We have partnered with 5 beautiful, kind, and strong women in our community and asked them questions about self-care, wellness, and of course BODY. Sharing our new Bodycare Collection we collaborated with them to create imagery that showcased their bodies through their lense. We’ll be sharing their imagery and stories throughout the next few weeks so that you can all get to know and love them as much as we do.
Meet Elise Gill.
Name: Elise Gill
Location: UK/ Sussex
Age: 30 years old
Who are you and what do you stand for?
I am Elise and I am a skincare focused content creator and I believe in sharing my skincare knowledge to help empower others to feel good in their skin
On those days when you’re not feeling 100 percent, what do you do to give yourself a confidence boost?
I step away from whatever is making me anxious, sometimes I’ll pray or meditate, sometimes I lock myself in the bathroom and have a long hot shower and do a facial and bodycare routine and sometimes I’ll workout to get endorphins running
What activities would you say are part of your self-care routine? And how do you make time for self-care?
Activities include a long shower (I’m not really a bath person) and I will use a body scrub, then follow with an extensive skincare routine ie: double cleansing, masking (sometimes I use 2 masks) then I’ll use a facial tool either gua sha or an electric one, finish with oils and massaging in and I ALWAYS make time for moisturising the body with oils before bed. I always set aside two days a week where I do a full self-care routine. This is usually a Wednesday and Sunday evening. It really affects my mood if I don’t set aside this time
What are 3 words that come to mind when you think of your body?
Strong, soft (in texture), me
What are some of your favorite foods that keep your skin healthy?
Seeds, berries, lots of greens like spinach and broccoli.
What does your current skincare routine look-like, specifically for your body?
Shower, use a scrub, shave, dry brush if I haven’t used a scrub then always slather on body moisturizer
What are some of your favorite body treatments?
I love a good oil and scrub and using squalene on the body is my new fave thing!
If you could get the world to change its collective mind about one issue, or adopt one way of being, what would it be and why?
To be kinder to yourself. Work is work, but your body is always with you, be kind to it, treat it well. I think that recent events have shown us that we need to listen to our bodies and be kind otherwise we will always be run down and will never be our best selves.
Fill in the blank:
HA or squalene on the body is underrated.