Celebrity Skincare Tips - Tricks Tried & Tested by Your Favorite Stars

by The First Refresh

From the glamorous red carpets to A-list events, celebrities all seem to always have one thing in common - their clear skin. From makeup look to makeup look, one has to wonder how they always keep their skin looking flawless and airbrushed all the time.

Though most celebrities have the benefit of a team of dermatologists, skin specialists and makeup artists behind them - many of these tips and tricks are easy for all to do at home too! Here is a compilation of the tricks we’ve found: 

Rosehip Oil

Recommended by: Miranda Kerr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Middleton 

These natural beauties are known for their radiant and glowing no-makeup looks. The younger generation calls this the ‘Clean beauty’ or ‘Clean girl’ vibe because of their barely-there makeup. These celebrity beauty queens credit their clear complexions to the oil, and many like Kerr and Paltrow have incorporated it as the active ingredient to their own skincare lines. 

Previously considered one of the best-kept beauty secrets of celebrities, rosehip oil now has a cult following when it comes to those wishing to achieve effortless, radiant skin. 

Self-Care is Skincare

Recommended by: Olivia Culpo, Cate Blanchett, Lea Michele 

Drinking water, getting enough sleep and having a healthy and balanced diet are all lifestyle habits not to skip out on. Cutting out on overly sugary and salty foods does miracles for your skin, and replacing these with your greens are even better. A healthy dose of antioxidants and vitamins can help renew your skin's complexion from the inside out. 

Getting enough sleep stops your skin from looking dull and tired, while drinking enough water helps with digestive health and hydration. 

With the well-known fact that stress can cause breakouts, rest and de-stressing activities are vital for your complexion too. Indulge in a little spa day to refresh and rejuvenate. (We’ve talked about diet and other related factors as key culprits of aging skin here in this blog post too.)


Consistency and Commitment

Recommended by: Kerry Washington, Rosie Huntington-Whitley, Jessica Hart 

Paying attention to your skin and its needs are essential - and ever-changing. Even though the weather in sunny Singapore remains the same, travel, added stress or more sun exposure than normal are all factors that can adversely affect your skin and its subsequent needs. 

Consistently paying attention to how your skin reacts to external factors and products (even if you’ve been using them for years) ensures you catch any changes quickly. An evolving skincare routine is, if anything, beneficial and effective. 

Some staples, however, include always incorporating SPF to your skincare routine, a light daily exfoliation, and treating yourself to masks regularly. 


Recommended by: Jessica Alba, Christie Brinkley 

Helping to increase cell turnover and unclog pores, exfoliation is a simple skin trick that celebrities swear by. Getting rid of dead skin cells helps to prevent breakouts and aid in product absorption. As well as ensuring a smoother texture, exfoliation gives your skin that healthy glow and makes your skincare routine more effective too. 

Using an exfoliating brush to gently exfoliate your face each morning will help you reap the benefits best - although it is important to take it slow if you have sensitive skin or certain skin conditions. Experts recommend starting once a week and building up to everyday if need be. 


Natural Ingredients for Masking and Beauty

Recommended by: Priyanka Chopra, Leona Lewis 

With Priyanka Chopra’s famous home-made turmeric mask to Leona Lewis’ home-made beauty products, natural ingredients are a guaranteed way to get that glow. Using natural ingredients can boost the effects of your skincare, promoting healthy absorption and brightening your skin. 

The best part is - many of the ingredients we already have in our kitchen hold an array of benefits, think yogurt, oatmeal and olive oil. 

Dry Body Brushing

Recommended by: Gwyneth Paltrow, Josephine Skriver 

Let’s not forget our body-care too. Dry body-brushing has made the list of many celebrities, credited as their pre-runway prep and the ultimate well-being tool. Using a brush to brush upward and towards your heart provides a great massage and exfoliation which you can practice before getting into the shower.  

This simple yet effective trick is great in aiding your lymphatic system, reducing toxins from the body and getting rid of puffiness and water retention. 

Facial Massage

Recommended by: Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Aniston, Tracee Ellis Ross

With facial rollers or other tools, facial massages work like massages on any other part of your body. Aiding lymphatic drainage, skin deterioration and muscle toning, facial massages lift and brighten the face, improving skin health and elasticity.

Facial massages can help to de-puff the face, reducing any swelling and redness that may appear. Credited not just with its skin benefits, but it's deeply healing and therapeutic effects as well - facial massages hold an array of benefits. Check out our 101 on facial rollers - what they are and how to use them. 

If you’re looking for a headstart on your skincare journey, our range of facial services are ready to come to you in as little as 2 hours. Just a tap away, our facial therapists come prepared to refresh and renew, all from the comfort of home.