How Celebrities Are Prepping Their Skin for the Golden Globe Awards
The Golden Globes are less than 24 hours away, and next to doing all of the necessary wardrobe preparations leading up to the big event, celebrities have been keeping their respective glam squads pretty busy—namely their estheticians. Regardless of the makeup look they ultimately end up wearing, radiant skin is the crucial element for each nominee, but the glow-enhancing treatments begin long before the week prior to the ceremony.
For example, celebrity esthetician Joanna Vargas says, leading up to the Globes, "I've been doing my Forever Facial a lot in connection with my LED Light Beds. The technology of the facial is radio frequency, which increases collagen production by 20-percent and pushes the collagen fibers back together since they spread as we get older." In fact, she's used this method on clear-skinned beauties Dakota Johnson and Julianne Moore. "Even though I have women of all ages coming to me, they're all benefitting from the treatment," Vargas adds. "When Dakota is doing a lot of press and traveling around, she feels like she's losing elasticity and the tautness you'd normally have by just taking care of your skin because when you travel, getting on an airplane does take a toll on your appearance." The LED Light Bed, which looks like a tanning bed but produces much healthier results, takes a similar collagen-boosting approach for the rest of your body, as the lights help speed the healing process of the skin by stimulating collagen production and reducing inflammation.
Vargas then does a full-body mircordermabrasion, followed by a coconut rub, which she formulates by steeping raw coconut to create compresses. This ensures an even, hydrated appearance to complement the plunging necklines and backless gowns sure to take the red carpet. Just before the ceremony, Vargas will be giving clients her famed Triple Crown Facial. "This facial uses microcurrent technology, as well as my own oxygen treatment. The oxygen helps to plump up the skin so that when you're wearing makeup, it won't settle into any fine lines," she explains. "The microcurrent waves depuff, lift, and really sculpt out the face so you get major contour on the red carpet, which is really beautiful once you have your makeup done."
January Jones and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley both turn to the popular Fire & Ice facial from iS Clinical, which safely resurfaces the skin with zero downtime. The ultimate smoothing treatment reduces fine lines and wrinkles--not to mention leaves skin feeling like silk--without all that messy recovery time, making it perfect for red carpet regulars to get a couple days before their big debut.
Meanwhile, celebrity skincare pro Sonya Dakar, whose clients include Jennifer Lawrence and Drew Barrymore, also takes a whole-body approach to the preparation process. "It's not just about the gown, it's about the glow," she tells us. "A gown, makeup, and hairstyle can only look so good, but if your skin is saggy or broken out, that is what stands out. The goal is to look youthful, radiant, and natural." Dakar's most-requested treatment by far is the Total Lift, which is a firming treatment that can be used on both the face and body that is designed to reduce both cellulite and circumferential fat by delivering a uniform level of heat to the skin. "It uses pulsed magnetic fields and radio frequency to consistently heat the skin from the inside out without the threat of laser burns," Dakar says. "The collagen fibers heat up and tighten the skin, and the treatment is completely non-invasive—many of my clients have compared it to a hot stone massage!" The best part? There is no downtime involved, and both the face and body can be done in about an hour. Now that sounds truly golden.