Bridget Carmady, Naturopath and founder of Australian luxury skincare brand Clémence Organics, has made it her passion to produce nourishing, non-toxic skincare that’s kind to skin and the environment. With a busy home and work life we were eager to find out how she manages her days. Here’s what she told us…
Q: How do you start your day?
A: To the sound of our 4 year old son running down the hall to our room! First thing I do is make myself a lemon and warm water drink to wake up my digestive system and start the day clean.
Q: What gets you going? (exercise/ wellbeing routine)
A: I run 4-5 kms every second morning. We live on the edge of the Blue Mountains National Park and so I either run through some of the local bush tracks or weave my way through our small town. I find running in the morning clears my head and gives me time to set my intentions for the day.
Q: Where you are most inspired?
A: On holidays! When I take time away from my business, I’m able to look at it from a different perspective and get inspired about where we’re going next.
Q: You are a successful business woman now, but what advice would you give your younger self?
A: Don’t put any pressure on yourself to figure out what you want to do with your life. It will come to you. Just enjoy every step and listen to your intuition.
Q: What cause are you currently championing?
A: The benefits of organic skincare. I lost both my father and sister to cancer in the period of 2009 – 2016. Their stories fortified in me a passion for nurturing health and reducing cancer risk wherever possible. The role that skincare plays in health may seem small and insignificant for some but when the body absorbs around 80% of what we put on it, I don’t feel we can take it too lightly. I know for me, having full confidence in what I put on my skin (and therefore in my body) makes me feel that I have at least taken control of that aspect of my health.
Q: How do you relax and switch off?
A: Nothing beats a good movie. I worked in a video store in high school and so I got used to having a constant supply of fresh films. Thank god for Netflix!
Q: What’s your guilty pleasure?
A: Belgian beer. I spent my 21st birthday in Belgium and fell in love with their beer.
Q: You have to choose only one beauty product to use for the next 7 days, what would you pick?
A: The Clémence Organics Ultimate SOS Balm. I use it from head to toe on anything that needs soothing or nourishing. It’s so good!
Q: Do you sleep well, what is your bedtime routine?
A: I’m fortunate to say that I do sleep well. I switch off my phone or computer at least half an hour before bed, have a herbal tea and hit the sack at roughly the same time each night.
Q: And the final question… you favourite Holistic Silk item and why?
A: It’s got to be the pillowcases! Applying all my skincare products before bed is one thing but sleeping on heavenly silk pillowcases ensures that I wake up crinkle free. Oh and I love that they’re natural dyed!
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