1. We would like to know about your experience with beauty growing up in Greece.

 SK: One thing that you should know about Greek women, is that they love to take care of themselves. So we like to try anything new comes up in the beauty industry. Greek women love make up, tanned skin and also, their days are always… good hair days! 

2. Could you tell us a few traditional beauty rituals you picked up from your family members (sister, mother, grandmother, etc) while growing up? 

SK: In Greece you will find so many raw materials in nature, that are used in cosmetic science. For example, lavender, chamomile, olive oil, charcoal. My mother always told me to use hot olive oil as a hair therapy at home. Ηow does that work? You first heat the olive oil in a pot, wait for 10 minutes and then apply it in your hair. You wrap your hair in a towel, sleep with it and the next morning you rinse off the mask. The result is amazing! Also, one of my favorite beauty rituals is using ice cubes with lavender for undereye puffiness. This is really simple: You put a lavender flower (or 1-2 drops of lavender essential oil) on an ice case. Then you can add water or milk. You leave it in the freezer for 2-3 hours. When your lavender ice cubs are ready, you use them underneath your eyes, with gentle massage movements.

3.Could you tell us a few DIY tips for effective skin care? Or perhaps talk about your skincare routine? 
 SK: My skincare routine is based in mixing the right active ingredients. In the morning I use a cleansing gel with honey blend. Then I use my eye cream, a Vitamin C serum, and then my day cream. Because in Greece most days are sunny, I never get out of my house without sunscreen. At night I always double cleanse (using a cleansing balm and my cleansing gel), and then I use a retinol oil.
 
4. A woman that inspired you:
SK: My aesthetician, Dimitra Goula. She studied botanist and aromatherapy thoroughly, in combination with classical aesthetics and cosmetology and she creates 100% natural skincare products with raw materials sourced from Greek farms. You can discover more about her here: https://dimitragoula.gr/en/ 
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