Hi everyone! My name is Shiya and I’ve worked as a fashion model for most of my adult life. Through my career I’ve been fortunate enough to work for the likes of Elle, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Sephora, Clairol, Benefit Cosmetics, Esprit, and L.K. Bennett to name a few.
As a model who shoots a lot of beauty, one’s biggest commodity is one’s skin and youthfulness. Yet, I was always plagued with the skin ails of acne and congested skin, made only worse by makeup and the stress of having bad skin. Many days and nights, I’d lock myself at home, feeling sorry for myself and scouring the internet for a solution to my problems. I’ve tried absolutely everything; from high end to low end products, to seeing upwards of 10 different dermatologists, at-home remedies, natural products, cleanses, acupuncture, Ayurveda, naturopathic medicine, to all sorts of skin gadgets and in-office treatments. Many helped little or even exacerbated my problems (not to mention put a pretty dent in my wallet;) and some helped a little, but ultimately the problems would come back.
These days, I’m happy to report my skin is what I had always hoped for. Through my years of trial and error I’ve found what works for me and what doesn’t, and I hope to share this knowledge with you. There’s such a vast amount of information out there about how to care for your skin, and a lot of this information is simply wrong or misguided. Let me save you the time and money on useless products/treatments, and give you the low down on what will really make a difference. So that you too, can finally rid yourself of your skin troubles like I did and feel great again 🙂