I treat each of my clients as though they are getting on a Red Carpet, because the truth of the matter is that everyone wants picture perfect, healthy, glowing skin.
Whether I am preparing a celebrated actress for the Oscars, or a stay-at-home mom for a dinner out, each of my facials is customized to my client’s skin condition the day that I see them. The main difference is that I stay away from major extractions or anything too active, as skin needs down time from these things.
What I do use is a combination of technologies that could include: LED light therapy, diamond exfoliation, ultrasound water peel, microcurrent, cryotherapy, negative ionization, and radio frequency combined with my signature facial massages.
Below are a few tips for your next big event:
Don’t skip your evening routine
The nighttime routine is the most important one because products are 60% more effective when the body is at rest.
Stimulate your muscles with facial massage
Daily facial massage is key, it stimulates blood flow, bringing oxygen to the tissue. It also creates a lifting sculpting effect. I designed my facial massager to make it easy to do it yourself.
Avoid heat and hot water on the body
Heat in general is quite aging as it throws off the natural balance and dehydrates the skin. Opt for lukewarm or cool water and cap your warm shower off at the 5-minute mark. To combat any dryness, I love the combination of Environ’s Derma-Lac Lotion mixed with their A, C, E Oil - this adds the most beautiful glow and is incredibly moisturizing.
Do not over exfoliate
Over exfoliating or using harsh cleansers can remove the skin's hydrating oils and destroy the lipidic layer making your skin more vulnerable. Exfoliating should be done no more than 3 times per week, and you should always use a moisturizer afterwards.
Skip the makeup remover and abstain from using makeup wipes
Some makeup removers and makeup wipes can strip your skin of its natural oils, and makeup wipes can dehydrate and spread dirt and bacteria all over your face. Use a gentle cleanser that does double duty.
Hydrate until the last moment
I recommend a treatment no later than the day before a big event, but the day of, is a perfect moment to add extra hydration and brightness. Sheet masks are an easy way to do this. I also love adding a drop of oil to your moisturizer for a little extra glow.
Finally. don’t forget your neck, décolleté and hands.
These areas have less sebaceous glands, so they show signs of aging more quickly. You can use the same products you use on your face and body.