Foundation Skincare by Michelle

Located inside Camille Baughman & Associates Wellness Center
218 York Road, Suite 102, Carlisle, PA 17015
Parking in Rear - Follow concrete path through wooden fence.

I am proud to support our military and offer a 25% discount on any service for our military members! Military ID required.

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About

Michelle Grochalski, CEO/Esthetician

Foundation Skincare by Michelle was born through years of serving others through volunteer work and doing skincare (e.g., facials, body scrubs, and a lot of TLC) for family and friends. Many years of enjoying these services for myself has given me the experience and knowledge for what a great Esthetician should be and how they should care for their clients. I hope youโ€™ll come and begin your foundation of great skincare with me!

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My philosophy has always been โ€œyou canโ€™t build something great without a foundation.โ€ My foundation is God. With this confident, but humble statement: 

โ€œI can do all things through Christ who strengthens meโ€ (Philippians 4:13) 

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I was able to find the courage to make a transition in my life. My first attempt was in July 2017. Everything I tried to do with the business was like trying to drive a jackhammer through concrete. It wasnโ€™t happening. Again, and again, I felt defeated. I prayed. I really thought this is what I should be doing, and I wasnโ€™t happy with my current position at work. God does work in mysterious ways.

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Sadly, in January 2018 my friend and co-worker, Sharon was diagnosed with AML/Leukemia. My husband and I had just lost another friend to this horrible disease not even 6 months before this. Sharon ended up in the hospital for an extended period of time in January. As her boss and friend, I wanted to do something for her.


I gathered all my paraphernalia (at this point I thought I knew what I was doing LOL) and went to the hospital to give her a facial and massage her arms, hands, legs and feet. A few of the nurses came in and wanted my business card because there are many cancer patients who would love to have this done for them. I felt sad wishing I could have helped them all and had to decline.


When my โ€œfacialโ€ was completed, Sharon was in tears along with her husband Gene. Geneโ€™s words when he walked into the room was, โ€œSheโ€™s never looked more beautifulโ€. Yes, I was in tears at this point too! Sharon told me itโ€™s the first time since she was diagnosed that she didnโ€™t think about what was happening to her or the treatments she was going to have to get.


Iโ€™m crying now as I write thisโ€ฆI walked out of the hospital and immediately called my husband. I told him I canโ€™t keep working anymore. THIS is what I need to be doing. At the end of May 2018, I retired from my current job. Iโ€™ve been putting my Foundation Skincare by Michelle together and miraculously all the pieces are coming together easily. God had a plan, I just needed to be patient!


I am beyond excited to be able to give back to others! As a Licensed Esthetician, I plan on continuing my education so I can help as many cancer patients as possible, along with everyone else! I cannot thank everyone who has supported me and helped me along the way! My family, my friends, my personal Esthetician and many others. Thank you!

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