London’s facialist-to-the stars Nichola Joss certainly knows everything there is to know about having great skin. She helps get A-list stars red carpet gorgeous ahead of all the big award events and red carpet premieres. 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 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.
Nichola says: “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.”
Nichola reveals “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 says: “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.”
Diet – Keeping my body hydrated and fuelled with clean organic foods.
“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,” Nichola says.
“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.”
“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.”