My Story

The Face Naturalist

I am a wife, a busy mom of two teens, living in SWFL. Like many, I have a family history of cancer. I was absolutely crushed when I lost my mom 5 years ago. Frankly my own health was not in the best place, at that time. I had been diagnosed with celiac’s and Hashimotos disease, I wasn’t active, and I was scared. I knew I needed to dig deep, and take control of my own health.

So I became an certified coach for an online wellness and fitness company. I was on the right path with eating and fitness. But I hadn’t really thought much about my beauty products, until my daughter had an almost anaphylactic reaction to drugstore make-up. I began a desperate search for safer products and with 100% ingredient transparency.

My research made me realize that I knew nothing, about the safety of the beauty industry. The issue is that there are more than 80,000 chemicals on the market today, many without safety data. I learned it is completely legal for companies to use toxic chemicals in the products that we put on our bodies every day, even if the ingredients are known to cause cancer or other health problems. And because the U.S. has not passed a major federal law governing the cosmetics industry since 1938, the FDA has no authority to remove harmful ingredients from products.

This was the journey that led me to become a Holistic Face Care Specialist. After achieving International Certifications as a Gua Sha and Face Yoga educator, I launched my company The Face Naturalist.

It is my passion to educate women about intuitive skincare practices and natural techniques for glowing skin and for renewed confidence so that she can age gracefully and confidently.

I offer in person and virtual skin consults, Face Yoga, and Gua Sha sessions.

This path has granted me the honor of being a guest on the Clean Bee Podcast in May of 2022, providing Face Yoga Sessions at Miami Swim Week 2021, and meeting with Florida Senator Rubio’s aide in 2020 to ask for support on the Cosmetic Reform Safety Act.