Q & A with Paula Simpson, co-founder of GliSODin Skin Nutrients

Paula Simpson combines a background in health, nutrition and fitness with experience planning weight loss and longevity programs for spas, and is a co-founder and formulator of GliSODin Skin Nutrients.

How many years have you been involved in the spa/hospitality industry?

I have worked with both the spa and medical aesthetic industry for 8 years now.

What was the path that led you into the spa industry?

I consulted as a Nutrition Expert & Personal Trainer throughout my nutrition studies.  The majority of my clients were seeking to lose weight and look their best.  I later accepted a position as the Nutrition Director for a wellness center focused on spa and weight loss.  I turned this facility into a Physician Recommended Medical Spa that became a successful franchise.

What is your favorite place in the whole world?

Home with my family!  I know that sounds boring, but when you travel a lot, home is much more appreciated!  I enjoy gardening, yoga, running, nice drives in the country.  I love where I live.

If you could have any profession in the world, other than what you do now, what would you be?

A photographer.  I enjoy taking scenic pictures when I travel.

What is your motto or concept that you live by?

Balance and moderation! I don't believe in restrictive regimens in both diet and lifestyle.  I have see too many people restrict what they enjoy in life, leaving them unhappy, negative, and out of balance (health, emotional and physical.)

What is your most treasured possession?

I don't really have a "most treasured" possession that's material; more memories than anything.

What’s your go-to spa treatment?

Any kind of nutritive and/or hydrating facial.  I love antioxidant and hydrating masks that leave your skin feeling nourished, firmer and glowing.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

I don't really have a particular moment that I look back on and say that I am most proud of.  I do, however, have many that I cherish.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Take one step at a time!  You'll get there eventually.

Care to share any details on family life; i.e. spouse, partner, children, pets?

Charlie is our Siamese cat; he rules the family and the house!

Tell us two things about yourself we don’t know.

I love to read Shakespeare, and I love mixing music like a DJ!

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