Encore Episode: Natural Beauty & Wellness

From the Show: Dr. Taz Show
Summary: Anything you put on your skin can have a direct impact on your internal health.
Air Date: 2/14/17
Duration: 29:52
Guest Bio: Jessa Blades, Holistic Beauty Coach
Jessa-BladesJessa Blades is a makeup artist, natural beauty/wellness expert and herbalist based in Brooklyn and Los Angeles. Inspired by the idea of true healing and wellness, Jessa made the switch to natural products and founded her company Blades Natural Beauty in 2008, providing simple routines, pure products, and expert advice.

Splitting her time as a makeup artist for celebrity and fashion clients, Jessa also consults about natural, healing products and founded an online shop, selling her signature line of skincare and hand blended herbal teas in addition to her favorite natural beauty and wellness products.
Encore Episode: Natural Beauty & Wellness
Your skin is your biggest organ, and oftentimes no less important than your heart or brain.

Anything you put on your skin can impact your internal health as well. And, your skin responds to emotional stress, which can manifest in physical ailments (hives, dermatitis).

Jessa Blades is a Holistic Skin Coach who takes a very natural approach to skin care and make-up.

Some of her clients are completely open to do anything and everything to heal their skin, such as change diet, totally detox personal care products, and try herbal remedies. 

Others aren't quite ready for that overhaul, so Jessa slowly introduces healthier options. 

Jessa's advice to begin your own transition to natural products is to look at the products you use every single day. Those are the ones you should start to replace to a more natural version in order to reduce the cumulative toxic load.

Makeup Top 3
  • Mascara
  • Lipstick or Lip Gloss (can also double as a cheek stain)
  • Foundation/Concealer
Skin Care Top 3
  • Face Cleanser
  • Face Oil
  • Deodorant
The shelf life is shorter for these kinds of products, but the benefits are worth it.

Why is it so important for you to take things into your own hands?

The main reason is that regulations in the beauty industry are very lax in the U.S. The European Union, on the other hand, bans hundreds of ingredients which they consider as toxins or even carcinogens.

The Environmental Working Group (ewg.org) is a wonderful resource for avoiding dangerous products. Jessa also has an online store that features natural products which she has intensely vetted.

Listen in as Jessa joins Dr. Taz to share how she became involved in holistic beauty, as well as which product categories she recommends to start replacing as soon as possible.