Meet Blessing Omokpia. She is one of the classy skin therapists in Lagos. She officially launched her cream-line a few months ago. She is well know on Instagram because she is also a fashion slayer, she knows how to rock any outfit. She recently met with City People to discuss the motive of having her own cream line
Can we meet you?
My name is Blessing Omokpia. I am from Edo State I am based in Lagos. My parents are from Edo state both from Uhunmwonde Local Government area.
I love adventure and love meeting interesting people.
I consider myself a lover of good things and have a unique style. I also love to learn new things
I am always ready to listen and be of help in my own way. I work hard and play hard but I am mindful to do so with integrity, respect and empathy for people and their unique challenges and characteristics.
Why did you venture into Skin Therapy?
I love beautiful skin and I love maintaining a healthy body…being able to share tips and tell people how to achieve their desired skin tone is always a pleasure. So I thought of providing solution to people’s skin problems.
Brief us about your product?
We have different products and we don’t only have products for people that want to tone their skin. We also have products for people with dark skin that want to have a glowing and flawless skin Our products range from cream, soaps, cleansers, exfoliating scrub etc.
Who inspires you?
My mum… She always tell me to go ahead and do whatever I want to do because she believes I can do it
What are the challenges you face putting all these together?
Hmmmmmm…I had to be sure I have what people will enjoy using and always come back for more
I had to be sure I was opening up a business for the right reasons and this is not just for my love and passion for helping people improve their skin I had to be ready to work seven (7) days a week because for he first year or two it is going to be needed
Giving skin treatment is the easy and fun part, getting a business up and running is the hard part. Sometimes I get discouraged but I become patient because I know Growth just doesn’t happen overnight
What are the basic reasons you chose to have your own product?
I wanted something unique, I wanted to offer quality products that draws the eyes and excites customers.
I like your skin. It glows. Do you use your product?
Yes of course…I use my products
How long have you been doing this business?
3 years… Yes. I started three years ago 2014
How can people get your product?
As for now we do an online shop and pick up in Ikeja and we are moving to our office in Oregun soon.
What ingredients do you use in mixing your cream? Are they natural product?
Yes they are. natural product…we use argan oil, snail slime pure coconut oil, etc
As a skin therapist, give us 5tips of how ladies can take good care of their skin?
(I) Eat a healthy diet…eat plenty of fruits, vegetables etc
(ii) Don’t smoke…smoking makes your skin look older and contributes to wrinkles
(iii) Protect yourself from the sun…sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems as well as increase the risk of cancer…apply sunscreen, avoid the sun between 10am to 2pm when the sun rays are strongest (IV) Manage stress…uncontrolled stress can make your skin more sensitive and trigger acne breakouts and other skin
What do you have to say about people that criticize ladies that tone their skin?
Judge not… And let people do whatever makes them happy