Easy methods to Prep Your Pores and skin for Make-up Like a Celeb

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

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 music 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 loads of 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 ideas I give my shoppers. Preserve scrolling to discover ways to get glowing earlier than your subsequent huge occasion! 

Within the Week Main Up To Your Occasion

There are a selection 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 influence in your pores and skin. It’s at all times 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. 

In relation to meals impacting your pores and skin within the brief time period, it’s extra about what you don’t eat.


For shoppers liable to pimples, particularly hormonal pimples, I at all times suggest limiting dairy consumption throughout this week. It’s doable for dairy to set off cystic breakouts, so going simple right here may also help cut back the possibilities of a flare-up. Some individuals’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 may cause dehydration. 

Talking of puffiness, right here’s how you can handle under-eye puffiness

Keep away from Skilled Remedies 

Searching for out skilled therapies forward of a giant occasion could be tempting, particularly in case your pores and skin isn’t fairly the place you need it to be. However in the event you’re going to do any therapies, they need to be achieved WELL prematurely. That is very true if it’s a remedy 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 should definitely get your remedy at the least a month or two out. 

Don’t Attempt New Skincare Merchandise

Throughout the week main as much as a giant occasion, the very last thing you wish to do is experiment with new skincare merchandise. Belief me, consistency is essential. By attempting one thing new, you danger having a unfavorable response that might take some time to appropriate. 

Concentrate on Soothing Hydration 

Basically, the main target this week ought to be on preserving the pores and skin hydrated and soothed. Don’t throw too many robust energetic substances at it. The purpose is to have easy, moisturized pores and skin as a canvas to your make-up look. You don’t wish to danger irritation as this could result in bumpy, pink, or textured pores and skin. 

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

Think about Chopping Again on Retinoids

Retinoids are hands-down among the best substances for lovely, glowing pores and skin. However in the event you use a prescription, you already know all too effectively that dryness and flakiness could be unwanted effects. If this tends to occur to you, I counsel chopping your retinoid out per week forward of your occasion. You’ll be able to add it again in proper after, however this may guarantee your pores and skin is easy and flake-free to your necessary day. 


Talking of preserving pores and skin easy and flake-free, exfoliation is essential. 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 pleased with this peel as a result of it offers skilled outcomes at dwelling with out irritating the pores and skin. (Once more, ensure you’ve used it earlier than, and don’t strive something new proper earlier than your occasion.)

The explanation you don’t wish to do a peel the day earlier than an occasion is that it may typically trigger a bit 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 can too 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 quickens the exfoliation course of and is an effective way to shortly obtain brighter-looking pores and skin. 

If You Get a Pimple, No Choosing!!

I do know it’s so nerve-racking 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 choose 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. 

For those who do have a blemish, faithfully apply Anti Bump Solution, which is non-drying. You may as well use a high-frequency wand to shrink it utilizing the “sparking” technique, as demonstrated alone chin breakout right here

For those who do nonetheless have a blemish the day of, apply a non-drying cortisone cream. As soon as it’s dry, apply moisturizer on prime. The cortisone cream will assist with redness and swelling, which is able to 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 wish to hold issues easy.

Keep Hydrated and Enhance Your Circulation

On the day of your occasion, you’ll wish to deal with getting loads of hydration each inside and outside! Our pores and skin seems to be finest when it has good circulation, so in the event 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 might be feeling. 

For those who’re pressed for time and may’t match a exercise in, strive my 2-minute trick for glowing pores and skin.

At-Dwelling Instruments

For those who’re a fan of at-home gadgets, deal with those that can create a visual change for the massive day.

My private favourite is handheld microcurrent gadgets. They assist carry a extra lifted look to the face, and so they may assist a bit with de-puffing. You’ll get one of the best outcomes by beginning to use your gadget at the least ten days earlier than an occasion, however most individuals may also see a optimistic change through the use of it day of.

An alternative 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 mentioned, in the event you’re very liable to redness or have numerous energetic breakouts, I’d skip this.

Preserve Your Skincare Easy

An important factor immediately is that your skincare is suitable along with your make-up. The purpose is wearability and longevity, so I choose avoiding too many oils. These could make your make-up slip round. You additionally don’t need your make-up pilling, which may begin to occur in the event you layer too many skincare merchandise beneath. For these causes, I normally 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 suitable 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 pink 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 says.

In case your pores and skin leans dry, strive one thing a bit 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, however it additionally has light-reflecting properties that make this space look immediately brighter. Its light-weight texture makes it excellent underneath concealer

Additionally, that is the one time you’ll ever hear me say this, however it’s okay to skip sunscreen simply this as soon as! SPF ought to usually be the star of the present, however immediately, it’s all in regards to the glam. I hope the following tips helped and that they can help you deal with the enjoyable and pleasure of your huge day.