Why Your Skincare Regime May Not Be Working and Why I Do What I Do
People often ask me how I got into the world of skincare and why I do what I do.
Simply put, I LOVE feeling and looking healthy and spent many years figuring out what brought me closer to health and what moved me away from health. By the time I figured out the 'secret ingredients' to good health, my passion had sky rocketed and I knew it was knowledge I had to share with the world.
I'd always been interested in skin health specifically, but knew from very early on that skin health went so much deeper than 'face value' (get it - hehe). For a long time I thought that good skin came from choosing quality products and applying them religiously. And while this is partly true, my journey helped me see that skin health is so much more than that.
What I learned, is that we can use all the products we want, but unless our external and internal worlds are also harmonious and balanced, our skin will never look the way we want it to. No amount of moisturiser is going to gift the stressed out corporate gal the glowing skin she desires. And no amount of evening mask going to gift the guy who eats sugar on the daily acne free skin.
As a qualified skin therapist who specialises in holistic aesthetics I help people achieve their skin AND health goals by 'treating the individual and developing customised treatments that consider diet, lifestyle, home & work place environment and even emotional status' - Donna Campbell, Awe Academy.
The principle I work by is - your skin is a reflection of your inner wellness.
Many people are surprised when I tell them that the gut issues they're experiencing could be the cause of their poor skin health. Or the fact that they work indoors all day and don't see any natural light. Or the fact that feeling on edge and anxious has become their 'norm'.
Yes, skin products can help in the short term, but unless these other things are addressed and resolved, topical treatment might only improve 1/3 of the issue and definitely only for a limited amount of time.
And that's why I do what I do, because I see so many people torn apart when their skin products don't heal their skin conditions, and I know how much this can impact things like self worth and self confidence.
If you've been trying to clear up your skin and bring it into full health to no avail, I encourage you to ponder the following:
Do you have a healthy relationship with yourself? How do you 'see' yourself? How do you talk to yourself?
How do you view the world around you? Are you a glass half full or empty kind of person?
What's your diet like?
How often do you feel stressed? Anxious? Flat?
Do you sleep well?
Do you have balance in your life? How well are you taking care of yourself?
If you feel lost and unsure about your next step is, I'm here to help.
In my work, I take my clients on a complete skin journey by healing the skin from the inside out. I create an individualised skin plan with them and we have regular video call check-ins to help keep them accountable. I'm like their own personal guide and cheerleader! I'm also one of the health professional who teaches in a 16 week online holistic health program.
I myself am constantly learning which means I'm up to date with what works and what doesn't. Because the industry is constantly changing and new skincare trends and treatments are hitting the street everyday, I understand why people get confused about what is right for them. It's my job to simplify things, educate you and support you all the way!
Remember to reach out if ever you need support and/or advice. That’s what I’m here for! If you've been looking for a holistic alternative to skin care or are but don't know where to start, I would love to hear from you! Clear skin can be achieved by anyone given the right tools. Click here for a complimentary 15 minute skin consultation with me!