We caught up with our model competition runner up, influencer and brand fan Leonora Jose and asked her if she could share some of the spring skin care tips.
What brings you confidence?
Confidence is something that hasn’t always been an easy journey for me. As a child I was always the tallest and I sometimes felt the pressures of having to ‘fit into a stereotypical’ body type during my teenage years. I have however since my late twenties and now being 30 been able to develop a firm sense of self acceptance and love for being more of an individual. I also think with the rise in social media such as Instagram, this has also helped me to develop confidence with being able to see a diverse range of beautiful and confident female body types.
How do you spend the perfect day?
My perfect day would be a day of self care… doing positive tasks for myself such as a nail appointment, taking myself to lunch, reading a good book, and spending time with the people in my life who help me to be the best kind of person I can be.
What brings you joy?
Joy for me is being able to help other women and anyone who doesn’t feel as confident within themselves and see how everyone deserves to feel good about themselves.
Talk us through your skin routine?
Having a Mum who worked in the beauty industry and instilled in me from a young age the importance of looking after your skin meant I was able to pick up good habits when using skincare. I would always do a double cleanse to remove any make up or SPF. I use watery lotions to help with my combination skin to help give me that burst of energy to prep the skin and follow with a serum, moisture and eye. SPF is essential in any routine as we always need that protection even in the colder climate months.
As we head into spring - what should we do to best look after our skin?
Spring time is nearly upon us so your skin routine will start to change… as it starts to become more mild you may want to start thinking about different textures like a lighter serum texture or a gel moisturiser. You may also want to start using more facial mists during the day to give your skin that burst of hydration and of course layer up that SPF as you start to go outside more in the sun.