We had the good fortune of connecting with Chrissy Lewis and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Chrissy, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
Balance is very important to me. If you don’t have a healthy work life balance you will burn out. I found that to be true when I worked for a luxury spa in NYC. Most of our clientele were celebrities so we would work 12 hour shifts being booked solid. The money was great but it wasn’t worth it in the end. I started to really resent what I created. This life in this city that I had always wanted was becoming exhausting. I knew their had to be a better way to having a career than a total burnout. It took some scary choices to pass on some amazing opportunities but I knew I needed to feel centered in order to thrive and be happy. Making shifts in my schedule shifted everything. I started to put my well-being first. This was the start of finding my balance..

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I own The SD Facialist in Encinitas. I opened my business a little over a year ago and haven’t looked back since. Initially I was worried that my clients wouldn’t know where I was after the pandemic shut down but after one found me, they all found their way. I think that’s one of the most rewarding parts of what I do is that people have a choice and they are choosing me to keep their skin healthy and glowing.

What I do is incorporate clinical skin care with methods like gua sha and lymphatic facial massage. My facials are created to do whatever your skin needs. It’s all included. I don’t hold back in the treatment room. I believe it’s your time to decompress and that’s my time to work magic on your skin and soul.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I have to say that my mom is biggest influence. She has always supported my decisions even if she didn’t agree. She has also helped me move more times than I can count which says a lot.

Website: Sdfacialist@gmail.com

Instagram: @thesdfacialist

Yelp: The SD Facialist

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