About Christine

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!

About Christine

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!

Values

CORNEOTHERAPY

My 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 preventing premature skin aging. 

INTUITION

I help women become the expert of their own skin by educating my clients on their signals that show up on their skin and how to adapt their care to meet the needs of their skin in the moment.  

INCLUSIVITY

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.

My story

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 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.

I then stumbled upon intuitive eating where discovered how to listen to my body and made the decision to ditch diet culture. I also changed the way I was caring for my skin topically, I started listening to the signals from my skin and my body and adapted my approach based on my needs in the moment.

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, 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, even with the odd breakout.

MY SERVICES

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IN SPA

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HYPER
PIGMENTATION

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ROSACEA

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SKIN

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HEADS

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Skin care products

CLEANSERS

HYDRATORS

EXFOLIANTS

MOISTURIZERS

SUNSCREENS

EYES + LIPS

BODY

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