June 2nd, 2021
Award-winning facialist to the stars, Chelsee Lewis has worked with the likes of Stella McCartney, Gwyneth Paltrow and Suki Waterhouse to name a few, having been in the beauty industry for 25 years and based in Mayfair.
We asked Chelsee for her top skincare tips which can be incorporated into your at home skincare regimes for glowing a-lister skin! We suggest some of the Warpaint Team’s favourite products that you can use as well.
At home skincare – Where to start with your routine?
Massage your skin yourself. Even just 5 minutes doing that after you wake up gives you the feeling of new skin, as it improves skin texture, tone, removes antioxidants and generally helps it to appear brighter. Products also absorb a lot better when your skin is improved through massage. I would suggest using either a cream cleanser or oil. It is also best to do at night, as we generally have more time and your skin also regenerates at night more, meaning products work much more efficiently. Simple but a great tip.
Morning – always wash your face. Follow up with a toner or hydrating mist and then eye product, serum, moisturiser and SPF on top of that/foundation with SPF in it.
Night Time – I recommend a double cleanse in the evening to remove all traces of makeup, pollution, dirt etc followed by a toner or hydrating mist, serum, eye cream and whatever moisturiser you choose to use at night. Also sleeping masks at night are great for an intense treatment.
Cleansing – How should we be thoroughly cleansing our faces everyday?
I would recommend cleansing for 2 minutes, but this may vary dependent on the product you are using. For example, when cleansing with a cleansing balm at night, you can massage this into the skin, do pressure points and use a muslin cloth to remove.
Facial Massage – How often and when should we be incorporating facial massage into our skincare regimens?
I use my signature massage for lymphatic drainage, however I would recommend using circular motions outwards and upwards towards the lymph nodes, ears and jawline once or twice a week at least, every night if you can. A cream cleanser can also work great for use doing this.
Exfoliating – How often and when should we be exfoliating?
I love exfoliating! You always feel so great and clean after. I would recommend at least twice a week, as our skin sheds every 21-28 days so we need to in order for our products to penetrate properly. I would say the best products are scrubs with granules for more of an intense exfoliation, or if you want a slightly gentler exfoliation, use a peel which rubs off into small bits removing the dead skin with it. I would always recommend Yon Ka products for this.
SPF – How often and when should we be applying SPF?
SPF is daily without a doubt and 50 is best! It’s a no brainer, make sure you wear it every day and even on cloudy days. If you have SPF in your makeup then that’s fine, so long as it is at a high factor. I choose to use a tinted moisturiser with SPF 50 in it daily. This is due to UVA/UVB damage that can cause premature ageing, pigmentation etc.
Moisturiser – How often and when should we be applying moisturiser?
You should apply morning and night. Dependent on what your skin concerns are, that will be the moisturiser you are going to use in that period of time. Perhaps using something that is brightening if your skin is looking a little dull or super hydrating if you can tell your skin is dry. My tip to everybody is go with how your skin feels and how it looks. If its tight, you know it is dehydrated so you need to hydrate the skin. You need moisturiser to rebuild the skins structure and strengthen it.
Face Masks- How often and when should we be using face masks?
I do a face mask every 3 days, so I would say at least 2-3 times a week. It is a good maintenance between facials and always good to alternate between a clay mask and hydrating mask. I recommend always have both on the shelf and go with how your skin look and feels. Clay is decongesting and the hydrating mask is always a must, as the majority of us are dehydrated when it comes to our skin.
Your final skincare tip….
Giving yourself more love and attention right now is so important. With so much stress and uncertainty, taking time for yourself to do a face mask or something that makes you feel good or smells good can make you feel happier. A top tip I would give is to spritz your face with a hydrating mist whilst working from your laptop to keep the skin hydrated, particularly with things like central heating.