MIXED MAKEUP, October 2016
...Afterwards I spoke with British-bred, NY-based Elemis consulting aesthetician Georgia Louise Vassanelli to find out her top tips for fall weather skincare. This is a woman who counts Mad Men star Christina Hendricks and model Jourdan Dunn as clients, so you know she has some great tips.
What are some common skin issues that you see when we transition from summer to fall?
Clogged, congested, sun damaged skin. It’s a combination of sun, sweat, and sunscreen and not taking good care of the skin during the summer months and exposing skin to too much sun. I spent a lot of the fall repairing my clients skin with peels, deep cleansing and vitamin infusing using the Elemis Biotec Machine.
What are your daily skincare tips for different skin types?
For congested and blocked pores, double cleanse and switch to an oil cleanser, like Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, to loosen blackheads and trapped congestion then apply a cleansing wash with AHAs or BHAs like the Georgia Louise cleanser.
If your skin is sun damaged, it’s time to use a nightly gentle vitamin A and Retinol-based serum such as Georgia Louise Vitamin A Serum and a daily vitamin C serum such as the Elemis White Brightening Even Tone Serum.
For fine lines and wrinkles, switch to a collagen based cream for day and night, like Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, and invest in a Nuface handheld and tone the skin at least four times a week.
As far as weekly treatments, what do you recommend?
First, begin with a course of ten microcurrent sessions to lift and tighten the skin, then a course every six weeks to freshen and lighten after the summer months. I also recommend gentle lactic acid peels weekly.