Here is my story of how I became a Skincare Expert. I trained for two years in early 90’s to became a medical skin therapist to treat skin conditions like acne or rosacea.
To be able to treat such condition, I was :
<trained in dermatology, which helps me diagnose such conditions,
<Microbiology, which allowes me to know which bacteria, fungi or viruses are involved in such skin conditions and
<Anatomy and Physiology which allowes me to understand how the skin works in health and disease.
<Cosmetic chemistry allowes me to understand the interaction between the cosmetic ingredients and the skin or body.
<Cosmetology though me how cosmetic ingredients interact in a product and their properties related to cosmetic products.
After graduation I worked for the biggest cosmetic manufacturer as their medical beautician working on and testing their R&D products.
At the same time, I worked in collaboration with a dermatologist regarding teenagers acne.
Since moving to UK, I wanted to start by working with less challenging skin types, and gradually I became aware of other therapists becoming sensitive to the products they use in the salon.
I starting making my own natural salon products suitable for the different skin types I work with.
Customers were constantly asking me about what products to use* because they were not happy about the products they were using . That told me two things:
•That customers have no idea how to choose their cosmetic products*
•That customers didn’t know their skin type
So I developed a skin consultation ( read the blog about “What to expect from a skin consultation”)
Recently I founded a closed Facebook group, called Salon Corina where I encourage discussions around skin issues.
I am happily working with congested skin, aging skin, acne or rosacea.
My clinic is nested away in West Bridgford in a quiet residential area with private parking.
*See relevant blog