Lustrous skin is a supermodel’s prerogative, and on British Vogue’s April cover, Jill Kortleve, Paloma Elsesser and Precious Lee celebrate the glossy skin they’re in in style. Legs, midriffs and arms nearly rival the model trio’s flawless complexions for luminosity, a feat that – given it still feels like spring has definitely not yet sprung – feels like a nigh-on impossible feat to the rest of us.
Glossy skin like this isn’t all down to good genetics, either. Many models ensure their bodies are as optimally hydrated and cared for as their faces. “Not everyone is blessed with flawless skin all over,” says make-up artist Nikki Wolff. “Just as different areas of the face require different treatment, the skin on the body is the same.”
Here, aesthetic doctor Dr Costas Papageorgiou, aesthetician Shane Cooper and celebrity make-up artist Wolff share their tips on how to achieve polished, perfected body skin just like our cover stars.
The doctor: Dr Costas Papageorgiou
“I believe everyone can achieve beautiful skin texture with regular treatments, using medical-grade protocols, as you would do for a facial. It’s not a ‘one and done’ with this kind of thing – consistency is key. I like to fuse energy devices (such as laser and radiofrequency) with the latest technological advancements to address the different layers of the dermis and stimulate collagen regeneration for plump, firm skin.
“At my clinic, I recommend treatments like Hydragenesis (resurfacing laser) and Profhilo, an injectable hydrating treatment which plumps, moisturises and addresses lax skin. I also like to use bio-stimulatory fillers, as they instantly improve skin texture and atrophy, while simultaneously stimulating the body’s own natural regenerative abilities.
“I am also a strong believer in looking after yourself from the inside-out. Exercise and diet plays a huge part in our skin health and maintaining a regular fitness routine develops muscle mass, which in turn supports the overlying dermis and skin laxity. I also recommend treatments like LED light therapy.”