While most celebrities put for a public face free of blemishes and other imperfections, many experience the same skin issues as the rest of us, such as pimples, clogged pores, and eczema. But if this is the case, why do the rich and famous look so much better than the rest of us?
The secret lies in how celebrities take care of their skin when just washing up isn’t enough – for some great skin is a labor of love. Here’s a peek at what some of our favorite stars do to keep their skin smooth and clear.
Always Wear Your Sunscreen
It may not sound exciting, but just ask Brooke Shields about the importance of slathering on that sunblock. Shields, who is now a spokesperson for Coppertone sunscreen, has a pre-cancerous spot removed in 2009, a very common dermatologic procedure. So while we may be bombarded with images of the stars lounging poolside at their vacation homes all summer, you can be sure they’re slathering on the sunscreen to avoid the unsightly and dangerous affects of catching too many rays.
If you have trouble remembering to put on sunscreen, try incorporating a moisturizer with SPF into your daily routine. It’s an easy way to sneak in a skincare practice that many are unreasonably averse to.
Bee Venom Has Us All Abuzz
Most of us are disinclined to get too close to bees since we associate their sting with a lot of pain and potentially swelling or an allergic reaction. But maybe we don’t like bees because we haven’t been let in on their secret – the smoothing, youthful glow that bee venom can lend your skin.
Kate Middleton may just be the queen of the bees, because clearly she knew all about their secret. Before her wedding to Prince William, Middleton received a bee venom facial. While certainly a twist on the typical spa treatment, if you’re interested, bee venom moisturisers are available to those of us a little less close to the throne.
The Exfoliation Experts
Exfoliating is a relatively common skincare practice, as can be easily gauged by the number of commercially available exfoliation products in your local drug store. But while most of us think of exfoliation as a good way to get rid of dead skin patches, celebrities are more focused on the fact that shedding dead skin is the key to looking youthful. That’s because exfoliating also brings more blood to the face, rejuvenating it. Peels can also help freshen up your face and clear away old skin cells.
Celebrities are known for being on the cutting edge of the beauty world, and in part that’s because they have access to some of the best dermatologists available. But you don’t need an expensive doctor to make your skin look great – developing proper cleansing and moisturizing habits will carry you a long way in your search for a clearer face.