Over the past six weeks on RTÉ LifeStyle, Jennifer Rock aka The Skin Nerd has been discussing all things skin. Whether you want to learn about the benefits of double cleansing, the importance of sleep or how to work your facial muscles, this skin expert has you covered.
Now, the RTÉ Player has launched a new four-part series called Good Skin Day, presented by the Skin Nerd herself. In each episode, Jennifer meets a celebrity guest and gets to grips with their skin issues. Together, they’ll discover some of Ireland’s most in-demand and trendy skin care treatments.
From Miss Ireland to bride-to-be
In episode one, we meet Former Miss Ireland, blogger, and model Aoife Walsh. As a redhead who has very pale skin, she suffers easily from sunburn and needs to ensure that she uses SPF.
While sharing her deepest darkest skin confessions, emergency sunburn recovery hacks and revealing her biggest ever, Jennifer gets the bride-to-be prepped for her upcoming wedding in 2020.
Both ladies treat themselves treating themselves to a Voya Deluxe Facial, a seaweed treatment that helps to plump and firm the skin. It's just the ticket for a stressed out and slightly dehydrated jet setter like Aoife.
Ice Ice JP
Next up is reality TV star Joshua Todd Patterson aka JP who is probably best known for his time on Made In Chelsea. The Skin Nerd grills the reality star to determine whether he has more good skin days than bad and how he manages to maintain a model complexion for the cameras’ constant demands despite having a history of breakouts. As she delves deeper under his skin, Jennifer finds out about JP’s adventures in parenthood, his Irish roots, his views on fame and mental health and of course his terribly convincing "Oirish accent!"
To begin their Spa afternoon, Jennifer brings JP for some whole body cryotherapy, a treatment that exposes the body to sub-zero temperatures over a short period of time, resulting in multiple health benefits. It briefly freezes the skin stimulating the production of anti-inflammatory proteins, as well as collagen and elastin production in the skin.
Maeve goes microneedling
In at number three is influencer, model and actress Maeve Madden for a face to face conversation about everything from breakouts to social media trolls and everything in between. Jennifer takes a closer look at what makes Maeve’s skin tick and brings her out for a Microneedling treatment.
The basic premise behind Microneedling is to stimulate the production of new collagen by injuring the skin. Taking advantage of the skin’s ability to heal itself, microneedling causes micro-injuries to the epidermis, which signals the body to produce collagen to remodel the damaged area, which in effect rejuvenates the skin making it look younger and fresher.
Andrea nails her time as a nerd
Last but not least is Tropical Popical founder and political activist, Andrea Horan. The pair meet in the popular South William street nailbar and enjoy a good gossip. Jenifer gets to grips with Andrea’s skin habits good and bad, and figures out her biggest skin concerns.
To face up to some of the issues, Andrea books herself in for an Active Vitamin Treatment which claims to leave your skin looking radiant and dewy but you may feel a little like a science experiment in the process! The aim is to stimulate Collagen to soften lines and improve elasticity, increase hydration and boost radiance.