Celebrity skincare secrets
The scrutiny of paparazzi and the pressures of looking good mean that celebrities are frequently under the microscope and on the front lines of skincare. But when it’s their job to be at their best, can we really believe the weird and wonderful tricks celebrities use to keep their skin looking good?
For example, lifestyle choices for us all impact on our skin, the largest organ of the human body. Whilst we’re all familiar with the mantra of drinking water to benefit the appearance of skin (although fantastic to maintain overall health), the biological processes that occur when ingesting water never actually channel hydration directly to the skin’s surface. Therefore, the best way the keep skin healthy and in great condition is to be mindful of what’s going onto it.
Singer Rita Ora sprays Avène thermal spring water directly on her skin as a quick quench, a method delivering hydration and mineral content proven to soothe and soften all skin types. Celebrity skin care expert Renee Rouleau recommends a good quality serum containing hyaluronic acid and sodium PCA to seal in hydration applied to the skin via alcohol-free products.
Intraceuticals’ Rejuvenate and Booster serums have particularly won a growing following and are full of skin-boosting ingredients. Victoria Beckham is one of an army of male and female A-listers including Armie Hammer, John Galliano, Naomi Campbell, Jessica Biel and Cher who swear by the brand’s products.
Microdermabrasion is a firm favourite with British actresses Sienna Miller and Rachel Weisz and is rapidly becoming accessible to those on a smaller budget. Often combined with peels, microdermabrasion reveals fresher, newer skin. Peels alone are another way to achieve skin ready to feel the benefits of nutrient-packed products.
Kylie Jenner has made no secret of her obsession with skin peels, especially sharing her love of Nip + Fab flycolic fix pads, which are available from Boots for a very purse-friendly £8.99.
Probably one of the most bizarre skincare tips was shared by Jersey Shore’s Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, who reportedly claimed to use cat litter as an exfoliant. Not to be taken seriously, and recommended as one suggestion to skip, Los Angeles aesthetician Lezandra Berchik points out that the size and harshness of the particles on skin can cause significant damage. Most people would agree that kitty grit is best avoided!