Introduction to Holistic Facials
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Holistic Facials are an all-encompassing experience that nourishes your mind, body, and soul. It is a facial that uses ancient philosophies and skincare practices which revitalize the skin by relaxing all aspects of yourself, not just cleaning the skin.
Holistic facials focus on how healing from the inside out is the only way to target skin concerns. For example, by indulging in healthy eating practices, wellness rituals, and a nontoxic skincare regime, your body and mind will have the strength to be able to heal your skin. 
Unlike regular facials, which only address the physical skin concern, at Aluna we talk to you about your lifestyle, what you eat, what you drink, and more. Holistic facials also use ancient practices along with clean skincare that encourages lymphatic drainage and boost skin elasticity, while also cleansing your pores and reducing inflammation.


Aluna Holistic Beauty offers various facial treatments which use Ayurvedic practices such as the Kansa Wand and Andean practices like Holistic Wood Therapy, to boost lymphatic drainage and release toxins from the inside of your body. By releasing toxins in this way, blood flow is stimulated and the body can heal itself easier. These practices can be dehydrating so we always recommend following up with a lot of water post-treatment to help with the drainage benefits.

 

Regular VS Holistic facials.


Facials are a way to cleanse your skin of impurities and decrease inflammation. Regular facials offer a cleansing of the skin, extractions, and a simple mask. Holistic facials are calming and grounding treatments that work deeper in the skin by removing waste and toxins. Holistic facials work as well on the physical and energetic plane. Everything is important as they take into account the person as a whole and they often include a short massage to boost skin health. A Holistic Facial provides benefits that extend further than a regular facial treatment. They incorporate different facial massage techniques, bespoke masks, as well as the normal elements of a regular facial, and we also ensure a relaxing atmosphere.


At Aluna Holistic Beauty, we offer Holistic facials, which provide a more customized experience for each skin condition that varies based on how your skin is on the day of your treatment. We use only organic, raw, plant-based, and cruelty-free skincare products to ensure only the best for your skin and body. By using only organic products we know that no pesticides will touch your skin during the treatment.


The clean skincare lines that we use are: Éminence Organics Skin Care, Aypa Natural Skincare, Kama Ayurveda, EmerginC, and Scientific Organics. More new brands are coming later this year. These products are formulated free from parabens and other endocrine disruptors. We don’t realize that a lot of skincare out there is formulated with toxic chemicals that are hurting our skin in the long run and also causing hormonal problems, which can become a vicious cycle. We make sure to prevent this cycle from continuing by using only clean products and we encourage you to do the same at home as well.

Introduction to Holistic Facials


Benefits of Facial Massage


Facial massage
has numerous benefits for your overall health. By massaging the face and neck during each treatment, we stimulate the lymphatic system and blood flow, releasing toxins and improving skin elasticity.

The tools used in a facial massage at Aluna are made from crystals and/or wood, which are charged under the full moon to ensure a gentle unwinding of the parasympathetic system and destress the body on all levels.

Crystals work on the energetic plane to heal your inner woes, balance the mind and centre your thoughts. Wood connects you to the earth and our tools contain different metals that balance the PH of your skin. Facial massage is a great tool for anti-aging as it works to improve skin elasticity and prevent fine lines from deepening. We also offer massage-specific treatments if you are looking to debloat or decompress during a busy week without the commitment of a full facial.

Introduction to Holistic Facials


Nourishing Treatments and Rejuvenation


Aluna offers a variety of treatments
, which can be viewed here. From detox, boosting, or facial massage sessions, we offer any treatment your skin needs. At Aluna we believe that a peaceful mind is connected with your skin health, therefore, we cleanse our space with sage and palo santo and use soft lighting, allowing a soothing ambience to envelop you during your treatment. We look at facials as a full-body experience for complete rejuvenation of the mind, body, and soul, therefore, we practice traditional techniques such as Gua Sha, Ayurvedic treatments, and more as we mentioned above. We aim to provide you with a blissed-out experience that is perfect for a much needed moment of self-care.

Introduction to Holistic Facials


Holistic Lifestyle


Like we mentioned above, it is important to consider all factors of your lifestyle in order to reach your skin goals. Exercise will also help stimulate your lymph and help rid your body of toxins. It is also great for your mental health, which is another key element to glowing skin. Exercising your mind through meditation, sound baths, or just regular baths will destress your mind and help regulate your thoughts. Mind and Physical health work in tandem to balance the body and soothe the skin from within.


Foods such as alcohol, a lot of heavy meats, and sugar will dehydrate and inflame your skin. We recommend avoiding those in your daily diet for the days leading up to and after your Holistic facial. By having your body in the best state, your skin can heal quicker. To increase skin glow, stay hydrated with at least 2 litres of good filtered water a day. Bonus points for adding a pinch of salt and lemon to turn it into an ultra-hydrating drink with natural electrolytes. Drinking enough water is another easy way to help with lymphatic drainage and skin health, as well as decreasing inflammation post-treatment.


We know that a Holistic lifestyle can seem intimidating at first but it is all about taking small steps to reach your goals. Once you start drinking enough water each day, regulating your digestion with nourishing meals instead of sugary snacks, or feeding your mind with adaptogens (ask us about our selection!), you will notice a positive shift in your body. That positive shift is what will help you reach your skincare objectives along with customized facial treatments and a proper clean skincare regime. Ask us if you have any questions and we can recommend easy tips and tricks you can introduce into your daily routines to start living your best self!

Introduction to Holistic Facials

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Jasmine Vasdi

Jasmine is a writer and eco-artist based in Amsterdam. You can follow her artistic adventures. @jasminethegardener

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