NATEISHA: WHEN YOU START YOUR OWN SPA SESSION, WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU DO?
Joanna Czech: I thoroughly cleanse my face, it’s important that I remove any dirt and build up first.
NS: WALK US THROUGH HOW YOU TREAT YOUR SKIN AT-HOME FOR A FULL TREATMENT?
JC: Well, the morning begins with a quick rinse in the shower for my face and body, I then follow this up by toning my skin and applying my serum, eye cream, lip treatment and moisturiser. If I am spending more than 30 minutes in the sun, then I will work with an SPF but no more than factor 30.
Your face starts at the nipples and ends at your hairline, so I include looking after my neck and décolletage in every step.
My skincare routine begins in the evening as this is the most important moment. Products are more effective when the skin is at peace. I shower and rinse of the day, I use my shower gel and my massage mitts and then I moisturize my entire body. I then cleanse, tone, massage, apply serums, eye cream, lip treatment and then a moisturizer. Usually 2-3 times a week I will apply sheet masks but typically after serums or in place of them depending on the mask.
NS: WHAT IS A STEP THAT YOU NEVER MISS OUT?
JC: Cleansing and toning almost always.
NS: A STEP THAT IS HIGHLY UNDERESTIMATED?
JC: Toner, so many people don’t use it all and many people think it is a second step of cleansing, when it is actually the 1st step in hydration. It balances the skin and allows for the products that follow it to be more efficient.
NS: WHAT STEPS DO YOU INCORPORATE IF YOUR SKIN IS DRY?
JC: After toning, I massage my face, which stimulates blood flow and I follow up with either balancing, hydrating masks or a pumpkin enzyme mask.
NS: WHAT PRODUCTS DO YOU IMPLEMENT FOR AN OVERALL GLOW?
JC: Brightening masks, serums and a facial massage.
NS: WHAT MASKS DO YOU SWEAR BY?
JC: Every mask in the 111SKIN collection are my favourites and they include the Y Theorem Bio Cellulose Facial Mask, Sub-Zero De-Puffing Energy Mask and the Celestial Black Diamond Lifting and Firming Mask. I also love the Biologique Recherche Patchs Defatigants.
NNS: OUTSIDE OF SKINCARE, WHAT PRODUCTS DO YOU USE THAT CREATES A SENSORIAL ATMOSPHERE?
JC: LED Light Therapy, Candles, Gemstones and Music, all are very important to me as well.