How to get Gwyneth’s bri­dal glow

Fa­cial mas­sage is one of the se­crets to the newly-wed’s youth­ful skin. So­nia Haria says we should all get touchy-feely

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GWYNETH PAL­TROW, 46, was mar­ried for the se­cond time this Septem­ber, to film pro­ducer Brad Falchuk. You can bet your last turmeric latte it was a pol­ished af­fair from start to end – her life­style brand Goop is a one-stop shop for all things clean liv­ing. Pic­tures were only re­leased a few weeks ago and the first things we no­ticed were her glowy skin and pared-down make-up.

The key to good pre-event skin is all in the mas­sage, says Anas­ta­sia Achilleos, Gwyneth’s Lon­don-based fa­cial­ist – and the ac­tor fol­lows Anas­ta­sia’s fa­cial mas­sage tech­niques ev­ery day. ‘We’ve all be­come too fright­ened to han­dle our skin,’ Anas­ta­sia tells me, ‘when ac­tu­ally, the ap­pli­ca­tion of prod­uct is, a lot of the time, more im­por­tant than the prod­uct it­self. Ap­ply­ing firm pres­sure in an up­wards mo­tion from the chin to ear­lobe helps to lift the jaw­line, and by sim­ply cir­cling the eyes around the or­bital bone, you can drain puffy eyes more eas­ily than with any tool.’

When try­ing any fa­cial mas­sage, Anas­ta­sia rec­om­mends us­ing a cleans­ing balm or face oil, and snatch­ing a cou­ple of min­utes as of­ten as pos­si­ble through­out the day. ‘For a real win­ter glow, mas­sage your skin while you’re watch­ing TV, on the phone, be­fore you go to sleep – a few min­utes here and there make all the dif­fer­ence,’ she adds.

It seems us Brits are tak­ing our skin more se­ri­ously, too: ac­cord­ing to Min­tel, the UK women’s fa­cial skin­care mar­ket is up by four per cent this year, at a healthy £1.15 bil­lion. Of course, Gwyneth’s win­ter glow may be due in part to the fact that her Goop em­pire is worth a cool £200 mil­lion, but none­the­less, here are five prod­ucts that might help the rest of us to fake it.

‘We have all be­come too fright­ened to han­dle our skin’

Right Gwyneth main­tains that dewy look.

From far left Bri­dal make-up with friend Cameron Diaz; mar­ry­ing BradFalchuk

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