Skincare tips and product recommendations are great, but what we really want to know is how the experts treat their own skin. One of the most sought-after custom facials right now is by master aesthetician Jillian Wright. Safe facials are back and the safest way to get a facial is to go to someone who takes the pandemic seriously. The Indie Beauty Expo co-founder has decided to go back to what she loves, being an aesthetician, and we could not be more grateful. Jillian tells us how she treats her skin this winter, what women over 30 should own, and how to deal with skin issues due to mask wearing.
Jillian Wright’s personal skincare routine is for dry skin.
Cleanser- Lab to Beauty Balancing Face Wash for day and Lab to Beauty Cleansing Oil at night (These are available at my facial suite)
Eye Cream- Glowbiotics Anti-Wrinkle Illuminating Eye Cream
Exfoliant- Herbologia Walnut Scrub
Serums (I layer three on my skin before my moisturizer)
- Lovinah Red-C Ampoule
- Bioelements Moisture x10
- Glowbiotics HydraGlow Cream Oil
- Moisturizer- Inika Phytofuse Renew Maca Root Day Cream DAY
- Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40
I keep it super simple (CBD products available at Jillian Wright Facials for now)
- Cleanser- Lab to Beauty Cleansing Oil
- Exfoliant-Her Royal Hempress Exfoliating Whipped Serum 3x a week
- Eye Cream-Glowbiotics Soothing+Revitalizing Eye Cream
- INIKA Phytofuse Renew Resveratrol Night Cream
Cultivated: What are some skincare essentials every woman over 30 should own?
- See my skincare routine above!
- Dry Brush to exfoliate dead skin from the body.
- Eye Cream
- Excellent moisturizer.
- Non Toxic Color Cosmetics like Au Naturale or Ilia
Cultivated: What are some ways we can prevent breakouts or dry skin due to mask wearing?
- Make sure to clean your masks often.
- Use a hydrating and balancing mask like the Lab to Beauty Green Cure Mask which has Matcha, CBD to reduce inflammation and French Green Clay to detoxify. Use it at least 3x a week where you are experiencing maskne.
- Use clean beauty products. Ditch the formulas with filler and unnecessary ingredients.
- Exfoliate at least 3x a week
- Incorporate Evan Healy Purifying Serum into your day and night routine. Spot treat.
- Make sure you never miss your AM/PM ritual
Cultivated: How important is exfoliation in the winter season and what do you typically recommend we do that with ( scrubs or peels)?
- Very important. Go lighter on the AHA percentage. For example use Her Royal Hempress Exfoliating Whipped Serum with 8% glycolic or use Herbologia Walnut Scrub on the shower, alternating, giving yourself a couple days off in the Winter. Make sure not to over exfoliate which will lead to flaky skin.
There are many ways to exfoliate from manual to chemical. Be mindful in the winter since your skin can be very dry. Exfoliate at least 2x a week but choose carefully. Don’t over exfoliate. Since we are wearing less makeup, choose the makeup you do wear with ingredients that help your skin function. Oftentimes when we don’t look at the ingredients, we don’t realize that there may be acne causing or drying ingredients in the formula.
If you do get a break out, don’t pick your skin. This will make it worse. Spot treat with an AHA like Her Royal Hempress Exfoliating Whipped Serum or use it all over, avoiding the eye area 2x a week. If you like a manual exfoliant, try Herbologia Walnut Scrub.
The most important thing is consistency. Do not skip. Take the time and listen to your skin. It doesn’t have to feel dry. It doesn’t have to breakout. It’s a matter of making it a priority and being your own skincare detective.
To book a personal consultation and facial with Jillian Wright at Bloom Beauty Lounge on 19th Street between 6th and 7th, visit Jillian Wright Treatments. She only takes one client at a time, and 3 clients maximum in a day in order to allow more time for cleaning and disinfecting in between. Jillian also gets covid tested often and has a strict guidelines for people coming in to get a facial. Obviously, facials are not hands-free, but she takes every precaution necessary to put her clients at ease.