The scoop interview: Tijion Esho
"I love having the ability to change a physical element"
The award-winning cosmetic doctor has appeared on Channel 4’s Body Fixers and has a client list that includes some of the biggest names in fashion, film, beauty and royalty.
Career, beauty and winter skin dilemmas
What does a typical day look like for you?
My typical day starts at 5am. It normally begins with going over social media content and reviewing emails with the creative teams. After that I might have a conference call with my talent agent deciding which TV opportunities to proceed with. There is a lot in development for 2019 so I’m really excited. Then clinic starts and a normal day is about 10 to 12 hours long where I will usually see between 20 to 25 patients.
What do you love most about your job?
I love having the ability to change a physical element in a patient that has such a huge negative psychological impact on them and giving them their confidence back in seconds. It’s a huge buzz and can really change someone’s life. I remember a lady who had her nose broken in a very violent relationship; she was a survivor but this was a constant reminder. She still sends me a Christmas card to this day.
What are your top tips for taking care of skin in winter?
Drink lots of water, especially because it's free! Have a litre bottle at home and at work and make sure you get through both to help keep your skin plump. Azelaic acid is also great in winter; I call it the winter acne warrior because harsh winds can strip away moisture meaning bacteria can grow. The acid is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial plus one of its by-products is brightening so it evens out skin tone.