My passion for skincare began at a very early age. I remember how my mother took great care of her skin, often receiving compliments on her youthful appearance. To this day, her skin defies her age. She taught me the importance of having a good skincare regime, and without her influence, I am sure that the struggles I had with my own skin during my teens and beyond would have been far worse.
Brushing the despair aside, I started on my own personal journey to find skincare that suited my very sensitive skin. As a result, I became very knowledgeable in ingredient technology and felt that a more innovative approach was needed for successfully nurturing my skin back to health.
I threw myself into learning more. At 18, I was named Best Student on a ‘Beauty Consultancy’ course and went on to study Human Biology, Psychology and Counselling, followed by Anatomy and Physiology at the University of Nottingham School of Nursing & Midwifery. The more knowledge I could get, the better! I was drawn, in particular, to the mind-body connection – how the human body worked and how external influences caused it to react. This led me to a path of holistic wellbeing where I studied Aromatherapy, Nutrition and Ayurvedic and other therapies. But my passion was always skin health.
I was fortunate enough to take my extensive knowledge and training, and study directly under Kundan Mehta, the inventor and author of Face Lift Massage who’s husband received an MBE for his services to massage therapy. In 2004, I was able to introduce this therapy to Nottinghamshire and before long was fully booked with very happy clients!