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Celebrity Skincare Secrets!

Alana Mitchell, Licensed Esthetician, Day Spa Owner

squareI love looking at magazines and seeing celebrity’s flawless skin. As an esthetician, I know that not all with these celebrities’ skin, what you see isn’t necessarily the truth. Rather, they hire makeup artists who use professional techniques to hide blemishes, discolorations, and other imperfections. We have to remember, celebrities are people too, and they suffer from skin issues just like the rest of us. Most of us simply cannot afford to have a personal stylist come to our houses every time we get a break out and fix our skin.

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Rather, I decided to learn the tricks of the trade that celebrity make up artists use so that I can hide the zit or spot on my face myself.My goal is to improve my skin in the long run, not just find a temporary

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covering or fix today. Instead of using a syringe to fix our look, let’s use a good skincare line for long lasting results. As always, one of (if not the best) way to take care of our skin is by using a sunscreen regularly. Here are some of the tricks I have learned that the celebrities use:

  • For a breakout: If they get a breakout, which we all tend to get once in a while, most stars will undergo a procedure called photodynamic therapy. This extremely expensive, procedure ( a couple thousand dollars) is one in which an amino acid medication is applied to their face and then a blue light on face activates it. For people like us who are realistic, let’s try my version of this treatment. Surprisingly you can use products that contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. These ingredients will help to clear the skin, in a more realistic amount of time. Yes, realistic means longer, but we have to remember that we don’t have thousands of dollars to spend on a breakout. A cortisone shot can flatten a blemish in thirty-six hours. Try a preventive measure if you fear a breakout coming up by applying Epicuren’s Acne Spot Treatment Gel. You can even use products with sulphur for oily skin to help you thousands while still achieving the same results.

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  • For a dull face: For a dull face that is lacking a beautiful glow, the stars exfoliate!Old dull skin must be cleaned up before the face can absorb any product. Stars undergo Microdermabrasion treatments in which the face is polished with tiny crystals. This helps to remove the dull skin so that products can penetrate the way they are supposed to. I can’t tell you how often people wonder why their product isn’t working as it’s supposed to, and I recommend exfoliation. A procedure of microdermabrasion, laser toning and other process are some of the celebrity tricks, but these are even more expensive than photodynamic therapy! Another option is to go for a facial peels to unclog the pores. Instead, try to use exfoliating beads and massaging
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    the skin. My favorite option is to use a Clarisonic with Epicuren’s Microderm Exfoliating Cream. This brush will allow your product to penetrate the deepest. If you have sensitive skin, Clarisonic has delicate and sensitive brush adapters, or try using a wet washcloth and a cream cleanser. Then massage oil gently into the skin for a glowing face. Papaya chunks mixed with egg whites are a quick mix I make for an effective and fabulous homemade face mask.

  • For Dryness: Another celebrity routine they use is Dermal Quench Oxygen Treatment. This procedure moisturizes the skin and makes the face soft. It also makes the lines less visible and is a favorite amongst some stars. For us, we can try steaming. Steaming helps to open up the pores and get rid of impurities. It is very simple to do to get a fresh and soft face. Try a honey and oatmeal mask to moisturize your skin. Apply for about fifteen minutes and wipe off then wipe it off and you should be good to go. My favorite topical oxygenated skincare treatment line is theOxygen Botanicals line, it smells amazing and works great! Their super hydrating cream is so popular.
  • For a damaged look: The environment can do much damage to the face. The pollution, smoke and sun play a role in damaging your skin. Stars use for antioxidants, which target the free radicals. Vitamins like A, E and C are beneficial. There are many products that use these vitamins for antioxidant effects. My favorite product full of Vitamins A, C, and E is Image Skincare’s infamous ACE serum. It works awesome and gives me a glow just like the stars! Using a
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    moisturizer according to your skin type is also essential.

I have another article that might help you even more titled: Out with the Old, its about Brooke Shields and Claire Daines, click here to read it.

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