The Highlight by LOOKFANTASTIC: Jul/Aug 2022

COVER INTERVIEW treatments for her burns enabled Katie to become well-researched in skin health. In 2020, she received an Honorary Doctorate in health science and recently announced her ambassadorship with La Roche Posay, a brand that Katie says formed part of her medical journey: “My priority has always been skincare and that was from a survival place. I really value skin and know the necessity of looking after it.” Authenticity is another important factor to Katie. “I like people to know what they’re getting when they meet me and not be too far removed from my reality,” she says candidly. “There’s something so liberating about saying ‘this is me’. Nobody can take our beauty away unless we let them. It’s okay to feel a bit indifferent and not feel so good, but that’s strength and I think there’s beauty in strength.” Since becoming a mother to two daughters, now aged eight and four, Katie reveals how her outlook on life has changed for the better. “Motherhood has helped me to call M Y S K I N I S S O M U C H MO R E T H A N J U S T S K I N ; I T ’ S S OM E T H I N G T H AT I L O S T AT O N E P O I N T A N D WO R K E D R E A L LY H A R D T O R E S T O R E