An Esthetician that Considers Beauty to Be More Than Skin DeepOct 03, 2022 10:07AM ● By Linda Sechrist
Over three decades ago, Connie Helen Didier, an esthetician at Organic Skincare & Bodyworkx, graduated from the London Institute of Beauty Culture (LIBC) with a diploma in beauty therapy. As a beauty therapist, her training covered separate courses of studies in classic Swedish body massage, electrolysis, esthetics/skincare, wax epilation, diet, exercise, pedicures and manicures. She didn’t realize it then, but this comprehensive training set a strong foundation that has served her well in a lifelong career in the field of health, wellness and beauty.
With her beauty therapy skills well-secured by the end of her intensive training at LIBC, she proceeded to set up her spa on the Caribbean Island of Dominica. What began as a one-room venture grew into a thriving, state-of-the art enterprise providing not only beauty therapy services to the public, but also employment and training for many young Dominicans for more than 20 years.
With a decade of experience under her belt, she went on to achieve the beauty industry’s most prestigious certification—an International Committee of Aesthetics and Cosmetology (CIDESCO) diploma. By then it was clear to her that beauty is much more than just “skin deep.” She developed a deep interest in intrinsic as well as extrinsic beauty that led her to the all-encompassing world of holistic beauty. “I discovered that true beauty is in fact a quality which radiates from within, and my work as an esthetician is to apply learned skills and techniques to stimulate the skin into reflecting and maintaining this innate quality,” says Didier.
“The more I work in close proximity to the human energy field, the more aware I become to its healing power and its value in skincare as an integral part of ageless beauty. After all, the skin is not only the largest organ of the body, but also the mirror organ of the body. When the body is in 'dis-stress', it shows on the skin. One of the most effective ways to de-stress the body and the skin is through relaxation. Therapeutic Touch, reiki, reflexology, acupressure and lymphatic drainage are just a few of the holistic therapies which when applied with unconditional positive regard can create the ideal conditions for the body to return to homeostasis. A balanced body indicates health and well-being, and provides the foundation for healthy, beautiful skin. In holistic skincare the skin is subjected to both the healing and therapeutic effect of skin preparations and relaxing energy resulting in optimal health and beauty,” explains Didier, who is also an integrative nutrition health coach.
Over the past decade, Didier has been experiencing a growing fascination for the aging process and its effects on the skin. To gain a better understanding of the processes involved in skin aging, she turned to nutrition, another key factor in obtaining and maintaining healthy, beautiful skin. “When one considers that extrinsic influences (environment) contribute to 50 to 90 percent of all skin aging and only 10 to 15 percent is actually driven by genetics and the natural aging process, one understands the important role an esthetician plays in the prevention of premature skin aging. It is no wonder that the beauty industry is predicted to exceed $716 billion by 2025.”
The practice of functional holistic skincare is becoming more widespread among estheticians as there is a growing demand for less intrusive skincare. “For me, it is the integration of over three decades of expertise in the field of health, wellness and beauty therapy. I practice 'Whole Aesthetics' at Organic Skincare & Bodyworx, in Naples, where I integrate the art of non-invasive holistic therapies, state-of-the-art organic skincare formulations and scientific nutritional therapy alongside conventional skincare methods and procedures,” says Didier.
Organic Bodyworx & Skincare is located at 13240 Tamiami Tr. N., Ste. 207, in Naples. For appointments and more information, call 239-514-4494 or visit OrganicSkincareAndBodyworx.com.
Organic Skincare & Bodyworx - 13240 Tamiami Trail N, Suite 207, Naples, FL
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