Christina Wills has been studying faces for over 25 years and is an expert in transforming a woman’s confidence by way of a tailored skincare regimen and artful application of makeup. She has studied the connection between health, wellness and diet over that period, and traditional Chinese medicine for the past 5 years. The relationship between a healthy body and radiant skin has always been clear to Christina. She prides herself on providing clients with the power to transform their skin by way of a healthy diet, lifestyle, and proven skincare.

Your clients come to you to for advice on the latest trends in makeup and skincare. During your initial consultation, how do you make the connection between the condition of your clients’ skin and their lifestyle in order to make the best recommendations?


The first thing that always comes to mind when I am looking at a client’s skin is knowing what their goals are for overall wellness.  Do they maintain a healthy lifestyle, both through diet and exercise?  If they aren’t starting here, it is much harder for me to assist in the transformation of their skin.

The decline of wellness always begins on the level of inflammation, and things just escalate from there.  Poor skin condition is the first telltale sign of an issue, which many people tend to ignore.  Long-term damaging effects result, and can eventually lead to bigger health problems.  I try to educate my clients that there are red flags long before the disease appears.

One of the most important things to observe is how your body responds to its every day environment.  Are you always feeling stressed and reactive?  How do you keep your body calm?  If you are waking up stiff, ask yourself why?  Try to be the best version of yourself in spite of your environment.  There is no perfect formula, there is always going to be something going on out of our control.  Your diet is your best defense.

If you are constantly eating refined foods, anything that has been processed and tainted, it is now going to take your body much more energy to process.  If food is not in its natural form and you combine that with stress from the environment, you are building a case for inflammation and stress on your body, which can display itself through your skin.  A makeup application may temporarily disguise the external effects of inflammation on skin, but the root of the problem needs to be addressed.

Makeup is a tool; it can give you the extra bit of confidence you need to take on the day, but it is only part of the solution. A good skincare routine, a healthy lifestyle, and a balanced approach to diet are key factors in maintaining the perfect canvas.

Do you see a direct connection between internal inflammation and external skin conditions?


Absolutely! I have seen the direct effect it has had on my clients, and I remember one in particular. She was suffering from a skin condition, and the inflammation was wreaking havoc on her body. I started her on MEG21 Smooth Radiance Face Treatment to not only address the inflammation, but to assist her in regaining confidence in her appearance. By her 2nd jar, she looked significantly younger, brighter, smoother, and more hydrated.

I see a lot of women who are in bad shape internally, and their systems are struggling from inflammation. This has a direct impact on their skin. It is astounding to see the difference in my clients that are committed to self-care with an everyday wellness approach…their skin is much more radiant. With the added use of MEG 21 in their skincare routine, their makeup always looks better!

Is your diet completely free from added sugars?


Yes, I’ve completely cut out added sugar. It wasn’t overnight, and it took my body time to adjust as I slowly cut it out. I’ve noticed my body weight is more stable and I feel more fit. I’ve always been thin, but never felt as strong. My overall nature is better; I wake up more energized with a clear head. I also appreciate the natural sweetness in every day food, and added sugars are so much stronger to my pallet.

Why is it important for clients, especially those suffering from issues with inflammation, to incorporate MEG 21 into their daily routine?


 

MEG 21 is loaded with anti oxidants that combat daily environmental stress along with internal stress on a micro cellular level. It’s important to let the consumer know that this is what makes MEG 21 so special, and effective over time. MEG 21 is also a very calming hydrating product. Almost every new client’s skin is dehydrated before getting started on MEG 21, and that’s usually what our opening conversation is about, how dry and red their skin is, and how “nothing works”.

To me, what makes it clear that MEG reduces inflammation is from an immediate visual effect, and a sensation of newfound comfort to the skin. The tightness, burning and flaking is all reduced, and as the client experiences relief from the topical irritation she can be reassured that her deeper cells are benefiting and have begun the repair and renewal process. Not only is the product working wonders below the surface, the results are clear once they apply their makeup; it glides onto a healthy, smooth and radiant canvas.

Makeup is a tool; it can give you the extra bit of confidence you need to take on the day, but it is only part of the solution. A good skincare routine, a healthy lifestyle, and a balanced approach to diet are key factors in maintaining the perfect canvas.