Get the Red Carpet Look: 5 Steps to Glowing Skin

The Oscar hype is hitting this weekend and that means plenty of glitz, glamour and a procession of elegant celebrities in dazzling gowns, looking fresh-faced and beautiful.
 
So how is it that celebs always seem to score picture-perfect skin? According to legendary celebrity makeup artist Adrien Arpel, when it comes to red carpet-ready skin, "It's all about the products -- it's knowing what to use and how to use it -- that's what makes Hollywood glamour" (WebMD).
 
Here are a few simple skin care tips (and a selection of celeb-approved products) that will help give you the red carpet look.
 
Step 1 - Exfoliate
 
Exfoliation is the secret to bringing out your skin’s inner luminosity. This step will help smooth away the dull surface layer of your skin to leave you with a beautiful glow and the perfect canvas for glamorous makeup.
 
Industry Product Pick:
 
To get a flawless look, the beauty experts at Marie Claire recommend our Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant - “...remove make-up build-up, cleanse skin from outdoor pollutants and remove dry, dead skin.”

Step 2 - Masque
 
Masques are filled with concentrated amounts of vitamins and antioxidants that effectively and efficiently deliver a high dose of nutrients to the skin, leaving you with incredible results.
 
Celeb Product Pick:
 
The ever-gorgeous Paula Patton loves our Eight Green Phyto Masque - “I use this firming mask two nights a week for a few minutes and wake up the next morning looking like I got a face-lift. Plus, it’s 100 percent organic.
 
Step 3 - Hydrate
 
Another essential step towards healthy, glowing skin is adequate hydration. Believe it or not, using the right kind of facial oil is the perfect way to balance your skin’s natural oil production, leaving it fresh, radiant and hydrated.
 
Celeb Product Pick:
 
The naturally beautiful Cameron Diaz swears by our Facial Recovery Oil for her radiant looks: “A drop on each cheek after your shower will do wonders."
 
Step 4 - Moisturize & Protect
 
One simple way to achieve a Hollywood-esque, youthful appearance is to shield your skin from outside elements. Apply a layer of moisturizer with sunscreen properties under your foundation for extra protection and moisture all-in-one.
 
Celeb Product Pick:
 
Will the L.A. sun shine on Oscar Sunday? Jessica Biel is ready for the rays with her favorite sun cream - our Tropical Vanilla Day Cream SPF 32.
 
Step 5 - Tone
 
Set makeup and stay matte by applying a toner or hydrating mist. Toss a toner in your bag -- a quick spritz will keep your skin looking fresh and vibrant all day long.
 
Celeb Product Pick:
 
The lovely Jena Malone keeps her skin looking fresh with our Stone Crop Hydrating Mist - “I…love Éminence organic products,” says Jena. “No matter where you are, just spray a little [Stone Crop Hydrating Mist] and it’s like you’re in the tropics.”


This simple skin care routine will transition your skin from ordinary to fabulous in 5 simple steps. Even if you're not walking the red carpet this weekend, you too can flaunt the beautiful, glowing skin of a superstar.