Beauty

Celebrity Makeover: secrets of the trade

With awards season under way, glowing, flawless skin is at the top of every A-listers’ list. Between the exclusive facial, 17-man glam squad and sweet potato-kale smoothies, there’s no doubt some of Hollywood’s best are preparing to wow.

We consulted top beauty and skin experts Australian Skin Clinics to reveal the red carpet preparation secrets and find out how you can get your skin looking as flawless as the latest girl-squad.

Skin tightening

Long before the red carpet rolls out, models and celebrities embark on a pre-awards skin buff and tightening process that has their skin looking its most radiant and beautiful come the red carpet. Favourite treatments include skin peels and laser and light-based therapies that target wrinkles and cast away those ageing spots and pigmentation, creating a smooth and flawless complexion.

If your skin is dry and lacklustre, Australian Skin Clinics recommends Microdermabrasion to exfoliate the dull, dead outer surface of your skin. If you’re out to reverse sun damage or solve pigmentation woes, Medi-Aesthetic Peels can improve the skin texture and tone, regenerating your skin into smoother, even coloured and a younger looking version of you.

Glow and boost

With the cameras flashing and the red carpet calling, celebrities seek a finishing touch to their buffed and tightened skin. Many opt for a facial in the weeks leading up to the big event to help smooth fine lines, reduce puffiness and lift eyes.

If a face-lift is not for you, Australian Skin Clinics recommends Skin Boosters and Hydrators to stimulate and improve overall appearance. The goal is to increase circulation and bring oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to your cells. Skin Boosters improves the texture and feel of your skin as well as elasticity and firmness. While providing deep skin hydration, Skin Hydrators can also help improve the appearance of fine lines and imperfections such as acne scars.

Plump up

Getting that perfect matte lip or glossy shine is one way to make your lips look fuller, but a high-shine finish and lip colour can only go so far. Models and celebrities are opting for lip plumpers to prolong their fullness and enhance their features.

To achieve that fuller sexier pout Australian Skin Clinics use dermal fillers to enhance naturally thin lips. Another handy trick to more kissable lips is exfoliation! Before applying that luscious crimson red lipstick, exfoliate your lips with Skinstitut Glycolic 14% Scrub at home and then hydrate your lips with a lip balm. This key tip will ensure your lips will stay plump without your lipstick colour sinking into fine lines on your lips.

For more information on Australian Skin Clinics and its medi-aesthetic treatments visit www.ozskin.com.

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