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skin care is vulnerable.

In my mid 20’s, I developed cystic acne. Despite years of ingredient research and helping clients in the treatment room, I could not figure out how to heal my own skin. I visited doctors, dermatologists, acne specialists & naturopaths. I tried supplements, topical products, and even prescription acne medication - but nothing worked.

In a society that places a lot of value in our physical appearance, imperfect skin can change the way we present ourselves to the world.

 

I spent two years dreading looking in the mirror, crying at my reflection, and having my acne occupy the majority of my thoughts. I avoided socializing when I could, and when I couldn’t, I was shy and quiet - afraid to draw attention to myself. I looked in the mirror and felt helpless, ashamed, and angry.

 

My acne was controlling my life, and I was exhausted.

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One day, I realized that every specialist I visited and every treatment I was given had focused on the symptom - acne - and not the underlying cause itself, a hormonal imbalance in my body. Not once had I been asked about my diet, nutritional intake, or overall lifestyle, despite the clear link between gut and skin health. Even in esthetics school, I wasn't taught about how nutrition can directly cause (and heal) skin conditions.

There was a gap in the industry - one that had failed me, and likely many others.

I was determined to learn everything that I could about how diet and lifestyle impact skin health - I even became a certified Holistic Nutrition Practitioner and Health Coach. I spent months integrating all of my newfound knowledge into my own life, and finally started to see results. At the end of the day, my acne was a blessing in disguise. While it led to some of the hardest years of my life, it also ignited a true passion for a holistic approach to skin health, and taught me that the only way to get long-term results is to address the cause - not the symptom.

Now that I'm in my 30's, my focus has shifted to anti-aging. I'm seeing a lot of similar patterns - anti-aging "solutions" that only focus on a symptom, like wrinkles, rather than the biological causes of aging. Botox is the perfect example! Did you know that up to 80% of aging is directly influenced by our diet, environment & lifestyle? With the right tools, we can support our body through natural, age-related changes, and prevent (or slow) the 80% of aging that's within our control. 

That's where I come in - as a holistic skin & health coach, I specialize in a holistic approach to aging. By addressing our diet, lifestyle, mindset & skincare, we can have healthy, younger-looking skin, but we can also feel healthier & happier, too. If you want long-term results, a holistic approach is truly the only effective solution.

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Today, my skin isn’t perfect, but after years of working with clients of all demographics I can confidently say that perfect skin is a myth. With seasons, age, diet and stress, your body is constantly changing, as are its needs. Aging itself is a natural process, but that doesn't mean that we need to age faster than we naturally would. Healthy, younger-looking skin doesn’t happen overnight. It takes consistency, patience, and forgiveness - because nobody is perfect. Our appearance doesn’t define us, but I know firsthand that it can impact how we feel. An anti-aging lifestyle will help you look younger, live longer, & optimize your health - because what's the point in living longer if you're not also happy & healthy?

 

I offer the education, insight, support, and accountability to help you get there.

You deserve to live a long, healthy, happy life - and you deserve to love your skin!

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