This question comes from a member of the lifestyle group I’ve previously mentioned that I am a member of.
How do celebrities have such glowing/shiny, even poreless appearing skin (e.g., Meagan Good, Beyoncé, Lupita). Is it chemical peels?
I asked expert esthetician Ana Hernandez, who specializes in working with darker skin tones, what treatments celebrities have done.
Ana says that peels are very popular among celebrities and many of them get facials once per week.
In facial sessions, she says that lymphatic drainage is a natural part of a thorough facial and it helps to plump the skin and make it look young and vibrant.
There are a vast number of peels and one of the newest ones, Ana reveals, is called Fire and Ice.
This peel uses a cinnamon mask that warms up the skin. It has enzymes that help to break down any excess oils. Ana says the mask helps give you a nice, smooth look and brings blood to the surface of the skin, cleaning and stimulating the skin to make it appear more youthful.
Once the cinnamon mask is removed, a cooling mask is applied which feels like ice. After being left on for some time, Ana says once it’s removed, you get that desired “shiny” look.
Ana says another celebrity “secret” is the DNA Stem Cell Treatment, where the stem cells are actually working underneath the dermis. Once these stem cells get absorbed into the skin, they become new cells that help to also create new collagen and skin, creating suppleness in our skin. Ana says this treatment is like adding brand new baby skin to your own skin.
This DNA treatment consists of a peel, microdermabrasion, an oxygen treatment and stem cells. The use of organic products after this treatment is encouraged, as pure, high-quality products maintain the life of the stem cells for as long as possible, generally for 5-6 days.
Another celeb option: Ana says that the Kardashians do needling on their faces to break down the skin. After, stem cells are applied to the skin, she says that some people actually use their own blood and apply it to the face, as the blood has plasma which is good for the skin. For a treatment using blood, however, only medical professionals can perform this, such as dermatologists or medical aestheticians and nurses under the supervision of a dermatologist.
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