10 Steps to Have Glowing Skin Like a Star! >> It’s true that celebs seem to have skin that shimmers and shines all the time. What little known secrets for sunkissed, dewy skin do they know that we don’t? The truth is that every celebrity struggles with their skin, just like you and me. Chances are, however, you don’t have a team of people available to help you get beautiful, glowing skin like your favorite movie stars do.
Riko Zehavy, Founder and CEO of Novuskin MedSpa in Las Vegas, says, “If you want glowing skin like a star, it’s not out of reach. If you want to look like a star, you just have to behave like a star! And what do celebrities do? They eat well, sleep a lot, and use products and treatments that support the long-term health of their skin.”
How Do Celebrities Have Perfect Skin?
Don’t be fooled. Celebrities don’t have perfect skin. Need proof? Our favorite Fixer, Kerry Washington has struggled with eczema practically her whole life. Despite her glamorous red-carpet glow, Cameron Diaz has managed acne issues her entire career. Renee Zellweger’s dewey girl-next-door look doesn’t come easily. She struggles with rosacea. And the list goes on and on and on.
Celebs weren’t born with perfect skin and neither were you. That’s ok! This article will teach you 10 the steps celebrities use to say goodbye to dull skin and get that healthy, radiant, red carpet glow.
10 Ways To Have Healthy, Glowing Skin
1 – Cleanse Your Skin Daily
One of the best cleansing methods for glowing skin is to use a moisturizing face wash every morning and do a double cleanse every night. A double cleanse is when you wash your face twice with 2 different cleansers.
Typically, you first wash your skin with a heavier cleanser that removes dirt, oil, and makeup really well. Then, you follow with a cleanser that’s tailored to your skin concerns. This ensures your skin is fully cleaned while also being treated with a product it needs.
A few tips:
– Use your hands to massage in the products in small, gentle circles
– Use a very soft cloth to help remove makeup
– Always use lukewarm water to rinse away cleanser and debris
2 – Hydrate and Protect
While your skin is a strong barrier between your entire body and the outside world, it’s still quite fragile. Imaging the outside layer of your skin to be like a very thin brick wall. Your skin’s brick wall structure can be easily broken down by dehydration or exposure to the sun’s UV rays. When the skin isn’t properly hydrated and protected from the sun, it can be easily irritated, scratched, and broken.
The easiest way to guard against broken cells is to moisturize skin twice daily. Apply moisturizing skin care products after washing your face morning and night. But don’t forget about the body! Use hydrators on your neck and shoulders, arms and hands, and anywhere else that tends to be dry.
Also, use sunscreen as part of your daily skin care routine. Sunscreen of 30-50 SPF will protect you from the damaging effects of UV Rays which can cause premature aging and cell damage. Home remedies can’t truly protect you from the sun. Purchase good quality sunscreen and use it daily.
3 – DIY Face Mask for Glowing Skin
You don’t need expensive masks to get a fresh glow for a night out. Womenshealth.com tested this all natural, homemade DIY face mask that you can use to de-puff eyes, relieve skin inflammation, and brighten your skin for a healthy glow.
DIY DE-PUFFING TURMERIC FACE MASK
In a small bowl, stir together:
– 1 Tbsp instant or ground coffee
– 1 Tbsp powdered turmeric
– 1 Tbsp Greek yogurt
Apply the mixture to your face, making sure to put it under the eye area as well. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes before removing it with a warm, damp towel.
Use 1-2 times a week or as needed.
4 – See a Dermatologist in Time
If you have acne, rosacea, or other skin concerns, see a board certified dermatologist right away. Your dermatologist may be able to offer you treatment to help skin clear.
If you can’t see a certified dermatologist, you can, like most celebrities, seek science-based dermatological spa treatments that will give you an instant glow up and excellent, long-lasting results.
Exfoliate Your Skin Professionally
Aqua facials such as an Aqua Pure at Novuskin MedSpa do a much better job at exfoliating and detoxifying the skin than home scrubs and masks. Aqua facials fully cleanse and detoxify pores, leave the skin completely hydrated, and smoothe skin skin’s texture.
Try a Laser Treatment
Laser skin rejuvenation can give you healthy, glowing skin by removing areas of thickening and decreasing acne marks or scars.
Use in addition, microneedling can help scars heal and tighten and firm the skin. A broken skin barrier can cause laxity, making the skin look dull and lifeless. Microneedling creates a cascade of healing that encourages the body to produce collagen and elastin proteins for firmer, glowing skin.
5 – Choose Brightening Ingredients for Skin Care
Celebrities use products that contain vitamins and acids to brighten the skin. One of the most commonly used is Vitamin C. Vitamin C can be found in toners, lotions, and serums, and can be applied directly to cleansed skin.
Glycolic acid also helps to remove dead skin cells that might be causing your skin to look grey or ashy, and encourages new cell regeneration. Similarly, retinol can speed up cellular turnover and help the skin make fresh new cells faster.
Don’t overdo it though! Sometimes, blending vitamins and acids can cause sensitivity or breakouts. Most skin brighteners also decrease skin pigment, meaning you may be more susceptible to the sun. For many products using twice a week is plenty.
Add products to your routine slowly and talk to a beauty professional before making your purchase.
6 – Try a Shimmering Lotion to Enhance Radiance
No time for facials and homemade masks? If you’ve got an event to attend and really want a bit of glow, try a shimmering lotion to enhance your skin.
You can pick up good shimmering creams at any beauty store and apply them wherever you want. They can be used all over the body for shiny skin or just in places where you want to add a bit of a highlight.
Shae Moisture’s Shimmering Body Lotion adds just the right amount of sparkle – plus it’s coconut oil based for a gorgeous light scent. Pick up a bottle at Ulta.
For face, try a sunkissed look from GlamGlow. Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer (available at Sephora) will give you natural glowy skin, perfect for summer nights.
7 – Apply Your Foundation Correctly, Don’t Swipe
Your makeup can definitely help give your skin a pop of golden shine – but not if you’re applying it wrong.
Beauty experts offer this advice for applying foundation to give you a dewy glow instead of a heavy, over-covered look:
- Apply your foundation with a flat foundation brush, or use an angled brush with tightly bound bristles.
- Dip your brush in a small amount of makeup and wipe off the excess.
- Begin in the center of your face and work outward, trying to avoid strokes that leave lines in your makeup.
- Dab carefully and evenly.
- Use a Beauty Blender or a soft, long-bristled brush to smooth everything and blend well around your ears, scalp, and neck.
If you can apply your makeup without lines, you’re makeup will look smoother and more reflective so you have a natural looking glow.
8 – Massage Your Face
Massage doesn’t just feel good. It has plenty of benefits for your skin; the most important is that it increases circulation, bringing extra amounts of fresh, oxygenated blood right into the cells of your face. This will help aid in cellular turnover, give your skin a healthy glow, and improve lymphatic drainage so you look less puffy.
9 – Eat Foods Rich in Antioxidants
Think of antioxidants like Knights in Shining Armor, waiting to protect your skin from anything that seeks to damage it. Antioxidants protect the skin by destroying free radicals, reducing the production of sun spots, and even helping to prevent premature aging. Some also increase your skin’s ability to maintain moisture so your skin looks full and glowing.
- Make sure you drink plenty of water and incorporate anti-oxidants into your healthy diet.
Anti-oxidant Rich Foods:
- Dark chocolate
- Leafy greens
- Bell peppers
10 – Relax
It’s the easiest way to have healthier skin, but one we often neglect. But taking the time to sleep enough and spending time having fun and burning off stress is vitally important to the health of our skin.
When we’re stressed, our bodies release a hormone called cortisol. In short bursts, cortisol helps us cope with difficult situations. But long-term, levels or cortisol in our blood can be extremely dangerous. As it pertains to our skin, cortisol can actually breakdown collagen in our skin, leading to rapid fine line and wrinkle production as well as contributing to sagging, dull skin.
Beyonce says, “Having peace, happiness and healthiness is my definition of beauty. And you can’t have any of that without sleep.”
Having the gorgeous glowing skin celebrities have isn’t impossible! Take care of your skin, eat clean, sleep plenty, and seek help when you need it, and you’ll have that gorgeous summer skin glow all year long!