Stress also increases the acidity in the body, making an pH imbalance in your whole system. This can potentially throw out your digestive system and sleeping patterns.
"pH Balance – the body needs a specific balance of acid-alkaline levels, referred to as a “pH” balance; this is the amount of acids and non-acids that are found in your body’s fluids, i.e. blood, saliva, urine, and tissues. This ratio of acids to non-acids determines your own internal pH levels. The optimum pH balance for the body is slightly alkaline, however, this optimum balance is significantly disturbed by stress.
4 things you can do today, to help with stressed skin
Grooming is very important - respecting you're uniform; wearing it correctly and taking care of it. The uniform in the beauty world is not only clothing, it's also your skin. Taking care of these elements reflects on your professionalism and the business you're working in. Another factor that affects your appearance is; 'loving what you do and what service you deliver'. Do you value your everyday happiness? I'm going to guess yes! If you are happy, you will naturally radiate, the guest will sense this. They will gain a subconscious respect for you once they see you taking care of your visual appearance, genuinely loving and taking interest in what you do. The old saying, 'first impressions last' - is true, looking professional and behaving as such is paramount. If you put yourself in the clients place, would you take a therapist seriously and value their professional opinion on treatments and product recommendations if the latter wasn't tended too? We know this is a world where a lot of high level business people have swapped 3 piece suits for kicks and jeans however, those people aren't delivering scientific ingredients into the skin.
3. Consultation/ Product Introduction
This phase is so important in the client journey. Understanding and repeating their skin concerns / what they want to achieve through treatment, is exactly what they are paying for. They want to achieve results and it's our job to deliver them. This is done through discussion and asking key questions about what they are currently using, their routine and offering suggestions to improve what they are doing and what products might help. They might respond with answers like; 'I already use a similar product' - our response could be; perhaps a simple tweak in how they are using that particular product; time of day, amount used, frequency. Or perhaps it's not the right formulation for their skin if they aren't achieving the results they desire. Ultimately we want to provide the best service we can, and this doesn't mean a new product prescription is always required. What is absolutely required is product and skin knowledge, ensuring you are educating yourself consistently will help your client and your clients loyalty.
Our favourite part. This is the time for silence, while they are there to achieve results, it's time for them to relax also. We always recommend a 'hush' rule during treatment after 2nd cleanse. 1st cleanse is where you reaffirm your clients concerns, assessing the skin once it is clean and make up free, assuring them you are focussing on providing them with 'their' specified needs. After this, it's time for quiet, rest and trust. We also believe in the no disconnection rule, this means that you always remain in contact with the guest, if you must release, create a ritual movement, do not just stop abruptly and disconnect from client. Same goes for the reconnection. To regain connection, touch at a non invasive point, preventing them from awakening from a relaxed start and jumping off the bed from being startled. Try reconnecting from points like; shoulders, elbows, side of leg or ankle. Another tip: always learn from those that have higher/different skills than you, ask other therapists their techniques, this will only add to the beautiful treatment potential you deliver.
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