Balancing the Grind with Christie Cameron, Senior Dermal Skin Therapist at SSKIN Clinic

Christie Cameron is a Senior Dermal Skin Therapist at SSKIN Clinic and expert for RosehipPLUS. She was Valedictorian top graduating student from The French Beauty Academy.

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1) To kick things off, could you tell us a little about your career background and current role?

I graduated as valedictorian from the French beauty academy, then went on to work for an exquisite luxury wellness retreat. Working alongside some skill practitioners in holistic health,

It’s there where I developed a love for a more holistic approach to skin. I then went on to cultivate my skills in the Medi aesthetics arena and found a passion for skin science.

Throughout the years I never stopped learning always reaching for more, trained in advanced aesthetic treatments, facial reflexology and energy healing, I can now bring my unique treatment style of combining ancient techniques with modern day technology to help bridge the gap in the industry and provide an educated, informative experience, filled with caring and understanding in a safe and healing space. 

2) What does a day in your life look like for you? Can you take us through a recent workday?

I always start my day with the sunrise, exercise for 1 hour and 10 minutes of meditation which is essential for me to protect my energy for the day. Followed by my skin care routine, a nutritious breakfast, then I pop a podcast on for the drive to work.

Once I arrive at work it’s time for a coffee and debrief with the amazing team on the day’s schedule. I am fully booked in advance so I spend my time with my clients throughout the day. I am so lucky to have a work space that has an incredible company culture so my days are always filled with support, encouragement.

After work I will head home and the first thing I usually do is wash my face and do my skincare, dinner then will spend time researching the latest trends in the industry. Then at 8pm It’s phones/computers down and I spend time with my fiancé. Followed by some light reading before bed.

3) Does your current role allow for flexible or remote working? If so, how does that fit into your life and routine? 

Some parts of my job do allow me to work remotely that includes, content creating, PR work, marketing and creating engagement within my community on my social media platforms. This is very flexible and fits easily into my life at home as I just allocate the time. However my main role as a therapist does require me to be hands on and one to one with clients.

4) What does work-life balance mean to you and how do you work to achieve that goal?

Work-life balance was something I struggled with for a while, because I am driven and extremely passionate about what I do, I could easily slip into a vortex of continuing to work and forget about other important, grounding, wholesome endeavours.

I think once I released the idea of having to find balance, I found peace in knowing the flow of life is constantly changing, as some days will unfold differently to others, life can be crazy and chaotic one moment and slower and more relaxed others.

So I think really, finding balance is being mindful and present in each circumstance and adapting to the ebbs and flows. There definitely is importance in slowing down and enjoying more wholesome time outside of work which can lead to further productivity and allowing the body to rest, recharge and heal. But most importantly I think balance is about not putting pressure on how things “should be”

5) In the past 12 months, have you started or stopped any routines or habits to change your life? 

Yes I have definitely become a “schedule” person. Prioritising and remembering things I had to do was never a strong point for me, I used to be the type to say to myself, “ah yes I’ll remember that” and of course always forget. But since keeping a schedule I have become far more productive and far less stressed because I am a lot more organised. 

6) Do you have any favourite books, podcasts or newsletters that you’d like to recommend?

I loved the book Becoming Supernatural by Dr Joe Dispenza and cried my eyes out to Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom, absolutely loved it. I am also a space enthusiast and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson was great.

7) Are there any products, gadgets or apps that you can’t live without?

I absolutely can’t live without my entire skin care routine. Each product has its unique benefits for my skin and it’s truly an entire ritual I can’t live without. My current favourite product at the moment is RosehipPLUS rosehip oil, I love to incorporate gua sha tools with my oil to give my skin a healthy glow.

8) If you could read an interview about work-life balance by anyone, who would that be?   

Inge Theron, founder of Face Gym or Lauren Gannes, founder of Highborn – both women’s stories to success really resonate with me and inspire me.

9) Do you have any last thoughts on work, life or balance that you’d like to share with our readers?

Never forget your uniqueness- there is only one of you, no one will ever be you. Never compare your step 1 to someone else’s step 10, always stay in your own lane and just focus on being better than you were yesterday.

I think it’s important to know you will never know everything and always be open to continue to learn and grow. Celebrate your wins, Live each day with passion, and never forget to seek out the magic and beauty this world has to offer. Where there is love, inspiration and Kindness I don’t think you can go wrong.

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Hey there! I'm Hao, the Editor-in-Chief at Balance the Grind. We’re on a mission to showcase healthy work-life balance through interesting stories from people all over the world, in different careers and lifestyles.