About Natasha St. Michael
My passion for skincare started in my pre-teens. At the time, it had nothing to do with trying to fix or treat my skin. I just loved skin care. I loved how taking care of my skin and using skincare products made me feel. There was something about the ritual of a skincare routine that would take me away to a better place. These are my fondest childhood memories.
Then into my late teens, I developed acne. Overnight everything changed, and I was so desperate for a cure. To my utter frustration, as the years went by, the acne only got worse. I tried everything from prescription pills and lotions, antibiotics, hormones, acne skincare products, facials, and supplements; but nothing helped. The acne was not only destroying my skin, but my self esteem too.
While seeking treatment from various doctors, I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. The hormone imbalance from PCOS was what was causing the acne. If I were to choose between healing the PCOS or acne, I would do anything to get rid of the acne. I could live with PCOS, but not the acne.
And with that desperation, I was willing to do anything to heal my skin. Mainstream treatments and medicines weren’t helping. So I sought help from a traditional Chinese medicine doctor named Hong Lan Tran who was also a licensed naturopath. I did everything she told me to do. It took years of fine tuning my diet, lifestyle and skincare routine to heal my skin, but I not only cleared up the acne, I also reversed the PCOS too.
Seeing my dedication, Hong Lan Tran took me on as her personal student. She passed on her knowledge and expertise, and trained me to help others. For a number of years she mentored me in nutrition and alternative healing modalities. Later I enrolled at the Institute For Integrative Nutrition where I got accredited as a Certified Holistic Health Coach. I am also a member of the American Association For Drugless Practitioners.
It’s now been over a decade I’ve been working as a Holistic Health Coach specializing in helping women heal adult acne. Being in my mid-40s, I not only have the expertise, but also life experience. I work with women of all ages, but a large portion of my clientele are women in their 30s, 40s and 50s who are not only dealing with breakouts and adult acne, but also looking for natural methods to perfect and preserve the youthfulness of their skin. I love what I do and witnessing my clients’ victories and transformations.
We all want great skin. My personal objective is to educate, guide and give you options. Everyone’s skin is different. And sometimes we have to try a bunch of things until something works. A skincare product alone might not always be the answer. Instead you need to look into the whole picture including improving your diet, skincare routine, and lifestyle to get the best results.
In addition to working one-on-one with my coaching clients, over the years I’ve published various online courses on how to improve your diet and skincare routine to clear up acne.
The free Acne Solutions 5-Day Email Course is a starter’s guide on what to do with your diet and skincare routine to kick-start clearing up your skin. To date, over 15,000 people have signed-up to this email course.
I also offer two premium video courses for beginners: The CLEAR SKIN Diet Rules and The CLEAR SKIN Skincare Rules. These two video courses are foundation courses on what to change and add-in to your diet and skincare routine to clear up acne.
Acne Causing Health Foods video masterclass is a more advanced video course for health enthusiasts who have already removed known acne trigger foods from their diet, but not getting results. Unfortunately this does happen to some people, but I have solutions. If you’ve been on a healthy path and still having acne troubles, this course is for you.
About The CLEAR SKIN Essentials Blog
I’ve been running natural health blogs for over a decade. My first two video blogs Raw Radiant Health and Radiance Central amassed a combined following of over 55,000 subscribers on YouTube and over 8 million channel views.
In September 2015, I started The CLEAR SKIN Essentials blog and YouTube channel. With my other blogs, the focus was on natural health and nutrition with a lot of featured content on skin care. But I always wanted to create a dedicated online space just about skin care. And that’s how The CLEAR SKIN Essentials started.
Over the past 4 years I’ve published over 100 articles and videos covering a wide range of skin care topics. In the beginning the primary focus was on adult acne, and how to heal acne and breakouts through diet and skin care. Over time, The CLEAR SKIN Essentials blog has evolved and expanded into covering more skin care topics including anti-aging, melasma and hyperpigmentation, acne scars, skin care routines for different skin types, product demos and reviews.
The CLEAR SKIN Essentials blog is an ever-growing online space offering diet and skin care advice, product recommendations, and education on how to improve your skin. It’s not only a place to get information and support for acne and skin challenges, but also a place for skin care enthusiasts to congregate and share their experiences and recommendations.
About The CLEAR SKIN Essentials Shop
Launched in 2019, The CLEAR SKIN Essentials Shop is a new addition to The CLEAR SKIN Essentials website (and we’re continuing to add to it).
Having a skincare store has been a lifelong dream of mine. After receiving countless requests from my subscribers to add a store to the website, I finally did it.
My intention for The CLEAR SKIN Essentials Shop is to showcase my favourite natural skin care and clean beauty products. These are the products I love, adore, and constantly recommending.
If you’ve ever seen my products reviews on The CLEAR SKIN Essentials blog, you know how honest (and picky) I am about what I like and don’t like. I don’t hold back my opinion on products. I create my reviews to help my audience with their buying decisions, not to please or appeal to brands.
With that being said, it’s only natural to create a one-stop-shop of everything I love and recommend. I want to sell products that work, deliver skin beautifying benefits, but don’t compromise on safety or quality.
The CLEAR SKIN Essential online shop runs out of Montreal, Canada. All order are filled and shipped from Montreal (my brother Jonas is the one filling all your orders!). We ship to Canada, USA, and International. I will be adding more products and brands to the shop in coming weeks and months, so make sure to sign-up to our Newsletter for updates and special offers.