Healthy Habits Wellness Center

Tel: (704) 895-7777

20700 N Main St, Suite 100
Cornelius, NC 28031

Our clients who blend good skin care with good intestinal care experience the best results

If you are experiencing other health challenges, discuss with our professionals to learn about other holistic approaches.

Rosacea/Psoriasis

I am a firm believer that Rosacea is primarily a digestive issue that shows itself on the skin. Like acne, I believe that many of the causes of rosacea occur internally.

  • One cause of rosacea is Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that can flourish in the stomach, usually as a result of reduced acid production. 
  • Another likely cause is Candida and its ill effects on digestion. 
  • Additionally, people with ulcerative colitis, crohn's, and othe nebulous digestive issues can often suffer the classic signs of rosacea on the face.

Acne

Is a problem most Teens and Adults are having issues with. 

  • About 1/3 of these cases are related to a yeast overgrowth within the system, often in the colon.
  • Hormone levels also contribute to acne. This is why people with excessive testosterone levels tend to suffer from it, as do women during menstruation. 
  • In addition,  immune-challenged individuals who often, through poor dietary choices, create an internal environment that promotes the overgrowth of bacteria on the skin, often suffer from acne.

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  • Allow for 5-10 minutes before appointment for signing in, and settling into room. 
  • Call if you are running late so we know you are coming. 

Home Care

Step 1  Weeding Out 

With any new client that comes to us for skincare advice, routines, and products the first place to start is removing toxic chemicals from your current skincare routine. It is amazing to see the transformation the skin has when you STOP the inflammatory process. 

Here is my go to list of the 10 most commonly used toxic ingredients

  1. Parabens-Chemical preservatives that researchers have discovered in breast tumors. Listed on ingredient labels as methylparaben, propylparaben, and butylparaben.​
  2. Chemical Sunscreens - PABA, PABA esters, oxybenzone, dixoybenzone, Cinnamates (cinoxate, ethylhexyl p-methoxycinnamate, octocrylene, octyl methoxycinnamate. Salicylates (ethylhexyl salicylate, homosalate, octyl salicylates, Menthyl Anthranilate, Avobenozone (butyl-methyocydibenzoymethane.
  3. Propylene Glycol- when used in high percentage, they strip the lipids from the skin, increase free radicals, and dehydrate the skin. Propylene glycol is the worst offender of the group and should be avoided
  4. Glycolic Acid - harsh exfoliant.
  5. Benzoyl peroxide - Causes the loss of protective antioxidants with every application. Why? Because it is a free radical.
  6. Hyrogen Peroxide - turns into a free radical when it is exposed to UV light.
  7. Phenoxuethanol 
  8. Artificial Colors 
  9. Artifical Fragrance 
  10. Retinoic Acid.


Step 2  Establishing a Clean routine

Once you are satisfied with what your products have in them, we move on to what is absolutely necessary for the skin to have a healthy cell turnover each month. 

  • Cleansers..... are important. But cleansing should not be a process where you are removing ANY lipids or Dead Skin, we are aiding the skin if removing dirt, makeup, and if there is a dead layer ready to be sloughed then we let it slough. Sounds totally crazy? Try it. 

"Cleanser's with the least amount of ingredients are the best in my opinion. We don't want your skin to "process" what we are using on our epidermis." -Charli Leone

  • Your exfoliation if need be, should NOT be removing ANY dead cells!! You should have an exfoliante with gentle enzymes to help the skin with the removal of any skin that has fulfilled it's purpose, PROTECTION. That's why we don't remove ANYTHING.

          Polish by Osmosis Skin Care is great for stimulating the epidermis. 

  • Moisturizers/Hydration - is one of my favorite's to implement into my clients routine, it is so life changing. Here's why... Okay, so for example, if you are removing your oils, say for breakouts, when you understand that you have an oil production to keep your pores clean and small, removing it sounds counterproductive. Doesn't it? Why not help your skin by BALANCING your oil output? Most moisturizers have a lot of acids or alcohol to give you to tighten skin & to dry out the oils. With that approach you are  telling your skin to produce MORE oil to keep the balance of hydration. Keeping your skin hydrated is one of the many jobs your skin has to do to protect you. 

Jojoba Oil is a fantastic place to start. It is the only oil that has the same properties as our own sebum. There is no 
"process" so the skin can use it immediately! I buy mine at my local health food stores. 

So once we have created a routine for you at home that is cleaning your skin, while allowing for the skin to keep up production of turning over new layers of skin, & hydration we move on to the fun stuff... creation and rebuilding with Vitamin A Serums!!!!


Step 3  - Anti-Aging

With all the products on the market available for Anti-Aging, Hyper-pigmentation, Acne and Rosacea it can be frustrating to get a product that is going to give your skin the nutrition it needs to repair, replace, and rebuild, the important factors that go into creating a healthy layer of skin.

Vitamin A is an important nutrient that should be supplemented both internally and topically, but the type of vitamin A you choose is very important. 

Retinaldehyde- prompts the skin to begin a chemical conversion to create its own retinoic acid. The skin only modifies what it needs of the retinaldehyde molecules, which prevent it from becoming irritating or damaged by excess retinoic acid.

Retin-A- is a topical drug that is intended to mimic the retinoic acid manufactured by the skin. Retinoic acid is not stored by the skin, and so it is made in very scarce amounts whenever the fibroblasts are being asked to produce collagen. 

Retinoic Acid - is toxic to the skin. It sends a chemical message telling the keratinocyte (the main cell of the epidermis) that it should not mature to a corneocyte ( a key reflector of UV damage).

Glycols - they strip the lipids from the skin, increase free radicals, and dehydrate the skin. Propylene glycol is the worst offender of the group and should be avoided.

Accutane  (isotretinoin)- is damaging to several organ systems, including the skin. It inhibits normal repair for months! if not years. 


What's your Condition?.

Holistic Medical Facial    $45  60 min.
Our facials offer scalp, décolleté, arm and hand massage. These treatments give you an unparalleled facial that will promote repair and remodeling in the skin while restoring its radiance and beauty. Increase the amount of skin food, collagen and elastin production, removal scarring and restore the epidermal barrier while providing a high source of antioxidants to fight off free radical damage!

Customized Medi-Facial $65  70 min.

  • Therapeutic Medi Facial: Focus on anti-aging, tissue&blood stimulation, and relaxation.
  • Working Medi Facial:  Focus on cleaning out pores, balancing sebum output, and personalized extraction.


Facial Infusion       $95  80 min.
A rejuvenating NON-Chemical peel delivering long term benefits, using the most potent for of vitamin A to gently resurface the skin. Facial Infusion generates a 30-day collagen production increase. It is unique because it avoids damaging the epidermis by penetrating several high-dose active ingredients into the dermis through liposomal delivery. This facial enhances results for acne, aging, rosacea, and hyper pigmentation, and can be customized by adding powder blends and actives for increased correction.​

MEDI-FACIALS