Flawless Celebrity Skin in 5 Easy Steps
Celebrities, they seem to have it all. From the best dresses and shoes to their ostensibly glamorous lives, it all seems so out of reach for many of us. However, there is one thing that is not so elusive for us mere mortals – achieving flawless celebrity skin.The truth about celebrity skin is that they all get great advice from the best dermatologists. So what can we emulate to look like we too are ready for the red carpet? We break it down into five easy steps for you:
1. Cleanse and Hydrate
A good facial gives your skin a thorough cleanse. But opt for the ones without harsh extractions. One of the best ones in the market at the moment is Ultrasonic Deep Cleansing, a treatment which utilises ultrasonic wave motions for the removal of aged surface skin cells, and surface impurities such as blackheads and whiteheads. Post cleansing, use an alcohol-free toner to give it an edditional layer of cleansing and start to introduce the moisture that your skin needs. Seal it in with a serum and as a recommended step, use a water-based gel mask to replenish the skin and hydrate parched skin cells. Partner this with consuming a generous supply of water and you will be able to achieve skin hydration in no time.
Many are ignorant of the fact that UV rays can penetrate your skin and damage its structure. UVB is what causes sunburn while UVA penetrates deeper contributing to the likelihood of skin cancer. UV light is almost everywhere and you can be exposed to them through your windows, while driving or even when you are out getting lunch. Photo damage is the number one cause of premature ageing and ample sunscreen is necessary as part of your skincare routine. Remember to lather it onto your neck as well, a commonly neglected area. UV rays cause pigmentation, which can pile on years to how you look. Essentially, pigmentation can be treated with lightening creams or lasers. The main difference between the two is that lasers can produce a faster and more effective result in most cases.
3. Going Bare Face
Makeup can be a fussy business after a while and you may get tired of the daily hassle of washing your make up brushes, beauty blender and eye shadow sticks. But have you ever thought of going bare faced? Your skin needs its space to breathe and recuperate and clogging it with makeup all the time isn’t the best way to treat your skin. If you can’t avoid wearing makeup in a daily basis, look for brands that take a cosmeceutical approach in their products. Chái’s CC Lumière is a colour correcting skin primer built in with SPF 50, pine extracts, glycerin without parabens, sulfates and phthalates.
4. Consistency is Key
If you lather on different products to your skin on a daily basis without consulting with your dermatologist, it may be susceptible to effects which may not be aligned with your skin goals. Your skin might not be used to its harsh effects and could eventually lead to more breakouts and blemishes. Sometimes, even a change in products, could prevent you from caring for your skin due to the strength or combination of products. Hence, it is important to stick to a product range that is tried and tested or rather recommended by the dermatologist. Give it a time frame of about five to six months before changing your skin products. Trust in your products and doctor and you will most likely be able to see its wondrous effects in about two months or so.
Regular exfoliation keeps pores clear and speeds up skin renewal. If you want to take this a step further, invest in a good facial scrub. Not all scrubs are made the same, choose one with circular crystals that has no jagged edges that may injure skin. Try Crystal Healing Oxygenated Facial Scrub which forms a paste when mixed with water. It dries up as a mask to first attract and mop up dirt and debris residing in your pores. Then gently scrub off the mask with your fingertips when it dries — and it doubles as a super skin exfoliator that leaves a glowing complexion behind.