How you can Prep Your Pores and skin for Make-up Like a Celeb

Large occasions give us one thing to look ahead to, however making ready for them will also be a supply of stress. The stress to look nice on one, particular day is overwhelming at occasions. Whereas most of us have a giant occasion on the books perhaps yearly, celebrities are making ready for them consistently. Between red-carpet appearances, awards reveals, and performances, they’re no strangers to feeling the stress!

I’ve had the privilege of being Demi Lovato’s longtime esthetician, and I’ve helped put together her pores and skin for numerous occasions. She was recently featured in Vogue for the look she debuted on the Scream 6 premiere. (Demi is a serious horror movie buff and even wrote a tune for the film!) She spoke about what impressed her look, however she additionally touched on how she prepped her pores and skin for all that glam.

Demi is so fastidious about her pores and skin and places numerous work into it. It’s been an actual honor that she’s trusted me to assist hold her glowing all these years. Seeing her discuss in regards to the merchandise she used to prepare for the premiere impressed me to share a few of the suggestions I give my shoppers. Hold scrolling to learn to get glowing earlier than your subsequent massive occasion! 

Within the Week Main Up To Your Occasion

There are a variety of issues you are able to do (and, extra particularly, not do) to make sure you’re wanting wholesome and glowing to your particular occasion.

Restrict Sure Meals to Curb Puffiness 

To be clear, no quantity of inexperienced juice or “clear consuming” within the week main as much as an occasion goes to have a lot of an impression in your pores and skin. It’s all the time nice to incorporate nutritious meals which might be excessive in antioxidants forward of the massive day (and basically!), however I by no means advocate dramatically altering your weight loss plan in preparation for one, particular day. 

On the subject of meals impacting your pores and skin within the brief time period, it’s extra about what you don’t eat.


For shoppers vulnerable to zits, particularly hormonal zits, I all the time suggest limiting dairy consumption throughout this week. It’s potential for dairy to set off cystic breakouts, so going simple right here can assist cut back the possibilities of a flare-up. Some folks’s breakouts are additionally triggered by excessive quantities of sugar, so hold sweets to a minimal. 

Alcohol and Sodium

The opposite two meals to observe throughout this week are alcohol and sodium. Each can result in puffiness, and extreme alcohol consumption could cause dehydration. 

Talking of puffiness, right here’s the right way to handle under-eye puffiness

Keep away from Skilled Therapies 

Looking for out skilled remedies forward of a giant occasion might be tempting, particularly in case your pores and skin isn’t fairly the place you need it to be. However when you’re going to do any remedies, they need to be accomplished WELL prematurely. That is very true if it’s a therapy you’ve by no means tried earlier than.

Whether or not it’s laser, microneedling, injectables, a chemical peel, extractions, or something in between, you’ll want to get your therapy no less than a month or two out. 

Don’t Attempt New Skincare Merchandise

Through the week main as much as a giant occasion, the very last thing you need to do is experiment with new skincare merchandise. Belief me, consistency is vital. By making an attempt one thing new, you threat having a destructive response that would take some time to appropriate. 

Give attention to Soothing Hydration 

Basically, the main focus this week needs to be on retaining the pores and skin hydrated and soothed. Don’t throw too many robust energetic components at it. The objective is to have easy, moisturized pores and skin as a canvas to your make-up look. You don’t need to threat irritation as this may result in bumpy, crimson, or textured pores and skin. 

One nice approach to put together throughout this time is to up your use of a hydrating masks. In case you’re breakout-prone, attempt Rapid Response Detox Masque. In any other case, you possibly can attain for the ultra-soothing Bio Calm Repair Masque. Each of those are gel-based, and utilizing them a number of occasions per week will enhance the water content material in your pores and skin to make it good and bouncy. In case you battle with puffiness, you may as well hold them within the fridge for an additional cooling impact. 

Take into account Reducing Again on Retinoids

Retinoids are hands-down the most effective components for stunning, glowing pores and skin. However when you use a prescription, you recognize all too nicely that dryness and flakiness might be unintended effects. If this tends to occur to you, I counsel reducing your retinoid out per week forward of your occasion. You’ll be able to add it again in proper after, however it will guarantee your pores and skin is easy and flake-free to your necessary day. 


Talking of retaining pores and skin easy and flake-free, exfoliation is vital. If I’m not personally giving Demi a facial, I’ll have her do the Triple Berry Smoothing Peel two days earlier than her occasion. This has been one of her favorite masks because it launched, and he or she makes use of it faithfully! I’m actually happy with this peel as a result of it provides skilled outcomes at dwelling with out irritating the pores and skin. (Once more, ensure you’ve used it earlier than, and don’t attempt something new proper earlier than your occasion.)

The rationale you don’t need to do a peel the day earlier than an occasion is that it will possibly generally trigger slightly flaking the next day as previous cells slough off. By doing the peel two days out, you’ll guarantee these previous, expired cells are shed to disclose brighter pores and skin beneath, simply in time to your occasion. 

To assist these expired cells alongside, you may as well use a bodily scrub like Triple Berry Smoothing Scrub. Attempt utilizing it the day after doing the peel for what I prefer to name the two-step exfoliation technique. This principally hastens the exfoliation course of and is a good way to rapidly obtain brighter-looking pores and skin. 

If You Get a Pimple, No Selecting!!

I do know it’s so annoying to get a zit within the week main as much as an occasion, and this makes the urge to mess with it stronger than ever. However the worst factor you are able to do on this state of affairs is decide at your pores and skin! Having a blemish is not any enjoyable, however belief me, it’s a lot simpler to cowl with make-up than a scab or a wound. 

In case you do have a blemish, faithfully apply Anti Bump Solution, which is non-drying. You can too use a high-frequency wand to shrink it utilizing the “sparking” technique, as demonstrated alone chin breakout right here

In case you do nonetheless have a blemish the day of, apply a non-drying cortisone cream. As soon as it’s dry, apply moisturizer on high. The cortisone cream will assist with redness and swelling, which can make it much less apparent in order that it may be simply disguised with make-up. 

Pores and skin Care the Day Of Your Occasion

As soon as the massive day arrives, you’ll need to hold issues easy.

Keep Hydrated and Increase Your Circulation

On the day of your occasion, you’ll need to concentrate on getting loads of hydration each inside and outside! Our pores and skin appears greatest when it has good circulation, so when you can, make time to go for a stroll or do some yoga (or a exercise of your selection) to get your breath flowing. This may additionally assist calm any nerves you could be feeling. 

In case you’re pressed for time and may’t match a exercise in, attempt my 2-minute trick for glowing pores and skin.

At-House Instruments

In case you’re a fan of at-home units, concentrate on those that may create a visual change for the massive day.

My private favourite is handheld microcurrent units. They assist carry a extra lifted look to the face, and so they also can assist a bit with de-puffing. You’ll get the perfect outcomes by beginning to use your machine no less than ten days earlier than an occasion, however most individuals can even see a constructive change by utilizing it day of.

Another choice is gua sha or different therapeutic massage instruments. These are nice for lymphatic drainage therapeutic massage, which is nice for a dewier complexion as a result of it stimulates circulation and blood circulate to carry extra vitamins to the pores and skin. That stated, when you’re very vulnerable to redness or have plenty of energetic breakouts, I’d skip this.

Hold Your Skincare Easy

Crucial factor right this moment is that your skincare is appropriate together with your make-up. The objective is wearability and longevity, so I desire avoiding too many oils. These could make your make-up slip round. You additionally don’t need your make-up pilling, which might begin to occur when you layer too many skincare merchandise beneath. For these causes, I often suggest that shoppers hold their makeup-prep skincare tremendous easy, and Demi positively follows this recommendation. 

After cleaning your pores and skin, I hold it to round 4 merchandise.

A Hydrating Masks

The morning of, use whichever hydrating gel masks you’ve been utilizing to start out issues off on the proper foot.

An Essence Toner

When you’ve rinsed off your masks, transfer on to an essence. An essence is principally simply an amped-up toner, and it deeply infuses your pores and skin with hydration. Once more, hydration is the secret as a result of it’s key to your make-up wanting seamless. My go-to is Moisture Infusion Toner.


Subsequent up, a moisturizer for your skin type.

These with oily/mixture pores and skin ought to use one thing with a lotion texture versus a heavy cream. Demi is a Skin Type 2 (on the oilier facet), and her standby for the crimson carpet is Sheer Moisture Lotion. “…Sheer Moisture Lotion…has my pores and skin clear, prepped, and prepared with a pleasant glow earlier than I begin glam,” she stated.

In case your pores and skin leans dry, attempt one thing slightly thicker, just like the Glow Enhancing Creme. This moisturizer was formulated to carry out your internal glow, and it’s moisturizing with out being sticky or greasy

A Brightening Eye Cream

Final however not least, a brightening eye cream. One other product Demi swears by when she’s prepping her pores and skin for make-up is the Vitamin C Eye Brightener. It reduces darkish under-eyes over time, nevertheless it additionally has light-reflecting properties that make this space look immediately brighter. Its light-weight texture makes it excellent below concealer

Additionally, that is the one time you’ll ever hear me say this, nevertheless it’s okay to skip sunscreen simply this as soon as! SPF ought to usually be the star of the present, however right this moment, it’s all in regards to the glam. I hope the following tips helped and that they permit you to concentrate on the enjoyable and pleasure of your massive day.