Editor’s note: This is the final installment in the three-part series running in the June, July and September issues of Skin Inc. magazine. The series introduces a total holistic concept to skin care, addressing issues that go beyond the limited common suggestions of mind, body and spirit. An expanded view and definition of holistic was presented in Part 1 of this series, and Part 2 discussed ways to incorporate holistic treatments into a spa. This third installment looks at how a whole food approach can benefit your skin care services.
Health-conscious people know food needs to be in its complete and whole form to get what nature intended to keep one healthy and vital. Processed food that has been bleached, refined or chemically manipulated has had nutrients stripped away, leaving its nutritious value minimized. Eating unprocessed foods is referred to as a whole food diet, and it is often the best diet for not only the health of the body, but also the health of the skin.
Knowing this, it makes sense to use this same philosophy—incorporating whole ingredients—in topical skin care. This is an especially advantageous unique selling point in a holistically minded, green spa.