Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, mirror on the wall, what do you see when you look at me? “Ah you” the mirror replied, “it is you that I see, without the façade of lipstick and concealer. Nothing hides from me.”

Skin is the largest and most exposed organ in the human body. It is a safe harbor that shields and protects but exposure to a harsh environment, medications, inappropriate body products, and other stressors compromise the skin and cause disruptive changes. Important to note, is chronic exposure to external and internal stressors provide a clear path to premature aging. What does your bare skin reveal about you?

Understanding what we put on our skin is as important as what we put into our bodies. Indications such as rash, irritation, and hives are often the result of active inflammation in the body. This is one way the body reacts by sending out an alert that says, “Hey, I don’t like that…” This is part of our “skin sense,” a healthy approach to selecting wholesome products for our body.

When selecting skin care, look for products that are free of artificial ingredients, preservatives, and additives. Instead look for plant, organic, or marine based products that work in parallel with a clean and holistic approach to healthy skin. Pay attention to changes in your skin and do not avoid the mirror’s reflection because the mirror only reveals what it sees…

Angela Strother, PhD is co-owner of Jon’Ric International Massage & Wellness Spa in Matthews, offering authentic salt rooms, massage, facials, threading, Henna body art, and body treatments. She is certified in aesthetics and oncology skin care. Allison Judge, RN is a Social Media Specialist with an extensive background in Nursing in Hospital Settings. You can reach the Jon’Ric team at 704-708-4165 or email at fprojection@aol.com. At Jon’Ric Matthews, come join us for a cup of tea and a chat about your skin!