Joan Collins – Constantly Applies Moisturizer
Joan Collins is over 80years old, and looks fantastic (apparently without the help of surgery). For all the makeup she wears, her skin care secrets are surprisingly simple. The best one? Constant moisturizing.
“And my off-duty face, if I’m just at home, is no base at all but every time I go to the loo or wash my hands I slap on moisturiser [from her Contra Time range], so I might put it on seven or eight times a day. I’ve got it next to every basin.” (From dailymail.co.uk)
If that’s the key to supple, smooth skin at 80+ years old, then it’s settled!
Use it: You may not have days to spend at home with your off-duty face running around your various basins, but try this:
Cleanse and moisturize your face earlier in the evening, e.g when you get home from work or after dinner. Then before bed, massage in another layer.
Apply a thick layer of moisturizer in the evening and let is soak in. After several minutes massage in any residue.
Carry an eye cream with you during the day and reapply it when you can. It doesn’t matter if you wear makeup, simply pat it over and which can help prevent caking. If you can’t apply cream to your entire face all day, it makes sense to at least concentrate on this delicate area.
Shakira – Uses Baby Sunscreen
One of those boring repeated celebrity skin care tips is “I wear sunscreen everyday”. But Shakira has a good twist on it by using baby sunscreen lotion. It is much better for sensitive skin, highly protective, and often times cheaper than made-for-face brands.
Tyra Banks – Vaseline
Vaseline is the not-so-secret skin care miracle that a ton of celebrities swear by, but the best by far is Tyra Banks – just check out the video clip above! I challenge you – have you ever seen so much excitement over a free pot of petroleum jelly? (Ah… I ruined the surprise, sorry.)
Pat it around your eyes at night to help prevent wrinkles and keep the area hydrated. I swear this often works better than an expensive eye cream.
Apply thinly as an extra layer to skin before bedtime – a great way to wake up with hydrated, glowing skin.
Pat over your makeup for a glow and to prevent caking. Keeps eyebrows in place, gives a nice shine to your eyelids, nourishes cuticles, hydrates lips…. you can’t go wrong.
Cameron Diaz – Lances Pimples (AKA pops them)
Cameron Diaz reportedly uses a lancer on her pimples, followed by the antibiotic cream Neosporin, and Visine to reduce redness and swelling.
But so many other celebrities and gurus say never to pop pimples?! Well done properly, releasing a pimple can significantly lessen it’s life span and make a big difference to your skin.
The key is Cameron’s use of a lancer (a sharp, sterile pin works) along with the antibiotic ointment. See more details on the right way to pop a pimple here.
Salma Hayek – 3 Day Juice Cleanse for Glowing Skin
I read in a magazine long ago that Salma Hayek swears by a 3 day juice cleanse for ‘glowing skin’.
This is nothing new, and it is debatable whether that glow comes from the juice itself or simply the absence of ‘bad skin stuff’ like sugar, caffeine, alcohol etc.
But who cares?! The commitment of a short juice cleanse can make it easier to avoid those things, there is no denying the vitamin boost, and it is absolutely one way to get glowing skin from within!
Kate Hudson – Freezing Facial Ice Bath!
Kate Hudson has great skin, and apparently plunges it into a sink full of ice regularly. This sounds a bit painful and extreme temperatures aren’t your capillaries best friend… but she is onto something. Ice reduces puffiness, closes pores and increases blood circulation (think glowing, tighter, fresher skin).
Try the following instead:
Quickly splash your face several times with cold water.
Try an ‘ice cube’ massage by running an ice cube over your face for a few seconds – especially good in the morning to help reduce puffiness, make your skin glow, and help your makeup stay on.
Put a gel face mask in the fridge so it’s cool before applying.
Hold a ice cube to a pimple, on and off several times, to reduce redness and inflammation. This works!
Cindy Crawford – Spritzes Her Face With Milk
Taking a cue from Cleopatra, the supermodel spritzes her face with a water and milk concoction.
Milk has natural lactic acid which softens skin and gives it a glow. Although the benefits that come from a topical spritz like this are debatable, it’s certainly more interesting than simple water. Plus, who wouldn’t want skin like Cindy Crawford…
Does anyone else find it kind of gross though?
Beyonce – Uses Aquaphor For Removing Eye Makeup
Beyonce uses the drug store staple Aquaphor as a eye makeup remover. This is a great skin care tip!
Not only will it save you money and bathroom space (it has a lot of uses!), but it may also save the delicate skin around your eyes. With all the pulling, wiping and products applied this area has it tough.
Aquaphor is hydrating and gentle. Massage it lightly around your lashes and lid, then remove with a clean warm wash cloth or cotton pad. And you then can apply some more and leave it on for hydrated, line free, Beyonce-looking eyes!
Sophia Loren – Olive Oil Inside and Out
Super-beautiful Sophia Loren reportedly eats a ton of olive oil – well she is Italian after all. She also uses it lightly on her skin.
A very simple tip but one worth remembering. It’s full of antioxidants, hydrating properties and protectants – plus it doesn’t clog pores. Use extra virgin olive oil, you can’t go wrong with it (just risk smelling like a Mediterranean salad).
Joan Collins (Again) – Permission To Wear A Ton Of Makeup!
Joan Collins rocks. Yes, she wears a tone of makeup but also swears it protects your skin.
The lady tells it like it is. Here is a quote from her book The World According To Joan (2011):
‘When some lined, red-faced, blotchy-skinned woman proudly announces to me that she’s never allowed an ounce of make-up to touch her face. Well, bully for you, ma’am, if you want to go to the grave looking like Dracula’s grandma.’
Again, she is 80years old and look at her skin! Don’t believe those that tell you wearing makeup is ‘bad’ for your skin. As long as it is good quality (which is most makeup these days) and you remove it properly, enjoy wearing as much as you like!