"Receiving my first Dr. Hauschka Classic Treatment inspired me to become a Dr. Hauschka Esthetician. I struggled with severe acne from adolescence through my twenties. I tried everything from natural products to more conventional dermatological treatments and nothing seemed to have a lasting impact."

Honoring our Legacy of Care (with Tips for Moms-to-Be)

Jaime Olander carries our brand's legacy forward every day. Not only does she have over a decade of experience as a Certified Dr. Hauschka Esthetician, but she is also a trainer of Dr. Hauschka Estheticians and a member of our manufacturer’s International Board of Estheticians. 

Speaking to Jaime in her role at Dr. Hauschka Skin Care, we asked her to share some of her professional insights about our brand’s roots in esthetics. As Jaime is also the mother of a young boy and is currently expecting her second child, we also asked what Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products she's been using in her personal life.
 To start, please share what inspired you to become a Dr. Hauschka Esthetician?
      “I was inspired after receiving my first Dr. Hauschka Classic Treatment. I had struggled with severe acne from adolescence through my twenties. I tried everything from natural products to more conventional dermatological treatments and nothing seemed to have a lasting impact.
      “Then I got my first Dr. Hauschka Classic Treatment. The experience was transformative, for both my skin and for my life direction. The enveloping, conscious touch, the smells, the feel of the products on my skin and the caring way in which the esthetician did the post-treatment consultation not only led me to change the way I approached my personal skin care, but it also served to spark a passion in me to want to become a Dr. Hauschka Esthetician and help others especially those struggling with their skinto have this kind of experience and transformation.”
Elisabeth Sigmund, esthetician and co-founder and formulator of Dr. Hauschka Skin Care, passed away in December 2013. Did you ever have the opportunity to meet her or do you have any thoughts you’d like to share about her?
      “I never had the chance to meet Elisabeth Sigmund in person, but have heard wonderful stories from those who did have the privilege of meeting her over the years. I am in awe of and grateful for her brilliance and visionary insight into the practice of holistic esthetics. I often think about the reach and legacy of this remarkable woman, who shared the same birth year as my beloved grandmother—1914.
      “Elisabeth Sigmund created the Dr. Hauschka Classic Treatment which is at the heart of my connection to the products and the philosophy of brand. From our colleagues in Germany we have learned that Elisabeth Sigmund always had a keen interest and curiosity for Dr. Hauschka Estheticians in the United States. While she is no longer physically with us I definitely feel her spirit and presence.”
What sets Dr. Hauschka Signature Treatments apart from other facial treatments?
      “The beautiful, purposeful attention to detail, conscious quality of touch, the acknowledgement of the lymphatic system in our techniques and the history, theory and experience behind the treatments.
      “I find the Dr. Hauschka Signature Treatments are not only beneficial to receive as a client but beneficial for the therapist to give. As the esthetician giving the Dr. Hauschka treatment, my experience is that I always feel more calm and centered after a treatment thanks to the rhythm, intent and aromatherapy of the treatment.”

What is the most common misconception that people have about their skin?
      “I find clients often don’t make the intrinsic connection between the condition of their skin and their diet and lifestyle – what they eat, their stress level, lack of sleep, the rhythm of their lives. I feel like my job, as a holistic esthetician is to help educate clients to make this connection.”
On a more personal note, does your son have a favorite product or products?
   "He loves to put on the Lip Care Stick and to get spritzed with the Facial Toner. He is fascinated by my daily routine at the sink."
As you’re currently pregnant; have you updated your skin care regimen due to changes in your skin?*
      “I was concerned about how pregnancy hormones would affect my skin because I had such severe acne as a teenager and young adult. I am now in my third trimester and I have been really lucky that my skin has not drastically changed—the Dr. Hauschka products have definitely had an impact on this!
      “Recently, my skin has been flushing more easily and I have had flare-ups of red bumps on my cheeks. Spot treatment with Revitalizing Mask and Coverstick has been very helpful with these flare-ups. Over the course of my pregnancy, I have used the Sensitive Care Conditioner to calm the redness and the Renewing Night Conditioner to balance my skin during this time of incredible transition.
      “I have a ritual of rubbing my pregnant belly with Blackthorn Body Oil each morning after getting out of the shower. I love the smell of the Blackthorn Body Oil and am really appreciating its fortifying and toning qualities.”

*Please note: If you are pregnant or nursing, it's always best to check with your physician regarding your personal care regimen.

To conclude, what would you say is the best thing people can do at home for the health of their skin?
   “I think slowing down and finding and honoring rhythm and rituals can have such a positive impact on the skin because skin is so affected by diet and lifestyle.”
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