Celebrities are in the business of looking beautiful all the time. And to us mere mortals, it can sometimes be a little hard to work out how the heck they’re doing it. Even celebrities of very advanced years seem to have a youthful exuberance about them. Are they just different from you and I? Well, no, actually. It’s just that they have some beauty secrets that they use religiously. Check them out below.
Exfoliate And Exfoliate Some More
Many celebs, including the apparently ageless Christie Brinkley, swear by exfoliation - the process of cleaning out blocked pores and removing the top layer of skin from the dermis. It forces the skin to refresh itself, building new layers from the bottom up. Sometimes, you can go for a shower, dry your face with a rough towel, and come back looking five years younger than you did when you went in.
Never Skimp On Sleep
Here’s another big one: always get enough sleep. Many celebrities prioritize sleep above everything else in their lives. It doesn’t matter what’s going on, they’ll stay in bed as long as they need to.
Take Regular Spa Days
While you can get a lot of the beauty products that you need at home, there’s really no substitute for spas, such as these in some of my favorite U.S. cities - Cincinnati's Mitchells Salon & Day Spa, New York's Rescue Spa, Houston's Trellis, and New Orleans' Ritz Carlton Spa. That’s because they have special treatments and formulations that you simply can’t get at home.
Eat More Greens
It sounds pretty basic, but eating more greens is one of the big secrets of both looking and feeling younger. So it should come as no surprise that celebrities love chowing down on broccoli, kale, cabbage and all the rest of them. Ideally, you want to get between half a pound and a pound of greens per day. This will put your body into a different mode where you actually start repairing layers of skin damaged by pollution and the sun.
Step Back From Your Stress
Celebrities live busy, high-profile lives. But they always segment their time into uptime and downtime. Have you noticed this? They don’t stay on the circuit year-round. Instead, they spend a couple of months engaging with fans and then they step back from the limelight to look after their bodies (and enjoy all their money).
Being periodic with your stress levels, therefore, is critical. The body is actually very good at dealing with stress in the short-term. But in the long-run, it does a lot of harm. Thus, you’ll regularly find celebrities going for deep tissue massages (and anything else that can help them get out of a rut) in terms of stress.
Add Quality Skincare Ingredients
Celebs also continuously keep an eye out for top quality skincare ingredients. They want to know which serums to buy and when to apply them. Currently, the leading serums are vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and retinoids. However, other new and interesting products are hitting the market too, including, serums that contain the anti-aging compound found in grape skins, resveratrol. Higher quality products tend to absorb more easily into the skin.
M.E.L. is an attorney and small business entrepreneur whose mission is to help professionals conquer the workaday world with style and poise.
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