FROM the Kardashian clan, to Reese Witherspoon and Emily Ratajkowski, Jamie Sherrill – better know as Nurse Jamie – has treated some of Hollywood’s most flawless faces.
Whether the issue is acne or ageing, the 49-year-old has become Hollywood’s go-to for fixing serious skin issues, and now she stars in Netflix’s makeover show Skin Decision: Before And After.
Nurse Jamie’s skincare arsenal is just about as A-list as her clients – she is equipped with high-tech lasers, new-gen injectables and costly filler.
But what can be done for those who don’t have a four-figure budget?
Here, Shannon Lawlor asks the trained nurse turned celebrity skincare expert about common skin concerns, and for the most affordable and reliable at-home remedies.
DO you suffer with breakouts?
Jamie says: “Although acne mainly affects adolescents, it is also present in adults. More than 90 per cent of the world’s population is affected by acne at some point in their life.”
Even celebs such as Kendall Jenner and Emma Stone have struggled.
In fact, although the term acne seems serious, any form of spot is considered acne.
AT-HOME ANTIDOTES: In clinic, Jamie would usually turn to laser and cortisone injections to treat acne but there are great at-home options, too.
She says: “Make sure the products you use on your skin are non-comedogenic – that means that they don’t block pores.”
She also says to keep an eye on ingredients and always opt for products that contain spot-busting salicylic acid.
CeraVe SA Skin Smoothing Cleanser (£11.99, superdrug.com) deeply cleanses pores and smooths bumps without aggravating or drying the skin.
Ageing is one of the top skin concerns worldwide, and it seems we’re all desperate to promote the appearance of a more youthful complexion.
Jamie says: “Our skin changes as we age, becoming thinner and less plump.”
AT-HOME ANTIDOTES: Nurse Jamie’s UpLift Facial Massage Roller, loved by celebrities like Jessica Alba promises to instantly uplift your skin.
And while there is no miracle cure to reverse signs of ageing, changing your lifestyle could help.
Jamie says: “The number one cause of premature ageing is sun damage. The second is smoking.
“The third is what I call side sleeping. Over time, sleeping on your side will produce sleep lines and wrinkles.
“The best way to avoid this is to sleep on your back or invest in an anti-wrinkle or silky pillow.”
TYPICALLY triggered by sun, or hormonal changes such as during pregnancy, melasma (or hyperpigmentation) causes dark patches on the skin.
Singer Louise Redknapp spoke about her sun-induced pigmentation, in an Instagram post.
AT-HOME ANTIDOTES: In clinic, Jamie performs microdermabrasion, laser and chemicals peels for melasma and pigmentation. Prices start at £600.
But she says: “This sort of condition can also be treated with kojic acid, azelaic acid, vitamin C and mandelic acid to reduce discolouration.”
Enriched with kojic acid, the Nurse Jamie Brightening Bar (£46, cultbeauty.co.uk) can help diminish discolouration.
Or a daily serum like The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%, (£4.90, deciem.com) helps to brighten skin and protects against future damage.
ONE in ten of us suffer with rosacea, according to the NHS, but sadly many might not realise it at first.
Jamie says: “Rosacea is a condition that causes redness and often small, pus-filled bumps on the face. It is commonly mistaken for acne or other conditions.”
Even celebs such as Renée Zellweger and Cameron Diaz are thought to suffer with rosacea.
AT-HOME ANTIDOTES: Jamie warns the cause of rosacea is unknown, which means there is no absolute cure.
Even in-clinic treatments such as laser procedures, and medications, can only reduce symptoms.
But some products can help manage flare-ups.
She says: “The sun worsens rosacea. To protect your skin, apply sunscreen every day before going outdoors.”
Jamie recommends La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Invisible Fluid Sun Cream SPF50, (£17.50, boots.com).
It is specially formulated for sensitivity and has a second-skin finish.
Stars love facial lift
NURSE Jamie’s signature lifting facial massage became such a cult treatment she developed The Nurse Jamie UpLift Facial Massaging Beauty Roller.
It is loved by Khloe Kardashian, Jessica Alba and Hillary Duff.
But massaging with your hands can be effective too.
Jamie says: “Those who massage their faces regularly have more blood flow which gives the complexion a healthy, natural glow. It’s down to good touch versus bad touch.
“Focus on soft massage and patting and avoid rubbing hard. Spend a few minutes massaging your face every morning and focus on areas that need some love.”
- The Nurse Jamie UpLift Facial Massaging Beauty Roller, (£55, cultbeauty.co.uk)
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