13 Secrets From Hollywood’s Beauty Expert Who Makes Celebrities Look Amazing
Many celebrities look even better today than they did before, and this is achieved through professional aestheticians and beauty experts. One of them is the famous dermatologist Harold Lancer. He works with Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé, and Scarlett Johansson.
Bright Side shares the secrets of the famous dermatologist who works his magic on celebrities.
13. Don’t clench your teeth.
According to Dr. Lancer, facial expressions lead to fine lines and are the main reason for wrinkles. Some people even make faces when they are not talking. Making a "duck face" for a selfie, clenching your teeth, and many more facial expressions are all bad habits. Try to control your face to minimize the risk of fine lines and wrinkles.
12. Apply your moisturizing cream within 60 seconds of washing your face.
Dr. Lancer recommends applying moisturizing cream right after washing your face because it will help to keep more moisture between your skin and the cream. If you wait for more than 60 seconds, the thin layer of water that’s left on your face after washing will disappear, and your skin will start losing its moisture.
11. Don’t drink alcohol the day before waxing.
Drinking even a little bit of alcohol before waxing makes it more painful and less effective.
10. Wet your hair before swimming.
Wet your hair with fresh water before swimming. It will fill the tiny gaps between the hair cuticles and protect your hair from the salt in seawater and from the chlorine in a swimming pool.
9. Don’t use cotton pads.
When you use your fingers to apply a product to your skin, you not only save the product but also increase the effectiveness of it — cotton pads and makeup sponges are very absorbent. This rule also applies to toning lotion: just spread a small amount over your palms, and then apply it to your face.
8. Use a primer before applying your makeup.
Primer helps to prevent the loss of moisture in your skin that is usually caused by foundation. It helps to protect your pores and reduces the risk of acne, especially if you have oily skin.
7. Anti-dandruff shampoo can help get rid of pimples.
If it looks like your plans are going to be ruined because of an unexpected pimple and you don’t have any treatment to cure it, try washing your face with anti-dandruff shampoo. It contains zinc pyrithione, which is perfect for treating pimples and acne. It’s not a good idea to use it on a regular basis, but once a week is totally fine. You should consult your dermatologist prior to usage.
6. Shave your legs when they are dry.
Many of us are in the habit of shaving our legs in the shower. However, you’ll get a better result if you first apply a scrub to exfoliate your skin. After you wash it off, be sure to let your skin dry before shaving. Apply moisturizer or aftershave when you are done. This method will help you to forget about ingrown hair and reduce skin irritation.
5. Baking soda helps to remove any remaining styling products from your hair.
Sometimes it gets pretty hard to remove all the styling products from your hair, and regular shampoo doesn’t always help to solve the problem. Try adding 1 teaspoon of baking soda to it, and you will feel the difference as it removes the remaining hair mousse, gel, spray, and any other products you applied to your hair. Your hair is going to look clean and fresh again.
4. Brush your teeth before you have breakfast.
When you sleep at night, all the germs and oral bacteria are working hard trying to survive in your mouth. When you brush your teeth before having breakfast, you are not swallowing the incrustation caused by bacteria. Dr. Lancer mentioned that people who follow this simple rule have much better skin.
3. Water at room temperature is the best.
Water at room temperature is perfect for washing and drinking. When the water is too cold or too hot, it will dehydrate your skin and make it dry. It’s going to take some time to change this habit, but you will definitely appreciate the results and realize that it’s the most comfortable water temperature for your skin.
2. Coconut oil is a great treatment that should be included in your skin and hair care routines.
Coconut oil is a great product to use as a treatment for your skin and hair. It doesn’t matter what skin type you have — coconut oil will suit your needs. You can use it as a face mask, body cream, and nail treatment. It’s also a perfect moisturizing and repairing treatment for your hair.
1. Don’t use foundation with SPF.
If you use sunscreen on a regular basis or if your day cream has SPF protection, you don’t need a foundation with sun protection as well. It makes the texture of foundation thicker, and that’s not good for your skin.
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