The Fall Effect


Healthy skin is beautiful skin. As the largest organ of elimination, the skin is an outer reflection of the health of the body and its complex systems. This season, out of balance symptoms can be as subtle and common as dry skin and blackheads all the way to extreme eczema, acne and rashes. Lifestyle and treatment choice assist in balancing the valuable protective layer, your skin.

Simple modifications in your routine effectively assist you to achieve balance with your complexion. There external and internal influences which can prevent, correct and restore the health of your skin. Customizing your regimen is the best way to address multiple skin issues simultaneously. In brief, let’s explore what you can do right now.

Outside in

Your November facial by me, Madeline when you come in will include:

  • Pumpkin and oat milk
  • Lotion on the tips finger to elbows
  • Post treatment time to process

We address dry rough skin texture while promoting clear skin results in your healthiest complexion. Fed with nutritive potent pumpkin and oat milk and Infused with anti-oxidants, anti-bacterial and anti- inflammatory ingredients in slightly creamier formulations (which will not suffocate your skin.) Preserve the nourishing and protective benefits of the facial session by keeping ingredients on your skin for the remainder of the day. This allows for maximum benefits including hydration for your complexion. In your facial session we identify specifics to your regimen. (For existing clients feel free to text or email for suggestions.)

Products used are free of synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, mineral oil, petroleum, lanolin, phthalates. Products are tested in clinical trials with patients. Animal testing is not performed or condoned.

Inside out

This month I’m highlighting some fruits, vegetables and fats to nourish your complexion from the inside out. “Combine excellent skin care with powerful beauty foods, and watch how beautiful your skin will become.” States Kimberly Snyder, C.N. who is an authority and a personal inspiration for me on beautiful foods.

  • Fruits: lemons, pears and coconut water
  • Vegetables: red peppers, kale or onion and cabbage
  • Omega-3 fatty acids include walnut, flax seeds, sardines and again kale the super food

These foods combined with a healthy diet can help restore balance for digestion and hydration this drying season. Cleansing fruits and vegetables clears the digestive track this allows nutrition to absorb soothe and moisturize from within.


  • Use coconut oil as body moisturizer to treat rough flakey skin, target elbows and ankles.  The nose can be dry, apply oil with cotton tip in nostrils to soothe dry passages
  • Turmeric is healing and cleansing. Combine (a very small amount) with coconut or sesame oil and apply directly on your skin. The brilliant color will therapeutically restore your complexion with a beautifying golden stain
  • Essential oil (EO’s) such as eucalyptus, pine, spruce, silver fir, juniper support lung and sinus function

EO’s can easily be incorporated into your lifestyle. Breathing in these selected aromatic molecules we stimulate our immune systems. Place drops of EO in carrier coconut oil, in the bath, a diffusor or direct palm inhalation.

For direct palm inhalation put 2 drops of selected EO’s on the palm. Rub hands together and inhale at least twice. This gets these powerful natural healing molecules into our lungs and skin producing pleasant and healing effects.

As we fall into November nature reminds us we are constantly changing. Take a pause and consider what external or internal change would feel good for you. Implement some or just one these suggestions. Incorporate beautiful skin conditioning coconut oil inside or out? Any effort to support your elimination and hydration through nourishment better prepares your system for the winter ahead. Only you can take care of yourself. It is my privilege and pleasure being a partner in your self-care.

With gratitude,