When Sylvia Chrzanowska, arrived in the UK from Poland armed with University Degrees and Masters in Environmental Protection and Polish Civil Law, a career in Beauty was the last thing on her mind.
But the legacy of her Mother as a Beauty Therapist in Poland, inspired Sylvia to pursue the career in which she shines. She explains that the beauty treatments administered by her mother in Poland were always extremely advanced.
Because of this Sylvia qualified as a Nurse and was compelled to adapt her medical credentials to a career she was already familiar with, and one in which she would naturally excel.
Since 2004 Sylvia has been practicing advanced non-surgical aesthetic treatments, described in clinical terms as ‘specialising in facial harmony and volume replacement achieving soft, subtle natural results for full facial rejuvenation’.
When I first met Sylvia I knew immediately that we were compatible as practitioner and patient, due to her calm, friendly but professional approach, the like I had not experienced for decades in either the medical or aesthetics profession
As I began treatment with Sylvia where she practices at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire I very quickly realised that as well as being an exceptional practitioner, she is a genius with injectables, and also had a keen eye and vision for what was best for me.
She also put me at ease very quickly, and I since learned that this is part of her training, both from home and with her present position, originally trained by Dr Tracy Mountford. She explains that administering the treatments are just part of the process and the psychological support is equally as important, and something that comes naturally to her, as I personally discovered.
Sylvia deals daily with patients who suffer from both fear of needles and panic attacks during treatment, and I would recommend that there is no-one better if you are suffering from stress and still want to have any sort of visual rejuvenation.
There is also a natural conviction in the way Sylvia approaches a treatment plan, in ways that are both creative and pragmatic, which instilled me with confidence and any reservations were soon dispelled as she talked me through the plan, and administered the treatments.
Having experienced such high standards of aesthetics, I would always recommend a visit to a highly skilled practitioner as Sylvia, and avoid untrained and inexperienced beauty therapists, choosing those preferably with a medical background, as the results are dependent on their expertise and training, and if they are not favourable can be reversed.
Beauty and Aesthetics is now deeply etched in Sylvia’s DNA, as even when on vacation on a visit to her native Poland, she is summoned to her Mum’s clinic to administer a treatment or two, and in spite of her being there on a break, usually capitulates knowing now that Beauty is truly her destiny and one she has come to adore.
“The most important thing for me is to work with a highly experienced team and having been working at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic since 2014, I couldn’t imagine working anywhere else.”
In the past, Sylvia has also trained fellow nurses in how to administer non-surgical treatments and combines injectables with state of the art technology based treatments to achieve optimum aesthetic outcomes. Sylvia likes to guide her patients through the various options tailored to their individual and specific needs, ensuring they receive the very best cosmetic results time after time with the highest standards in patient care and outcome.
In these challenging times when many of us are confined to our homes, we need to keep fit and healthy, and exercise
should always be part of our daily regime.
Before I go any further and and at the risk of sounding self-righteous, I have a big confession to make – I hate going
to the gym. I loathe exercise bikes, weights, running machines, I detest pilates, reformers and yoga bores me to tears.
So, I have had a major dilemma. Just recently since being in semi-isolation, I’ve noticed bits of me were starting to
droop – some more than others, and I felt I should start trying to get gym fit without setting foot in one.!
I have been thinking there must be a way …and then
I remembered – theTibetan Rites.
The Tibetan Rites worked for me several years ago on many levels and I loved doing them – which for me is a first
where any form of exercise is concerned. So, in the past week, I have taken myself in hand and started practicing
Time to chant
The Rites take around 10/15 mins a day max and you can do them anywhere! They’re easy to achieve and the
results are astonishing including increased energy, weight loss, better memory, new hair growth, pain relief,
better digestion, and generally feeling great! Who needs the gym? They are quick and simple and if I can keep
them up then so can you!
So where did they originate? Hidden in the remote reaches of the Himalayan mountains lay an ancient secret.
Generations of Tibetan monks passed down a series of exercises with mystical, age-reversing properties known
as the Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation, or the Five Rites. These once-secret exercises are now available for all to
use by way of Colonel Bradford, a mysterious retired British army officer who learned of the Rites while journeying
high up in the Himalayas.
Legend has it that the monks practicing the Tibetan Rites looked years younger and sustained optimum health well
into their eighties and beyond. These five ancient Tibetan rites can also make you feel and look younger and are
the perfect solution for gym and exercise haters like me!
So, for once I would recommend – do try this at home – and you will benefit hugely from this ancient practice and
will never look back.
Julie May Peasgood is an actress, television presenter, author and voice over artist known. Julie is best known for her role as Fran Pearson in the television soap Brookside but has appeared in numerous movies, TV series and Theatre Productions.
Julie shares the secrets of her makeup bag and some of her very special beauty tips.
‘My actual make-up bag is a treasured one from the Outer Hebrides (one of my favorite places on earth) and I bought it from the Harris Tweed shop in Tarbert on the Isle of Harris.
Julie’s treasured Harris Tweed bag
I don’t wear foundation, I just use a tinted moisturizer, but I’m currently going nuts as for the first time since I started using Clarins tinted moisturizer (over 35 years ago now!) they have withdrawn it from sales to re-assess its UV ratings. I do have an ancient tube in an extremely dark shade that I found loitering in the back of a cupboard, but I look like I’ve been Tango’ed if I wear it, which is not ideal.
I’m listing the items in the order I wear them, so next up is my fave item in the world, and the one that’s the most indispensable to me. It’s ANCIENT (have NOT included pic as too ashamed) but Max Factor’s dark shadow concealer is the best I have ever used – which is why I apply it with a fabulous Flormar retractable brush, to eke out the remnants for another few years. (Flormar is a really good, incredibly reasonable brand that I found in Gibraltar on my travels, but I think it’s sold on Amazon).
Versatile Number 7 mirror
I don’t like a shiny face, so I use Max Factor’s Pressed Powder Crème Puff in Translucent – it doesn’t cake and smells nice.
Blusher is a Bourjois one, in Rose Ambre shade – it’s a powder blusher (don’t like cream ones) and comes with its own little brush – again I have used this brand for years (am very faithful when I find things I love!)
My current mascara is also Bourjois – It’s Volume Glamour in black and I like it because it doesn’t clump or smudge. I don’t often wear eye shadow, but if I do for an evening out, or for presenting on TV, then I use a Chanel palette of different shades of brown.
Something I do always wear (because it seems to make a huge difference to eye definition) is a dark brown eyeliner pencil – but I only use it under my eyes next to my lashes, never on the upper lid.
I don’t wear lipstick very much, but if I do, I choose a soft shade of pink, and the one I have in my make-up bag at the mo is a Flormar one.
The other things that are my makeup bag staples are a couple of pairs of tweezers, dental floss and a breath freshener spray, a tiny pot of Vaseline, some manicure scissors, a small round mirror and a small round No 7 magnifying mirror – invaluable!