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In 2010 I completed my schooling and received my Esthetician's license. But I knew I wasn't done. I had watched earlier in the year, as my mother suffered through chemotherapy and radiation for lung cancer that had spread to her brain. Her suffering was more than just physical. We all watched as her hair fell out, her skin became rashy and sensitive, her nails blackened, and her emotions tanked. I no longer recognized the radiant, strong, funny woman I knew as my mother.
I was compelled to continue my education and learn all I could about what was happening to her skin, hair and nails. And what, if anything, could be done to offer some relief of these aesthetic symptoms.
I underwent extensive training in understanding how cancer and therapy treatments affect the body at the dermal and lymphatic level. The program I completed explored the side effects of cancer therapies, how those are further compounded by various medications and the importance of proper sanitation to support weakened immune systems.
Certification also required that I learn how to perform gentle, yet effective protocols using compatible skin care ingredients.
Beyond keeping my practice on the cutting-edge, this certification allows me to safely serve a very deserving, base of individuals with health-challenged skin. My goal is that through the power of esthetic touch, I can provide a soothing escape for individuals battling cancer.
Estheticians work with the largest organ on the human body - the skin. Understanding how to safely and effectively treat the skin, particularly when it is challenged by cancer, is paramount to the psychological and physical care of the client.
I offer specialized treatments at Skin Kissed, located in Littleton, Colorado using products which are free of fragrances, parabens, sulfates and phthalates. I provide comfort and relief during esthetic therapy treatments for clients undergoing treatment for, or recovering from, cancer. Through my specialized training I have gained a deep understanding of the affects of cancer on the body and how to best accommodate those clients.
I was recently interviewed by Kim Dalzell, PhD, RD, NMD
for her website: https://challengecancer.com/
Please take a listen here: