Christel began her career in spa services in 1997. Her expertise in skin care truly has its origins in years of intensive training. She studied health, nutrition and psychology in college, and then became a licensed esthetician in 2001, after studying at the Aveda De Bella Artes Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After certification, Christel ran the successful Cascade Gardens Spa and Wellness Center in Albuquerque for five years. Her exceptional skills as an esthetician and knowledge of product were recognized and she was promoted to head esthetician, manager, and retail specialist.
In 2006, Christel opened Christel Clear Skin. She offers a full menu of esthetic services and specializes in environmentally sensitized, rosacea, and aging skin.
Christel believes in professional development and continues to educate herself about the most current skin care products and techniques. She attended European Skin Care Training in Santa Monica, California, and the International Dermal Institute’s skin conference in Barcelona, Spain. She continues to attend quarterly trainings about new products, ingredients, current equipment, and techniques. Through this she continually provides her clients with a full body-mind experience.
Christel’s clientele are always treated with care and understanding. She takes a holistic approach when treating acneic skin. Regardless of their skin care needs, clients experience a thorough, exceptional treatment. Her skillful hands promote healing and nurture her client’s skin while she educates about product ingredients, proper product usage and preventative care.
In June of 2018 Christel bought a building in charming Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, personally remodeled it for her client's specific needs, and opened it to the public in November 2018. Christel is very proud of the care she provides and welcomes new clients to experience this for themselves.