We know that the secret to ageing beautifully involves being disciplined and taking special care of our bodies and skin from a young age. This is a universal truth and applies to everyone.
It certainly also applies to stars and celebrities. Whilst it is true that many of the beautiful people are born with superior genes, don’t be fooled into thinking they have it any easier when it comes to keeping their bodies trim and fit – and their skin youthful forever. Except of course they have an entourage of stylists and fitness experts on duty 24/7 to make sure that they are red carpet ready at all times!
Some of the world’s famous celebrities are very happy to share some tips about how to keep skin glowing and beautiful.
It will certainly not come as a surprise to know that everybody agrees that certain habits are a no-no. Stay away from cigarettes, excessive alcohol, caffeine and fatty foods. No surprise here.
These are some very basic tips. Other bad lifestyle habits such as insufficient sleep can quickly ruin your complexion and make the skin look dry, flaky and tired – or oily and dirty.
Water. Drink water – plenty of it
Not only will it help to control your appetite; it also aids your skin care routine by keeping the skin hydrated and nourished as opposed to dull, dehydrated and showing signs of premature aging.
Watch your Diet too
Many celebrities are also putting the spotlight on some of the so-called super-foods to aid lovely skin. These super-foods, which include blueberries, wheatgrass, avocados, salmon and kale to name a few, are highly protective as they contain high levels of antioxidants and are jam-packed with nutrients to help provide your body with the vitamins and minerals you need to thrive, survive and feel great.
Ask Olivia Palermo, American model, businesswoman and entrepreneur. “The secret to great skin is determined by your diet and skincare regime. Keep you body nourished both inside and out. And” she says, “stay out of the sun to protect your skin from damage and early wrinkling”.
Another Olivia, Olivia Culpo, well-known model, actress and Miss Universe 2012 also believes in the benefits of a holistic approach to beauty and skin care. She is a great advocate of a proper diet that avoids dairy – also her favourite, ice cream – in order to help control skin breakouts. She further – like so many stars of film and the catwalk – promotes eating more greens as they contain natural vitamins and minerals and only natural sugars, refined sugars we add to our diet being a major culprit when it comes to acne and other skin conditions.
Many women do this anyway, while others are starting to take care that they do it properly mornings and at bed time. It simply means that you follow a regimen at night to ensure your skin is absolutely free from any impurities before you apply your moisturiser. The first step is to be 100% sure you have removed all traces of makeup to provide a really clean canvas before you use your regular cleanser which will be followed by whatever serums and moisturisers you apply.
Stars who believe in the power of a proper cleanse include Jourdan Dunn, English model and actress. Jourdan likes a cleanser that smells fantastic, is moisturizing and conditioning and contains natural products such as grapeseed and almond to keep the moisture balance once you start cleaning as well as the brightening and rejuvenating qualities found in the orange it contains. Who will argue that has lovely skin! Kim Kardashian, the queen of selfies, is a well know advocate of removing all traces of makeup on her skin at night before she applies a cleansing gel.
One of the best-known supermodels who has retained her youthful skin, Christie Brinkley, believes exfoliation is the answer to much of skin care. She believes starting her skin care by exfoliating every morning is the answer for her. Christie says this has been part of her routine for 40 years and she is living proof that this may very well be where beautiful skin could start when you get up in the morning.
At Skin Station we believe, like Christie, that a gentle exfoliator such as the Obagi CRX System C-Exfoliating Day Lotion can work wonders for glowing skin. Alternatively use the Alpha Beta Exfoliating Moisturiser from Dennis Gross if you feel you are ready for a change.
The benefits of Vitamins C and E for skin health have been proven by different dermatologists and scientists. This belief is supported by stars such as Kristen Stewart and Brooke Shields. Brooke says she’s “obsessed” with SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic. Kristen agrees that this is an essential antioxidant serum to apply before you apply your sunscreen (which you should never be without). It is great at neutralising free radicals and acting as an antioxidant.
When next you wonder how the stars do it, keep the above in mind, or contact Skinstation for some very useful tips and information.