A-listers tend to know where it’s at when it comes to beauty secrets – try these tried-and-trusted celebrity tips for a sensational summer
Fight the visible signs of ageing – Kim Kardashian
If you’re looking for a celebrity skincare devotee, Kim Kardashian West is your woman: the beauty super-star is always chatting on her social media channels about the products she uses and loves. Kim even dedicated a post on her app to an age-based skin routine. For 20-somethings, Kim recommends keeping it simple and controlling breakouts when necessary. In your 30s and 40s, Kim thinks it’s all about preventing the visible signs of ageing and, she says, “because the skin around the eyes is the thinnest and first to show signs of ageing, it’s also important to introduce a moisturising eye cream to your skin regimen”. She recommends Dermalogica’s Intensive Eye Repair, an ultra-rich cream of skin replenishing phytonutrients, antioxidant vitamins and soothing botanicals to help diminish dry lines and repair damage around the delicate eye area.
Beat jet leg with a sheet mask – Victoria Beckham
VB is pretty well travelled – and her best beauty tip for beating the signs of jet lag after a long haul flight? Using a sheet mask when you get back home. Perfect for post-plane dehydration, a sheet mask can help to boost the skin’s moisture levels and improve skin tone. Medik8’s Ultimate Recovery Bio Cellulose Mask is enriched with detoxifying minerals and deeply hydrating hyaluronic acid to help cool, restore and comfort. An easy-to-use mask, free from fragrance and alcohol to calm delicate skin and provide intense hydration, it leaves a tired complexion looking supple, dewy and refreshed. Perfect for rejuvenating skin in need of recovery after a professional treatment – or after a moisture-zapping flight.
Set your make-up with the ‘jamsu’ beauty trick – Bella Hadid
If you’d love to find an alternative to setting spray for your foundation, give this K-beauty inspired hack a try: Bella Hadid is said to swear by it. It sounds bizarre, but you apply your foundation and bake it with powder, then dunk your entire face in a bowl of cold water to set the make-up – the results are reportedly flawless. Check out YouTube for jamsu tutorials if you fancy following Bella’s lead. And, if you enjoy the experience of immersing your face in cold water, Kate Hudson swears by 30-second facial dunks in iced water to keep her complexion perky and beautiful.
Don’t hold back on the shimmer – Helena Christensen
According to original supermodel Helena Christensen, shimmer is great for cheeks, eyelids, the top of your lips, shoulders and collarbones. Giving a sexy sheen, shimmer (or highlighter) also works wonders as an age-defying hack if you apply it around the inner corners of your eyes. Below the neck, try Karin Herzog’s bespoke Body Shimmer Cream; a shimmering, super-hydrating cream for the body, this product is fragranced with a delicious cocktail of berries and summer citrus.
Use Dermalogica PreCleanse to remove every trace of make-up – Mindy Kaling
American actress Mindy Kaling is no stranger to sharing her beauty tips on Instagram. Mindy is a big Dermalogica fan and rates PreCleanse as the best way to remove all traces of her make-up. A lightweight olive and apricot kernel-based cleansing oil, PreCleanse gently liquefies sebum and oil-based debris from the skin’s surface. The hydrophilic (water-loving) formula enables the product and oil-based debris to be readily rinsed away without leaving behind any greasy residue.
Never forget the factor 50 – Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston may be a fan of microcurrent facials and non-invasive laser treatments, but a much more simple (and affordable trick) may also be responsible for her youthful looks: Jennifer uses high SPF sun protection. When used on its own, Dermalogica’s Solar Defense Booster provides SPF50 protection – or you can mix it with your usual foundation or moisturiser for an SPF35 UVA and UVB barrier.