Dry and sensitive skin have been on my mind lately with the leaves falling and more clients talking about various skin conditions during their post-summer visits. At the end of summer, I see a lot of people who have facial skin with photo-damage, pores clogged from sunscreen and dehydration from hours spent under the sun. So, I was inspired to develop a facial that rejuvenates skin, especially to aid in adjusting to any seasonal changes.
Cannabidiol (or CBD as it’s more commonly known) is the foundation of my new Green Goddess CBD Facial. I’m particularly proud that Bella is the first metro Atlanta medspa to create and give a facial treatment featuring a CBD mask and CBD facial oil to hydrate and soothe skin!
To kick off the availability of the Green Goddess, I’m partnering with the charity She Is Safe and offering a 50% give back donation for every facial purchased through October 31.
It’s Organic. It’s Legal. And it’s Amazing.
CBD is this year’s it ingredient – in both skincare and foods. You may have noticed CBD is now offered in lotions and as an add-on in drinks at coffee shops. It’s also showing up in makeup primer, lip balm, sunscreen, face cream, chewing gum, beer and water. This is all thanks to the U.S. Farm Bill passed in 2018.
Don’t worry, no one is getting high from any of it. There’s absolutely no hallucinogenic effects when CBD appears in a product or treatment because no THC properties, like what’s found in marijuana, are included. The THC in CBD is a trace amount – never more than 0.3 percent by dry weight.
How CBD Oil Benefits Skin
Cannabidiol in skincare is getting plenty of praise and press! Many clinical studies are finding CBD oil works as an antioxidant, an anti-inflammatory and a calming agent. Topical skincare products with CBD, which are widely available in serums or creams, soothe and hydrate the skin while also helping some people with inflammation and redness. These normalizing effects support the production of healthier skin.
This is Not Your Mother’s Facial.
Only the best, medical-grade CBD derived from the hemp plant is used in the Green Goddess facial. For the treatment, I begin by carefully deep-cleaning with a medical skin spatula and exfoliating compromised skin through Diamond Microdermabrasion. I apply a hydrating CBD mask that improves overall skin condition and texture. This is followed by a CBD facial oil and SkinCeuticals Phyto+ corrective serum that returns the glow to compromised skin. Finally, I penetrate the products by massaging with a jade roller.
The facial helps skin adapt to a new season, environment changes and stress. The Green Goddess is wonderful for inflamed and dry skin and skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, sunburn and windburn, can be improved.
Green Goddess Give Back
To launch the Green Goddess CBD Facial, Bella is giving back to a good cause. Throughout October, 50 percent of the purchase price for the Green Goddess CBD Facial will be donated to She Is Safe, a nonprofit organization that addresses the global abuse and exploitation of girls and women from human trafficking.
The facial is $150 for Bella Members and $225 for all others. Don’t worry if you can’t squeeze in an appointment this month, you may purchase the facial during the promo period and schedule your treatment for a later date. For more details and to purchase the Green Goddess CBD Facial – click here.
She Is Safe
What you may not know about She Is Safe is that my parents, Michele and Daniel Rickett, started the charity back in 2002. Their Atlanta-based nonprofit organization extends to the least-reached girls and women around the world.
I’d love for you to join me for our annual She Is Safe Gala on Oct. 11 at The Hotel at Avalon. You can find tickets or make a direct donation on the She Is Safe website. While you know me best as an aesthetician and laser specialist, I’m also an ambassador for She Is Safe. My extended family is so proud of how impactful our work is locally and globally, particularly because Atlanta is a U.S. hub for sex trafficking.
As we transition from the carefree days of summer to our busy routines and fun fall events, please remember to schedule time for a visit to Bella. The Green Goddess is perfect if you want to try a new facial. Now’s the time to book, especially to look radiant at the Gala while also supporting a charity that lifts up girls and women.
Back to A Routine
I want to reassure you that CBD is safe and effective for all skin types and especially helpful to people who struggle with inflammatory skin conditions, skin sensitivities, headaches, dryness and acne. Because of its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, CBD can aid in the natural healing process, shortening the lifespan of breakouts and problems associated with eczema and psoriasis.
When you visit Bella for the new Green Goddess CBD Facial, you can learn more about the many benefits of CBD oil and how to enjoy a home care regimen to maintain your glow!