After a successful fashion season (so draining for our bodies and skin) and with the change of weather seasons (its getting cold and dry!) upon us , we’ve had asked our trusted esthetician Eliza Woznica for some pro tips on keeping your skin healthy. Eliza owns her own spa where she often welcomes models with all kinds of skin issues.
Here is what she’s suggested for the best model skin care routine:
Q: What skincare routine would you recommend to someone with a lifestyle of a model? Are there any natural remedies or cosmetics you prefer?
“What’s the secret to beautiful skin?”, my answer is always this: find a skincare routine designed exclusively for your skin type, and apply it daily in the morning and at night. If you make your skin a priority, and take good care of it, you’ll get the return on your investment, with beautiful, clear and healthy-looking skin.
I work with my clients individually, so each and everyone of them has a highly personalized skincare routine program that I designed to fit their personal needs. I do that by selecting products based on what works best for their lifestyle and their specific skin concerns. It’s a step by step process. Knowing what products work together, how they benefit your skin, and the order in which to use them is incredibly important when developing proper and highly effective skincare regiment. Also, some of the products are seasonal, and what works great during Spring time can damage your skin when used during a hotter months of the summer. That’s why I strongly advocate to consult with a professional before you start mixing products on your face, as some of them can leave a lasting damage when combined or used improperly.
Q: What treatment would you suggest to models who want to maintain beauty and prevent aging?
I always tell my clients: “Facials are workouts for your skin.” A regular facial once a month, followed by a daily home regiment, can enhance the appearance of your skin and help to reverse signs of aging. My to-go brand for professional spa facials and at home skincare, is INTRACEUTICALS. Their professional and retail product lines are designed to complement each other, and are at their best, when used in conjunction.
The Intraceuticals Infusion penetrates the skin with a fine mist of hyperbaric oxygen to thoroughly hydrate it. This boost of oxygen allows a deeper absorption of the products into the skin, creating a more effective penetration of ingredients. What I love the most about this treatment is that it’s 100% non-invasive (no needles, no fillers), but the results are comparable to the ones you would get from a more aggressive approach. The treatment combines the tools of modern science with natural, but always the highest quality ingredients like Vitamins A and C, aloe vera and green tea.
3. What are the most common skin problems you encounter when working with models, and how to prevent them?
Modeling is one of the professions that demands flawless skin. However, for some of my clients it proved to be a major challenge. Some struggled with inadequately hydrated skin, and others experienced far worse symptoms, including itching, flaking, and redness. Frequent travels, with hours spent in a dry air environment on airplanes, take a toll on skin. To keep your skin from suffering, I recommend to prepare the night before your flight by gently exfoliating your skin and then applying a moisturizing mask. The exfoliation helps clear out all of the dead skin cells, so your skin can be penetrated and moisturized deeper by the mask. I personally like enzyme peeling from GM.Collin and mask with Hyaluronian Acid.
4. What’s your personal beauty secret?
Definitely a good body peel. I’m a big fan of homemade peeling. It can work wonders on the entire body – it unclogs pores, cleanses, exfoliates, and evens the skin tone. I make my favorite peeling mask from recycled coffee grinds. It is not only environmentally friendly, but it also works wonders as cellulite treatment and a whole body exfoliant. When used often, it will leave your skin perfectly smooth and its effects will last for couple of days. I always recommend it to all my friends/ clients, and so far, I haven’t heard any complaints. Because the peeling is highly abrasive, you have to adjust the frequency of application to your own skin. Some people use it also on the face, but I don’t recommend it for those with sensitive skin.
To make this peeling you will only need what’s left from your morning coffee (dregs) and couple of drops of coconut oil. Mix cold coffee with coconut oil – it shouldn’t be too liquid, nor too solid. You have to see for yourself what kind of consistency will be the best for your needs. Take your coffee peeling with you to the shower and cover the body (thighs, arms and buttocks… that’s where you can rub the skin harder because it’s thicker). Rinse thoroughly, pat dry and enjoy your super smooth skin! 🙂