Beauty Skincare

Steal that glow: Get radiant skin like your favourite celebrity

Being in the spotlight constantly requires celebrities to look stunning, have a glowing complexion and flawless skin. Cameras are ready to click them whether they’re ready or not, and hence, clear skin is of utmost importance. But you don’t have to wait to become famous to look good. Flawless skin is something we all desire and here are some simple steps that will help you get that radiant celebrity glow:

  1. Replace your afternoon coffee or tea with greens

We all know the phrase by now, “You are what you eat”. Well, what you eat and snack on, including what you drink, affects your skin. Having a hot cup of coffee can be tempting to feel energised and awake, especially in the afternoon. Replace your regular 3.00 p.m. latte with a glass of greens which you can drink. It will be richer in nutrients and beneficial for the body. Some Hollywood celebrities who are known to be sipping on the green juices are Anne Hathaway, Colin Farrell, Blake Lively, Robert Downey Jr. and model Kate Upton. You too can join the bandwagon by whipping up a simple and quick smoothie recipe. Blend some unsweetened almond milk with cucumber, green apple, kiwis, kale, spinach and lemon juice for a delicious and healthy smoothie. This drink will transform your skin in a matter of days and it will help oxygenate it too.

2. Choose a mask according to your skin’s requirements


By now we all know that face masks are great pick-me-ups for the skin, but choosing the right one is an important task. Your skin’s needs change constantly, and understanding that, it’s necessary to switch your masks accordingly. For instance, reach out for a hydrating mask to combat the harshness of the changing seasons, or a soothing, antibacterial one to deal with pesky breakouts. If you have multiple skin issues, try multi-masking to take care of all them at once, to reveal smooth, soothed and glowing skin. A face mask is a celebrity’s go to solution, to keep their skin looking young and hydrated 24×7.

3. Get regular facials


Nothing you do at home can beat the professional attention, care and exfoliation you receive in a salon or a spa. A facial makes your skin feel relaxed and rejuvenated. Celebrities swear by a professional facial treatment especially before an Oscars or an MET Gala. It is recommended to have a professional facial at least once a month for that deep cleansing and exfoliation. Regular facials can do wonders for your skin—it gets rid of acne, reduces acne marks, improves blood circulation to the face and it also detoxifies your skin to make it feel incredible.

4. The ice cube treatment


This hack is a favourite amongst celebs as it’s an instant fix and a super easy home remedy to get that glow before a big do. All you need to do is grab a couple of ice cubes and rub it on your face for a few minutes, specially focusing on the under eye and cheek region. This helps get rid of puffiness, minimizes the appearance of pores and brings about a gentle flush to the face. If you want to go one step further, you can mix cucumber puree with a drizzle of honey and lemon juice, pour it in an ice tray and freeze it. Rub this on your face for 5-10 minutes—these ingredients are purifying in nature and work to de-puff, hydrate and cleanse the face gently.

Whatever you decide to try on your skin, never be harsh on your skin or use products that could be harmful in a bid to get immediate and fast results.

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