How to Give Your Skin a Quick Boost: A Beauty Secret I Learned Backstage at Fashion Week

Though you don’t see it often backstage at fashion shows, occasionally designers like to have skin care experts on hand to help pamper the models and get their skin in tip-top shape before they strut down the runway. This was the case at the VPL show at fall fashion week. Skin care guru Eileen Harcourt was giving the models a tribal paint-looking facial in order to purify and soothe the models’ skin. But, the kicker was that she had to do it in two to three minutes. The fact that they were given even that much time was a miracle.

So, when asked if we could do the same type of express facial at home and see any benefits at all, the answer was yes. If you’ve had a long day at the office and have only minutes to run home to change before a dinner or event, here’s how to give your skin a little boost …

First, you don’t want to do anything that’s too heavy or irritating. The last thing you want to do is show up with blotchy skin, says Harcourt. That’s why she recommends cleansing with a gentle cleansing oil or water (she used Lierac Paris Eau De Soin Demaquillante, $26) and following that up with a lifting mask (she used Lierac Paris Soins Eclat Masque Lifting, $30). Leave it on for just a couple of minutes (if you’re time crunched) and finish by hydrating skin with a blood orange-infused serum, to add radiance, (she used Lierac Paris Concentre Mesolift, $60) followed by a hyaluronic acid-based moisturizer, for deep hydration, (she used Lierac Paris Creme Mesolift, $54) and an anti-fatigue eye cream (she used Lierac Paris Diopticalm, $34). Your skin will look revived and ready for whatever makeup look you choose to apply.

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One response to “How to Give Your Skin a Quick Boost: A Beauty Secret I Learned Backstage at Fashion Week

  1. Skin Care TipsX

    Great post. I haven’t heard of this skin care line. I’m excited to try the hydrating serum.

    http://www.skincaretipsx.com

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