Top 10 Golden Rules that Celebrity Facialists’ Swear By

Top 10 Golden Rules that celebrity facialists’ swear by

Kendall Jenner beauty routine

You’d learn a thing or two if skincare experts surrounded you all day!

Not all of us have that luxury of being a supermodel or celebrity but have no fear! We’ve gathered the top tips of the skincare experts to the stars, and reveal what their advice to achieving flawless and youthful skin:

Get Your Greens

A favourite of actress’ like Julianne Moore and 50 Shades star Dakota Johnson, Joanna Vargas, always advises the getting in your greens in essential to keeping your skin looking great, she says:

“Replacing your afternoon coffee with green juice is absolutely my favourite skin advice. It will transform your skin in a matter of days, plus it helps oxygenate and stimulates lymphatic drainage, so it de-puffs, too”


Nutritionist, Cassandra Barns, explains: “Chlorella helps to improve circulation as well as skin firmness. It is also thought to make it more elastic – this is due to the toxin removal properties and the ability to remove fat deposits from the skin. Try Natures Plus Ultra Green Juice Powder (,£49.95), packed with super-algaes including not only chlorella but also organic spirulina and Irish Moss”.

Get your beauty sleep

Sarah Chapman, facialist to the celebrities like Sienna Miller and Uma Thurman knows the importance of beauty sleep. Talking to Grazia, Sarah said:

“A great deal of your skin’s natural rejuvenation process takes place at night. Applying specific night treatments that area rich in high performance actives helps the skin to take advantage of its own night time cell renewal process and its benefits. Night is the time to repair, not defend!”


If you are struggle to get to sleep, Shona Wilkinson, nutritionist at Superfood UK, suggests switching your evening drink:

“People may choose to drink alcohol in the evening, but this should also be kept to a minimum – Although it has sedating effects and can make us feel more relaxed, it also has some stimulating effects, and can deplete nutrients such as the B vitamins that help us to cope with a demanding lifestyle. Instead of alcohol trying using the traditional herbal medicine – valerian. This is used to aid sleeping by gently sedating and relaxing the body.”

Take a probiotic

Many models, who favour a natural approach to beauty, like Miranda Kerr, are known for including  probiotics in their beauty regime. New York based holistic facialist, Elena Rubin explains:

“Great skin happens when your digestive track is working well”

Rubin recommends eating foods, which have plenty of digestive enzymes like papaya and pineapple.

Cassandra adds:

“The skin is also closely connected to the gut and supporting gut function can help to reduce skin outbreaks. There are a number of studies linking the use of probiotics to positive outcomes for eczema, acne, rosacea and anti-aging. To support your skin include fermented foods in your diet, such as kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi and miso soup. You can also take a supplement, such as Pro-Ven 25 Billion (Boots, £13.95)”


Get below the surface

Would you like to age like Liz Hurley or Gisele? Their skin guru, Nichola Joss, explains the importance of targeting the deeper layers of your skin:

“I swear by marine collagen supplements to keep my skin glowing all year round. They are amazing for skin on a deeper level as they target the connective tissues, stimulating proteins in all layers of the skin.”

Dr Marilyn Glenville, the UK’s leading nutritionist and author of ‘Natural Alternatives to Sugar’ adds:

“Vitamin C in the most important nutrient as it this vitamin that helps in the manufacture of collagen.  So a good intake of fruits and vegetables is important to be eaten on a daily basis. I would suggest taking a supplement such as NHP Hair, Skin and Nail Support (www.naturalhealthpractice, £27.97) containing vitamin C, MSM and the amino acid lysine as these help with the manufacture and strengthening of collagen.”

Inner Glow

What you put in your body is just as important as what your put on your face when it comes to achieving glowing skin. Sarah Chapman told Grazia:

“I always take omega oils as they help your cells hold onto moisture more effectively which is crucial in winter. I would also always recommend Vitamins C for health but also to support capillary walls in extreme temperatures and help prevent broken capillaries”

Scrub away the week

Exfoliating is something that sometimes we forget to do, but it is essential in maintaining clear skin, and is sometimes the easiest way to brighten your skin.

Susan Evans, a Beverly Hills based dermatologist, explains:

“I insist on exfoliation, even if you have dry skin. You have to remove old layers first before products can really penetrate.”

It’s even better if you can use a scrub like Rio Rosa Mosqueta Brightening Exfoliator Scrub (, £8.95) with all natural ingredients like avocado and shea butter, as it will also give you that added boost of hydration.


Read the labels

Sometimes we can be overwhelmed with all the ingredients on the labels of skincare. Michelle Peck, Madonna’s go to facialist, advises to look for hyaluronic acid:

“During winter I tend to lean towards a richer moisturizer, one that is loaded with one of my favourite ingredients, hyaluronic acid. It is a fantastic humectant since it holds a 1000 times of water in its weight.”

Night Time Nourishment

When Wendy Rowe gives you skincare advice, you listen! The Artistic Consultant of Burberry, says:

“Use an oil serum nourishes and hydrates skin at night, which is the best time to feed your skin as this is when it repairs and is not exposed to pollution. You wake up with supple and smooth in the morning ready for makeup”

Skincare expert at What Skin Needs, Sonja Dymalovski, recommends using a serum that includes natural oils as they reduce the chance of breakouts.

Sonja says: “Hydration is the key to young looking skin, and adding a serum to your night time routine is a great way to wake up with youthful glow. I would go for a serum with oils that have anti-inflammatory and soothing properties like Jojoba oil and Plantolin. Try Hydrating Facial Serum by What Skin Needs (, £17.99)”

Be Gentle

Acne and breakouts are frustrating and sometimes you just want to scrub them off! Dr Christie Kidd, the dermatologist of Kendall and Kylie Jenner says that you should do just the opposite. On Kendall’s app she said:

“I never want you washing your face with anything abrasive. Not a scrub, not a rotating brush, not a washcloth. You want to treat it very delicately and just wash really well with your hands”


Less is more, according to Kidd. “I often find patients have bought and are using far too many products which makes their skin worse. Keeping it simple and effective is far better for acne.”

Work it

The skincare expert behind the flawless faces of Anne Hathaway and Freida Pinto, Su-Man stresses the importance of massaging your products into your skin:

“Always massage firmly when applying the product, moving the muscles under the skin rather than pulling the surface. This increases microcirculation and warms the muscles, which allows the skin to absorb product more effectively”

Jordan Harris

Jordan is a current university student and has enjoyed an international upbringing across Asia and the UK. Self-confessed handbag hoarder and stationary queen, she is pursuing a career in the world of journalism.