In the latest instalment of our BOLD Women story, we sat down with Entrepreneur, Model and Mother Tanya Tozzi to talk all things skin and bold. From her early twenties spent travelling the world modelling, to settling down in Australia to start her family and businesses, Tanya knows a thing or two about making BOLD choices. As one of the faces for our 2022 #myskinloves campaign, Tanya shared her top tips for making BOLD Moves and glowing skin with us.
Can you tell us a little bit about your skin story?
My skin story is that I am of European background.
However, I spent my teenage years in Australia and as we didn’t have the knowledge around sun protection that we do now, I do have a little sun damage but my skin is the skin that I’m in - it’s the only one I’ve got.
I like to keep my skin routine simple with cleansing and moisturising. Water and sleep are big skin goals for me and not that I get enough of either, but I am working on upping my water intake and getting more sleep.
Is there something physical or non-physical about you that you’ve struggled with throughout your life?
At different stages, different things. This morning for example I put earrings on and realised that one ear is lower than the other – there’s always something, it’s just human nature.
How do you maintain fresh glowing skin with your busy day-to-day life?
I always try to rest, drink water and get enough sleep. I like to take moments of meditation – even if it’s little snippets of meditation. Sometimes I find myself zooming out and focusing on one thing for even just a few minutes which centres me. I concentrate on my breathing and then when I come back, things seem easier to handle.
I like to use specific products for various concerns, whether that be nourishing creams when I'm feeling a little dehydrated, or anti-ageing products to target wrinkles.
You’ve recently experienced our Turn Back Time Facial and have been using our Eternal Product Range. Can you tell us about your experience?
Firstly, I had an amazing experience at the Salon - it was truly revitalising. I left feeling rejuvenated and my skin felt fresh, plump and glowing.
I have now been using the Eternal product range for a couple of months, and I really feel it has kept my skin in tip top shape, I am loving the texture and tone, and have received quite a few compliments about how smooth it is looking.
I also love the texture of the Replenishing Day Cream and have seen great results from the sculpting serum.
What has given you the confidence to love the skin you’re in?
Basically I’ve got no choice, it’s the only skin I’ve got so I’m just going to embrace it. My skin advice would be to always moisturise, enjoy good food and happiness – what more is there? A lot of it comes with age for me, when you’re younger you have a lot more trepidation on certain things but as you get older you realise that those things are quite inconsequential. You can do the things you want to do and make the moves you want to make. Getting older, at some point it becomes more about the things you want to do for you.
What does being BOLD mean to you?
Being BOLD to me means embracing the personality and the person that you are. You can be a big personality and be BOLD, or you can be a quiet person and be BOLD. It’s just owning who you are.
Having the guts to be bold, to step out, and to own your career journey is something we admire about our ‘Bold Women’. Can you tell us about your Bold Career?
My career started out when I was quite young. I started modelling from a very young age and I continued with that after I left school. I went overseas and pursued my career in Europe, Tokyo and America and then I came back to Australia to start my family. I then went on to start a number of hospitality businesses, which I’m still involved in, while also coming back to a little bit of modelling.
What’s the boldest decision you’ve made?
I would say moving overseas when I was quite young and living in many countries, taking control of my life from a young age. This was quite BOLD at the time.
Are there 3 things you’ve done that have enabled you to ground yourself over the past 2 years?
To take the time out to reassess and re-evaluate. The pace of life has changed with many people taking it down a notch – going for long walks rather than darting here and there.
What’s the one piece of advice you would have told your younger yourself?
There are certainly things I would have done differently but life is life and I am the person I am from all the things I have experienced. My one biggest lesson I have learnt is to not be bullied into doing something that other people expect of you - stick to your guns and be the person that you want to be.
Lastly, what BOLD moves have you got planned for 2022?
For 2022 I would like to travel more and concentrate on learning some languages.