A bit about me…

Hello to all my skincare lovers and enthusiasts out there! My name is Dileesha and I’m here to talk to you all about skin. I am a fourth-year student studying the Bachelors of Dermal Science (Health Sciences) at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. My dream goal is to graduate as a Dermal Clinician and someday have my own business.

I come from a Sri Lankan background, and I love sharing parts of my culture with others. I moved to Australia in 2004, and I absolutely enjoy the amount of multiculturalism and diversity that Melbourne has to offer. Growing up in a catholic background has shaped my beliefs and values in kindness, patience, compassion, and forgiveness towards others and has taught me that a little bit of faith and trust can make all things possible.

I am a bubble tea lover (Honestly can’t get enough 😅) and I also enjoy letting my creative side run free whether it’s drawing, painting, crafting or simply if it’s just being that little bit ✨extra✨. I have a love for adventure and the great outdoors, and I have a dream to travel someday.

At this point I’m sure most of you are wondering what Dermal Science is about? Well, I’m here to tell you all about it! Usually when I tell someone that I’m studying The Bachelors of Dermal Sciences I get asked the question, “What exactly is that?” Through reflecting on these conversations, I came to a realisation of how unique my course is.

Many people believe that I’m either studying to become either an advanced beauty therapist or a dermatologist (My little sister calls me Miss skin Dr. 😂 she’s still too young to understand ). Unlike a dermatologist we are unable to prescribe medications, diagnose conditions or perform surgical treatments. Our scope of practice specialises around the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary system (our glorious skin) which is in-fact the largest organ in our body!

We focus more about laser physics, chemistry behind products and ingredients and how they work on a cellular level. A holistic approach is taken through patient education, therapeutic interventions and performing advanced clinical treatments including laser and light-based treatments, resurfacing procedures, lymphatic treatments, and scar management.  

Why I chose my course?

I have always had an interest in learning more about the skin from my own experiences growing up. Finding out about this degree really sparked up an interest in me and I was immediately drawn to the science, cosmeceutical, and therapeutic aspects (Getting free treatments is an added bonus! 😉) . I want to be able to provide education to others and help raise awareness that all skin types are different, and we must look to normalising skin conditions to enhance body positivity. I also want to be able educate others on the importance of sun protection and assist with early identification of skin cancer, which is the most common cancer diagnosed in Australia.

As I’m currently on my final year I have chosen to create this Blog to give a little something back to the community by sharing my knowledge and experience on what I have learnt throughout my course. This is free information you guys and I’m so excited to share all my skin care secrets with you! I’ll be conducting evidence based current research, so you don’t have to. My focus topics will be based around specifically Acne Vulgaris with relevance to post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, I’ll be delving into the causes, pathophysiology, skin care products and treatments options. Please also let me know in the comments if there are any specific topics that interests you guys!

I’m also a huge advocate when it comes to recommending products for skin of colour. Having skin of colour my-self, growing up I’ve faced contentless horror stories of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and I can’t wait to take you all through this lovely skin journey and share my best kept secrets!

Your friendly neighborhood skin enthusiast,

~ D

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Love Your Skin by Dileesha

Dear pimples, if you're going to live on my face, I need to see some rent~ Dermal Science Student and Skin care enthusiast.

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