Today’s episode falls into our ‘body’ category — in particular, the health of our skin! Admittedly, this is an area where I actually have a fair bit of ignorance. While I’m passionate about making sure that we have healthy, vital looking skin, I am not so knowledgeable about the spectrum of choices that we have available to us.
My guest today, Rachel Varga, is a Board Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist and this is her area of expertise. With over 18,000 procedures under her belt and a distinct passion for finding science-based, natural approaches to healthy skincare, Rachel is kind of the perfect guest to unlock, what is to me, an entirely mysterious world!
I’m really excited to introduce you all to Rachel Varga and the exciting and innovative ideas she has around caring for our skin!
[:44] About today’s episode with Rachel Varga.
[1:45] Welcoming Rachel Varga to the podcast!
[2:33] Rachel provides background on who she is and why she is so incredibly passionate about the health of our skin.
[5:40] What does everybody need to be doing when it comes to general skincare?
[7:20] What should a typical skincare routine look like in the morning and evening? Where should people start?
[9:30] Cleansers 101: where to start!
[10:53] How important is it to always pick organic products? And what does ‘organic’ actually mean?
[12:29] When we find a company that we like, should we stick with their entire product line? How does Rachel recommend we begin to form a skincare kit?
[13:43] Rachel outlines the steps for a basic skincare routine and addresses what to look out for when you’re trying to find the perfect cleanser for your skin.
[15:13] Rachel addresses budgeting your skincare routine and how to achieve really good skin on a budget!
[17:06] Rachel highlights some of the good and not-so-good at-home skincare practices. In particular, she highlights the derma roller.
[22:03] How often should you be using a derma roller?
[23:13] What is the deal with jade rollers? Do they actually work?
[24:35] What is red light therapy? And how does it help our skin?
[28:50] Rachel speaks about what some of her most vibrant patients are doing in terms of addressing the health of their skin behind their skincare routine.
[33:32] Rachel shares some of her favorite beauty foods!
[35:39] Rachel highlights some more key pieces she puts into play for the health of her skin (that she also advises clients to do)!
[39:04] What is injection therapy? And what are some safety considerations we need to look at?
[41:22] About Fullscript, your solution for connecting with patients and dispensing supplements all from one platform!
[42:52] Rachel’s key performance indicators!
[45:20] Where to find more about what Rachel is up to!
[46:17] Thanking Rachel for joining the podcast and sharing her skincare wisdom!
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More About Rachel Varga
Rachel Varga, BScN, RN, CANS, is a Board Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist since 2011, an international clinical trainer, speaker, and academically published award-winning author in the field of plastic and aesthetic nursing. Through education on skincare, skin and laser rejuvenation, non-surgical solutions, and healing lifestyle practices, Rachel helps inspire others with her unique toolkit to navigate and strategize aging impossibly well — using the SCIENCE of BEAUTY.
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“You really have to follow where the data is going.” — Rachel Varga
“I’m a big fan of red light therapy for reducing overall inflammation in my body. Anytime that we can do that is going to just help us age better because inflammation is really what ages us.” — Rachel Varga
“When it comes to body, mind, spirit, energy, I’m a firm believer that by balancing those different aspects, to the great degree that you can on a daily level, is really what’s going to be facilitating a healthy body.” — Rachel Varga
“The trick is to listen to what makes you feel good.” — Rachel Varga
“For the mind, we always want to be doing things that bring ourselves joy.” — Rachel Varga
“When we give back and we’re kind to other people it makes us feel better than if we were to do that very same thing for ourselves!” — Rachel Varga
“You can’t underestimate the power of being outside, grounding, putting your feet on the earth, touching the trees, touching the leaves … these are all things that really balance us energetically and assist our skin microbiome.” — Rachel Varga