Q&A with Kristina Temelkovski of Raw Complexions
We recently caught up with Kristina Temelkovski, Founder & Director of Raw Complexions, to chat beauty, health and travel.
Tell us a little about yourself
I started Raw Complexions fresh out of university. I was working as a skin nutritionist helping people with skin conditions work on their diet to fix their issues. The more research I was doing between the link of skin health and nutrition, the more my idea to create a product to help with most skin concerns for women blossomed. The majority of my clients were women insecure with their acne, congestion, eczema and psoriasis.
What does Raw Complexions stand for?
Raw Complexions stands for women to feel comfortable in their skin and own it. Own the stretch marks, the lumps, bumps and imperfections. I wanted to create a community for women to feel empowered by their insecurities and grow stronger and more comfortable in their skin.
What does beauty mean to you?
Beauty to me is all about your self confidence in one's abilities, which shines through in their personality.
What does your beauty routine consist of?
I do a double cleanse, a hydrating serum and moisturiser twice a day. I use Raw Complexions Beauty Foods most mornings in my protein shakes, smoothies or yoghurt.
How important is nutrition & diet in your beauty routine?
Beauty comes from the inside. Nutritional status plays an important role in the maintenance of healthy skin. Macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids) and micronutrients (vitamins and nutritionally essential minerals) work together to maintain the barrier functions of skin in the face of everyday challenges. Changes in nutritional status that alter skin structure and function can also directly affect skin appearance.
Balanced nutrition complements the host of internal factors that preserve skin health. Moreover, skin that functions properly has aesthetically pleasing properties, giving skin a healthful appearance and feel. Therefore, conditions that adversely affect the biological functions of skin often correspond to a less attractive appearance of skin.
How do you stay healthy in your busy life?
It is definitely all about organisation. I find when I am the least organised with my shopping and food prep I tend to fall off the wagon. Keeping plenty of healthy, low sugar snacks around you at all times.
One thing you can’t live without?
My poodle Ziggy
Tips/advice for girls
You can have everything you want in life, just not at the same time.
Compliment yourself in the mirror everyday about something. Anything.
Don’t compare yourself, what you have or what you don’t have with anyone. Especially people on social media.
Favourite travel destinations?
My favourite destination would have to be Croatia. I would love to see Iceland in the near future.
Packing essentials when heading on holiday?
Moisturising body lotion
Comfy pants for the plane
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For more beauty tips & tricks read our blog on keeping your skin fresh & dewy during the colder months.