Gwyneth Paltrow has a lot to offer: she's talented, she has a great sense of humor, she can sing, she dresses well, and she might have the most flawless skin we've ever seen. She attributes her glowing complexion to celebrity esthetician Sonya Dakar, who regularly prepares Gwyneth for big events with an apple stem cell facial.
We ventured to Beverly Hills to meet with Sonya, learn the key components of the facial, and even get tips on how to create a version for ourselves at home. Best of all, the ingredients you need can be found at your local supermarket. Now there's no excuse not to give this a try.
To try some of Gwyneth's favorite products, you can shop them on Sonya's site.
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Sometimes you don't have the time (or extra cash) to schedule a professional spa facial, but you can give yourself a DIY treatment at home in only 30 minutes. We talked to Elemis International Trainer Emer Gillen to get a step-by-step guide to doing a high-quality minifacial from your bathroom. So, pull out the classical music, your fluffiest bath robe, and aromatherapy candles; it's time to head to the bathroom to treat yourself. You'll learn the right way to give yourself a face massage, along with Gillen's secret to getting rid of tired eyes when you keep reading.
If there's one person you should listen to when it comes to mastering the at-home facial, it's a celebrity esthetician. Dallas Port of the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills has a bevy of celebrity clients, and she's busy keeping their skin clear and glowing. When it comes to mastering your own at-home spa treatments, she let us in on what works and what doesn't. Plus, find out which beauty product she swears by. Hint: it's under $10. On Kirbie: Forever 21 top.
Facials can be a great way to amp up your complexion, but often times posttreatment breakouts can result. We sat down with Dallas Port, a celebrity esthetician from the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, who let us in on several insider skin care secrets, why we break out after facials, and how to get the most out of your next spa visit. On Kirbie: Forever 21 top.
The benefits of regular facials are widespread, but if this is your first rodeo, then you may have a couple of burning questions. "There are certain things to expect and certain things to not expect from your first facial," celebrity facialist Mila Moursi, who is the woman behind the glowing skin of stars like Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox, says. And sometimes, serene music and cucumber slices on your eyes aren't in the cards. Learn what to expect when you keep reading.
Cranberries are not only healthy, tasty, and a Thanksgiving staple, they are also full of skin-beneficial ingredients. If you want a really great (and easy to make) skin treatment, just follow these super simple instructions.
What you need:
- Half a cup of fresh cranberries
- Half a cup of warm water
Puree the cranberries in a blender and strain. You need the liquid from the berries, not the chunks of fruit. Combine the water and cranberry juice and soak a washcloth or some cotton pads in the mixture. Apply the saturated cloth or cotton to your face (avoiding the delicate eye area). Sit back and relax for about 15 minutes before rinsing with warm water. This will make your skin a little brighter and smoother, plus it’s an excuse to lay back and do nothing for a small chunk of time. Enjoy!