Stacy Webb of Sesen Skin Body Wellness
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Name: Stacy Webb
Occupation: Esthetician & Master Holistic Nutritionist
Company: Sesen Skin Body Wellness
Neighborhood: City Park West/Uptown
What is Sesen Skin Body Wellness?
“Sesen Skin Body Wellness is a integrative skincare & wellness studio that focuses on holistic skincare services, lymphatic drainage and offers nutritional consultations.”
How did you get started in this practice and how long was your training/education? Where did you attend school?
“Long story short-I got started in skincare because of my own personal skin & hormonal issues. In my past life, I graduated from the University of North Carolina with an Environmental Studies Degree with a focus in Ecology. I worked for environmental consulting firms and in testing laboratories. When my passion for science and the environment switched to my own health and well being, I started looking into how I could utilize my science background with something more tangible that I could offer others. So skincare became my focus. I graduated from the College of International Esthetics in 2010 and never looked back.”
How long have you been open?
What made you decide to open your own business?
“No one else in Denver was offering the services that I was at the time of opening so I knew there was a niche to fill. Everyone told me that I was ahem… “crazy” to open a studio during the recession but I knew in my gut it was the right move.”
What is Sesen's mission statement?
“At Sesen Skin Body Wellness, we believe great skin starts from the inside out. Our holistic approach to skin body wellness centers on thoughtful, customized, natural and medical skincare rituals designed with integrity for real results.”
What do you specialize in?
“Holistic skincare, Gua Sha Massage, Lymphatic Drainage and Nutritional services.”
What services do you provide and what are the most popular/common treatments?
“We offer custom facials tailored to each individual, Gua Sha, Lymphatic Drainage, Microdermabrasion, Microneedling and the popular ‘Trifecta Ritual’.”
What are some facts people wouldn't think about when it comes to health and skincare/your profession?
“Our skin is the largest organ of the body. It does A LOT which is often not seen or appreciated. It is responsible for protecting our bodies, regulating our temperatures, detoxification and immunity to name a few functions. So it is VERY important to take care of our skin.
Any skin conditions are linked to internal factors such as imbalances, stress, stagnation, poor organ function, allergies and hormonal levels. So diminishing these conditions means working on a deeper level to create a homeostasis.
Our skin and overall health does not change overnight. It is a process that should be nurtured, treated with patience and love.
Using the proper skincare products for your skin type is vital. Using the wrong ingredients can not only damage the skin but could even contribute to additional conditions. Seeking an esthetician’s recommendation on skincare products is truly important because of this very topic!
Proper Nutrition is extremely important for skin health. Yes, you are what you eat.
Estheticians are wonderful resources to guide any person on the right path towards homecare and professional services that are the most beneficial to the individual. If you want to take care of your skin and don’t know where to start or want to transform your skin, seek an Esthetician’s help (not the internet).“
You don't just offer physical treatments, you have a shop in the front of your store as well offering products to clients. What do you look for in products you use and sell?
“I listen and pay attention to what my client’s health and skin needs are and see how I can support them in that way. I also try to find trusted products that might not be easily attained in the Denver market as well. Since I am a nutritionist, I also have access to professional grade herb & supplements that most people wouldn’t have access to.
“I personally love all of the products that I sell so it’s a bit selfish on my end too.”
Current favorite products/companies?
“Companies: Marie Veronique, Laurel Whole Plant Organic, Coconut Cult, Everyday Oil, Sun Potion, Vital Proteins and Nordic Naturals.
“Products: Marie Veronique: Literally the whole line! I use the replenishing oil cleanser, Vitamin C serum, Treatment Oil, Probiotic Enzyme Mask, Gentle Retinol and Barrier Restore Serum.
“I work with a lot of clients that have perioral dermatitis right now so the Marie Veronique Line has worked WONDERS on their skin. PD (perioral dermatitis) is truly an epidemic right now so I am thrilled to have found a line with that in mind and that supports the microbiome, ph and barrier of the skin.”
Denver is one of the healthiest and holistically conscious cities in America. Why do you think this is and what are you looking to contribute to your community with Sesen?
“I think Denver is holistically conscious and health focused city because of our surroundings and outdoor access. You can drive less than an hour and be in the mountains where you have access to hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, rafting/kayaking, etc. People care about the environment, locally sourced food and supporting local businesses here. This point alone makes Denver very special.
“The way that Sesen contributes to the community is by responding to what people want or are lacking in their skin and overall health. By doing this we are able to offer treatments that focus on many factors. This is an holistic approach because it focuses on the “whole” body, inside and out.”
Goals for 2019?
“Opening the new Sesen Skin Body Wellness flagship skincare studio, launching our community education and nutrition program.