It's awards season in Hollywood and that means designer gowns, borrowed diamonds and plenty of cameras flashing. Celebrities, like host Anne Hathaway here, may primp and prime for hours to get their flawless red carpet looks, but you can look just as glamorous in much less time. Even if you're not stepping out on the Oscars red carpet, you can still use these tips to make sure you're always camera ready.
In order to ensure that your skin glows like Natalie Portman's on the red-carpet, be sure to exfoliate 2-3 times a week. Use products that are fruit-based for an instant skin pick-me-up. Try Murad Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask--it contains enzymes that promote natural exfoliation and have antioxidants that will protect skin from free radicals. The paparazzi you'll have to fight off on your own.
The days surrounding a major event are high-stress, whether you're an A-List celeb like Claire Danes or not. All that stress can take its toll on your skin and lead to breakouts. If a zit pops up, reach for products that contain salicylic acid--an ingredient that helps to both clear blemishes and prevent future breakouts.
If you're going to show off your legs like Kim Kardashian, you better make sure they're ready to be revealed. Although you can't cure cellulite, you can reduce the appearance of it. A great quick fix is to rub a body brush made of natural bristles gently over affected areas. After your brushing session, take a bath, then apply a nutrient-rich body cream with cayenne pepper to encourage circulation.
Hydrated skin like Amy Adam's looks healthier, more youthful and glows. You can reach maximum hydration if you combine a rich moisturizer with internal hydration. Eating your water hydrates your body much better than drinking water. You can get structured water by eating foods such as watermelon, cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes and eggplant, all of which are largely made up of water. You'll not only look fantastic, but feel healthier too.
Nobody likes excess oils on their face and you certainly do not want shiny skin when you're having your picture taken. To get camera-ready skin like Halle Berry's, try a moisturizer that is formulated for oily skin--they contain a mattifying agent, which eliminates shine on contact. This will also help preserve your makeup, so you can enjoy the night instead of worrying about touch-ups.
The skin on your lips needs to be taken care of and protected just like any other part of your body. With all the air kissing you'll be doing, your pout is bound to need a little extra attention. For luscious lips like Lea Michele's, lightly exfoliate your lips with a dry toothbrush, scrubbing in circular motions to get rid of any dry skin. After you exfoliate, lock in moisture and condition your lips with a nourishing lip balm.
Getting deep sleep is one of the best things you can do for your skin after a big event. During your sleep cycle, your body repairs each of its systems, including your skin. If you've had an action-packed night like Gwyneth Paltrow, help your body wind down with an all-natural sleep supplement. They usually contain melatonin, which will help your body to maximize its ability to repair and regenerate itself.