How Celebrities Prepped Their Skin for the 2024 MET Gala

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The MET Gala might be the pinnacle of high fashion and glamour—but it all starts with skin. The preparation involves more than just picking the perfect outfit; it requires a meticulous approach to hair, skin and nails. Celebrities invest hours into skin care to ensure they’re camera-ready for one of the most anticipated red carpets of the year. Here, the latest skin-care products and treatments that top celebrities used to get their skin Met Gala-ready.

Barry Keoghan: LED Mask

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Celebrity facialist Iván Pol, founder of The Beauty Sandwich, helped Keoghan get his skin ready for the big event and prepped the “Saltburn” star for the night. Pol incorporated the Qure Q-Rejuvalight Pro Facewear LED mask ($349) in his treatment, which helps to treat acne, fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. 

Cailee Spaeny: Microcurrent

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The Priscilla star had a treatment with celebrity makeup artist Loren Canby who applied microcurrent using the Bio-Therapeutic bt-sculpt device to give Spaeny a lifted look for the night. The treatment is designed to enhance contours and is quick and effective, which makes it perfect for a Met Gala prep.

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Riley Keough: Shani Darden’s High-Tech Facial

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The Daisy Jones & The Six star visited celebrity aesthetician Shani Darden for her Met Gala skin-care prep. Darden blended her effective skin-care treatments which include facial steaming, blue light, red light and vibrational therapy, resulting in Keough’s glowing complexion.

Lauren Sanchez: The Beauty Sandwich Facial

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Sanchez also prepped for the Met Gala with celebrity facialist Iván Pol. Sanchez shared her pre-Met Gala facial on Instagram, highlighting her contoured features and dewy skin. The Beauty Sandwich’s treatments are known for giving the face a contoured look with his signature facial.

Emily Ratajkowski and Paloma Elsesser: Radiant Treatments

Model Emily Ratajkowski prepped for the Met Gala with facialist Raquel Medina-Cleghorn from Raquel New York. Her treatment included products from NEOVA, a brand known for addressing photodamage and photoaging. Elesser, another top model, also turned to Medina-Cleghorn for her Met Gala skin care. Like Ratajowski, Elsesser’s treatment also involved NEOVA products. This specialized facial ensured Ceretti was red carpet-ready with a smooth, radiant complexion.

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“Paloma and Emily are both naturally stunning with beautiful skin, so my focus was on sculpting, reducing inflammation and, what to me is truly the most important part of any facial, boosting the health and vitality of their skin,” said Medina-Cleghorn. “After a lifting and sculpting facial massage, I used Neova’s Pure Copper Mask as a conductive gel for microcurrent.”

Mindy Kaling: Dior Custom Facial

Dior skin care expert and ambassador Sarah Akram prepped and pampered Kaling at the Dior Beauty Suite at the Mark Hotel. The facial suite was home base for the facialist’s MET Gala A-list prep and Kaling looked hydrated, illuminated and ready for the night.

Mindy also shared that she achieved her stunning glow by using Lion Pose’s Unspotted 4X Serum, a nighttime serum that helps with hyperpigmentation, acne scars and dark spots.

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Lea Michele: Shani Darden’s Signature Treatment

The “Glee” star brought her baby bump on the red carpet but before she did she visited with Shani Darden for her signature facial treatment. The facial included vibration therapy, a light chemical peel, oxygen therapy, microcurrent and LED light therapy to promote a tight, sculpted, look.

Sabrina Carpenter, Eiza Gonzalez, Lily Aldridge, Cynthia Erivo and Gracie Abrams: Lyma Laser

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“Going into Met Gala weekend with a few of my favorite things and people,” shared celebrity facialist Joanna Czech on a post featuring Lily Aldridge. The LYMA Laser ($2695) is an FDA cleared at-home laser that helps rejuvenate skin and addresses fine lines.

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The “Wicked” got glowing with Czech’s signature facial treatment that also includes products from her line.
Joanna Czech’s facials feature a combination of her Soothing Serum ($275) and the C+ Serum ($340), providing gentle hydration and antioxidant protection.

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Gracie Abrams

“Going into Met Gala weekend with a few of my favorite things and people,” wrote Czech about Gracie Abrams’s pre-Met treatment.

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Czech shared her treatment with the “Baby Driver” actress. “This cutting-edge technology harnesses near-infrared invisible Low-Level Laser Light to revitalize the skin, leaving it rejuvenated, tightened, and smooth,” wrote Czech of the high-tech tool. “My favorite part is that it’s totally Netflix-friendly, so I can do it from the comfort of my couch.”

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