjoy as you reconnect with fellow Janesce therapists.

Working with skin disorders can be challenging, even for experienced therapists, but it is some of the most rewarding work you can do. This mentoring session and morning tea will be held in Christchurch (venue to be advised). This session will deepen your understanding and re-ignite your passion for healing skin disorders and transforming lives.  ~ Janine Tait

MEET JULIA O’GORMAN

Julia O’Gorman has over three decades of beauty therapy experience and has worked with Janesce for the last 12 years. She has mentored clients through some remarkable skin transformations and during this session she will share her wisdom and learnings with you.

SESSION MATERIAL

Healing Skin Disorders
1. How treating clients with skin disorders can be transformational for your business.
2. How to trouble-shoot and overcome road-blocks when treating skin disorders.
3. How to motivate and inspire your client through a change process.

Janesce Naturopathic Product Knowledge

Case Studies

Q&A | An opportunity to review your client challenges

BOOK NOW

Please email Jenny Barrow to secure your spot.  Spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.  When you book please provide your name and your clinic name. If you would like the opportunity to discuss a current skin disorder client case with the group, please send a photograph and paragraph about their situation to Jenny.

When: Monday 15th October, 9.00am – 1.00pm 
Where:  
Christchurch (venue to be advised)
Who: Janesce Therapists who are already working with skin disorders or are interested in starting.
Cost: Free (Morning tea is provided)

New Janesce therapists are warmly invited to attend a free mentoring session with Simone Rose on Monday, September 24th  in Greerton, Tauranga.

As you know, the Janesce way of working is multi-dimensional. It can take time to learn how to bring together the various elements of botanical skincare, skin nutrition, and lifestyle changes into your consultations with your clients. I want to support you in your ongoing journey by connecting you with experienced Janesce therapists who can share the wisdom of their journey with you. ~ Janine Tait

MEET SIMONE ROSE

Simone Rose has over a decade of experience with Janesce and really walks the walk when it comes to holistic skincare. She has mentored clients through some remarkable skin transformations and during this session she will share some client consultation tips which will help you to grow in confidence in your work with your clients.

SESSION MATERIAL

What Makes Janesce Therapists Special?

The Art of Consultation
1. How to gain your client’s trust with one visit.
2. How to educate your client using simple, effective illustrations.
3. How to link education with sales.

Janesce Product Knowledge

Case Studies

Q&A

BOOK NOW

Please email Jenny Barrow to secure your spot.  Spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.  When you book please provide your name, your clinic and one question you currently have about working the Janesce way.

When: Monday 24th September, 10am-1.45pm (lunch included)
Where: 
Janesce Training Rooms inside Lox Holistic Beauty, 1275 Cameron Road, Greerton, Tauranga
Who: Janesce Therapists who have had less than two years’ experience working with Janesce.

The Skin-Gut-Brain-Diet Connection

In my 20 years as a holistic skincare therapist, I have come to trust that the nutrition and wellbeing practices we use to bring about skin transformations will eventually be validated by science. This is proving to be true now more than at any other time in my career as our industry enters the wellness era.

Acne is the focus of new scientific research which is overturning old myths and affirming that a holistic approach is necessary for effective treatment.

It used to be widely accepted that acne was the result of a genetic tendency for skin sebum to get trapped in the pilosebaceous canal.  However, new research points to multiple triggers for acne including the food we eat, our gut health and even our anxiety levels.

This scientific research is confirming what I have found to be true through two decades of transforming acne through botanical skincare, skin nutrition and well-being wisdom.

Acne is a particularly distressing skin disorder, and I hope this valuable research which explains the connection between skin, diet, gut and brain chemistry will help us all to understand this complex disorder better and treat it more effectively.

THE DIET + ACNE CONNECTION

For many years, acne sufferers were told that the food they ate had no impact on their skin. Sadly, this was not the case!  Studies now show that while diet is not the cause of acne, it can fuel it.  Acne treatment is usually ineffective until the foods that are feeding the acne are removed.

The research highlights two dietary sources which fuel acne – sugar and saturated fat.  A high intake of these food sources changes the composition of the sebum the skin produces, which in turn promotes the colonisation of P acnes. These little-known microbes are a slow growing bacterium that are linked to acne. They are a normal part of the skin microbiome, but in healthy skin, the number of P acnes are so low they are barely detectable.

On the other hand, a diet high in sugar and nasty fats can cause a population surge of these bacteria, resulting in cell damage, protein secretions and bacterial debris that can lead to red, angry, inflamed acne.

Diet Strategies for Treating Acne 

  • Remove processed sugar and saturated fats from diet while treating acne. Common acne-fuelling foods to avoid are: chocolate, cheese, full-cream dairy products, meat-fat, fried foods, chips, protein powders, cashews and peanuts.
  • Nourish skin with a whole-food diet and make some skin-friendly treats to have on hand for when cravings strike.
  • Take a good quality Essential Fatty Acid (EFA) supplement. EFA’s are essential for acne-prone skin as they improve the free-flow quality of the skin sebum, avoiding the formation of blockages and even clearing existing ones.
  • Prescribe skin nutrition boosters to provide foundational nutrients for healthy skin.

 

THE GUT + ACNE CONNECTION

Unhealthy bacteria colonies in the gut and a compromised gut wall can lead to skin inflammation and the development of skin disorders. Studies have shown that 66% of acne sufferers have intestinal permeability (leaky gut) issues and an even higher percentage suffer from constipation. A congested bowel is often reflected in congested skin!

40% of acne sufferers also have low stomach acid and this results in increased populations of harmful microbiota in the gut. These unwanted microbes produce substances that can get into the blood stream. When this happens we rely on the liver to filter them out, but if the liver is overloaded then these toxins will negatively impact the skin.

The skin is the visible sign of what is happening in the whole body. When the gut/digestive system is blocked up and overloaded with harmful microbes, it is often reflected in the  blocked pores and bacteria-laden skin inflammation we call acne.

Gut Strategies for Treating Acne

  • Reduce sugar and processed foods which feed bad bacterial populations in the gut
  • Eat fermented foods such as kombucha, sauerkraut and kefir which feed healthy bacteria populations.
  • Prescribe a fibre-rich, probiotic powder to stimulate elimination, repair the gut wall and increase populations of healthy bacteria in the gut.
  • Take one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in ½ cup of water before meal to compensate for low stomach acid and improve digestion.

 

THE BRAIN + ACNE CONNECTION

Did you know that it has been shown that acne sufferers are more likely to suffer from depression or anxiety than people with other chronic medical conditions?  There is a two-way conversation between the gut and the brain which has significant implications for the way we treat both acne and anxiety.

Stressful emotions slow down the movement of the gut and increases the time it takes for food to pass through the digestive system. This can negatively impact the gut microbiota which in turn, has a negative impact on the skin as described above.

Conversely, the gut can affect our brain. Our gut bacteria produce neurotransmitters (dopamine, serotonin, substance P and GABA) which have a direct impact on our brain chemistry and mood. A vicious downward cycle can be set in motion with anxiety and depression negatively affecting the gut, resulting in bacteria that in turn contributes to low mood. One thing fuels the other and both fuel the acne.

Brain Strategies for Treating Acne

  • Improve stress resilience with mindfulness and meditation.
  • Every day take 20 deep, slow breaths which will help to condition the body towards the parasympathetic nervous system which is the ‘rest and repair’ mode.
  • Feed a happy brain with a nourishing ‘happy gut’ diet.
  • Build self-care and soul-care rituals into each day to support wellbeing.
  • Develop a daily gratitude practice to direct the conscious and sub-conscious mind towards the positive things in your life.

THE SKIN-GUT-BRAIN CONVERSATION

It’s clear to see that acne is more than a simple skin problem. There is a complex gut-skin-brain conversation that is going on within the body via the metabolites, the neuroendocrine system and central nervous system.

To truly support our clients in their journey to heal their acne, we need to encourage a healthy diet with alternatives to foods that fuel acne, to help them to improve their gut health and to offer them wellness wisdom tools that will support their mental wellbeing and improve their stress resilience. It is a completely holistic approach.

I find it so interesting that 25 years ago my mentor, Janice Smith, said to me, ”Janine, take a good look at your skin disorder clients, they have sensitive skin, a sensitive gut and a sensitive personality. It all goes hand in hand”. It looks like science has proven her holistic instincts and observations right once again!

  • July 29, 2018

Experienced Janesce therapists are warmly invited to attend a free half-day mentoring session with Julia O’Gorman, on September 17th in Hamilton. Come and deepen your understanding of treating skin disorders the Janesce way. We’ll provide a morning tea for you to enjoy as you reconnect with fellow Janesce therapists.

Working with skin disorders can be challenging, even for experienced therapists, but it is some of the most rewarding work you can do. This mentoring session and morning tea will be held at the Cafe Agora Boardroom in Frankton, Hamilton. This session will deepen your understanding and re-ignite your passion for healing skin disorders and transforming lives.  ~ Janine Tait

MEET JULIA O’GORMAN

Julia O’Gorman has over three decades of beauty therapy experience and has worked with Janesce for the last 12 years. She has mentored clients through some remarkable skin transformations and during this session she will share her wisdom and learnings with you.

SESSION MATERIAL

Healing Skin Disorders
1. How treating clients with skin disorders can be transformational for your business.
2. How to trouble-shoot and overcome road-blocks when treating skin disorders.
3. How to motivate and inspire your client through a change process.

Janesce Naturopathic Product Knowledge

Case Studies

Q&A | An opportunity to review your client challenges

BOOK NOW

Please email Jenny Barrow to secure your spot.  Spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.  When you book please provide your name and your clinic name. If you would like the opportunity to discuss a current skin disorder client case with the group, please send a photograph and paragraph about their situation to Jenny.

When: Monday 17th September, 9.30am – 1.30pm
Where:  
Cafe Agora Boardroom, 13 Kent Street, Frankton, Hamilton
Who: Janesce Therapists who are already working with skin disorders or are interested in starting.
Cost: Free (Morning tea is provided)

  • July 11, 2018

Simone Rose offers botanical skin therapy and holistic skincare coaching from her tranquil salon in Birkdale, Auckland – Simone Rose Organic Face and Body. She delves deep into her clients’ diet and lifestyle to get to the root of their skin conditions, healing them from within. Bestow Beauty plays an important role in her holistic approach, giving Simone the tools to supplement topical products and lifestyle adjustments with powerful skin nutrition remedies. 

Here is an inspiring case-study of transformation that came about from Simone working closely and compassionately with a client who was struggling with acne.

Simone Rose Soothing Mist

Riding the Emotional Rollercoaster of Clearing Acne

When Louisa first came to see me she was very insecure about her skin and was at an emotionally low ebb.

Her skin was sensitive with extreme congestion and she wanted to heal her skin in a natural way. Louisa was very motivated to repair her skin, doing everything that I asked her to do, from topical skincare to lifestyle and diet changes.

It took six months for Louisa’s skin to clear and at the halfway mark her skin got worse before it got better. The comedones on her face had to turn into full blown pimples before they could heal, which was a learning experience for me as well as a challenging journey for Louisa. While we worked together, I had to not only rely on my knowledge as a holistic beauty therapist, but I had to be sensitive and compassionate, encouraging Louisa every step of the way to keep her moving forward.

A Holistic Skincare Strategy
Topical Approach

Louisa adopted a morning and evening routine using the Janesce botanical skincare range. Each morning she soaked her skin with warm water, sprayed the Soothing Mist, applied a cocktail of Janesce Soothing Mist and Janesce Lavender Oil, and then applied Janesce Suncare lotion to finish. She used the Janesce Rose Cleanser in the evening and then repeated the rest of her morning routine, minus the Suncare lotion.

A few months in, when her comedones turned into pimples, we added the Janesce Gentle Clearing Wash three times a week. The Gentle Clearing Was is great for treating pimples by reducing inflammation and speeding up the healing process. By now her skin was hydrated and stronger, better equipped to cope with this stronger product.

I also gave Louisa an extraction facial treatment every three weeks.

Internals – Diet Changes, Bestow Beauty and Supplements

Louisa kept a food journal which she emailed to me weekly so we could improve her diet and eliminate congesting foods. She swapped peanut and almond butter for tahini, to be used sparingly. She switched from ghee to coconut oil. We cut down her fruit intake, avoiding it completely it the mornings.

Louisa was drinking too much water, so I cut this down and recommended that she remove drinks completely at meal time. Louisa took two tablespoons of Bestow Beauty Plus Oil each day either in porridge, smoothie or salad dressing. She took one tablespoon of Bestow Be Cleansed Powder each day in either her porridge or smoothie. Louisa found the Bestow Savour recipe book a helpful guide on her journey to making nourishing, skin-friendly meals at home.

In terms of supplements, Louisa took Janesce Zinc Repair, B complex vitamin and took one teaspoon of the Janesce Aperitif before each meal.

Lifestyle Changes

Because Louisa was so stressed about her skin, I sent her to a Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) Doctor which is a very gentle but powerful method of chiropractic care that helps your body learn how to better regulate spine and life tensions, creating sustainable improvements in your spinal flexibility, body awareness and overall wellbeing.

Joyous Milestones Along the Way

The first sign we were on the right track was when I extracted a comedone and it came out clean with no extra angry, sticky fluid. The Bestow Oil and B complex were working well to create a healthier sebum. Each facial after that there were fewer and fewer comedones to extract, plus the internals were strengthening Louisa’s skin from within.

Challenges and Setbacks Are Part of the Process

Three months into the journey Louisa’s skin looked worse than at the beginning! I realised every single comedone had to form into a pimple before it went away.

Aware that this setback could be discouraging, I asked Janine Tait to write Louisa a note assuring her she was in good hands. I also spoke to Jenny Barrow about her journey to get rid of congestion and she was kind enough to forward me her before and after photos. It took Jenny eight months to clear her skin and she had to be completely free of all congesting foods to get there.

Armed with these tools I was ready for the very emotional Louisa who turned up at my door and I was able to encourage her to continue her journey.

When Things Get Worse Before They Get Better

Janine Tait knows as well as anyone that when it comes to congestion, skin often has to hit rock bottom before it can improve. By understanding why this happens, therapists can maintain a good relationship with their clients in the face of break-outs.

“With acne and congested skin, there are many open and closed comedones present. Comedones form when sebum thickens and blocks the pore. Because they are not red or inflamed, these comedones fly under the radar of the immune-system’s awareness.

Once you start to repair the skin and it becomes soft and supple with sebum that flows, the body becomes aware of blockages and deals with them through the immune system. One by one each comedone turns into a pimple as the skin purges the congested serum. It’s understandable that your client might freak out as this break-out occurs, but it actually signifies progress!

Once that pimples clears and heals that pore is now ‘free’ for the first time in a long time. You just have to help your client to understand what is going on and support them emotionally as they deal with the challenges of facing the world each day through this break-out stage.”

~ Janine Tait

Louisa Today – A Radiant Woman with Radiant Skin

Today, Louisa’s skin is strong, clear and radiant. She is very happy and turns up to her facial appointments with a big smile. She chats cheerfully right up to the moment I start the massage. Without the worries about her skin, she is strong enough to welcome new and exciting challenges into her life.

From this personal journey, Louisa developed a passion for natural health. She quit her job and has started studying naturopathy – she is so excited about the future!

My Learnings as a Skincare Therapist

This is the first time I’ve experienced congestion that has to turn into a pustule before going away, so it was a real learning experience as a beauty therapist.

This case drove home the importance of a holistic approach: I could never have healed Louisa without looking internally.

I also learnt that skin disorders affect people emotionally, they can make a person feel so insecure that it’s all consuming. Because Louisa was so anxious about her skin, I needed to show deep compassion, while sharing my knowledge and lots of patience.

A Word From Louisa

“After struggling with skin problems for two years and having no success at healing, I am so thankful that I found Simone! I wanted to find a natural way of healing myself and Simone had the answers.

After my initial consultation with Simone I felt so much anxiety lift off my shoulders. She really listened to me and was very understanding about how my skin was affecting me mentally and emotionally. I knew I was in safe and healing hands.

Simone has taught me so much about my skin and how to care for it both internally and externally. She is extremely knowledgeable and her passion for helping and healing others shines through in everything that she does. Simone was there for me every step of the way with support, encouragement and patience.

I get so excited when my next appointment is coming up. Her studio is beautiful and her treatments leave me feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Simone has a professional, warm and friendly approach and always makes me feel comfortable.”

– Louisa Pridham

  • May 29, 2018