Celeb Skin


We’ve all seen the smooth, glowing skin of certain celebrities and wondered to ourselves how they maintain such a flawless complexion.  While most of us don’t have the money or access to the trainers, personal chefs, or glam squads available to A-List celebrities, there are many skin care tricks and treatments that celebrities enjoy that are well within our reach.


One such treatment is Diamond Microdermabrasion, which is one of Hollywood’s most coveted, non-surgical skin fixes, and is used by celebrities such as Angela Bassett, Naomi Campbell and Kim Kardashian-West to maintain their youthful complexions.  Diamond Microdermabrasion is a physical method of exfoliation, using a wand covered in crushed diamonds that smoothly removes dead skin, promotes healthy cell turnover, and stimulates the creation of collagen.  This pain-free procedure immediately leaves the skin clearer and brighter.  The treatment is also extremely convenient, affordable (costing between $55 – $400 per treatment) and safe for use on all skin types and skin tones.  There’s also no downtime.  You can go out the same day you receive this treatment.  The typical Diamond Microdermabrasion treatment can take between 15 – 45 minutes to perform, and is available at licensed skin care centers and med spas throughout the country.


Another pro treatment used by celebrities such as Kerry Washington, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj is Chemical Peels.  Chemical Peels are a chemical method of exfoliation that can provide overall skin rejuvenation.  It’s also used to fade dark marks, improve acne, stimulate collagen, and reduce fine lines, wrinkles and pore sizes.  Similar to Diamond Microdermabrasion, after a Chemical Peel treatment you can expect to see immediate improvement in the smoothness and brightness of your skin.  Unlike Diamond Microdermabrasion though, you may experience some short-term flakiness (lasting for up to 7 days) as the dead skin that was treated begins to shed and uncover the new radiant skin that lies underneath.  You should expect to always receive a post-procedure skin care kit to take home after you receive this treatment to ensure that your skin is cleansed and moisturized properly as it heals during the days to follow.  This is another convenient and affordable treatment (also costing between $55 – $400 per treatment) and is also available at licensed skin care centers and med spas throughout the country.


Most celebrities rely on professional treatments to guarantee their enviable skin, but they also understand that to maintain the results that they have to abide by a great home care routine.  And great doesn’t always mean expensive!  For instance, Amber Rose credits her exceptional skin to the daily use of Raw African Shea Butter.  Amber has been quoted saying that, after both her morning and evening shower, she microwaves the butter and spreads it all over her body including her face and scalp.  Halle Berry has been quoted saying that she adds ground coffee beans to her body wash to assist in keeping cellulite at bay! The caffeine from the coffee has been said to reduce the appearance of cellulite and draw out toxins from the skin.  Singer Ciara credits her glowing skin to the daily use of Cetaphil Body Lotion, which can easily be found in drugstores like Walgreens.


Another great celebrity tip to remember is to ALWAYS use sun protection!  No matter your ethnicity or skin color, sun protection is vital to any anti-aging or beauty routine.  Sun protection with an SPF 30 or higher should be used daily, whether you are indoors or outdoors, and especially following any exfoliating treatment where virgin skin is now exposed…. Follow these suggestions and you’ll too have enviable celebrity quality skin!


April Whittington, LE | DELUX Magazine Beauty Editor | skinbyapril@gmail.com


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