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Julianne Moore's Skin Care Secrets
Kat Hollander | Oct 16, 2014
Title: Editor
Topic category: Skin Care

With fall and winter upon us celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas gives us advice to treat post-summer skin. Julianne Moore, a long time client of mine reveals her secrets to ageless beauty. She talks about the mind, body connection, detoxing, hair care and of course getting facials. Beauty starts within you and the steps you take are the tools you use to tap into it. Here are six tips and tricks that you need to know:

1. Know your target problems

"The most common problem that women face right after summer is that their skin is very dry and dehydrated, and the texture has changed. This causes dryness on the surface of the skin and dead skin cells to build up."

2. Use natural oils to reverse sun damage.

My favorite is olive oil, which can be found in many skincare products, or you can grab it from your kitchen to make a DIY mask to soften the skin. It's an anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant. Another one is Argan Oil. It's a very highly concentrated antioxidant, and it's especially good to use if you break out a lot or if you have acne."

3. Try an exfoliating scrub to fluff off dead skin cells and soften the skin.

Vargas recommends using an easy at-home recipe with honey, brown sugar, milk and olive oil for an exfoliating mask that's gentle on the skin (see the recipe below!). "The olive oil works to soften the skin, and honey is great because it hydrates the skin, which is what skin needs after summer. Brown sugar is soft enough that it won't scratch the surface of the skin or make it too red."

4. Use serums to help your skin repair overnight.

Washing your face before bed isn't the only important step to recovering your skin's health overnight. "Nighttime is the most important time to allow your body to repair itself," Vargas says. "Nighttime serums that repair the skin cycle as you're sleeping are great. The best ingredients to look out for are Argan and olive oil. Add in a moisturizer on top of serums in the morning and nightly.

5. Remember: You are what you eat.

Vargas also suggest avocados, almonds and olive oil "These superfood help you hydrate from the inside out. Its fatty acids protect the skin from the irritation of dry patches and eczema.

6. Think green.

Another thing I recommend is for people to do all year round is drink green juices," Vargas says. "These are important because they stimulate the lymphatic system to keep skin clean and healthy looking. Also, drink green tea. It's a great replacement for coffee to help eliminate dark circles and puffiness in the eye area."

Joanna's DIY exfoliating mask recipe, which is great for repairing sun damage and restoring moisture, especially for sensitive skin!

You'll need:
* 1/4 cup honey
* 1/2 cup brown sugar
* 1/4 cup milk
* 2 Tbsp. olive oil

Scrub onto skin for a few minutes using downward circles. This will stimulate the lymphatic system and help to rid the tissue of any impurities. Next, leave it on the skin for 10 minutes. The lactic acid in the mask will assist in resurfacing the skin while the olive oil will act as an anti-inflammatory. Remove with lukewarm water. Your skin will be perfect and glowing for days!

Tags: Jullianne Moore, Celebrity Facialist, Joanna Vargas, Skin Care,Super Foods,
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