I’m a fragrance junkie. I’ve been obsessed with the Helmut Lang Cologne since it launched in the 1980s, but it’s been on and off the market over the years and is currently out of production again. For the office and daytime, I alternate between Byredo Mister Marvelous, Comme Des Garçons Monocle Sugi and Temps Perdu from Dutch perfume house Salle Privée. For the evening, you can’t go wrong with a warm floral like Frederic Malle’s Une Rose. The one fragrance that I can’t get enough of is Poivre Samarcande from the Hermès Boutique Collection – I smell something different every time I wear it, most likely due to the fact it’s made by Jean-Claude Ellena, one of the best noses in the world.
I’ve just started face cupping. Like gua sha, it stimulates blood flow, enhances skin’s resilience and regenerates collagen. The process itself feels meditational. I’m currently doing it twice a week and experimenting with different face oils and serums to see what works best in combination with the face cups.
Regular facials keep my skin on track. I see a skin therapist every five weeks for a combination of laser, IPL, radio frequency and peelings. The results on my skin’s firmness and texture have been game-changing. Jasmina Vico is one of my go-to therapists in London – her holistic approach is unique. If you can get an appointment at her salon in Fitzrovia, I highly recommend booking in.
Ultimately, the best skincare routine is one you can stick to. This is the best piece of skincare advice I’ve been given. If you start out overexcited with too many products, chances are you’ll end up using none of them. Strip back your routine, find the products you love and use them daily. Consistency pays off.
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