Skip to content

Meet Our Amazing Aestheticians | Shari Miller

Join us in welcoming Shari to our amazing team of holistic practitioners! Shari joins our Holistic Skincare Clinic with over a decade of experience and knowledge in the holistic health space. Her struggles with acne, psoriasis + hormonal imbalance led her down a personal path of holistic healing. Shari is certified in Professional Spa Therapy-specializing in Holistic Skincare, Holistic Nutrition, Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine basics, Reiki and has a dual-certification in Health + Life Coaching. She is also trained in Dr. Vodders Basic Face + Neck Manual Lymphatic Drainage + Facial Gua Sha. Her mission is to empower as many people as she can with hands-on healing, Life Freedom Coaching and a strong focus on education from a holistic perspective.

We sat down with Shari to chat everything from beauty routines to life advice. Read our Q+A with her below!

Why did you become a holistic aesthetician?

I struggled with my skin from a very young age, getting my first pimple at age 11. All through high school and university my skin was a mess because of hormonal imbalance and poor lifestyle choices. I knew something had to change. It wasn’t until I put the mind, body, soul and skin connection together that I was able to get healthy from the inside out, which obviously helped heal my troubled skin.
Using natural skincare played a huge part in my skin’s transformation, as did a cleaner diet + mindfulness practices. I was fascinated with learning as much as I could about Holistic Wellness so I could help others who were struggling as well. I had a life-altering experience in 2007 (hello, divorce!) and knew that was my chance to further educate myself + begin a career in Holistic Skincare. I really believe it was a calling.

What do you love most about your job?

I love educating people about what’s happening with their skin from a whole-body perspective. Most people are so misguided when it comes to skin + how the inner functioning of their whole body affects the skin. It’s about so much more than just lotions + potions. I love helping people melt into a parasympathetic state of relaxation so their bodies can do what they are meant to do naturally – find balance + heal. The energy exchange I have with my clients gives me life. Giving Holistic Skin Treatments is a gift I feel blessed to be able to give. I can’t imagine life without my hands on peoples faces!

What's your #1 live-by-it-tip?

Oil. Your. Face. As someone who struggled with acne, I was skeptical at first about using oils + rich creams on my skin. What a game-changer! All skin types + conditions will benefit from the right botanical oils if used consistently. If our skin cells are the “bricks”, the oils are the “mortar”. Trust me.

What is your daily skincare/beauty ritual?

Oh boy! I only cleanse my skin at night (every night no matter what!) with an oil-based cleanser, I tone with floral water, then massage my skin with a custom blended serum of yummy base oils + powerful essential oils (all Province Apothecary of course!). I use a Vitamin K eye cream for dark circles + a rich balm/cream on top. I dry brush my skin to stimulate lymphatic movement + use a jade roller and/or gua sha stones for smoothing + lifting. Daytime is pretty much the same without the cleansing + I exfoliate + mask weekly. I’ve been faithful to my skin regimen since the age of 11 + rarely miss a step!

What's your favourite DIY skincare recipe?

I love making a mask of raw honey + avocado. The honey is so rich in antioxidants + is a natural humectant + the avocado is full of healthy fats, which together feed my dry skin with the nutrition it needs to feel hydrated, smooth + healthy. And it’s so easy to whip up!

What's your favourite botanical and how do you like to use it?

How to choose?! I think it’s a tie between Rosehip Seed Oil + Seabuckthorn Berry, both for their healing + reparative qualities. These powerhouses help with fine lines, sun damage, post-inflammatory pigmentation scars, blemishes + irritation of all kinds. As a woman in her 40’s with pretty smooth skin, I live by these oils!

When you’re not providing beautiful treatments, what brings you joy?

Travel is my main jam. My husband + I love exploring new cities + countries + always try to get “off the beaten path” when we are away. I also love my yoga practice, cooking with interesting ingredients + cats (mildly obsessed).

What's the best advice you've ever received?

“Be yourself because everyone else is taken”. Also, “Girl, wash your face!” ;)

What do you think is the biggest skincare myth?

That oily skin doesn’t need oils/moisturizing AND that the only way to get real results is to be aggressive on the skin with chemicals + machines. I call BS on both of those!

If you could travel anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would you go and why?

Ooohhhh! I have a couple fun trips coming up but if I could go anywhere tomorrow it would be Copenhagen for its gastronomy, jazz clubs, bicycle tours of the canals + art/design scene. Also because I am obsessed with Viking Culture + all things Hygge.

Book your next treatment with Shari!



Sign up for email updates (including skincare tutorials, green beauty tips, plus launches and product info).

Previous article My Favourite Green Smoothie
Instagram Icon Created with Sketch.

Connect with us @ProvinceApothecary