So this is my first proper night back at home since being away for 4 days in London with Changing Faces so why not get a new blog post out!
I have learnt so much over the last few days and met some amazing people, as much as I get homesick it really has been a privilege to be a part of such an amazing team in London.
So anyway onto the point of my post. If you haven't heard of Changing Faces already then you need to take a look at their website (all links below) they are an amazing charity founded by a very inspirational man named James Partridge who I was fortunate enough to meet in my time at head office.
The charity began its work in 1992 to help people with disfigurement find a way to live the life they want.
Changing Faces took over the Skin Camoflague Service from the British Red Cross 5 years ago.
Skin Camouflage Practitioners can colour match, apply and teach people techniques on how to apply the products in the most effective way. The amazing thing is that the products used are fully waterproof and are available on prescription! (We cannot guarantee your GP will give you the prescription though unfortunately.)
Earlier this year I signed up to become a Skin Camouflage Practitioner for Changing Faces because I wanted to use my love and passion for makeup to benefit people's lives on a much bigger scale. I have previously worked in the health care profession and I do miss the interaction and feeling of satisfaction when you know you have made someone's day that little bit better.
My role as a Skin Camouflage Practitioner will be to run my own clinic once a month within the hospital. Each persons appointment lasts around 1 hour. This is a voluntary role (If anyone is interested in signing up please take a look at the links below as it's an amazing service to donate your time to.)
My training was very full on as there was a lot to learn in such little time but I am now ready and very excited to start my clinics. Firstly I will have my clinics mentored by an experienced practitioner just to make sure everything runs smoothly and in case I need any help. After that as I said above I will be running my own clinic with the support of the whole Changing Faces charity.
This is a new and very exciting chapter in my life. Unfortunately I will not be able to share any of my experiences or take any photos of the work I do because of various reasons including safeguarding but if you are intrigued and want to know more then please contact Changing Faces via their website and they can share with you more of what we do as a charity and organisation.