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10 Things You Can Do To Perfect Your Skin For The Holidays

Girls with perfect skin are doing something about it. The saying that no body is perfect can also be translated to no one has perfect skin. However, girls that do have flawless skin work at it. You and I hate them and admire at the same time. This is not new news but I thought I would mention it just in case someone was in mystery about it. I know its a mix message but you got to take the good with the bad.

I’m sorry!

However, rather than stew in jealousy, wouldn’t it be better if you decided to be on the receiving end of that complimentary, weird message. I know I would.
Here are my favorite ways to get healthy, perfect, skin from an interview found at under 10 Things Girls With Perfect Skin Always Do. I also included my own videos on the subject and various tips and tricks.

Know How to Work a Dry Brush

Miranda Kerr said she dry brushes her body before showering because it “aids circulation and lymphatic drainage.” This beauty routine is essential to your beauty arsenal. I wrote an entire article on it but why not just see the video and click on the link below to find out
why it works.

Put the Right Foods on Your Face

On a press trip to London, Girls’ Zosia Mamet pulled a decidedly un-Shoshanna-like move and scrubbed her face with honey and sugar to brighten her dull skin.

Honey, I like raw honey, is great for healing acne and is also a humectant and draws moisture to the skin, leaving it soft and supple. Watch the video for a DIY mask.

SPF Is Essential for Any Skin Type

In an interview Amanda Seyfried was asked what is a product she can’t do without. She said, “I always have on SPF.”

There are many ways to have this essential component in your skincare bag of tricks. Many serums, blushes and BB creams have it. Never go without it and your skin will stay youthful and fresh.

They Always Wash Their Face-No Excuses

“My mother always told me to wash your face, no matter what,” Jaime King told Byrdie when we asked for the secret to her perfect skin. “I don’t care how tired and lazy you feel! Sleeping in your makeup is so bad and toxic to your skin.”

You might think she’s preaching but I discovered that this is the secret to consistently clear skin.

Customized Facials For Your Skin Type

Nothing can replace an esthetician that can think on her feet and will give you a customized facial when you need an extra oomph. This is something that I teach my girls and is the reason why I can trust them with anyone of my clients, celebs or not.

A good facial will keep the skin vibrant and healthy for weeks. They will immediately give you a boost of radiance, enhance lymphatic drainage and initiate cumulative results when done regularly.

Cut those sugar cravings.

Women tend to crave sugary foods, which can wreak havoc on the skin and are said to promote aging by triggering free radicals, inducing inflammation, and damaging cells. Consider a low-sugar diet, which can keep insulin levels down, allowing cells to maintain a healthy balance.

Combat inflammation, the source of aging and bad health with nutrition. You can also use my full body LED light therapy, addressing that and more.

They Get Excited About Full Body Exfoliation

Lea Michele says that she swears by a homemade brown sugar, sea salt, and olive oil body scrub. This is so easy to make. Body scrubs are great! They leave skin feeling fresh and smooth as well as healthy and glowing by exfoliating off old layers of dead skin.

3 to 6 tbsp. extra virgin oil
2 to 4 tbsp. honey
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup sea salt

Play around with for consistency and feel. Its not rocket science.

Mastered the Art of Concealer

No matter how much you take care of your skin you might just wake up with a blemish or rash that needs a magical illusion to make it go away. This is why Vanessa Hudgens says her Laura Mercier’s Secret Camouflage Concealer is a purse essential. I have to agree. Sometimes the skin does not want to cooperate.

You Want Eternally Glowing Skin

Not so simple is you are a mere mortal with a fix budget. However, any pro that is worth his weight in gold will tell you that regular exfoliation does wonders for rejuvenating your complexion.

I insist on exfoliation for all my clients, specially celebs’ complexions, which often take a beating from frequent travel and heavy makeup. Exfoliating is a great way to see immediate results.

Never Skip Moisturizer

The right moisturizer will be the one that helps you solve the problem you might be having. How do you pick the right one? The way to solve this riddle is by knowing the type of moisturizer you’ll need.

Here are the three types: Some moisturizers attract water and help skin retain moisture. Others soften and soothe your skin or they can help form a barrier to seal in moisture and protect your skin from the environment. Have an expert help you choose.

The holidays are fast approaching and I want you to look fantastic for them. Parties and getting together is the norm during this time of year.

Remember, luck favorites the prepared.

Make your appointments and buy a series of treatments to do as fast as possible. You will not believe how dramatically fast you can change your skin for the better.

Lastly, I look forward to seeing you at the salon where you will be dazzled by how great your skin looks.

For your appointments call NOW at 212.949.2350.


Joanna Vargas
Joanna Vargas Skin Care