Alicia Keys made waves recently by walking the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards sans makeup. It certainly takes guts to greet dozens of flashing cameras and tabloid critics with a makeup-free face, but she’s not alone in embracing the makeup free trend. Famous faces including Cindy Crawford, Zendaya, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lady Gaga, and Beyonce have all treated their Instagram followers to bare-faced selfies.
Wishing you could do the same or wondering how these famous faces stay flawless? Cosmopolitan recently highlighted some of the most popular celebrity skin tricks and treatments to create a glow that even the best makeup cannot provide. The good news is that LJC has all the latest technology to do the same for you. Here are a few of our favorite recommendations:
For the ❤ of lasers
With improved technology, better results, and less downtime, laser treatments have surged in popularity over the last few years. Celeb or not, many have seen how the right laser can dramatically improve a variety of skin conditions, including broken capillaries, acne prone skin, fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation issues, dark spots, scarring…we could keep going.
With so many laser skin resurfacing options on the market, there’s sure to be one that’s perfect for you—just remember the brand name of the laser does not guarantee results. Celebs get amazing results because they know the provider delivering the treatment makes all the difference in outcomes. So be sure that whomever you choose has plenty of proven experience treating your particular condition and knows the pros and cons of various lasers. You’ll need their expert guidance to determine which laser can safely treat your skin tone and type.
Fillers are fab
As the years go by, it’s normal to start losing volume in the face—and unlike shedding weight around the waist, this loss of subcutaneous fat is often an unwelcome change that can negatively impact your appearance. Combined with fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage, it can make you look tired and aged.
There are a variety of injectable options that can help fill in or smooth out areas that need a little love. LJC patients love Juvéderm®, and Restylane® for lessening the appearance of wrinkles and specialty products like VOLBELLA® and for subtle lip enhancement.
Listen to the experts
In addition to Cosmo’s suggestions, our talented team of laser and skincare staff have a couple of tips of their own for maintaining gorgeous skin:
- Fantastic facials: An easy and affordable way to give your face a quick refresh, facials are a great way to give your skin some extra TLC every few months. Here at LJC, we offer a variety of specialty facial options that are customized to your individual needs. A favorite among our patients is the HydraFacial® for its ability to gently exfoliate and nourish the skin.
- The power of peels: A professional-grade chemical peel is great for fall and winter. Peels help you shed damaged and dead skin cells, leaving your skin softer, smoother, and brighter. We also often recommend peels to patients who want to improve hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, and sun damage.
There’s one thing most celebs know for sure: if you want paparazzi-ready skin, your best tool is an experienced skincare professional. Contact us today to book your free consultation with one of our talented laser and skin experts. You’ll get to explore your options and receive expert product recommendations. Cheers to your best selfie yet!