Interview: Natasha St. Michael of The Clear Skin Essentials

Natasha St. Michael is the founder and blogger behind The Clear Skin Essentials, Radiance Central, and Raw Radiant Health.

The Montreal born blogger moved to Bali, Indonesia years ago. She originally stopped in Bali while en route to Thailand and was forced to extend her layover due to weather circumstances. She fell in love with Bali and decided to stay. 

For years, Natasha suffered from Cystic acne due to a hormone imbalance that affected not only her skin, but her fertility. She was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and was told that she would not be able to conceive or have children naturally.

Along with dealing with her infertility as well as clinical depression, Natasha was still suffering from severe acne which fueled frustration toward her condition. She saw multiple specialists before she was advised by a doctor to strip her health and skin care routines down to the bare bones. She let her skin be and quit the endless acne products she had on rotation. She also switched up her diet, and started incorporating more raw and whole food. It wasn't long before she noticed significant improvement in her skin and general health.

After being declared infertile, Natasha gave birth to a beautiful healthy daughter Luna Ray, and is currently pregnant with her second. On her blog, Natasha reviews and recommends natural and organic skin care products, along with giving nutrition and dietary advice to help other people suffering from acne and health issues. 

When she's not blogging and taking care of her daughter in balmy Indonesia, Natasha takes on clients as a certified Holistic Health Counselor, helping others achieve what she has been able to and lead happy healthy lives. 

Follow Natasha on Instagram @theclearskinessentials and visit theclearskinessentials.com for skincare and health advice. 

Kiara Blanchette