Awards season hasn’t yet started, but I am already working with my celebrity clientele to plan both long-term and last-minute treatments to keep them looking red-carpet ready, from head to toe, for the busy months ahead. If you have a major special event coming up, you can use these same skincare strategies for celebrity-level glowing, vibrant skin.
Awards season is upon us. The Golden Globes marks the first large red carpet event of the season and puts the spotlight on popular beauty trends for 2018. A radiant complexion will never go out of style and looking red carpet ready shouldn’t be a celebrity exclusive. That’s why I want to share some of my most practical tips that I personally apply and share with my celebrity clientele for skin that glows from within.
On Oscar night, all eyes are on the stars. The chatter is about what the rich and famous will wear and how they will look walking the famed red carpet. A night as big as the Oscars calls for only the best for Hollywood’s biggest names, and when it comes to dermatologists, Dr. Harold Lancer is the best of the best. It’s no surprise that devoted celebrity clients flock to his office for youthful and radiant-looking skin in time for the glamorous evening. Continue reading “Preparing for Oscar Night”
The days (and weeks) leading up to the Academy Awards are always a whirlwind around here. This year, Dr. Lancer treated and prepped 70 clients who were attending the Oscars, pre-parties and after-parties. Here are a few of our favorite beauty looks from Hollywood’s biggest night:
Barely-there, natural makeup, teamed with beautiful skin was the definite winner in the beauty category at last night’s Academy Awards. Reese Witherspoon, Rosamund Pike and Marion Cotillard all chose a simple, pink lip paired with bold brows and a fresh, dewy glow for their walk down the red carpet. Our other favorite of the night Chrissy Teigen rocked a dark lip that popped against her flawless complexion. Nothing highlights a woman’s natural beauty more than skipping heavy makeup and letting her skin shine through.
But the ladies weren’t all we were obsessed with last night. The guys looked pretty gorgeous themselves. Our picks for Best Supporting Skin? Channing Tatum’s scruffy-meets-smooth look, Common’s polished perfection and Steve Carrell’s lovable – and handsome – mug.
The Oscars are this Sunday and although you may be watching from the comfort of your own couch rather than attending, there are plenty of skincare hacks you can steal from the stars for your own big days. On the day of a major event, you should take a three-pronged approach of activity, diet and skincare to prep:
Activity: Start the morning with light exercise for an energy boost, to increase blood circulation for a healthy glow, and to keep your metabolism active throughout the day.
Diet: Staying uber-hydrated and avoiding foods that cause bloating are key if you’ll be sliding in to a black tie dress and want your skin in tip-top shape. Things to avoid: salt, sugar, grains and alcohol. Fill up on lean protein, fresh veggies and healthy fats instead.
Skincare: In terms of topical skincare, don’t do anything aggressive that would strip or inflame the skin, such as using acids or drying agents. Instead, stick with pampering and hydrating products and treatments. A hydrating mask the night before a big event can do wonders!
Sam Smith may have swept the Grammy Awards last night, but barely-there makeup and glowing skin swept the red carpet. Beyonce, Chrissy Teigen, Ciara, Rihanna, Gwen Stefani and Charlie XCX all rocked natural looks featuring nude lips, subtly rosy cheeks and simple eye makeup framed by bold brows.
The key to making this look work is, of course, flawless skin. In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, beauty insiders discussed this movement toward the I-woke-up-like-this look. “A lot of women now are taking care of their skin so they don’t have to rely on makeup,” Daniel Martin, a celebrity makeup artist for Dior, told the Wall Street Journal. “For them, it’s a reallocation of time and money. They are spending more on an evening skin-care regimen and facials, and less on a morning makeup routine.
Emily Weiss, of the popular beauty blog Into the Gloss, agrees: “Having great skin allows you to ‘just wake up like this’. The better your skin, the less makeup you have to wear.”
So where do you begin to get red carpet-worthy glowing skin? Start from the inside out with a regimen of morning green juices and diet of lean protein and veggies (skip the carbs, sugar and salt). Add in light, daily exercise to get your blood circulating. Combine with daily use of The Method plus nightly use of our Lift Serum Intense and Intensive Night Treatment to amp up moisture for a fresh, dewy look.
Victoria Beckham recently sat down with Harper’s Bazaar to talk about her capsule collection of nail lacquers with Nails Inc., based off of her epoynmous clothing line. The chat turned towards the famous designer’s skincare routine, where she gushed about her love of Lancer products, saying:
“I swear by Dr. Lancer products. He’s a dermatologist that I met in Los Angeles. I started going to him for oxygen facials, and I haven’t looked back. I don’t really use products other than his. I keep it quite simple with a really good polish, then an exfoliating cleanse, then I use a nourish cream, which is a really beautiful moisturizer. I just do that twice a day, and I think it’s very important to drink lots of water and get as much sleep as you can.”
When asked if she shares her beauty products with husband David Beckham, she added, “You know, he uses all my Lancer products. So we share all of our beauty products.” It seems that the family that cares for their skin together, stays together. Take a look at Victoria’s longtime love for Lancer Skincare below.
Skincare is a family affair for Nicole, Sofia and Lionel Richie. For a glow that lasts all night long (sorry, couldn’t help ourselves), hitmaker Lionel Richie relies our new Youth Serum. This proprietary, groundbreaking product gives him all the anti-aging benefits of retinol without the irritation, so he doesn’t have to think twice about his skin when he’s on the road. Craving a little Lionel in your life? Check out this awesome remix of his 1982 classic All Night Long.
Lebanese singer and model Haifa Wehbe is one of the biggest stars of the Arab World. One look at her Instagram account, and you’ll notice her legions of adoring fans. The former Miss Lebanon has released four studio albums and been named one of People Magazine‘s 50 most beautiful. To keep her skin in pop star shape, Haifa depends on our 3-step Method and visits to our Beverly Hills headquarters when she’s in Los Angeles. And when she’s off circling the globe? We’ve got the perfect solution for that too.