I’m excited for you all to meet the lovely Orly today. When I first met Orly I was immediately excited by her incredible knowledge on all things beauty + nutrition as well as her passion for what she did.
Since doing our branding shoot her brand and mission has changed and evolved beautifully. Part of the reason why I love what I do is that I get a front row seat to watching incredible women flourish over time and walking into their true purpose.
I’ll let Orly take it from here:
After working for 10 years as a dietitian in a clinical hospital setting as well as running my own business, the skincare dietitian, I realized that while I still enjoy nutrition and helping people feed great inside and out, I LOVE helping other dietitians and health professionals pursue their dreams even more!
The sad reality is that there are SO many dietitians who feel really stuck and limited working in the hospital setting, but don’t even know where to start when it comes to entrepreneurship. Business and marketing isn’t part of our training and it would have been so nice having someone guide me when I first started out. That’s why in early 2018 I decided to switch directions away from my skincare dietitian into business coaching and mentorship for dietitians and health professionals who want to build a thriving virtual practice.
That being said, I still want to give you a few skincare secrets of mine!
5 Simple Skincare Secrets to Get Your Glow On
It’s all about oils…
If you have acne prone skin, I’m guessing you’ve been told to stay far away from oils. As a teenage my dermatologist told me to always look for oil-free products and this advice stuck with me for years! I used to be super scared of using oils on my skin so I totally understand the fear, but here’s the thing. Your skin naturally produces oil because it needs oil. Unfortunately many conventional beauty products use harsh ingredients that strip your skin of this natural oil which ends up driving your skin to produce even more oil to compensate! Some great oils to try that won’t clog pores are jojoba oil, hazelnut oil and grapeseed oil. Give oils a chance. Your skin will thank you.
Beauty sleep isn’t just an expression
It’s called beauty sleep for a reason! Did you know your body boosts blood flow to your skin while you sleep? Lack of sleep has a negative impact on the elasticity, firmness and overall appearance of your skin. Beyond skin health inadequate sleep has also been linked with depression, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes! An average adult needs roughly 7-8 hours of sleep per night so make sleep a priority! The good news is that tired skin recovers quickly. Pay attention to your evening routine and identify any activities that may be keeping you up too late. Do what you can to get to bed a bit earlier tonight and see what a difference it makes on your complexion, mood and energy!
Give your skin a break!
Your skin is not a war zone. Sometimes it may feel that way, but the more you attack your skin the more it will fight back. Using harsh products, picking pimples and exfoliating too often will actually do more harm than good. When it comes to skincare, less is truly more. Picking at pimples can cause them to become infected and leave scars that take way longer to heal! Harsh products and exfoliating too often all disrupt your skins delicate acid mantle (the protective layer) and leave you with red, irritated and inflamed skin. Put up sticky note reminders on your mirror if you have to, but whatever you do stop attacking your skin!
Creams and Serums aren’t the answer
Seriously. I know this may come as a surprise, but healthy glowing skin starts on the inside! Creams, serums, lotions and potions (even the really expensive ones) are all just band-aid solutions. A beautiful complexion starts in the kitchen, not your bathroom.
This may be hard to hear, but listen up. There is no miracle product out there that will give you flawless skin overnight! Stop wasting your money on products and focus on your internal health instead. How much water do you drink every day? How many green veggies do you eat? How’s your overall digestion? You’ll be much better off spending your time and money on eating well rather than the latest & greatest beauty product. I promise.
Guzzle glowing green smoothies
Whoa that’ a tongue twister! Remember how I said healthy glowing skin starts on the inside? One of the best ways to nourish your glow is by feeding your skin with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant rich foods. A really quick and simple way to do that is by drinking a green smoothie every day. Not only are they quick and easy to make, blending fruits and veggies also makes them a lot easier for your digestive system to absorb all those yummy beauty-boosting nutrients. Here’s an easy and delicious recipe to try:
Skincredible Spinach Smoothie:
1/2 cup coconut water (or plain water)
1 medium apple
1 cup spinach (or kale)
1/4 lemon (peeled and seeded)
1 cm. chunk ginger (peeled)
1 date (pitted)
1/2 cup ice
1/2 tbsp. hemp hearts
Blend & Enjoy!
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Professional Bio: Orly Wachter is a registered dietitian and business coach who helps health professionals nail their niche and create a strong, compelling message so they stand out in the crowded wellness space and attract their ideal clients with ease. When she’s not coaching, you can find her scribbling in a journal, building LEGO villages with her son, or dreaming of lavender fields in Province.