Your Skin Care Routine Is Damaging Your Skin

Episode 70

Skincare expert Danny Neifert joins the Strive for Great Health Podcast to talk about all that she has learned in aesthetics and why she has such a passion for holistic skincare. Many products and procedures that we do every day are harming the skin and prematurely aging the skin. Danny sought a better and more natural way for skincare and founded Skin Harmonics. Now she helps people every day experience truly youthful and healthy skin! In this episode, we dive into why the beauty industry has it all wrong, what products to avoid, and how you can holistically treat your beautiful skin.

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And now to this week’s episode.  Welcome to this episode of the Strive for Great Health Podcast. I’m your host, Dr. Richard Harris. And today, I have with me an expert in all things skin. So I have Danny with skin harmonics with me on the podcast. Danny, how are you doing today?

Danny Neifert: [00:02:31] I’m pretty good considering everything.

Dr. Richard Harris: [00:02:35] You know, a lot of people were hoping that 2021 would be off to a better start. And then it’s like, Nope, 2020 was like, you thought I was gone. I’m not gone; we’re just doing the continuation. This is 2020 part two.

Danny Neifert: [00:02:52] Yeah, it feels like, it feels like it.

Dr. Richard Harris: [00:02:55] That’s why we’re here, right? We’re here to enlighten.

We’re here to add value, and we’re here to help people with what they’re going through, and you are a skin expert. And I always like to say, or start off this episode asking people what brought them into wellness because we all have a unique story, and stories have power. So what was it that got you into the holistic approach to skin health?

Danny Neifert: [00:03:21] Yeah, good question. It’s a question that people forget to ask. So, you know, I was lucky enough to be born into wellness because of my parents. And I was actually born on a Navajo reservation where there was not; that point of view was assumed. I didn’t know another point of view existed for a long time, and I didn’t spend my entire childhood there, but that influenced me tremendously.

And I went through a phase where I rejected a lot of those principles because it’s not what the mainstream media, you know, you, I was a teenager and whatnot, and it’s not popular in a certain way. And so, but then something really big happened. I had a teen pregnancy, a complete accident, and a complete train wreck, except for I fell in love with my daughter and became a young mother.

And it really, really woke me up and put me back in my place of, wow; there’s a lot to this here. And I don’t think if it wasn’t for becoming a young mother, it would have forced me into looking at alternatives. It’s just; there’s so much responsibility you have when you become a parent that it just really woke me up, and it just pushed me right back into that world of alternative health and nutrition and all of that. And that was where I got my start with skincare. It started out with massage and aromatherapy. And it just grew from there. I began making everything at home, like absolutely everything in the kitchen, from like homesteading recipes and gardening and aromatherapy books.

And I just started experimenting, you know, really early on.

Dr. Richard Harris: [00:05:25] That’s really awesome. Thank you for sharing your personal story because, you know, I always believe that our stories are not for us. Our stories are for other people to help them walk through things. And you know, there’s a lot of people who may have been through similar situations like you, a teen mom, or something.

And they, they originally were in wellness, and they walked away, and that might give them the power and the motivation to get back to that. So thank you. I know you have your own skincare line, and we actually did try it out. My wife loves it, by the way. So she loves the product, and she’s been really hesitant to get on this holistic skincare thing because she’s been conditioned by all these big companies about what really is healthy, and we know that’s not healthy.

So let’s start off by saying, what is different about your skincare line compared to what you see with the mainstream products?

Danny Neifert: [00:06:15] Yeah, it’s a good question. And I would say just about everything.  I dove into skincare, starting out with the natural approach. And then, after I went to school, I was taught and practiced the medical approach.

And the natural approach is all about being gentle and preserving our skin and this idea of trying to nourish and protect. And then the medical skincare is all about. What summarizes clinical and medical skincare is, is you harm to heal. You smack the skin. There’s all these different complicated ways of basically traumatizing our skin so that it makes new skin cells.

And so I went there. I have my journey; my winding journey took me there. And then I found a way to fuse the two together, and what you emerged? I say it’s like this love child, the natural medical love child, you know, popped out, right. It’s all strange; it’s a strange creature. And it does, it takes a little bit of both and invented some things, but the main principle and the reason I made my skincare line, there’s nothing out there like it.

At one point, I had my clients mixing like four serums together, and I was piecemealing so many things together to get it right. That I finally just said to heck with it. So the main principle of skin harmonics and this natural holistic resurfacing method, which I want to just say like natural skincare isn’t sissy anymore.

The reason your wife doesn’t want to do natural is because she’s been told it’s not corrective, and that’s what’s different about my skincare line. So instead of traumatizing our skin with lasers, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and even traditional retinol creams, it’s all about feeding our dermal layer, and a doctor about 15 years ago invented something called dermal nutrients, and they are patented bioavailable, exactly that, dermal nutrients.

And it’s something that the skin can absorb, metabolize and make new skin cells. And so now we have this whole other way of being corrective with the skin that’s not trauma-based, but food-based, and it’s topical. Food-based, it’s not anything you eat; it’s you actually apply this to the top of your skin, and our skin absorbs it and, you know, starts doing all sorts of things.

And one of, I just want to toss this in, one of the reasons this is so important is that what has been proven over time and especially to me over the years and years and hundreds and thousands of people that I have had the honor to work with skin. What I’ve come to the conclusion is that trauma-based procedures do not help our skin long-term.

So you get this little burst of new skin cells, but it’s kind of an illusion. It’s very much of an illusion because once that inflammation fades away and more time goes on, we’ve actually diminished our dermal layer instead of fortifying it. So these anti-aging procedures, which is so tragic, they’re aging us faster, and all of the acne protocols are throwing our skin so out of balance and dehydrating them so much that all of the congestion just becomes suppressed. Instead of that gorgeous process of, you know, the stuff coming out in the skin and the skin becoming self-cleansing. So I know that was all a big mouthful, but I wanted to just kind of pin down some of the bigger themes with my skincare line.

Dr. Richard Harris: [00:10:14] We always talk about in holistic medicine, getting to the root cause. Right? And if you’re just doing these cosmetic procedures on your skin, you’re not addressing the root cause of what caused your skin to be like that in the first place. And we know that a little bit of trauma can be helpful. That’s a reason why certain things like exercise and stressors like ketosis, and some of these things are beneficial because they cause a little bit of stress.

And then that makes our body stronger in the long run. But then chronic stress over time is the exact opposite effect. And just like, you can exercise too much. You can be in ketosis too much. You can do too much damage to your skin by repeatedly doing these procedures and not addressing the root cause of why your skin is like that in the first place.

Danny Neifert: [00:10:59] Yeah. We also know that what’s at the root of all skin conditions is a microbiome disorder. So that’s fundamentally the first thing that has to be addressed. And then secondly, there’s this sweet spot where we can stimulate our skin into positive blood flow, which is what the dermal nutrients do. Okay.

But we’re not taking it into that next level of where we’re essentially just adding inflammation and aging to our skin. So agreed. There needs to be an increased blood flow, but it needs to be that positive increase blood flow.

Dr. Richard Harris: [00:11:32] Yeah, because a lot of these procedures. Are really like Thermonuclear war. They just go in and damage everything.

They cause so much damage that it’s a dysregulated damage because our body has a cycle. We call it autophagy.  Where we damage our own cells, but it’s a controlled process. It’s like how our ancestors used to do controlled burning. They used to do controlled burning of forest to allow that forest to regrow, to get the nutrients back in the soil so they could harvest again.

And we have a process like that in our body. But if you don’t have controlled burning, you have a forest fire, and that rages out of control and burns everything. And that leads to uncontrollable damage. And that’s what well these procedures do.

Danny Neifert: [00:12:17] Correct. And autophagy is an incredible process. And that’s when our skin is healing; our bodies are healing for the highest good.

There might be a mass loss because we’re recycling, and you know, it’s self; autophagy, you know, you probably know this, it’s called self-eating, but it’s for the highest good. It’s this; it’s something that cleans up old cells and uses stored cells, whereas with the procedures like chemical peels, microdermabrasion, all of the things that are trauma-based.

There, we’re losing mass in our dermis. That’s just plain; it’s just, it’s just mass loss. So there’s no good; there’s no upside to it. It’s just the, you know, just the draining of life force, basically.

Dr. Richard Harris: [00:13:07] And this was one of those things that if you do that, occasionally that’s not harmful. Right. You can do it.

Danny Neifert: [00:13:13] No one is going to die from one chemical or whatnot, you know, but, but if it’s not good for you, why would you even do it in the first place? I think my main thing is we’re hypnotized into thinking that this is the way to handle skin because it’s been done this way for 30, 40, 50 years. And it’s a developmental stage that the skincare company is stuck in, and it’s time to upgrade into something else that actually works.

And like, why would we smack our skin around when we could feed it and not have to go back one step at all?

Dr. Richard Harris: [00:13:52] Yeah, I completely agree. You know, I see all the time people routinely getting these things done, and then I’m like, well, what else are you doing for your health? Well, this is for my health. I’m like, this is, that’s not real. I mean, what are you actually doing for your health? And then we totally got off-book, but that’s fine. That tends to happen on this podcast because the skin is an organ. Most people don’t look at it like an organ, but it’s an organ. It’s our largest organ. And they don’t think that the skin actually correlates with some of our other body systems.

You already alluded to the skin microbiome connection. We know that, we know that if your gut is out of whack, you can get all kinds of skin symptoms, but what else can our skin tell us about our overall health state?

Danny Neifert: [00:14:38] Well, it tells you the state of your intestines, really all the microbiome. There’s so many things that skin can say about our health.

You know, I think the interesting thing about why so many women do so many procedures is number one, there’s not another choice. Like that’s the only thing on the menu. If you want to anti-age or clear up your acne, you’re just pretty much given that option. They don’t have that choice. A number two, it’s emotional, you know, we can be science-y and intellectual about it, but our radiance and our beauty is really important to ourselves.

It just is. And we’re just willing, I know because I’m a woman and I’ve lived in this world, and I’ve been a skin consumer my whole life, like, yeah. We’re willing to throw money and resources at something that makes us more beautiful and even willing to cheat a little bit, you know, because the process that I’m describing with the holistic resurfacing process sometimes requires that a person go through a detox.

And that’s difficult for a lot of women because it’s like if you go to a therapist, you know, like you kind of have to take a step back to go forward sometimes in a certain way. There is that temporary phase where congestion that’s held in the skin has to come out, and it’s temporary. It doesn’t last forever.

Hallelujah. But that’s one reason that you know, that’s one thing with my service, and my system is that if you want to actually be healthy, you have to be healthy like it’s the right way. It’s the way of not suppressing anything. It’s actually creating that vitality and health, which I think, and I think more and more people are coming to this, health and beauty really are the same thing.

You know, they’re, they’re one in the same, but our skin can say so much about, I mean, I could just talk for days. You don’t even want to ask me that question. Cause I mean, I’m a skin nerd, and I’m a texture expert. So I have seen like, just so many people’s skin up close for so many years where I feel like I’m somewhat of a skin guru, intuitive, psychic.

Dr. Richard Harris: [00:16:55] Skin is one of the things that’s at the intersection of health and beauty. And I like to look at them like they’re overlapping Venn diagrams, and most people think that they’re not, that they’re two separate realms, but people all the time ask me, well, what do you do for your skin? Well, what do you mean?

What do I do? I don’t do anything special for my skin. I don’t use harsh cleaners. I don’t use harsh chemicals. I exercise, I eat the right nutrients. I do all that kind of stuff. And people were like, well, how old are you? I say I’m 37. And they’re like, you don’t look like you’re any older than 25, then it’s because of all the other things that I do in my health and wellness plan.

And you can look at skin like we talked about as, as an elimination organ, as a sign of underlying problems. If you have inflammation that can show up in your skin, if you have a lot of toxins in your body that can show up in your skin, if you’re dehydrated, that can show up in the texture.

Danny Neifert: [00:17:51] Candida is one of the biggest issues with skin like rosacea and acne are pretty much, you know, founded because of the candida in the system.

Absolutely, and I also do think that there’s a genetic element in place. I do think that some people just genetically are meant to have things detox through their skin, and you know, me, you, and every person I know right now is working on their internal microbiome with all of the food in America. And I’m a huge foodie and super sensitive.

So. You know, women, we go through hormone fluctuations as well. And so, which affects skin tremendously and oil production. So it’s like we can do all those things and we should, and it’s like a long, mysterious, unending ribbon to pull because once we figure it out, we age a few years and then, you know, our hormones shift and so something that we’re constantly working on, however, If you support the skin externally in the right way, I’ve had it be night and day for clients just night and day, you know?

And I’ve had so many clients that did eat everything right. We’re doing, you know, they had to do just a deeper cleanse and combine that with external support. We’re lucky that we can touch and feel and help our skin, like our intestines, we can’t, but with our skin, if we apply the right products and get extractions, and that’s, I’m a big fan of extractions is a fancy way of saying, getting all the blackheads and milia and things pulled out of your skin.

It’s like a huge, you know, release. And hydrating it and restore the barrier, then, you know, so much can be done. What’s so hard for me, and I think that’s why I’m finally stepping out because I’m really just a very nerdy, introverted person is that like the suffering is just insane around this, and it doesn’t have to be, and people are just hypnotized.

The beauty industry, like you’re supposed to scrub everything. You have to dry acne out. You have to go get lasers. If you want to anti-age, it’s just; it’s absolute madness. And I know that because I’ve been worked through it myself personally and professionally to know that it’s a dead-end and, you know, it’s something that we can change.

There needs to be information out there for people so they can go, huh? Like I’m going to try something different. And that’s the functional medicine model that skin harmonics is.

Dr. Richard Harris: [00:20:18] And yeah, you know, you’re treating the skin, but you’re also working on what’s your nutrition. Like what nutrients are you feeding yourself?

What you put internally is going to reflect what’s happening externally.

Danny Neifert: [00:20:28] I’m not a nutritionist. So I can’t personally, I mean, I know a lot of things, but I’m always referring my people to naturopathic doctors and functional medicine doctors. It’s a huge part of what I do because some people. You know, they really think that it’s all just still like an urban legend, that chocolate won’t give you acne or that food has nothing to do with it.

You know? So I mean, if I said like five years ago, nobody thought that, I mean, some doctors were denying the existence of candida, like amazing, you know? And so I’m always that, definitely that voice. So like it’s, we’re going to do everything on the outside, and you’re going to need to do everything on the inside.

Dr. Richard Harris: [00:21:05] Absolutely. And people will say, well, this worked for somebody else, so I’m just going to do this. And then they get disappointed when it doesn’t work for them, but you don’t have their genes. You aren’t in their environment. You can’t expect what somebody else’s results are to just magically be your results because you also don’t know what else they were doing.

This one thing was wonderful, but they’re doing a whole bunch of other stuff that you don’t know about as well.

Danny Neifert: [00:21:29] Right. And I have found over the years that there’s some skin types that are much more, for lack of a better word, hardy. Like they get skin that has really strong constitutions, where it can take harsh retinols and some microdermabrasion sessions and chemical peels and, and it could fare, okay.

They’re still aging, their skin and their skin is still really out of balance, but it’s. You know, the bad signs aren’t as obvious, whereas the majority of people and a lot of other people that have more sensitive skin types, it’s just a disaster and a complete mess for, but then, you know, they say, well, this is again, like dermatologist says to do this.

And I go to the medi-spa, and they say to do this, it’s, it’s a very intimidating field that way. The beauty industry is just absolute insanity. It’s very charged emotionally for a lot of people. And there’s a lot of hierarchy involved with like an esthetician, dermatologists. You know, luxury skincare brands.

Like it’s all kind of cult-based in a certain way. And so people are just kinda knocking up against each other. And the funny thing to me is that all the skincare brands are the same. They’re either natural with essential oils and aren’t corrective; they’re just skin conditioners. They’re not going to do a whole lot.

Or they’re all trauma-based, and they all try to every year, every month come up with more creative ways to traumatize people’s skin, like all these new lasers and heard about a microdermabrasion machine that like it blasts lavender puddles at your skin. It’s all the same. And it’s been the same for 30, 40 years.

Like essentially once you understand that, I’m so bad and of course, I’m such a skin snob, but the ingredients and everything and food snob and all of that are just, I just have to roll my eyes, you know, it’s just like I roll. But that was what was so exciting for me when I found the dermal nutrients that were invented by this doctor because wow, like this is something that changes everything.

Wow. Like we can feed our skin. We can support it. We can love it back into life and back into balance, and it just changed everything.

Dr. Richard Harris: [00:23:44] Yeah. So I saw before that you had something that you called the four pillars of optimal skin health, and you may have already addressed some of this already on the podcast, but what are those pillars?

Danny Neifert: [00:23:56] Oh, good question. The first one is water. We have to get hydration and water into our skin, and there’s a strategy to do that. It’s not just about splashing Avion water on our face and then, like our skins magically hydrated. It’s you have to actually trap that water in with an oil layer, a lipid-rich moisturizer, and that’s the next principle it’s called barrier restoration.

And barrier restoration is this concept of maintaining our skin’s natural acid mantle. One of the reasons like not over-cleansing and people that don’t do anything to their skin, one of the reasons their skin is so balanced is because that invisible layer, which is a mixture of their own sweat.

I know it sounds gross, and their own oil from their very own sebaceous glands creates this little tiny, invisible it’s called the acid mantle, and it’s slightly acidic, and it stops bacteria. It’s like the final part of our physical body. And when that’s in place, that element does a lot to trap water in our skin and stabilize oil production.

And it’s very calming to the body; it’s like, without it, the skin is naked. I know that’s kind of sounds like a strange thing to say, like skin’s already naked, but it’s that piece when that’s removed. All of the water evaporates out of our skin. And of course, all of these anti-aging procedures and acne procedures are destroying the acid mantle, constantly every morning and every night with astringents and the scrubbing and everything.

So the first is hydration, and it’s paired with barrier restoration because it’s kind of like peanut butter and honey, like they, oil and water don’t mix. They don’t go together. But in this case, they’re both needed for skin health. You need the right balance of water and oil to create moist skin. And these two elements work together.

So you get your skin hydrated. And then, you apply a lipid-rich moisturizer. And now there’s a lot of fear around this because this is where we were like, Oh, it’s going to clog my pores. No, that’s absolutely false. It does not clog your pores. It keeps our skin soft. It keeps our pores all the opposite from not getting congested.

And so we have the water hydration, we have barrier restoration. And then the third piece is the dermal nutrients. It’s so invigorating and. Oh, it’s just a game-changer to give our skin the capacity to regenerate itself. And this also prevents the premature dermal thinning that happens with women as we go through menopause.

So we’re fortifying and keeping our dermal layer nice and thick. I know women, you know, people say they don’t want to have thick skin, but the dermal layer is what makes the layer above it. The epidermis, the dermal is what is the causal mother layer that where aging begins and ends. And we want that organ, our dermal layer, fortified and nourished and not depleted.

So this third element is these patented bioavailable, dermal nutrients. And then, the final principle is the release principle. And as our skin heals, it goes through this really profound reorganization. It has water. It has food. Now it has protection. Okay. Just the barrier restoration. And it literally has this old congestion from chronic dehydration things that never were allowed to release out.

They come, and that’s all I do in my sessions is I give deep pore cleansing sessions, and I clean up the skin safely, perfectly so that the skin doesn’t have to be burdened with this anymore. So those are the four, I call it the basic bill of skin rights. Like that’s what all skin deserves and needs and should have.

Dr. Richard Harris: [00:27:52] You know, it’s funny when you look at the overlap in the body, in its symmetry, because think about it, the things you just said for your skin, hydration. Well, that’s important for your health. So 70% of people on any given day walk around dehydrated, we do not drink enough water, and that’s essential for optimal health and functioning.

The second is the right fats, the right lipids; not enough people get the right fats in their nutrition plan. And there are no essential carbs; there’s carbs that we like, but there’s no essential carbs, meaning there’s no carbs that our bodies need that we can’t make. There’s essential fats, and there’s essential proteins.

We need good fats. And there’s a lot of fats, a lot of oils that our bodies make to lubricate our eyes, our skin, our intestines, our lungs. There’s a lot of oil that our bodies make. And if you’re not intaking the right fats, you’re not going to output the right oils. And so you can see that in that even applies to the skin.

The third point. And like you talked about, with the right nutrients. If you’re not getting the right nutrients in your body, then your body’s not gonna function properly.

Danny Neifert: [00:29:01] We can drink herbal tea, all we want and, you know, do all these other things, but there is no substitute for food or water for that matter.

Dr. Richard Harris: [00:29:08] Yeah, absolutely. And so if you’re not getting the right nutrients and your body’s not going to work properly, and there’s no greater example than that than with COVID, the highest risk for severe COVID infections is with vitamin D deficiency. It’s 15 times. That’s the highest risk; it’s higher than all the other comorbidities it’s even higher than being older than 65.

Vitamin D deficiency is the highest risk factor for severe COVID infection. So if you don’t have the right nutrients, your body is not going to do what it’s supposed to do. If your skin doesn’t have the right nutrients, it’s not going to do what it’s supposed to do. And the last principle release. Again, just like we have systemic toxins we get exposed to, they need to come out.

And unfortunately, a lot of people’s toxins get stored, but most people don’t realize that if you have excess adipose tissue, if you have excess body fat, That’s where all your toxins are stored. In fact, the more toxins you’re exposed to, it causes a process in your body to start making more fat, to store the toxins,

Danny Neifert: [00:30:08] Right. To protect the organs, basically, it’s a defense response.

Dr. Richard Harris: [00:30:12] Yeah, exactly. It’s a defense response to store the toxins in the fat to protect the organs. And so if you’re not getting the toxins out, You’re going to have problems. You’re going to have inflammation, insulin resistance, hormone, dysregulation, all of that.

And if you’re not able to get the toxins out of the skin, because that’s one of their functions. Then you’re going to have skin issues.

Danny Neifert: [00:30:33] Right. And all sorts of texture problems. And I think, I mean, people are hydrating their skin to a degree sometimes, but it’s the nutrients and the release that isn’t being offered in the industry.

And I’ve seen this firsthand, and I know these principles are universal. I’ve just applied them to the skin. I’ve translated it to the way the skin wants to receive these universal principles. I’ve seen this time and time again and just the other day. I work with all levels of income and colors of skin.

And what’s so interesting to me is, you know, some of these women come in, and they have spent exorbitant amounts on their skin. Like, can’t even say the numbers, like the confessions I’ve heard from women of how much they have spent on their skin, is like mind-boggling. And when I look at their skin up close with my magnifying lamp, yeah.

Their skin is in horrible shape. Like all this money, all these creams, all these procedures, and their skin is like, ha you know, their skin is, you know, has this fake happy look to it. And a very thin veneer, and underneath there’s so much congestion. There’s no blood flow. The glow is gone. It’s skin that’s, you know, irregular color; there’s atrophy in places.

There’s, I mean, it’s just, it’s a nest of problems, and it’s just tragic to me because how much did this woman spend? We’re getting it all wrong.

Dr. Richard Harris: [00:32:02] So another area that we’ve touched that is a big problem. Is the skincare products. And so a lot of people will say to me, okay, what do I look for in a vitamin?

What do I look for in a certain product? Well, what should people avoid when they’re looking at skincare products? And then what should people look for when they’re looking at products.

Danny Neifert: [00:32:27] The first thing is synthetics, and we’ve known this for a while, and we’ve come a long way. The skin industry has come a really long way within the last five and ten years; somebody told me the other day that the word clean beauty was typed into the Google bar, like many, many times.

And so. There is this factor of cleanliness. So we’re avoiding synthetics, parabens, petroleum byproducts. There’s that, that environmental working group that you mentioned that tracks that. And so that’s the first thing is I get clean products and yes, they cost more. The prices are going down because as more people vote with their dollars, our bar will be raised, you know, more so number one, there’s a cleanliness.

And, of course, that’s a whole conversation in and of itself. Like how high and low do we set that bar? So that’s the first thing. But my second advice, which is, sounds really crazy, is that you avoid anti-aging products and you avoid acne products because they’re all acids that are dissolving your skin.

Or they’re all astringents, which are dehydrating your skin. They all lead to dehydration. People are going fast in the wrong direction. And so oil-free moisturizers, I think, should be just banned or just renamed. There’s nothing moisturizing around an oil-free moisturizer. Toners are out. Clay masks are out because they’re all dehydrating.

And unfortunately, I wish I could say that there were like all these brands that offer dermal nutrients, but the truth is there’s not. You’re talking to a unicorn, but Skin Harmonics is one of the first places to offer these dermal nutrients. And what I’ve done is I’ve streamlined it so that it’s all in balance; I’ve addressed these other issues because what I also found experimenting with the dermal nutrients, which are very rare and hard to find it’s something called retinaldehyde.

But even if you find retinaldehyde, that’s the bioavailable form of vitamin A; it doesn’t mean that it’s stabilized, and it doesn’t mean it’s getting absorbed. There’s this very special liposomal delivery system to even to get that vitamin A that’s bioavailable into our skin. What I did is I took all the pieces together because if you find this ingredient, it’s half mass or less than half mass; if you’re just giving your skin this ingredient, what I discovered.

Was, if you give your skin the water and the barrier restoration and in all the right proportions, then the skin will release and go through this detox. So yeah, I would have to say avoid anti-aging products, avoid acne products, look for clean products and yeah, look up Skin Harmonics. I would love to have more distributors at some point and to train more providers. But at this point, it’s just; it’s just me.

Dr. Richard Harris: [00:35:14] Yeah. A lot of times we’re, we’re operating in our silos here in holistic medicine, but I think that there’s a lot of interesting stuff at the works. I’m actually working on a deal right now to partner with a group who’s doing what I’m doing. So. I know that there’s a way forward, and it’s going to be a collaborative approach.

So I know if you stick on the path that you’re on right now, then you will eventually have people all over the place preaching your message.

Danny Neifert: [00:35:40] Yeah. The clean beauty. Thank you. The clean beauty industry has arrived. And what I’m saying is let’s just, let’s go beyond clean, let’s go beyond organic. Like that’s great and all, but we need something that’s going to be corrective as well, it’s not enough just to, just to be clean. Like we want to actually heal our skins.

Dr. Richard Harris: [00:36:03] So people are interested in your products. Where can they go to find them?

Danny Neifert: [00:36:07] Well, my website is Skin Harmonics, and I did make a special landing page just for your listeners, And if they sign up there, they’ll get a copy of my book.

I wrote a really fun book about skin in story form. It’s only a 90-minute audio or, you know, short PDF. And there’s also a coupon, a good coupon for the products on my website. And there’s also a free PDF. I put together the ten things that your skin wishes that you would stop doing to it. And that’s kind of a surprising and eye-opening sheet to look at.

It will get people moving in the right direction because I think for so long people. You just haven’t done anything else because there hasn’t been an option. And I’m just here today to say that there is another way to do this and it’s been fully scouted, and I’m sort of like beckoning people. Like, I know we can come this way.

There’s another way. And it might not be for everybody right away. Cause that’s how functional medicine is. Functional medicine is usually about 10 to 20 years ahead of the crowds, but there’s enough people. There’s enough people. And I’m saying like, check this out. There is another way.

Dr. Richard Harris: [00:37:24] Yeah, absolutely.

So thank you so much. I listened to the entire book that you put together on YouTube. It’s it’s phenomenal. I had my wife listen to it. She loved it. I mean, there’s a lot of the principles of holistic wellness and functional medicine that you put in there. And so definitely. Check that out. I’ll have a link to that in the show notes and also a link to your website as well.

So I just want to thank you for taking the time to come on the show today to help educate people that it’s not skin deep; it’s full body deep. And the skin is just another organ that needs to be optimized, and it needs to be put in the right state to heal. But when you put it in the right state, when you give it the right tools, when you treat it right, you can do wonderful things with your skin naturally. Thank you for coming on, Danny. I appreciate that to all my listeners. Thank you for listening to the Strive for Great Health Podcast, and have a blessed day.

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