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Before Jessica Alba, Shay Mitchell and Laura Harrier stepped onto the red carpet of the Oscars 2019, they saw the prominent fascist and Beautician Shani Darden. If model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley needs everyday lighting tips she calls Shani Darden, and many of the sophisticated skincare lines that make Chrissy Teigen, January Jones, and Kelly Rowland shine, you know – Shani Darden
is in her office The weekend is not quite as torn as Jason Statham's, so there is no reason why you do not deserve the same glowing skin as A-Listener. Darden shares the celebrity facial tips and products that her clients use daily with their mortal routines. (Further Tips from Darden: What a Prominent Esthetician Lays on Her Face Every Day)
Start using Retinol (as it is today).
"It's a must for all my clients," says Darden. "Especially when you start in your early 20's, it makes a big difference when it comes to reducing fine lines and wrinkles and improving texture and pigmentation." (See: Everything You Need to Know About Retinol and Its Benefits of Skin Care)
Darden is so passionate about retinol that she launched her own. Resurface by Shani Darden Retinol Reform ($ 95, shanidarden.com) is a popular cult among celebrities because you can see the effects after a single night (lighter, smoother, softer and less clogged skin). It's also gentle enough for hypersensitive skin.
. 2 Add a moisturizing serum.
In order to make up for the dehydrating effects of retinol, Darden also recommends that customers use a serum to bounce the skin. "It's great as an extra fluid boost," she says. Bonus: You can use it every day, even if you have oily skin, she says.
Darden's all-time favorite # 1 serum is developed by naturopath Nigma Talib ($ 185, net-a-porter.com), which packs plant stem cells, hyaluronic acid and marine peptides and fills the skin for a youthful complexion , With a high price of $ 205 per 1 ounce, you can test lower cost alternatives (this hydration serum costs only $ 7!). Just make sure you find Hyaluronic Acid listed, which is the miracle ingredient that Darden swears by.
. 3 Add this skin-friendly supplement.
The old adage, "What you eat, shows up on your skin" is true, says Darden. Apart from salty foods and slicing dairy products for a better complexion (especially before a big event), Darden is anxious to top up the facial routine with a dietary supplement. (As with any supplement, be sure to ask for your document before adding any to your routine.)
Darden personally uses Lumity's morning and night softgels ($ 115, lumitylife.com), the omega-3s and Amino acids contain skin remains elastic and radiant, as well as selenium and zinc to protect against oxidative stress. (Everyone knows how stress develops on the skin … Hello, shortly after the appointment, pimples.)
4. Slather on SPF all. Single. day.
"Everyone is trying to get laser treatment today to help deal with sun damage," says Darden. That's why she calls on her celebrity clients to stay in the shadows. Even if you avoid the sun, Darden says that sunscreen is indispensable every day. "I'm never without," she adds.
Even a few minutes in the sun are harmful – and retreat indoors does not always help. Blue light from phones and computers also damages your skin. That's why Darden swears by supergoop matte sunscreen ($ 38, sephora.com), which acts as a super light primer and contains butterfly bush extract to protect against blue light.
. 5 Use strong facial treatments at home.
Darden's famous clients travel to LA from around the world, but they also do facials once or twice a week to exfoliate, she says. It recommends alpha and beta hydroxy acid peels, which are particularly useful at night before a special event to make the skin firmer and smoother. These scrubs also help keep pores clear to prevent acne, she adds. (Do not peel and do not use Retinol the same night!)
The most important product Darden recommends is Dr. Ing. Dennis Gross's at-home peels ($ 88, sephora.com), which is available with Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acid, have a non-abrasive chemical peel that brightens your skin.