5 Celebrity Skin Care Secrets to Get That Glow at Home

Celebrities live their lives in the spotlight – a glamorous lifestyle we’ve all daydreamed about having at least once. They get to jet-set around the world and wear clothes and jewelry from famous designers. Whether you see them on a talk show or rocking the red carpet at an awards ceremony, they always look like they just stepped out of the glossy pages of a magazine.

What can you do to mimic that refreshed, ready-for-anything look in your life? Read on for five simple celebrity skincare essentials.

1. Hyaluronic Acid

This naturally occurring molecule is nature’s perfect humectant. It has an incredible capacity to attract and retain skin-plumping moisture. If your skin is losing volume or beginning to show wrinkles and fine lines, hyaluronic acid might be the key skincare ingredient you’ve been looking for.

Many topical moisturizers and serums feature hyaluronic acid as a main ingredient, so if you’re seeking more of this miraculous substance, ask us for a product recommendation. For the most advanced anti-aging benefits consider having hyaluronic acid injected into your skin in the form of a product such as Juvéderm.

Dermal fillers like Juvéderm can provide volume to areas of your face where it is lacking, like your cheeks and the tear troughs below your eyes. They can also smooth out fine lines and make you look subtly younger and more refreshed.

2. Sunscreen

The existence of sunscreen isn’t exactly a secret to anyone, but many people don’t apply the correct amount of coverage or a high enough SPF. And let’s face it, you’ve probably been a bit lax in your sunscreen usage at times. Celebrities who want a healthy glow know there’s no safe or healthy way to tan, and that sun damage puts you on the fast track to looking older.

Embrace your inner celeb by applying sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more anytime you plan to go outdoors, even if it’s just a short walk to the mailbox. Put it not only on your face but any part of your body that will get exposed to the sun’s damaging UV rays. Don’t forget your neck, chest, and the backs of your hands – all areas that age just as rapidly as your face when exposed to excessive sun damage. By practicing healthy sunscreen habits, you will also help lower your risk of developing skin cancer later in life.

3. Regular Exfoliation

Factors like makeup and environmental pollution can clog your pores, making you more prone to breakouts and causing your skin to look dull and tired. If you haven’t already done so, add exfoliation to your self-care regimen of cleansing and moisturizing your skin. You can find exfoliating products at the drugstore, or you can take your exfoliation a step further with a procedure like microdermabrasion.

Microdermabrasion is a spa-quality treatment that safely removes the top layers of dead skin cells for excellent improvements to the overall tone and texture of the skin. It also stimulates collagen production for continuing results. The procedure is safe, painless, non-surgical, and requires no downtime for healing.

4. Hydration

We all know about the health benefits of staying hydrated, but many people don’t drink enough water throughout the day. Relying solely on sugary, caffeine-filled beverages for your hydration isn’t a smart strategy if your goal is to look younger for longer. The real fountain of youth is full of good old H2O.

If you have trouble remembering to drink water, there are plenty of smartphone apps you can download to keep you on track with your hydration goals. You can also get hydration from water-rich foods such as cucumbers, melons, tomatoes, celery, oranges, and grapefruit.

5. Exercise

Exercise is good for every facet of your mental and physical health, including your skin. You may not be able to afford a celebrity fitness trainer, but you can still carve out time from your daily routine to work up a sweat. As little as 30 minutes of physical activity, such as running, walking, biking, or dancing, can leave you with a healthy glow, improve your mood, and help you feel mentally sharper, as well.

Get the Look Without the Lifestyle

You don’t have to be famous to have beautiful skin that leaves other people enviously wondering what your secret is. You can take these top tips from celebrities and apply them to your regular routine to boost your appearance. To learn more about ways to keep your skin in tip-top condition, schedule your consultation with Dr. Seth Matarasso, a board-certified dermatologist in San Francisco.