I know what it's like to be suffering in your skin, let down by the medical system & temporary quick fixes. To have tried every mainstream & alternative solution yet not achieving lasting health.
I had chronic eczema for the first 18 years of my life & saw all the top dermatologists in Australia. I tried every cream, alternative therapy & diet but nothing worked lastingly. I wasn't ever healthy. Only ever in a state with temporarily suppressed symptoms.
Every life is valuable & no one should have to suffer due to greed or misinformation. Autoimmune issues are difficult to solve as there are so many variables affecting the skin & everyone is unique.
Over 10 years I developed my own skin health system & core line of products to help myself. Aether was created to help others not have to go through what I did. I made Aether to help you live a full free life, unrestricted by your skin. I'd love to get to know you.
The western medical approach to treating skin issues typically involves symptom management through topical & oral pharmaceuticals & petrochemical moisturisers. Immune suppression & copious non physiological moisturisation is the focus rather than holistic health, removing irritants, healing the skin & gut barrier & balancing your immune response.
Doctors will prescribe a mix of topical steroids, antibiotics, antihistamines, immune suppressants & petrochemical moisturisers. Sometimes wet wraps & bleach baths are recommended. Little attention is given to diet, lifestyle, gut health & mental health.
Specialised treatment for more severe dermatitis can involve skin prick tests & blood tests. However there isn't a systematic approach to removing all external contact irritants in your everyday products nor is there a specific diet prescribed to heal the gut.
Like you probably, I have spent a fortune trying everything. From cortisones like Elocon calcineurin inhibitors like Elidel, Sorbolene, Vaseline, Caroline's, Silic 15, Cetaphil, Hope's Relief, Aveeno, Calendulis Plus, Sigmacourt, Dermaveen, Dermeze, Billy Goat, Moogoo, Ego, Pinetarsol, Medihoney, Body Shop, Emu Oil, Crocodile Oil, Bio Oil, Lanolin, Oatmeal, wet wraps, coal tar, acupuncture & various herbs.
You name it I've tried it.
They had great claims but did not work for me. Nearly all of them were irritating & stung my skin. Some might work for a few days. Nothing was keeping my skin hydrated long term & I felt like I had to keep applying them or my skin would dry out. The thicker ointments were greasy, irritating when sweating & impractical. Many were filled with questionable ingredients. The natural creams had over 20 ingredients & I was often irritated by them.
Over time, my skin became addicted to the steroids. I required increasingly higher potencies to maintain efficacy. My skin became thinner, grey looking & looked unhealthy even when flare-free.
I was never warned about topical steroid withdrawal. They kept repeating that 'steroids used sparingly were safe'. Eventually I learned that my prescription strength kept increasing over time.
This approach goes against the innate healthy balance of the body. Serious adverse effects often occur from long term topical steroid use as it thins the skin, making the skin more prone to irritant penetration & your body produces less cortisol as it relies on an external source creating a dependancy on it. Constant use of antibiotics & antihistamines affects your immune systems ability to correclty regulate it's response creating an overactive response.
We believe in health care rather than just skincare. Although skincare plays an important role, it is just a pillar of health alongside diet, lifestyle, environment, mental health & spiritual health. As seen in our 'Flower of Health', these pillars interact & influence one another to produce a synergistic state of health.
Health is not simply the absence of disease or symptoms. True health is the flourishing & optimal state of being on a physical, mental, emotional, energetic & spiritual level.
We aim to bring your skin barrier & immune system back in to balance, removing the sources of skin irritants & to nourish the mind, body and soul. We balance gut health, toxicity/irritant contact in the food & environment & wellbeing. Everything is designed to support the body's innate ability to heal & balance.
If you would like personalised, dedicated support on your health journey & are ready to put in the work required to systematically change all areas of your life in order to truly heal your skin, I'd love to work with you, share my knowledge & develop a personalised plan for you.
If you are unable to at this moment, I have summarised most of my knowledge on this website particularly in the 'Skin Health System' menu tab. You can also learn more about skin problems & how to troubleshoot the most common problems in the 'Skin Problems' tab. To read more about my personal experience, more before & after photos see Kevan's Eczema Experience.
In The Conscious Health Bible available as a digital book, I cover the full skin health system and holistic health plan that covers everything from products to lifestyle factors, allergens, environment, mental health and a specific Problem Skin Diet.
I've helped transform the lives of hundreds of warriors with chronic skin & health problems. Previously I launched Zenzu Skincare in my birthplace of Australia with distribution in major pharmacies like Chemmart, Amcal & Priceline. Through my experience working with customers, my personal experience & lifelong research I wrote The Conscious Health Bible & created the Aether Skin Health System.
Previously I had a career in the corporate & tech-startup world working as an Accountant for Deloitte Australia, Intellectual Capital Specialise for IBM Australia/New Zealand, E-commerce Consultant for Staples USA. I then moved into Logistics/Operations & Project Management for high growth technology companies globally, solving problems for Foodora Australia (on-demand food delivery), Uber Canada (Accessible Vehicles) & Omaze UK/US (Charity Fundraising Platform).
I studied Food Technology for 5 years & learned cosmetic formulation from one of Australia's top formulators.
I bring my problem solving skills, global experience & holistic health experience to Aether. I'm passionate about about health & the balancing of the mind, body & soul.
Tammy has sensitive skin & often gets rashes in the crevices of her arms & behind her knees. We recommended she avoid harsh soaps, wear organic clothing materials, wash her clothing in soap berries, use a separate towel for her hair & body to avoid detergent transfer & use a minimal amount of our cream after showering.
Lisa has always had terrible eczema & rashes on her face & was afraid to leave the house. 'My skin was so dry & stressed it looked like I had gotten a virus like shingles'. We recommended she change her cleanser & laundry powder which could be causing her issues. After using our products & Skin Health System her skin completely transformed.
I had chronic eczema from birth as well as asthma & multiple food & chemical sensitivies. At one point I also developed anaphylaxis to peanuts & severe depression. I tried every immune supressant, miracle diet & alternative therapy include UV, Chinese herbs & even urine! I realised I needed to balance the health of my body not just suppress it.
New Initial Consultation - 1 hour - Online
I'll get to know you & the history of your skin & health issues. We'll systematically go through your diet, allergies, lifestyle, environmental irritants, personal care products & mental stressors to determe the likely root cause of your problems.
We'll set up a shared Google Sheet template where we will have an overview of all the househould & personal care products you use, your diet, flares & skin improvements. You'll receive a personalised treatment plan, diet & product recommendations, a digital copy of The Conscious Health Bible & a copy of the template to allow you to easily input your daily diet, triggers & stressors.
2 weeks after our Initial Consultation, I'll review the changes we've made, your progress & tailor our plan accordingly.
After the first consultation I'll send you a template to fill with the personal products you are using. We'll review your diet, lifestyle, stressors & flares based on the data you've inputted. This will allow me to identify core triggers.
We'll also talk through any mental, emotional or spiritual issues that may have come up. The goal is to heal your skin & gut barrier to balance an often overactive immune system to restore health.
Regular follow ups for those who have been through our Initial Consultations to provide ongoing support. Every 1-2 months is suggested.
Everything is connected & mental issues can result in physical issues. We can discuss everything from diet, to skincare, life purpose & lifestyle changes such as exercise, meditation or alternative health modalities to integrate.
As The Hypoallergenic Diet is staged & based on healing your gut lining & balancing your immune system, I'll make diet recommendations based on your progress.
Open ended chat to talk about whatever you need to support your mental, emotional & spiritual growth. Open to all.
Areas to explore include understanding your true self, life purpose & meaning, the nature of reality, philosophy, alternative health modalities (such as sound healing, meditation), the science of spirituality, developing self belief & plant medicines.
Physical healing is intertwined with the metaphysical. Talk with someone who understands what it's like to have had a chronic illness & develop your inner being.