Nutrition Certified Esthetician Program

Healthy skin and nutrition are more deeply connected than previously thought. Research is revealing the need for an understanding of how  diet and nutrition affects the skin. We believe this info is vital to creating a successful treatment plan for your clients’ skin health.

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FAQs About our Esthetician Nutrition Certification

Who teaches the program?

The program is taught by our licensed educator, Kathleen Nordby, certified by the Integrative Esthetician Program of Learn Skin Dermatology.

What will I learn?

You will learn…

  • To provide information on the role of nutrition in skin health.
  • To understand the role of diet in maintaining normal skin anatomy and physiology.
  • To appreciate how genes and epigenetics can inform personalized nutrition strategies.
  • To compare the roles of macro and micronutrients, their functions, and common food sources.
  • To describe the role of phytonutrients and bioactives in the diet and common sources.
  • To demonstrate the role of key biological systems that connect diet and skin health, including the microbiome.
  • To differentiate between RDA/RDI and functional needs.
  • To analyze benefits and challenges between common diets, including vegetarian, vegan, Paleo, Mediterranean, Keto, FODMAP, Blood Type, and Intermittent Fasting.
  • To identify common skin conditions that are impacted by diet including acne, rosacea, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, hirsutism, vitiligo, alopecia and other hair loss, hidradenitis suppuritiva, hormonal imbalances including PCOS, and Thyroid conditions.
  • To formulate basic diet, topical and lifestyle strategies for each condition and communicate to clients.
  • To evaluate claims regarding nutrition and skin health utilizing scientific studies.
  • To recognize when referral to a qualified nutrition expert is necessary.
Does the program count towards Continuing Education?

Approved by the Oregon Health Authority for 21 hours of Continuing Education.

What are upcoming dates

Visit our Onsite Workshops page for the latest information on in-person class dates and our Virtual Workshops page for more information on our virtual class option.

Is lodging available?

We have negotiated a student discount at nearby Marriotts.

Is there an online option?

An online option is available. Register here to have access to the course for one year and become certified at your own pace.

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