Ms. Ricardina Guimaraes BA Hons,  Dip. NT

Ricardina Guimaraes

With three decades of experience in the industry, I have gained a reputation for excellence as an holistic health specialist, massage therapist and skin care expert. My training includes a Degree in Sports Science and Nutrition, extensive training in Massage Therapy including:
Remedial Sports Massage
Holistic Healing Massage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Indian Head Massage
Reflexology
 
I am a qualified Beauty Therapist/ Skincare Specialist (CIDESCO trained) and I have worked with many of the world’s leading beauty and Spa brands including  - La Prairie, Darphin, Phytomer, Make-up Forever, YSL, Sisley and Caudalie.
 
My therapeutic skin treatments draw on my holistic experience and advanced facial training to give my clients effective lifestyle guidance and individualised skin care rituals to achieve lasting, healthy, radiant skin from the inside out.
 
During my career as a Skin Care Specialist, I have met many people who have suffered unfortunate conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis amongst many others. It was through compassion and a desire to help that I really started to think about the relationship between inner health and skin health and the importance of finding the right products to help treat unhappy skins.
 
Early in my career I studied the ingredients label on a skin care product and was astonished to find that the fourth ingredient was acetone, better known by many as nail polish remover - I could not believe it! From that point on I began paying much closer attention to the products that I chose to use.
 
I started to read avidly all the research that I could find on skincare so that I felt confident that the routine I chose to use and that I prescribed to my clients would genuinely help to transform their skin.
 
My research continues and I pay close attention to all new alleged ‘wonder’ ingredients and skin care ‘must haves’. I thoroughly investigate the facts and figures to establish if an ingredient really is beneficial or just part of an effective marketing campaign.
 
The Good Skin Guru is the product of 30 years of research, a passion for skin care and cosmetics and my commitment to help you understand when product claims are genuine.
 
I help people to re-discover good skin care practices and to find their own personal style, one that suits them and their lifestyle.
 
Since starting my business I have worked with hundreds of clients, spoken in front of countless groups and workshops, acted as a consultant to Spas and emerging new skincare brands and offered genuine, unbiased advice to those who are baffled by the vast array of skincare products that are now available.
 
I wil help you dispel the skin care myths and achieve a glowing, healthy skin!
 
I offer no-nonsense, undiluted expertise on effortless style for busy men and women. I would love to help you too!
 
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The Good Skin Guru
http://www.thegoodskinguru.com/
58-60 The Broadway, Sutton
Cheam, Surrey, ---
SM3 8BD
Articles Ricardina has Published
What facial massage can do for you
What facial massage can do for you

Facial massage techniques and aromatherapy have been used for thousands of years for beauty and health. Bringing them together in The Good Skin Guru's Massage Technique reinforces the inherent benefit »

Facial massage techniques and aromatherapy have been used for thousands of years for beauty and health. Bringing them together in The Good Skin Guru's Massage Technique reinforces the inherent benefit of each method but also forces them to act in synergy, producing a result greater than the sum of their individual effects. Initially, the benefit of facial massage is to some extend mechanical. Rubbing..

Ms. Ricardina Guimaraes · May 21st, 2017

Ms. Ricardina Guimaraes · May 21st, 2017

Less is more in skincare and the importance
Less is more in skincare and the importance of a good consultation

In most cases using lots of skincare products can cause more harm than good. Especially if you are using potentially irritating active ingredients like retinol, along with glycolic acid or salicylic acid, »

In most cases using lots of skincare products can cause more harm than good. Especially if you are using potentially irritating active ingredients like retinol, along with glycolic acid or salicylic acid, you may cause excessive skin irritation. Instead of getting new products to add up to your routine think first if they are the right ones. I have a suggestion for you - instead of looking for a new..

Ms. Ricardina Guimaraes · May 21st, 2017

Ms. Ricardina Guimaraes · May 21st, 2017

Don’t be tempted to scrub it all away…
Don’t be tempted to scrub it all away…

If your skin has become so dehydrated and out of balance it shows signs of flakiness, your first reaction may be to exfoliate or scrub those flaky patches away. Please don't and here is the reason why. »

If your skin has become so dehydrated and out of balance it shows signs of flakiness, your first reaction may be to exfoliate or scrub those flaky patches away. Please don't and here is the reason why. Your skin is trying to tell you something and you should listen up. Flakiness or dry flaky patches are an indication of skin so out of balance it is becoming irritated and quite likely you are heading..

Ms. Ricardina Guimaraes · May 21st, 2017

Ms. Ricardina Guimaraes · May 21st, 2017