Prep for the Oscars



With the Academy Awards around the corner, we anxiously await for the winners to be revealed and to see the actors walk the Red Carpet. Weeks before the big night they frantically negotiate the perfect dress, coordinate the jewelry and arrange for hair and makeup. What we want to know and what is seldom revealed is how they get their flawless complexion. And of course, we at SkinCareLab know.

The first stop is usually their dermatologist. Injections begin a month in advance. Botox and fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Comoderm) are perfectly placed so that there are no tell tale bruises that makeup can’t cover . Perhaps even a Thermage treatment is considered to tighten the skin. As it gets closer to the big day, skin can be freshened up with a mild Beta peel or microdermabrasion.

A spa visit is always part of the prep: a wax in all the appropriate areas,as well as a manicure and pedicure to compliment the outfit. A facial or intraceutical O2 treatment is the perfect quick fix to cleanse, soften and hydrate the skin and lay the foundation for makeup application.

Some prepare with a quick fix at home. It may start off with a relaxing bath in Algotherm Seaweed Salts, to invigorate, relax and reduce stress before the main event. One of the most sought after of all in Hollywood is the cultish Epicuren facial kit. These products, enriched with enzyme protein complexes may instantly fortify the skin. Next is the Skin Medica LipPlumper System, packed full of peptides and growth factors for a fuller lip look. And of course, the eye area is never neglected: the new Kinerase Pro + Therapy Ultra Rich Eye Repair to the rescue, chock full of kinetin and zeatin to perk it up .

The countdown to the Oscars has begun. Some beauty secrets have been revealed. And we all await the envelope please...









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