Awards Season is here so get the A-Lister Glow!

Red carpet at awards

Awards Season is here!

From the BAFTAS to the Grammys, the Golden Globes to the Oscars, there’s no escaping the fact that Awards Season is here. As well as surprise wins and inspiring speeches there’s also countless standout red carpet choices not to mention celebrity hair and makeup looks. And then there’s their glowing, flawless A-list skin.

It may take a small army and months of military planning and precision to get our big and small screen stars looking flawless but perfecting red carpet skin is actually pretty simple and achievable for us all. It’s also crucial to nailing that impeccable look that allows makeup to effortlessly glide on, stay put and look picture perfect.

Like our celebs already know, prepare your skin in advance and you’ll reap the glowing, youthful rewards long term. And here’s how you can do it.

Non-Surgical Skin Tightening & Lifting

As the appetite continues for non-invasive treatments, Elixis Facial Skin Tightening, which uses the world’s most advanced technology available on the market is soaring in popularity.

The award-winning Exilis Ultra 360 device delivers focused radio frequency into the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating the production of new collagen and elastin as well tightening the skin for a smoother, more youthful appearance – all without pain or down-time.

Skin is plumped and rejuvenated around the eyes, whilst frown lines and are smoothed away. Gravity is defied by tightening up ageing jowls and sagging cheekbones turning back the years. Four sessions are recommended for a noticeable improvement, and results can last 12-18 months.

The A-Lister Glow

A non-invasive facial rejuvenating treatment of choice for many a celebrity including Jennifer Aniston, Victoria Beckham and Khloe Kardashian is the IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Skin Rejuvenation Facial – also known as the Photo Facial. It’s one of my go-to advanced treatments for fast results, including that elusive wrinkle-free glow. Facial thread veins, vascular lesions and pigmentation can all be quickly eradicated, as the targeted beams of light break down melanin in the skin and the body’s natural processes remove the damaged tissue.

Going Under the Needle

Forget going under the knife. Now it’s all about going under the needle… but not as you may think. Skin needling has had a makeover, and Rejuvapen, a new, more high-tech approach to this non-surgical treatment is very popular. The pen-like device, which contains 11 super-fine needles in the very tip, penetrates the surface of the skin to create tiny punctures. These tiny ‘wounds’ stimulate cell regeneration and naturally assist the skin to become smoother and firmer, especially over a short series of treatments. Rejuvapen is ideal for smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles, improving scarring and hyperpigmentation and reducing the appearance of stretch marks. It now comes with minimal down time and whilst the skin will be a little pink immediately afterwards, this quickly fades to leave a radiant glow.

Triple Action

For maximum results in minimal time, you can’t beat multi-tasking facials. The Zen Triple Action Facial consists of three celeb-favourite and potent facials in one. Focus is firmly on achieving a brighter, younger complexion thanks microdermabrasion, LED light therapy to stimulate the body’s own natural processes to counteract the effects of ageing, and an anti-ageing Collagen Mask Treatment with DNA Enzyme Repair to plump and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.

Red Carpet Beauty

And for a last minute boost the Zen Red Carpet Facial is a must. The tailored treatment uses advanced cosmeceuticals from the Murad range for maximum therapeutic benefits combined with facial massage techniques for glowing skin.

For skin consultations and more information on treatments please call Hanover Street on 0131 225 7009 or Bruntsfield on 0131 477 3535.

Fiona Fowley of zen

Fiona Fowley - Founder and Director of Zen Lifestyle

Fiona Fowley is the beauty expert and entrepreneur behind the Zen Lifestyle salons. Originally a beauty therapist, Fiona realised there was a gap in the market to create a unique kind of customer experience in the UK beauty and spa industry. She created Zen Lifestyle to provide discerning clients with an exceptionally high standard of therapies in luxurious, beautifully designed surroundings. she has led the business to 18 national beauty awards, as well as being voted UK Salon of the Year 5 times.