by Rachel Sharpe
We caught up with our Forever Living Ambassador, Jill Scott to find out more about her daily life, and what goes into being a professional footballer. We also chatted to her about skincare and how she manages to fit a daily routine into her busy schedule. Can you tell us a bit more about your morning routine, and how skincare fits into that? Training is part of my everyday life, so my skincare routine has to fit into it. I really like the Sonya range, because the products are small, which means that I can carry them with me between training sessions. I like to use the Sonya Soothing Gel Moisturizer, and the Illuminating Gel around my eyes, to make sure that my skin is protected and ready for the session ahead. You train in all elements, does this effect your skincare routine? It is definitely important to moisturise. Because we have training sessions in the morning, afternoon and one at night, it can mean having three showers a day which can really affect your skin, so it is really important that you are moisturising in between.
I also carry the Protecting Day Lotion around with me in my wash bag all the time, I think it’s something that most people only use in the morning, but I am constantly applying it after showering. Also, when we go away for tournaments abroad, it’s so important to look after your skin, so it’s really handy to carry these products around at all times and apply them daily.
After a session, how do you go about recovery? I recently purchased a massage gun actually, and one thing that is really good about that is that it is trying to heat up the muscles quickly which then helps with recovery. I think for me, adding Aloe Heat Lotion to that really helps as it means that when I am getting a massage you have already heated up the muscles, and it cuts out that 15 minute window where you are trying to get heat into your muscles. It is also really good before training actually, because you know that if you heat your muscles up, there is less chance of small tears. I really like the smell of it as well, so I use that a lot. I gave some to our physio as well recently and they have been using it too and I think it has gone down well.
What do you do to wind down and relax? After training, there is a group of us that really like coffee, so we go and have a coffee and just switch off. I think one thing about being a full-time athlete is that switch off time is just as important as your training time. I am a bit of a chatterbox too so I like to meet up with the girls, have a coffee and chill out and we try not to discuss football, but it’s hard when there are ten of you that have just come from playing football. I do think that that switch off time is vital, that’s also why I like to go for massages as a treat too.
What about evening skincare? I use the moisturiser all the time, and the eye cream - I was always told to start using it from a young age, and I wish I started sooner. I use the Aloe Bio-Cellulose Masks for relaxing - I do this when I get home and it just makes your skin feel refreshed, I think. I try not to wear a lot of make up when I am training, especially when you know you are going to be sweating as it can make your skin worse. I have sweat on my face most days, and the face masks are great to clean and soothe the skin afterwards. Feeling inspired by Jill’s daily routine? We’d love to know yours - let us know in the comments below.