By Nina Kalliopohja.
Beauté Totale’s Nina Kalliopohja is now a regular columnist in Diplomat Magazine, treating you to all the tricks of the trade in the look good, feel good department.
Originally from Finland, I put down my roots in The Netherlands some 22 years ago, gaining first-hand experience with the overall challenges that language and culture differences can present to expats. Over time, I have come to love the lowlands and even got married to one of its citizens! During my years of travelling Holland, working as a beauty and dietary consultant and trainer in various locations, I fell in love with The Hague and when in 2009 the opportunity arose, settled down in a unique building at the Willem Witsenplein in Benoordenhout. Here I started the currently renowned clinic Beauté Totale, offering a complete package of treatments for both the inside and the outside of your body, my motto being “looking good starts from within”.
Unhealthy eating habits invariably lead to problems such as weight gain, feeling unfit, and puffy, pale or ill-looking skin, often resulting in low self-esteem. In my capacity as a dietician and a beauty specialist, I love to provide intensive guidance to clients who are looking to slim down or kick-start a new health regime.
For external beauty, Beauté Totale works with top notch products like Image Skin Care (free of chemical preservatives such as parabens), while injectables, lasers and IPL take beauty and skin treatment to a higher level without having to resort to invasive surgical procedures.
Combining these vital elements with highly qualified expert staff and an international atmosphere of luxury and personal attention, Beauté Totale offers her clientele a first class experience, unique in its kind and unrivalled in the wider area of The Hague.
In this edition of Diplomat Magazine, my first advice is on how to get your skin in shape for the approaching summer season.
Just before summer arrives there still is time to deal with pigment spots and rosacea, and early spring is the best time to do so since our pale winter skins allow for the best effect of laser therapy (while in the summer a high UV index tends to slow down recovery of the skin after such treatments). Furthermore, a rejuvenating professional peeling will spring clean your skin and replace the dead top dermal layer with new and fresh looking skin; the perfect base to start working on that healthy, beautiful and tanned look for the summer!
Me and my expert staff at Beauté Totale extend a warm welcome to The Hague’s international community and invite you to come and experience the positive and uplifting effects of one of our special treatments. We look forward to meeting you!