Like it or not, celebrity skin care can be quite a controversial issue. To put the growing conversation into perspective, think back to the previous decade. You may remember waiting in the checkout line at the supermarket and glancing over the magazines with covers that were either bashing your favorite celeb’s un-photo-shopped beach body or phrasing those who lost unrealistic amounts of body weight in days. If you’re like most women, the media’s obsession with celebrity bodies has you insecure about your body and got you interested in trying whatever cleanse, detox, miracle-gym-move, magic pill, or surgery that the celebs swear by. Soon enough, the powerful abilities of photoshop became public knowledge; some celebs even fessed up to allowing publishers to print a doctored image.
So what does this have to do with celebrity skin care? Well, after all the #fatshaming and #skinnyshamming by the media outlets, consumers began to change their beliefs and ultimately stopped trusting news and advertisements related to body care products. The era of body focused tabloids is out, the big focus now: skin and skin care. However, readers just like you aren’t really sure what to believe. The average woman today can be found frequently questioning herself things like how does Shakira look so young? Many women have even contemplated making an appointment for a Vampire Facial, the bloody procedure that Kim Kardashian-West swore by just a few years ago.
One thing we know with absolute certainty is that stress can cause some major skin problems. It’s time to stop stressing over which anti-ageing cream, you should order and stop thinking about cashing in your 401K to pay for a facial by Angela Jolie’s aesthetician. You no longer have to wonder if you’re doing the right thing for your skin because we’ve chatted with the skin care experts of the stars, and we’ve decided to pass on Hollywood’s best kept skin secrets to you. Go on and read through the rituals and treatments used by the stars to give them the perfect and glowing complexion you’ve been searching for.
Celeb: Emily Blunt
Secret: The star’s facialist uses products that are fortified with Resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant. According to sources, Blunt applies a Resveratrol-based serum onto clean skin twice per day, followed by a gentle moisturizer.
Secret: This Latina beauty swears by baby sunblock. Yes, seriously! She may have a golden tan, but it’s not from frying in the sun all day. According to the singer’s beauty team, she slathers on child suntan lotion on a daily basis. Not only is she getting UVA/UVB protection, but child-designed sun lotion is light and gentle, waterproof, and it smells much more pleasing than your regular sunblock!
Celeb: Katherine Heigl
Secret: According to her beauty squad, Heigl is a busy woman who loves effective products and tools. Thanks to her Clarisonic Facial Cleansing Brush she gets all that she bargained for and more. Heigl’s not the only Clarisonic fan; Gwyneth Paltrow swears by her automatic cleansing brush and says that once she got into the habit of using a Clarisonic 3-4 times per week she noticed that her skin felt smoother, looked brighter, and her makeup went on more evenly.
Celeb: Miranda Kerr
Secret: This bombshell credits lip balm for her glowing complexion. According to the VS beauty team, Kerr and the rest of the Angles use unscented lip balm to hydrate and brighten their lips, under-eyes, and any other particularly dry areas of their body.