Every now and then, we receive a beauty wake-up call. For so long, we apply our skincare routine while still half-asleep and get on with our damn day. Then one morning it happens: tired skin that has nothing to do with the hours clocked (or lack thereof) bedside. Skin that is sinfully dull. Perhaps tragically flaking. And despite best efforts, it’s gone beyond saving. It’s time to call in a professional.
To keep our skin glowing all winter long, we tracked down one of the most sought-after facialists, Georgia Louise, whose clientele list speaks volumes for her A+ work. What does the woman behind the faces of Emma Stone, Cate Blanchett, Alexander Wang, and countless Victoria’s Secret Angels have to say about achieving (and maintaining) healthier and brighter skin? Turns out the secret is as simple as staying hydrated.
COOLS: First things first, why does our skin become dull in the winter?
Georgia Louise: “The changing environment (cold outside, warm/hot at work and at home) wreaks havoc on the skin. It’s very important to understand that with every season, your skincare routine should change.”
COOLS: What is the quickest way to achieve brighter skin?
GL: “By gently exfoliating, moisturizing, and using richer creams. Incorporate more hydrating/nourishing serums and mask weekly for brighter skin.”
COOLS: What makes skin appear healthier?
GL: “Hydration! I can’t say how much of a difference hydrating the skin with serums, oils, and moisturizers makes, especially in the winter months. It plumps the skin, diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, and just brightens things overall.”
COOLS: What are your quick tricks to improve glow?
GL: “GloPulse! This at-home galvanic system ensures the nutrient-rich ingredients of the sheet masks are penetrated deep into the skin, leaving your skin looking like you just had a facial.”
COOLS: What advice do you find yourself telling her clients most often?
GL: “Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Remember: What you put in your body will reflect on your face.”
COOLS: What are your favorite products for winter?
COOLS: Are there any ingredients we should look for in our routine to help with brightness?
GL: “Anything oxygenating.”
COOLS: How much does diet have to do with healthy-looking skin? Are there any foods we should avoid?
GL: “Foods rich in fatty acids are great, as are healthy greens. Avoid sugar and dairy.”