British TV star and model, Louise Roe, is one of those enviable mums-to-be who is positively radiant. She’s maintained her chic aesthetic and glowing skin throughout her pregnancy.
What’s her secret? ELEMIS recently caught up with her during her fabulous baby shower at the Hills Penthouse in West Hollywood, where guests were treated to ELEMIS massages and a goodie bag of ELEMIS favorites.
In this exclusive interview with ELEMIS, Louise shares her tips for a gorgeous glow, as well as a curated collection of her favorite ELEMIS products. Read on to discover her secrets and shop her picks.
ELEMIS: You’ve been very open about the fact that the first part of your pregnancy was much more difficult than you expected, and you even slowed down your workload for a few weeks. What sorts of things did you do for self-care in that period of time? Was there anything that you found to make you feel better, more like yourself?
Louise: I had very strong, consistent nausea, like many pregnant women, so I just had to follow my body. It told me what it did (and didn't!) want to eat, and it was less a case of deciding to take naps, and more about how fast I could make it to bed – I had never experienced exhaustion like that before!
ELEMIS: You are so glam! How can other mums-to-be get your glow? Are there certain skincare treatments that you’re doing?
Louise: Thank you! I treated myself to pre-natal massages every couple of weeks, as a friend pointed out I'm saving money on cocktails and nights out, so why not! I body brushed every morning, which stimulates the blood flow to help with cellulite and stretch marks, and also helps any swelling go down too. I applied oil every day, from head to toe, without fail.
ELEMIS: Since you travel a lot, can you give other mums some tips about caring for your skin on-the-go?
Louise: I always take a face mask on the plane with me, and once we take off, I'll put it on. It's worth the weird stares to land with hydrated skin! I also try and take a bath when we are away; somehow there are less chores to do, so I’m far more likely to run a nice bubble bath.
ELEMIS: We know you love ELEMIS products. Which ones have been your go-to faves?
Louise: I was instantly obsessed with the Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks; you can see the difference immediately after wearing them. They've been great after sleepless nights, plus my husband, Mackenzie, loves them too. The Peptide⁴ Night Recovery Cream-Oil is fantastic, not least because it was literally the only scent I liked when I was going through my sick phase!
ELEMIS: What products are you using for head-to-toe care?
Louise: The Japanese Camellia Body Oil Blend has the most incredible, sweet scent and consistency; it sinks right in and helps with stretch marks. And the Skin Nourishing Milk Bath is very soothing after a long day in heels.
LOUISE’S FAVORITE ELEMIS PRODUCTS:
This is the finest grade oil for Aromatherapy. For many centuries Camellia Oil from Japan has been used for the care of nails, hair, scalp and combination skin. This light oil is easily absorbed and rich in plant collagen to keep the skin moisturized and supple, helping to prevent stretch marks.
This unique balancing formula leaves the skin feeling nourished. The special Milk Protein base, rich in vitamins, amino acids and minerals contains natural plant collagen from Japanese Camellia Oil and Oat extract. Excellent for excessively dry skin conditions, leaving the skin satin soft and in perfect harmony.
Help in your quest for the elimination of cellulite by brushing your body with this pure natural wood brush, made with clipped cactus bristles.
The skin follows natural circadian rhythms, creating waves of activity which trigger cells to perform important processes at specific times of the day. Repair and renewal are prioritized at night. Timing of these processes is vital for skin balance and health. ELEMIS’ tetra-peptide, inspired by these circadian rhythms, helps to support the skin’s natural processes. Harsh environment conditions, travel, disruptive sleep patterns and modern living can all have an effect on circadian rhythms, causing them to become out of sync. This skin synchronizing night cream-oil blends Perilla Seed oil with ELEMIS’ exclusive Night Scented Stock oil, which is exceptionally rich in omega-3, Vitamin E and anti-oxidants. Skin feels rebalanced and appears restored and replenished.
These clinically proven* hydra-gel eye masks are formulated to instantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Potent Plankton extract, combined with the power of Padina Pavonica and Chlorella, provide an instant skin-tightening effect, whie Hyaluronic Acid hydrates the fragile eye area. Eye contours are left looking visibly smoother and feeling intensely moisturised.*
*Independent Clinical Trials.