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How To Prep Your Skin Like Top Hollywood Celebs Do For The Oscars

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Waking up with dry skin, puffy eyes or deepening wrinkles can ruin your day - especially if you’re prepping for a major event that you need to look and feel your best for. Can you imagine how disappointed you would be to attend an event as prestigious as The 87th Academy Awards without your most ideal skin? It would be a nightmare! 


For most of us, beautiful skin is not something accomplished over night. We need to prep, pamper and treat our skin WEEKS before putting it on display.

Even if it's not the Oscars, we know you want to look your best, so we’ve prepared a list of five ways to prepare your skin for its next major event or close-up - in two weeks or less!




Pass On The Salt

Limit or eliminate sodium from your diet two (or more) weeks before your big event. Sodium dehydrates the body, and encourages fluid retention. Drinking plenty of water, and avoiding carbonated beverages, can help flush the sodium out of your body, which can help reduce puffiness and the appearance of bloating caused by water retention.

Eat and Drink Green

Try filling your diet with as many natural, green colored foods as possible – preferably organic. If eating vegetables isn’t your thing, try juicing those veggies into a yummy, fresh pressed drink. Vegetables will help give your skin a beautiful, healthy glow!

Get Plenty of Rest

Sleep – it sounds too simple, right? Even though resting up seems like common sense, most of us fall short when it comes to our beauty sleep. Getting 6-8 hours of shuteye per night can help lighten those dark circles under your eyes, reduce puffiness, and help your body perform at peak efficiency. When your body feels great, it will radiate through your skin.

Minimize, or Eliminate, Alcohol

Alcohol dehydrates the body, which, like sodium, can create puffiness and bloating, both in your face and your body. When you get to the two-week mark before your next big event, commit to minimizing, or eliminating altogether, your alcohol consumption. It’s not the end of the world if you have a cocktail or glass of wine – just make sure to drink plenty of water with it, and stay hydrated in the days that follow to flush any toxins out of your body.


To help your makeup blend flawlessly on the night of your event, be sure to exfoliate your skin regularly. Exfoliating will scrub away dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling smooth, refreshed and invigorated. As an added benefit, daily applications of an anti-aging serum and/or repair complex can help lay the foundation for a killer makeup job!


As First Assistant Director on some of primetime’s top shows, Airelle Co-Founder, Steve D’Amato, frequently hears top celebrities and makeup artists discussing ways to improve the skin’s appearance on today’s ultra-high definition TVs and movie screens. They’re also always on the lookout for natural ways to prime the skin for makeup.

"It is so refreshing to have an effective and natural skin care line to use. Airelle delivers lightweight, yet powerful products that dry quickly, providing immediate texture improvement and a perfect primer for makeup application."

- Michelle Vittone McNeil, award-winning makeup artistSee Michelle's experience

Of the makeup artists and celebrities who have used Airelle’s products, this is the regimen that they find to be most effective when prepping for an event or shoot:

Step 1: Cleanse – Exfoliating Cleanser

Our Exfoliating Cleanser is gentle enough to be used daily to cleanse the skin of dirt, oil and dead skin cells. The natural formula uses bamboo beads to gently – and sustainably – exfoliate the skin, while Airelle’s proprietary BERRIMATRIX® formulation, glycolic and other natural and organic ingredients leave the skin feeling smooth, refreshed and perfectly primed for makeup. 

Step 2: Repair – Intense Hydrating Repair Complex + Age-Defying Facial Serum

Though we typically recommend that the Facial Serum be applied prior to, and separately from, our Repair Complex, makeup artists find combining the two products to be highly effective, and efficient. Both the makeup artists and their clients find that the duo helps give the skin a radiant, glowing look, and provides an excellent base for makeup application.

Their favorite thing about this treatment, however, is that both products contain BERRIMATRIX®, which has been shown to help protect the skin from photoaging caused by the sun’s harmful rays, which is ideal for outdoor shoots. Most sunscreens protect from UVA and UVB rays, but do nothing to protect against Infrared rays, which have been shown to cause up to 90% of skin damage.

Airelle’s proprietary BERRIMATRIX® formulation protects skin’s collagen from breakdown caused by IR radiation, which has been shown to help the skin retain its firmness and youthful elasticity!

Step 3: Mind the Eyes and Lips – Age-Defying Eye + Lip Treatment

Makeup artists love to keep this secret weapon on call throughout the day! With nothing more than a quick application beneath the eyes and around the lips, our Eye + Lip Treatment helps reduce puffiness, firm skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines.

The best part? The stainless roller ball makes application a breeze!

See what Hollywood makeup artist, Farah Bunch, has to say about our Eye + Lip Treatment:


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