6 Skin Care Tricks When You Need to Look Good in an Hour or Less
By Liz Ritter, Executive Editor |
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.You May Also Like: 8 Products That Cut Your Prep Time In Half
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!
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.
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!
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.