dewy and glowing. In fact, for the next six weeks my skin truly looked better than it ever had. Forget cleanse, tone, and moisturise – this more clinical approach of gently polishing the skin before pumping it with hydration is, it seems, the real key to A-list skin.
Dr. David Colbert, the New York-based celebrity dermatologist of choice, follows ws the same deceptively simple polish-and-plump routine. “Vermeer mixed illuminance into his paint to help create that glow on skin; I do it with a combination of exfoliation, LED (light), and intense hydration,” he tells me. “It turns your skin into the perfect light reflector so you get that luminosity – it’s not about age at all, it’s about achieving that quality of skin.”
Setting up camp in Beverly Hills a week before the Oscars, Dr. Colbert was fully booked primping the skin of the great and the good. To keep clients such as Rachel Weisz and Naomi Watts happy between visits, both he and Dr. Lens also have their own concise range of products based on the very same principles as the popular treatments offered in their clinics.
“It’s not about doing lots of things, just the right things,” Dr. Colbert explains. “Great skin is about proper exfoliation, getting hydration into the s skin, and using an oil to get the dewy glow. glo You can use a million different things, th but nothing gives that same quality qu of skin.” Estée Lauder CyberWhite HD Advanced Brightening Moisture Creme, RM260 Polish off dead skin cells for a smooth, light-reflective surface ( plus, subsequent products will absorb better). Dr. Lens recommends using a glycolic peel, then a grainy scrub for the ultimate skin polish. Moisturise with a hydration mask or
serum, or both; I regularly swap my night cream for a hydrating mask, while make-up artist Andrew Gallimore tells me the secret to the exquisite skin that he creates is to “first saturate the skin with layers of Dior’s Hydra Life Mask.” Nourish with a natural oil, as these
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