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NOURISH THE SKIN YOU'RE IN
The fabulous Stephanie King, founder of the UK's first Organic Sugaring School - the London Sugaring Company - shares her top tips to nourish the skin you're in.
1. What do you do as part of a regular routine to look yourself?
Having a 1 year old and a business means I am pretty much running around all day everyday. I wish I could say that I have more routined self care as I know the importance of it when it comes to avoiding burn out and depletion. Been there, done that so many times! I do take hot baths with Of The Islands Magnesium salt at least 2 times a week and I never leave the house with out my bottle of water. I also take a fish oil and multivitamin every day with out exception.
2. What are the key things you have found that nurture self-nourishment?
Creative time is key for me. I am a dreamer and constant idea generator so it's really important to my happiness and well-being that I get a few quiet moments every week to get into a creative head-space.
3. What could you do more of to nourish the skin you're in?
Sleep! I'm getting more of it now than 3 months ago but my little babe does like to wake up still. I don't think I've had any lengthy REM sleep in a year. I also think getting a professional facial or massage is super important to maintaining but it's been a LONG time since I've been on the receiving end of a service. I am super picky about products so I look for organic and natural in professional services and unfortunately that's still relatively hard to come by. I started my business specifically to change this!
4. What top tips have you got to give others around your working life to stay on top?
At my core I am not a very organised person despite having managed my own business for a decade now. I've embraced technology to help keep everything in order. My two lifesavers at the moment are Asana - project management system and my beloved Siri who I tell all my ideas, thoughts, to do's, appointments to and she knows when to nag me to get them done.
5. What are the things you couldn't live without that are key to your happiness and nourishment?
Good food. I am really obsessed with Kiosk in Notts city center and could eat that food every single day. Late night TV in bed on my laptop = my guilty pleasure. Good wine or a hoppy IPA that tastes like home (Portland, OR). Travel!! Business. I really enjoy running my business and derive so much joy from my work. And above all, my husband Richard who keeps me laughing and feeling inspired and my love bug baby Leo who is the sweetest and funniest little guy.
Bio: Stephanie is an American expat living in Nottingham with her husband Richard and one year old son Leo. As a long time Esthetician and Sugaring specialist Stephanie relocated to the UK in 2016 to launch London Sugaring Company, an Organic Beauty distribution business and Training Academy for Beauty Therapists and Skincare Entrepreneurs. She is an avid traveller and advocate for female entrepreneurship, as well as a small batch product maker.
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