6 Skin Care Tricks When You Need to Look Good in an Hour or Less

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Joanna Vargas, celebrity facialist and founder of Joanna Vargas Salon and Skincare Collection, is as much of a pre–red carpet staple for celebs as a good spray tan—especially during awards season. Here are her incredibly easy-to-replicate secrets for getting your skin in tip-top shape when it calls for it, stat.

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Chill Some Tea Bags

At night, put chamomile tea bags in the fridge and then in the morning you can apply them to your eyes for five minutes while you snooze your alarm clock to de-puff, cool and refresh your under-eye area quickly!

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Try a DIY Mask

I always tell people they should do a DIY mask before they do their makeup. It’s very easy to use kitchen ingredients on your face, and if you are using fresh ingredients, they will work quicker. Leave a mask, like the below, on for five minutes and your skin will be glowing!

1/2 cup yogurt

1/2 cup mashed strawberry

1/4 cup honey

Mix together and apply to face and neck for five minutes. It’s soothing and tightens pores. 

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Up Your Exfoliation, Naturally

If you want to add some extra exfoliation, put two tablespoons of almond powder into this mask and scrub it onto your skin with extra time spent on the T-zone, where most blackheads are found. Then leave it on as a beauty mask. The results will be amazing!

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Do Some Dry Brushing

You can start dry brushing your body before you get into the shower for two minutes a day to exfoliate your skin, stimulate collagen and firm your booty! I always tell people to turn on the water, and while the water is heating up, take that minute and a half to exfoliate with a dry brush.

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Multitask in the Shower

If you don’t want to sleep in an exfoliating mask, I suggest putting one on before you take a shower. The steam from the shower will keep it nice and active, and then when you come out, your skin will be glowing.

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Take a Shot of Chlorophyll

Another quick fix is a shot of chlorophyll in the morning before a long day. It actually gives you energy and will act as your skin’s savior all day long.

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