Hi there! My name is Christine and I’m a certified Skin Therapist, Mindset Coach and Spa Owner. I specialize in clearing acne, calming redness and smart aging. I help women discover the power of intuitive skin care so that they can become the expert of their own skin and know when and how to adapt their care based on the changing needs of their skin. I'm passionate about guiding women from feeling self-conscious and self-critical to living confidently in the skin they’re in! That's because I know what I feels like to wake up with a painful face full of breakouts and not want to be seen. I'm on a mission to help women transform the relationship they have with themselves.
NO ONE SIZE FITS ALL
Personalized skin care is at the heart of what I do. Topical recommendations are made based on your skin type, skin tone, skin conditions and concerns. My holistic approach respects that your body knows how to heal and often it's our mind that gets in the way. I can help you awaken your intuition so that you can give your unique skin what it needs start transforming your skin care results.
Hi there! My name is Christine and I’m a certified Skin Therapist and Intuitive Acne Coach. I specialize in treating barrier compromised skin. I help women discover the right topical treatments, master their mindset and become the expert of their own skin so that they can live confidently in the skin they're in.
ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL
Personalized skin care is at the heart of what I do. Topical recommendations are made based on your skin type, skin tone, skin conditions and concerns. My holistic approach respects that your body knows how to heal and often it's our mind that gets in the way. I can help you awaken your intuition so that you can provide what your body needs in the moment!
My skin care approach focuses on respecting and maintaining the barrier function of your epidermis at all times so that your body's immunity is never compromised for skin care results.
I help women become the expert of their own skin by educating my clients on the signals that show up on their skin and how to adapt their care to meet the needs of their skin in the moment.
I'm here to support women of all shapes, sizes and skin tones. I recognize the important differences between light and dark skin and strive to be a weight, race and sex inclusive practitioner who respects diversity.
Growing up, I was fascinated by skin care. I read books and experimented with natural ingredients to calm my sensitive skin. I enjoyed created cosmetics like lotions and lip balms. After graduating with my bachelor of commerce in entrepreneurship, I stopped creating natural skin care products after realized that we don't need another skin care line in this world. What we do need is unbiased personalized skin care advice.
My passion for skin care led me to pursue my certification in skin therapy. The same year, I got off the birth control pill after a few intense migraines had me visiting the hospital. By the time I graduated, I started experiencing persistent acne.
Entering the aesthetics industry as a professional with acne had me feeling very self-conscious. I was ashamed of how I looked and my self-woth and body image took a dive. Living downtown Toronto at the time, I was balancing my full time corporate job with my part time skin care business. This led to chronic stress, burnout and a host of inflammatory skin conditions.
Instead of listening to my body, I pushed through for two more years. During this time, I developed exfoliative cheilitis, fungal acne, eczema, persistent acne and frustrating bacne. I even had a bout with pityriasis rosea and shingles that had me visiting various dermatology offices.
These experiences with my skin led me to working with various health professionals. I did the food sensitivity test, DUTCH hormone test and tried diet after diet to fix my gut hoping that my skin would clear. After spending thousands of dollars on medical spa treatments, naturopathic doctor visits and expensive supplements, my skin still wasn't clear. I had enough of the restriction, the stress and financial burden.
I felt defeated, like I had tried everything out there to clear my acne. I then realized there is one thing I hadn't tried - strengthening my mindset. I decided to study Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and body image theory. Where I once saw my acne as a barrier to becoming successful in my profession, I discovered that acne has been my partner all along. It helps me relate to other women who feel the same way that I did. This powerful shift in thinking elevated my body image and working on my mindset daily reduced my stress levels considerably. This is when I finally started to see profound change in my skin.
Chasing clear skin had me believing that something was wrong with me when in fact, my negative state of mind, high stress levels, using the right topicals at the wrong time and chronic dieting was the real root cause of my acne. Getting my mind out of the way has allowed my acne to heal and my confidence to shine through.
This is possible for you too! If my story resonates with you, click on "mindset coaching" below to learn more about my 6 week private coaching program.
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