I am a biologist specialising in dermopharmacy and cosmetology, it was by chance, whilst chatting to a new acquaintance that I discovered my vocation.
I would not be lying if I said I’m something like a biology teacher. But you might think that I was a bit clueless or stupid to embark at that time on learning like a revelation.
But yes, I have been a teacher for years I have taught my students the anatomy and physiology of the human body to enable them, for example, to give a good massage or body treatment, or understand how the circulatory system and hormones are reflected in our skin, nails and hair.
I have taught them the intricate world of layers that make up our largest organ, the skin. In order to keep it in perfect condition and work on those aesthetic changes that are driving us round the bend.
We talked at length about the composition and structure of hair, to learn how to take care of it, repair it, change its colour and even shape.
I have shown them something else about cosmetics, their principal tool, to be able to use them to their best advantage and they can create wonders.
That enlightening conversation which started me off writing these paragraphs helped me discovering who would be my students, and who I could draw in to spread my enthusiasm and knowledge about skin, cosmetics and personal care. But best of all, to be able to do it as I like it, scientifically.
Sometimes I mentioned my students, recognized today as hairdressers, beauticians and beauty consultants, there is a lot of science behind just creating one cosmetic, but that’s not completely true. Science is all around the creation of cosmetics, it’s only very powerful marketing that keeps us in the dark.
Now life is taking me in other directions. To faraway lands with the excuse that it is a subject in connection with writing my Masters from a scientific perspective. I am so thrilled to be doing it that I am going to start a blog.
My thing is to talk about cosmetics, the skin and hair … And that’s what I’m going to do, write about the whys and why nots. Talk about the quirks, new treatments and try to resolve and reassure your and my doubts and answer questions.
But also, I will put into practice what I’m learning, I will talk about science without scaring you, I promise!
With my mother, sisters, and our good friends in mind. Everybody that I have once shared a moment with and all of whom have encouraged me to talk about this field.
I also do it with the hope that it will be useful for beauty professionals, those who are still in the classroom/learning and those who already have clients in their care and even for their teachers, who until recently were my colleagues.
This blog is for all of you who have, at one time, asked me for advice.