So to say Michelle from Skin Nerd has changed my life, might seem ridiculous.....over the top..... the list goes on!
If you are one of those genetically blessed people who have perfect skin and do nothing to it - I am undeniably envious. My sister falls in that category - she used to laugh at me as I had every cream, potion and serum under the sun and still struggled to get that instagram worthy skin - yet she rolled out of bed with panda eyes and her skin still looked perfect. Bel could be quoted as saying "yesterday's mascara is tomorrow's eyeliner!!!" Oh my goodness! 😩😩😩
Michelle and I first met as young enthusiastic teachers at the Gordon TAFE - Michelle in Beauty Therapy and me in hairdressing. Our paths crossed on occasion with some mutual friends and even though I didn't have a lot to do with her, I knew her to have a beautiful personality and obviously was very good at what she does.
I started seeing Michelle a number of years ago as I was getting ready to go on our annual Summer holiday with friends and my skin had been horrific. I found myself praying for all the usual things of a night time "Dear Jesus, Protect my family, Love Thy Neighbour, World Peace and Great Skin. Thanks for listening God 👍🏻."
My concern is that I would have to wear multiple layers of makeup to hide the blemishes, sores and scars and just one flick of water from the pool, or an inadvertent touch of my face from one of the kids, would mean my skin would be totally exposed. To me, this was worse than any wardrobe malfunction or blinding people with my lily white thighs as I got out of the pool., I would also find myself avoiding eye contact with people when I knew my skin was bad - perhaps I felt like then they couldn't see me? Who knows?? 🙈
I also worried that it looked bad professionally. How do you sell your makeup skills when it looks like you can't even do your own!? Certainly your self confidence takes a beating!
So I see Michelle every 4 weeks when my skin is bad (or hormones are making things worse) or 8 weeks for maintenance. Her hour of power is worth every cent. She uses Laser Genesis and I have a micro peel and treatment on my finer red vessels. The Laser Genesis improves facial redness, brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles. There is no downtime whatsoever, so I can go from this appointment to my next, no worries at all.
I love my time with Michelle - she has a beautiful nature and is incredibly knowledgeable in all things skin. She stocks quality products and can prescribe exactly what I need. I love that she doesn't oversell - that's not her thing. Always looking to create an economical strategy to get the best results.
I am very grateful for Michelle - I am currently on a path to "put myself back together" - but more about that later. Michelle is definitely an integral part of this story.
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