Hi there! My name is Christine and I’m a certified Skin Therapist and Intuitive Acne Coach. I work with high strung, sensitive women who are tired of trying to clear their acne with another diet. I help them discover the right topical treatments, master their mindset, eat intuitively and most importantly, make peace with their body so that they can let go of guilt, stress and 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!
Hi there! My name is Christine and I’m a certified Skin Therapist and Intuitive Acne Coach. I work with high strung, sensitive women who are tired of trying to clear their acne again and again with yo-yo dieting and expensive supplements. I help them discover the right topical treatments, master their mindset, eat intuitively and most importantly, make peace with their body so that they can let go of guilt, stress and live confidently with and without breakouts.
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. As your skin therapist, I can help you awaken your intuition so that you can provide what your body needs in the moment - whether that's emotional, physical or nutritional support.
My outside in approach to skin care respects the barrier function of your epidermis. Restoring your stratum corneum prior to treating conditions such as acne and eczema is prioritized, as is protecting your skin's barrier function and preventing premature skin aging.
My inside out approach to skin care prioritizes the power of your mindset while respecting your body's innate wisdom to heal itself. Learning to manage your mind and trust your body's signals over external cues will help you nourish your body with confidence.
As a feminist with white and thin privilege, 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 developing acne on my face.
Entering the aesthetics industry as a professional with acne had me with my tail between my legs. 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.
Instead of pursuing a certification holistic nutrition, I found intuitive eating. Being a highly sensitive person, rediscovering my intuition appealed to me. The idea of managing my mindset and listening to my body was the only path I hadn't tried.
Where I saw my acne as a barrier to becoming successful in my profession, I discovered that acne has been my partner all along. It helped me relate to other women who felt 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.
I started accepting my skin on the good days and the bad. I started noticing what foods give me energy and which ones my body prefers to eat less often. Chasing clear skin had me believing that something was wrong with me when in fact, my negative state of mind, high stress levels and food restriction 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, even with the odd breakout.
Hear from my clients
"I am a 30 year old female who has been really struggling with acne for the first time in my life. I knew I needed to upgrade my skincare routine and Skin Discovery delivered! Not only was Christine so professional and just lovely to talk to, she knows her stuff! She looks for the best quality products. She was able to recommend products for MY skin! I have been following her recommendations diligently and I'm seeing a difference in the texture and hydration in my skin. Fewer blemishes for sure! Thank you Christine. You've added so much more than a skin-care routine into my life!"
Katherine J Haldimand ON
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"From the moment I met Christine, her passion for holistic skincare was evident. This woman is a wealth of information and I was more than impressed by the entire process. Receiving a breakdown of each product that I was currently using, was proof that this was unlike any other skincare service I had ever experienced. Shortly after the initial consultation, I received my samples (based on my specific needs) and then had a virtual appointment where Christine showed me how to properly use each product. So far, I am loving my new skincare ritual. I would highly recommend this service to anyone looking to improve the look and feel of their skin."
Jennifer D. Mississauga ON
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I truly enjoyed my Routine Review with Christine. It was very personalized and it felt like she really understood my skin and its issues, even though all she had to go off of was a few photos and my answers to her survey! I am a few weeks in to starting to use the products that she recommended to me and everything is going great so far! In particular, switching from my previous sunscreen to the one that Christine recommended has been a game changer! Can't wait to see what a couple more months brings."
Heather P, Toronto ON
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Topical Skin Therapy
Discover so much more than a skin care routine. Over three one-on-one virtual appointments with a certified Skin Therapist, you'll uncover what topical products work best for you, how to use them most effectively and how to tap into your intuition to elevate your skin care results. Product samples and shipping of your samples is included, as is unlimited access to your Skin Therapist and 10% off all products on the shop for the duration of your package.
Holistic Skin Therapy
This program will improve your skin and your confidence by exploring the connection between your mind, gut and skin. You’ll practice proven techniques to relieve stress and ways to manage your mindset so that you can get out of the way of your body’s innate ability to repair and rejuvenate. Rather than having a professional tell you what and how you should eat, you’ll be guided on a self-discovery journey to find a way of eating that works best for your unique body.