About

I’m on a mission to empower women to have beautiful, healthy skin at any age, naturally and safely as possible.

I work with women both in person and virtually who are suffering with skin concerns such as adult acne, premature aging, rosacea and more, or those who just feel like they’ve lost that youthful radiance.

Simply, I help women to love the skin they’re in…naturally.

A bit about me

I have been passionate about health and natural healing for the past 30 years. After several years in the “corporate world”, I decided I wanted to work in the holistic health care industry and in 2001 trained to become a massage therapist. A few years later I studied to become an esthetician and immediately fell in love with natural skin care. In 2013 I received my certification in Holistic Health Coaching, which enables me to assist clients with nutritional counseling for skin issues.

I have always been plagued with sensitive skin that was prone to redness and irritation. I was diagnosed with rosacea and hormonal acne in my early forties and was starting to notice the dreaded fine lines popping up. I was purchasing products recommended by my dr. and ones that advertised they could help, but everything I used would further irritate my skin.

I scoured and skimmed and self-experimented to the max to find what works for aging skin and the problems associated with it and eventually found safe and effective ways to treat and resolve my own skin issues. Through my research, I discovered that Mother Nature had all the ingredients needed for timeless beauty. It is now my great honor to educate and empower my clients to discover their best skin.

My discovery

Years ago when I was suffering with my own skin issues, I didn’t realize that certain chemicals in the beauty products that I was using and some foods in my diet were the cause. When I ditched the toxic chemicals in my personal care products and made some changes in my diet, my skin problems remarkably improved. I have also witnessed many of my clients experience the same results.

When I started researching beauty products, I discovered that the personal care products I was buying for myself and my family contained ingredients that scientific studies showed were down right toxic to our health.

They were pretty much in all the products we were using: hair care, skin care, toothpaste, and even products sold just for babies!

Some of the product we were using were known to cause skin irritation, allergies, hormonal imbalance, neurological issues, ADHD, cancer, and were actually damaging and aging to the skin.

The ugly truth about the beauty industry

The truth is there are very few regulations in the beauty industry. Manufacturers are self-regulated regarding the ingredients they use in their products. These companies are solely responsible for deciding whether the products they are selling are safe and there is little or no safely testing of ingredients used.

Cosmetic safety laws in the U.S. have not been significantly updated since 1938. The current laws are ineffective and not are protecting consumers from harmful chemicals.

Several other countries have much stricter laws concerning personal care products. The European Union has banned over 1000 chemicals used in consumer products, while the U.S. has banned only 11.

While we can’t control our exposure to all harmful toxins in our environment, we can control what we put on skin. By using products with safe ingredients we can significantly reduce the effects of exposure.

You practically have to be a scientist to read products labels and there is so much controversy over what’s safe and what works. My goal is to educate my clients to easily navigate this information.

My Philosophies on skin care

  • You can have beautiful skin at any age
  • Beautiful skin is not about the absence of wrinkles, but more about the luminous glow of your complexion, the color and even tone
  • Taking excellent care of your skin doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive…keep it simple
  • Skin problems are only symptoms of an underlying root cause, when you discover that everything changes
  • I certainly don’t want to be a downer talking about all the negative things about conventional beauty products, but you deserve to know the facts so that you can make better informed decisions and choose products that are safe and effective
  • Smiling makes you look beautiful : )

Please click here to learn more about how to work with me and sign up for a complimentary skin care consultation call.

Let me help you get your glow on…Naturally

Shelly