Meet our skin saving team!
We understand that our knowledge and energy will impact your skin's success. Education and passion is at the core of what we do and as long as we are learning, we are growing. From the moment you walk in, it is all about YOU and we just genuinely love getting to know you on a deeper level. You become a part of our family and every visit feels like a catch up! After all, your skin journey should be fun!
OWNER, LEADING DERMAL THERAPIST & CORNEOTHERAPIST
What is a Corneotherapist?
A Corneotherapist specialises in the field of Corneotherapy or otherwise known as an 'outide in' approach. We recognise the skin itself is a beautiful environment with all it's intricate functions to stay healthy; therefore, it is integral that each layer of the skin remains intact and strong.
What is your favourite skin treatment?
I am a sucker for relaxing treatments that also strongly work on skin health. I cannot go past our Nutrition + PLUS Facial with LED Light Therapy! Each step is so involved you get taken on this wonderful journey of pure bliss. The skin always, ALWAYS looks and feels sensational for weeks afterwards.
What is your favourite Dermaviduals product?
I LOVE the Vitamin A Serum! I have used many variations in my life but this is by far the best. It is so versatile as it can be mixed into anything for an instant refinement! I personally love putting 2 drops into my moisturiser every night.. I love the way the skin looks and feels with Vitamin A and I always endeavour to incorporate it into my client’s regime!
What is your number one skin care tip?
Understanding your skin is unique and therefore needs to be treated in its own unique way. My best tip is to learn as much about your skin as possible. Create a skin diary and take note of its daily changes. Less is more with skin care so strip your synthetic chemicals right back and keep your regime neutral until you can see a Corneotherapist.
Why did you become a Dermal Therapist?
My interest in skin health and maintenance began around the age of 14 when I started to have problematic skin. I began trial and error on every product I could get my hands on to see what products worked best for me. This personal research project intrigued my interest in the industry, and lead me to enroll in a Bachelor of Dermal Sciences so that I could learn ALL things skin. So that one day I could guide others through their skin journeys and hopefully assist them in feeling happier and more confident in their own.
What is your number 1 skin care tip?
Stay consistent with home care! 80% of the work is done at home, so staying consistent with your daily regime will not only increase the benefits for skin but also prevent you from going backwards with your progress.
What’s your favourite treatment and why?
My favourite treatment would be the Nutrition Facial! It not only makes your skin feel beautiful and hydrated for days afterwards but also provides a bit of extra TLC, leaving you feel absolutely invigorated.
Why did you become a Skin Therapist?
My passion for skin integrity evolved over years of struggling with problematic skin. I remember mornings crying because I didn’t want to go to school, or work because my acne was so painful. I became so insecure. I tried many products, treatments and prescribed medications. I found most had some effect, however, I would relapse months after.
Fortunately I learned a new world of natural therapy; such as corneotherapy and naturopathy, which have healed my body and skin from the inside out.
Having experience what I would call, physiological and psychological trauma, I decided I wanted to be a Skin Therapist and help others on a journey to feel comfortable in their skin
I couldn’t live without my weekly LED light therapy! My first experience with LED I was totally sceptical of how a light could influence the condition of my skin however starting with blue light therapy I began to treat my acne breakouts with its anti-bacterial properties and immediately noticed improvements. I am now obsessed Green Light LED to manage my pigmentation issues
My favourite product is Dermaviduals Lotion N! Having been on two rounds of Roaccutane and possibly 3 years taking doxycycline in my teens my skin has suffered a great loss of Essential Fatty Acids! I use to feel so tight and dry all the time but now it feels comfortable and healthy. My skin loves it!
Why did you become a Dermal Therapist?
Having suffered with chronic acne for most of my teenage and early adult years, I was motivated to learn as much as possible about the condition in order to help myself. Understanding the true extent of distress that accompanies chronic skin conditions, this motivation extended into the desire to support others in their own skin journeys. I am currently completing the Bachelor of Dermal Sciences which is allowing me to develop knowledge across all areas of skin and deliver specialised treatments for my clients.
What is your number 1 skin care tip?
My skincare philosophy supports a holistic approach. While appropriate topical applications should never be neglected, healthy skin always starts inside. Often when our hormones or internal microbiota are unsettled, our body will externally alert us to this disharmony in the form of inflammatory skin conditions. Make your nutrition a priority! Maintain a diet that is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals (plus plenty of hydration), and limit triggering foods such as sugars and refined carbohydrates. These factors play a vital role in healing and promoting regular hormone function, while feeding our cells with the building blocks to carry out their necessary functions.
What's your favourite treatment? And why?
Dermal needling! The skin’s own curative and regenerating processes are fascinating to me and I enjoy utilising these natural responses in rebuilding the skin’s structural integrity and simultaneously treating a variety of different conditions.
Naturopath | Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)
With all of my heart, I believe that Naturopathy chose me. At the time of enrolling into the course, I was heavily grieving the loss of my dear friend who committed suicide and my health consequently took a turn for the worst. I had no idea what I was doing at time of enrolling but all I knew is that I wanted to learn about my self and learn how to take responsibility for my health and consequently, help others.
I have a particular interest providing naturopathic care for women’s health issues (endometriosis, polycystic ovaries), pre conceptive care, infertility, pregnancy care through to post partum and additionally through my own battles with acne, I now know a bit on skin health too! I have suffered with imperfect skin for what feels like forever and this is how I met Suzanne and her team at SJM Skin Aesthetics. I have been a client of hers since 2017 and have had great success with reducing the frequency of outbreaks as well as improving the quality of my skin.
I believe this is due to our two worlds colliding; working on both topical and internal health. We constantly bond over our mutual love for holistic individualised health and the importance of education and skin love. Both our professions complement each other perfectly. We both believe in the importance of the client and practitioner relationship and healing the skin at the source of the problem not symptomatically. I cannot wait to meet you all and be apart of your health journey!
What do you love about being in your role?
I love getting to know all our clients! Everyone who comes in is always super excited to be here which makes my job super enjoyable!
What is your favourite treatment and why?
My favourite treatment is definitely the SJM Signature Facial. Its super relaxing and I love the thermal mask part of it. I left feeling super glowy and my skin loved it the next day!
What is your favourite product and why?
My all time favourite would be the Lotion P. It helps my skin so so much with my annoying random breakouts.
Best skincare tip?
Clean your make up off with a wipe rather than your cleanser. Your cleanser is there to help your skin, not wash off make up! Wipe off then cleanse. Save your precious cleanser.