The skincare expert reveals her secrets, take notes!

Jocelyn Petroni is one of Australia’s most recognised skincare experts. With Miranda Kerr and Megan Gale among her clientele, she’s all about helping people get the glowy complexions they deserve. Her attention-to-detail extends from her innovative treatments through to the super-zen spa vibes she creates in her beautiful treatment space, considered a Sydney institution for clear-skin devotees.

She’s in the biz of giving good skin so we just had to ask ‘Hey Jocelyn Petroni, what do you do to get your skin looking so good?’

Sure, we know that everyone’s skin is different and what works for one, doesn’t necessarily work for the other, but aren’t you curious as to how a skincare pro maintains her flawless complexion? We certainly are.

And with that, here is every intricate detail…

Talk us through your daily skincare routine…

The approach I take with my own skin is the same we take in the salon. It’s a very holistic approach, a bespoke approach. So, what I would do for my own skin is very different to what I would do for someone else’s. I believe that each skin is so unique, like a fingerprint and we can’t duplicate skincare regimes. I constantly reassess my skin, and at the moment, I’m dealing with post-pregnancy pigmentation. My skin is very hormonal and I’m breastfeeding, so my skin is a bit out-of-whack at the moment.

What I’ve chosen to do is pare everything back to a very simple routine, that’s what I did when I was pregnant, but I will start to amp things up now, which is very exciting. I’m starting with a skin that is dehydrated, dry, lacklustre, tired and has pigmentation, and now I’m concerned with ageing, so I’m really excited about my home-care routine as my skin moves into its next chapter. Currently I’m using a cream cleanser and I’ve just started introducing an active fruit acid serum on my skin in the morning. I’ve also started to introduce a vitamin A serum on my skin at night. Those two serums are my active serums that are going to give me real results, treat the pigmentation and dehydration, sloth the dry, dead surface and treat fine lines and wrinkles and all the other products are basically going to support my skin and create a strong acid mantle by keeping it nice and resilient to environment, stress and lack of sleep.

“At the moment, I’m dealing with post-pregnancy pigmentation. My skin is very hormonal and I’m breastfeeding, so my skin is a bit out-of-whack.”

What about treatments?

I’m doing Omnilux treatments every week, of course they’re very pregnancy safe and I’m starting back with some brightening peels to treat pigmentation on my skin once every two weeks.

Has your routine changed since before you were pregnant?

During pregnancy I didn’t apply vitamin A to my skin — it’s one to avoid when you’re pregnant. You can still use a little bit of fruit acid so what I chose to do was use a granular exfoliator with some fruit acid in there.

What’s your skincare non-negotiable?

Sunscreen, definitely sunscreen. Half a teaspoon to the face, because you need that much to get enough coverage.

Did you always have amazing skin?

Nooo… and I don’t have amazing skin now but I love my skin. I’ve always had different issues with my skin and it’s something I’ve been passionate about since I was a kid. My dad actually inspired my passion for skincare. Growing up we used to go for sunrise ocean swims up at Blue Lagoon in the Central Coast, we’d scrub our backs with sand after the swim and he’d taught me to cover my skin in oil afterwards. So, I’ve always looked after my skin on my body and on my face. I’ve always looked at ways it could be improved regardless of concerns and conditions.

What are your skincare ride or die products?

Ultraceuticals vitamin A products, I’m obsessed with them! They soothe and nourishe unlike other vitamin A products. I also love the La Prairie sleep maskbecause it’s a great hydration soak to apply overnight. I’m currently using a lot of aloe vera, just average aloe vera, I keep it in the fridge because the gel is nice and cooling to apply. I apply it nice and thick like a mask for 10 minutes, let it soak in and then just wipe away the residue with a warm face cloth.

Words by Carina Rossi for 9Honey