About the creator of Mod.ern Skincare
Hi there! 👋
My name is Helena Chywski – creator of Mod.ern Skincare and certified aesthetician based in New York City, soon to be in New Jersey. I am originally from Brazil and moved to the USA at the age of just 13, when my mother decided to leave everything behind after my father passed away to start a new life. My mom has always been an inspiration to me with her strength and courage and is the reason why I am so persistent and determined to achieve in life.
My passion for skin and skincare began at a very early age, but I never thought it could become a career until my late 20’s. It was always fascinating for me; I fought for many years with acne as a teenager and even as an adult. I saw this struggle as an opportunity – a chance to build a skill that could really help others – and a chance to do something I loved every day. I learnt (and am still learning) that struggles can help you dig into a problem and the best goal is to resolve it. Consequently, you can end up building mastery, acquiring self-discipline and competence.
I had been working in the corporate office world for as long as I can remember and always thought that money and passion could not be combined (especially after having a kid). One day I realized that it is possible to have your cake and eat it too (I know, super cliché). That’s when I started thinking about the possibility of making this dream a reality, and how I could change my life and my family’s. Luckily, I have an amazing, supportive husband, who has been there for me no matter what. He took great care of our kid while I worked a full-time job every day and went to school to pursue my passion on the weekends. Almost two years later, and here I am. Graduated, licensed and ready to show the world what I am all about: My techniques, my knowledge, and my passion for skincare. My goal is to help you learn what’s best for your skin and have fun while you’re at it. I also hope to inspire you with art and poetry, which are the 2 other elements I love.
I am very grateful to be where I am today, but I know there is still a long way to go. As of now, I can finally say: I love my life and what I do. If I can change someone’s life, even if it’s minimal... that’s my greatest reward.
“You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress simultaneously.” - Sophia Bush (2015)