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Nichola Joss tells us how to get gorgeous skin before a big event

-Mar 28, Jenny Paul, Beauty -

Nichola joss on how to get gorgeous skin before a big event
Let’s face it. Most of us are exhausted. Before a big event do you ever look in the mirror and wonder how you’ll ever get a healthy glow? Well don’t worry. we have the ultimate how to guide. 

 

London’s facialist-to-the stars Nichola Joss certainly knows everything there is to know about having great skin. She helped get Margot Robbie red carpet gorgeous ahead of the recent BAFTAS. And, the skin whisperer almost always has such a packed up diary, with stars lining up for one of her bespoke inner facials, that it is nearly impossible to get an appointment with her.

Luckily, Nichola kindly sat down with Lumity Life magazine and spilled her look fabulous secrets. Are you planning to attend a wedding or a big party in the coming weeks or months? Nichola explains exactly how to get your skin ready. 

 

I have a big event in six weeks from now. I want to look as best as I can. What things should I be doing?

 

Having an inner facial with lots of massage will immediately benefit the skin as well as the muscle tissue and facial contours. You can have these as close to the event as you like as there will only be instant benefits to skin tone and lift contours.

Do not look at anything topically aggressive on the skin such as peels acids laser needling or injections. You do not want your skin having an adverse reaction as you will need time to heal.

Keeping the facials natural and massage based will have you looking your best.

 

You have said that you aren’t a fan of injectables and prefer facial massage as well as skincare acids and peels. I am definitely afraid of peels. But I trust your opinion. Which ones should I invest in? Which peels and which acids?

 

I love the Ordinary – AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution and also Murad hyrda glow aqua peel is an amazing sheet mask and great before events. If you have sensitive skin Susanne Kaufmann enzyme peel is a good option.

If you are afraid of using peels or acids you can always start with an daily exfoliating liquid such as Glossier – Solution or Alpha H – Liquid Gold.

 

Nichola, you look incredible! What are your own tips for looking fantastic even though you’re a busy working mum who is always globetrotting and running her own business?

 

Daily Facial Massage – By massaging my skin daily I am removing of tension and stress in the muscle tissue. Softening but strengthening the muscle fibres to give a more lifter structure to facial contours.

Massaging will also remove toxins, help to drain and eliminate puffiness fluid retention and improve blood circulation.

This will encourage a more nutritious oxygenated blood flow to the skin cells and muscle tissue helping to improve regeneration and restoration of skin.

 

Nichola Joss shares her top tips for gorgeous skin 

 

Diet – Keeping my body hydrated and fuelled with clean organic foods.

Daily yoga and meditation – I do 10 minutes of meditation every morning as well as while I am working. I do 2 minutes of meditation before each client.

Exercise – I try to incorporate a daily workout whether it’s a session with my personal trainer or walking the dog.

 
What do you do to recommend to destress after a long and stressful winter? Reiki? Acupuncture? We are thinking about having holy grail skin from a holistic point of view…

 

I do a Healing Energy Facial massage treatment and also a Lumity Supplement Support Facial which are both great for de-stressing the body, mind and skin.

Get outside, get moving to get the blood circulating around the body again.

I love crystals and do believe in their healing energy.

Also aromatherapy oils are great for lifting your energy, make sure you rub the oils between your hands and take some deep breaths in before you start to massage your face / body.

Use Lavender, Chamomile or Neroli to de-stress and relax your mind and body.

 

What are the top five things that we should be avoiding? I spoke to a French doctor the other day and her take was that eliminating toxins as much as possible is the key to looking gorgeous.

 

Over exposure of damaging sun rays (it’s never to early to start using SPF 50+ on the face) and remember UVA rays can damage skin even during winter months.

Smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, sugar, processed foods, a sedentary lifestyle. These will all add to the premature ageing of your skin tissue.

The best way to combat this is to look at an organic diet. Take an anti ageing supplement, I love Lumity. Take a good probiotic to optimise your organ functions as well as to keep your gut healthy and active. I take Symprove probiotic everyday and have seen an improvement in my skin (it’s your largest living organ).

Avoid too much screen/phone/completer blue lights can be ageing for the skin and stressful for the mind.

 

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