Skin Correctives founder Karen Meiring de Gonzalez continues to innovate and encourage other businesswomen in the Illawarra.
After winning many business awards in recent years she is judging presently for the second time in the Illawarra Women In Business Awards. But last week she took time to organise an information evening for local women at Central Hotel Shellharbour with Regul8 founder and formulator and DMK head of education Debbie Dickson.
A Chinese herbalist, integrative wellness practitioner and dermal lecturer with 20 years industry experience she has a passion for teaching. She has lectured on dermal science and integrated wellness from a cosmetic and beauty perspective for 11 years and presented at international seminars and conferences. Ms Dickson is a mentor for her Skin Correctives’ teams in Wollongong and Shellharbour providing them with ongoing training but last week gave guidance to Illawarra businesswomen and launched the new Regul8 herbs.
Debbie also contributes heavily to the research and development of DMK earning her the inaugural Danné (Montague-King) Legacy award in 2016.
She was appointed Head of Education at Danne Montague-King’s DMK in 1998 and believes that the cradle of the body’s health begins in the digestive system.
“It doesn’t matter how good your diet, how many supplements you take and how much exercise you do, if your digestive system isn’t working properly you can’t be healthy,” she said.
Mrs Meiring de Gonzalez said the event was such a huge success with overwhelming feedback from present saying how much they had learnt about their health. “Most not even realising that many of their health concerns are related to gut function”. She said many skin conditions especially acne and other inflammatory skin conditions had far greater success when gut issues are addressed.
On the night Skin Correctives also announced its involvement with Dress for Success.
Nicki Bowman spoke about the registered charity that aims to assist women by providing free professional clothing, accessories and styling advice, to enable them to attend training courses, job interviews and subsequent employment, feeling confident and appropriately dressed.
“A lack of suitable clothing has been shown to be a silent barrier for women returning to the workforce,” Ms Bowman said.
“Dress for Success is a wonderful service that helps break down barriers for women who have been out of the workforce.”
Mrs Meiring de Gonzalez said her business Skin Correctives was also about giving people confidence to face the world “which is why Dress for Success really resonates with us and we are thrilled to support this great cause. We will be an ongoing pickup point at our Shellharbour and Wollongong clinic for the appropriate clothing and accessories”.
This article was originally published in Illawarra Mercury, 10th April 2017