Our guest Rachael Pontillo is an expert at helping people with skincare and DIY face treatments as she’s a Certified International Health Coach, licensed aesthetician; and natural skincare formulator and educator.

We’re diving into a four-part series on Skincare Secrets talking all about natural and effective external treatments as we’re getting ready to launch The Spa Dr skincare line. Click Here to Get on the VIP list and get priority access.

We talk about the benefits and uses of Jojoba oil. Always be aware of purity and where you get your oils from as it makes a huge difference. If your products ever go rancid it’s not going to be good for your skin!

Jojoba oil has a ton of uses, but just like with any oil it’s not perfect for everyone. Jojoba oil can block pores for some people and not for others, if it does there are numerous options to look at and replace with. We have a conversation about alternatives and how they might work for you.

Want to learn how to create an awesome DIY toner?
Rachael shares her formula around the 15-minute mark.

What to do about Hyperpigmentation

Rachael shares how she’s starting to see more and more hyperpigmentation with younger people. Although hydroquinone is the go-to ingredient of over the counter and prescription products, some of the side effects are worth looking into. (maybe even going the extreme direction and causing vitiligo)

She’s seen green tea and black tea extract work very well with clients over time. It does take time topically and internally, however, as with anything give yourself 30 days to see if it’s working or not.

Try using Rose Water, cucumbers, and ice to start reducing puffiness around your eyes.

Links to Check Out

Rachael’s Past Interview on The Spa Dr Podcast

Rachael’s website Holistically Haute

Rachael’s Online Courses

About Rachael

Rachael Pontillo is the bestselling author of the book Love Your Skin, Love Yourself, and co-author of The Sauce Code. She’s an AADP and IAHC Board Certified International Health Coach, licensed aesthetician; and natural skincare formulator and educator.

She’s the creator of the popular skin care and healthy lifestyle blog, Holistically Haute, as well as the 6-week online course, Create Your Skincare.

Rachael received her health coaching education from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition®, where she was the recipient of the school’s prestigious Health Leadership Award and her aesthetics education from the Vision Academy Paul Mitchell School.

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