DURHAM — The Red Barn in Durham recently welcomed Lisa Catherine, a certified holistic esthetician.
Catherine is launching her “holistic organic skincare services” under the name Facets Skincare. The venture “is a realization of a 30 year vision” that began around the time she was pregnant with her daughter, Lindsay Suprenant.
“….I became fascinated with nutrition and went to college for nutrition for two years,” Catherine said. ““I was a single mom, so nutrition sounded like the best thing but I wasn’t feeling the registered dietician program. So I found esthetics which was really special to me because I had very bad skin.”
What resulted became the building blocks for Facets Skincare.
“I cherry pick but I’m very strict that there’s no toxic ingredients and when possible, they’re all organic,” she said about the different products that she uses in her facials and treatments.
Catherine says there are three common causes to the skin problems she sees with clients.
“... stress, hormones and your digestion even more so than what you eat,” she said. “If you have toxins in your body that you need to get rid of and it comes through your skin, it’s irritating the follicle.”
In order to combat this, Catherine said it’s important to get a lot of sleep, focus on breathing and to drink lots of water.
Catherine initially started in salons in Wallingford and Meriden.
“The fact that this is now available to her, is amazing,” Suprenant said. “This is the environment she needs to be in. She glows.”
Dr. Christy Jackson, a psychologist and holistic psychotherapist, said that Catherine “is a great part” of the Red Barn community.
“We have so many facets of wellness,” she said. “We have to take care of the physical body as well. We don’t really see a difference between mind, body and spirit. Everything is interconnected.”
You can visit Facets Skincare at the Red Barn in Durham at 352 Main St. or call 203-213-0199.