Celebrity Skin Care
We cannot stop the aging of skin, but there are ways of retarding the process. There are a host of skin care products marketed in various ways as preventive as well as curative measures to arrest various skin conditions and also enhance its tone and suppleness. There is a confusing array of external cleansing, nourishing, moisturizing and protecting agents available off the shelves.
Famous celebrities give the utmost importance to Skin Care and Dermatology. Celebrity faces make the cover and front pages of the world's best glossies, print, magazine, and television such as New York Magazine, GQ Magazine, Newsweek, Elle, Vogue Magazine, Allure, InStyle, W, Harpers Bazaar, Glamour Magazine, Self, Lucky, Shape,the Los Angeles Times,Town & Country, C Magazine, More Magazine, The New York Times,L.A. Confidential, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Essence, Ebony, InStyle, O Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Mademoiselle, Lucky, Redbook, Shape, Seventeen, YM, Health, Parents, McCall's, Women's Day, More Magazine, Cosmo Girl, Fitness, Ladies Home Journal, Prevention, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, Newsday, CNN, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The View, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, KTLA Live, ExtraPrimetime Live, 20/20, Dateline NBC, CBS News, News 4 New York, NBC "Weekend Today in New York," Fox News, Eyewitness, Lifetime, Oxygen, The Discovery Channel, and BBC. Their bodies grace the hotspots in print publishing across the world. Their lives occupy most of the pages in any popular magazine. These magazines provide consumers expert information and a board certified dermatologist point of view on cosmetic procedures, skin care,dermatology and sun protection.
Whenever a celebrity endorses a skin care regimen or product it is bound to capture the imagination of millions of admirers and fans. Celebrities have become brand ambassadors, spokeswomen and spokespersons to leading manufacturers of cosmetics, beauty care products, apparel, perfumes etc., all over the world.
Hollywood Secrets to Looking Younger
If you are like me, you're constantly surprised when you find out how old some of Hollywood's hottest and still-working celebrities are.
Who knew Susan Sarandon was past 60, or Christie Brinkley (a face of Cover Girl) was born in 1954. Of course, looking young in Hollywood means avoiding an early, forced retirement, but just what ARE these celebrity secrets? And better yet, how can you and I benefit from what they use and what they know?
Keeping skin in gorgeous condition is an incredibly time-consuming and expensive job requirement for the typical celebrity. But here are a few secrets we have uncovered for you, plus tips on how you too can get younger-looking skin.
Secret #1: Injectable fillers
To treat those deep smile lines, forehead wrinkles and crow's feet, celebrities turn to fillers such as Restylane,Cosmoplast,Evolence Juvederm or Juvederm Ultra Plus (for deeper lines).
Secret #2: Botox is still hot
Botox is certainly not a secret, but according to celebrity dermatologist Tina Alster of Washington, D.C., in the April 2007 issue of Harper's Bazaar, "Botox remains the gold standard for treating crow's lines and wrinkles."
Botox works by paralyzing the muscles beneath wrinkles. If used too much, Botox use can be obvious, as witnessed by several actresses including Halle Berry, Nicole Kidman and Marcia Cross who've fallen victim to "unmoveable forehead" jokes. Results last three to six months.
Secret #3: They go under the laser
As we age, our collagen production slows down significantly making our faces appear thinner, and more gaunt (on the plus side, collagen depletion shows off great bone structure). Boosting collagen production is big business in Hollywood and more and more celebs are turning to laser skin resurfacing to boost theirs.
How it works: Lasers such as Fraxel -- currently the most popular laser on the market -- are able to penetrate deep within the skin to treat damaged skin. According to Fraxel's official Website, the laser creates microscopic tears deep within the skin which trigger the body to naturally produce more collagen in the repairing process.
Secret #4: They get chemical peels
Yes, yes, yes, of course celebrities (the male ones as well) are constantly getting eye lifts and face lifts and the bags removed from under their eyes, but what so many of them are doing that you and I aren't is exfoliating, chemically. And therein lies our secret number four.
Ever notice how your foundation looks when it's applied to scaly, dry skin? You look older and ashier. The celebrities sheer a few years off their faces in under an hour with a professional chemical peel. Chemical peels work by removing the damaged top layers of skin
Secret #5: They stay out of the sun
Nicole Kidman is famously afraid of the sun. She stays out of it at all costs. In fact, many famous dermatologists recommend to simply avoid the sun by wearing hats and slathering on sunscreen. They know the sun is the No. 1 cause of prematurely aging skin.
You and I can avoid the sun by not only wearing hats, but getting in the habit of wearing sunscreen every day, no matter the weather. (I'm also a big fan of teaching sons and daughters about sunscreen very early in life). Please consult with your local dermatologist to find out what the best sunscreen in the world is for you.
Dr. Rothfeld is a very strong advocate on sun protection and anti-aging and has made numerous requests to the media to discuss the implications of sun exposure and how it relates to skin cancer,wrinkling ,and aging.
Secret #6: They are all about retinols
To keep fine lines from becoming wrinkles, actresses in their 20s turn to retinoid creams. Many dermatologists who swear of all the antioxidants, peels, scrubs and injections, retinoids are the best way to wipe years off your face.