Sometimes beautiful things are born from struggle. My own experience with stress has taken me on a journey to find the right balance of inner and outer beauty, a path I am still traveling today.
In 2003, I became critically ill as a result of chronic stress, which had weakened my immune system to such an extent that I landed in the hospital, unable to move. When I heard my doctor say, "If you don't learn to manage your stress, you won’t live to see forty," it was a huge wake up call. I then realized I needed to make a life change and take a proactive role in my own health and wellness.
"Sometimes beautiful things are born from struggle."
My healing journey took me to Iceland, where I discovered a natural oasis of pure, unspoiled waters, air, and plants — the epitome of a calm, clean, low stress environment. I was struck not only by the peaceful and pristine environment, but how Icelanders experience incredible longevity and vibrant, healthy skin. It was there that I drew inspiration for what would later become skyn ICELAND.