I have always wanted to be an Aesthetician…
As a young girl, I used to love watching my Gran get ready and was fascinated by her skincare cabinet. It was also my Gran who bought me my first routine when I was 13 and to this day, I still remember how excited I was to receive it.
A few years later, I developed acne like many teenagers do and although I tried everything to get it under control, I just couldn't find the right solution.
So, shortly after turning 18, I sought professional help for my skin. I visited a skin clinic where an inspiring aesthetician prescribed me a routine and within six months, it was like I had a brand-new face.
I immediately knew what I wanted to be when I grew up.
I went on to study Aesthetics and Cosmetology and a few years later, graduated with Honours and a student of the year certificate…It’s still my favourite award to this day – I think they could sense my obsession!
Since then, I’ve dedicated my career to helping thousands of clients achieve their skin goals in clinic. Much like my own story, many of them arrived feeling lost and needing help. However, the most common concern wasn’t acne, it was skin ageing.
Clients would see the natural changes happening to their skin and could identify concerns such as dark circles, fine lines, enlarged pores and so on, however they didn’t know where to begin fixing them.
While some had a general understanding of skincare, most were unsure of what products they needed, which ingredients to look out for and how to build an effective routine.
To help get them back on track ASAP, my solution was always the same. I would prescribe my 5 minute skincare routine that completely balanced their skin and effortlessly treated all aspects of skin ageing.
My clients loved their results and how easy it was to use, that they started telling their friends, who told their friends, and so on. Although I was delighted to help, I quickly realised I could only treat those who were able to see me in clinic. And that's when the idea for BASE was born.
So, I boxed up my signature routine and created The 5 Minute Kit. It’s everything your skin will ever need.
Quickfire Skincare Q&A...
Always remove your eye makeup by working from the outer corners, inwards. I know it sounds like such a simple tweak, but it stops you pulling or stretching the skin outwards and minimises the formation of lines and wrinkles.
Using SPF in makeup, as it just doesn’t protect your skin properly. Firstly it only blocks the rays that burn your skin, not the ones that age it and secondly, you’ll never apply enough foundation to get the coverage you need. So, a separate, stand-alone SPF is essential for maximum protection and for keeping your skin youthful too.
It’s never too late to start taking care of your skin. Many clients have asked me if their skin is ‘past it’, but there is genuinely no such thing. Introducing a consistent skincare routine will deliver transformative results at any phase of life.
Not moisturising my body after every shower. If I’m in a hurry, this is the first step I skip, so I’ve recently swapped my shower gel for a shower oil. This locks in tons more moisture and my limbs have been super grateful for my busy day, backup plan!
A good nights sleep! Not only does our skin renew and repair itself during the night, but it also allows my mind to totally recharge too. Waking up in a good head space ensures I make healthier choices for my body, so I can glow from the inside out.