Joy McCarthy

Meet Joy McCarthy. Joy is the Founder of Joyous Health, a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, and best-selling author. Joyous Health is her platform, the purpose of which is to inspire and teach others they can take charge of their own health joyously, mindfully, and naturally.  

We chatted with Joy to learn about how she prioritizes self-love, her favourite Bend Beauty product, and her keys to healthy skin. 

How do you cultivate self-love?

It’s funny because I don’t consciously say to myself “I’m going to do this or that” for self-love unless I’m doing a face mask or something like that. However, the choices I make from what I eat for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and how I choose to move my body every day and get a dose of nature are all acts of self-love. I can’t be my best self if I don’t fill my own cup and take care of myself. Being a mom, it’s also super important to be a positive role model for my daughter Vienna. I want her to see and know that Mommy takes care of herself to show up as the best version of me so that she has the same habits when she is an adult. 

What’s your favourite Bend Beauty product and why?

My favourite product that I take daily is Renew + Protect. Now that I’m in my mid-40s I want to do everything I can to support my skin from within. I am sensitive to the sun and I love that it can help build my own natural protection. I suffered from rosacea in the past and I feel like it’s my little insurance policy. I know when I take it I’m helping to prevent a flare-up, as it helps keep my skin moisturized and it’s super anti-inflammatory. Even if I wasn’t in my 40s, if this product was around in my 30s I would have taken it then too! 

What are some of your keys to healthy skin?

It’s truly a holistic approach, there’s not one single thing that is the key to healthy skin. It’s the mix of the right supplements for my unique needs, skincare that doesn’t just moisturize, but actually nourishes my skin, eating plenty of minimally processed anti-inflammatory foods with tons of veggies, healthy fats and high-quality protein and managing stress and sleep. It’s truly a lifestyle. It’s an inside and outside job.  The reality is, everything I do to support healthy skin, supports my whole body’s health since nothing in the body works in isolation.

Shop Joy’s favourite Bend product, Renew + Protect here.