If you're on the hunt for younger-looking skin, look no further than Kevin James Bennett. The Emmy-Award winning celebrity makeup artist is notorious for disclosing his A-list clients’ superior skin secrets. But you don't have to be red carpet royalty to get access to his bag of beauty tricks. Here are some of his best anti-aging tips and favorite clear-complexion suggestions.
As reported by Radar Online, Bennett has a knack for transforming the problem skin of celebrities, and, as a result, has radiant and youthful skin of his own. Once a big fan of Botox, Bennett has sworn off the injections and has found new—and way less invasive—ways to turn back the hands of time.
When it comes to the beauty regimens of the stars, Bennett says you must remember that many of them hire professionals to maintain their skin’s appearance. "They get facials, use wildly expensive products and have dermatologists do all kinds of procedures from injectables, to Botox, to whatever is needed to remain looking smooth, un-lined and youthful.”
But just because the stars have a tendency to over-spend on the promise of looking younger doesn't mean it's the only way. Take Bennet's practical—and budget-friendly—advice and you can uncover brighter, smoother, more lustrous skin in a snap.
1. DIY Your Next Spa Treatment
You can splurge on sweet-smelling facials and pretty remedies featured at a local spa, or you can purchase a few really effective products and get the same results over your own bathroom sink.
“I would rather provide guidelines for achieving a similar effect, but within a normal budget and far less invasive procedures," says Bennett. He recommends a home exfoliant and moisture mask like the Philosophy Micro Delivery Peel Pads and Bliss Triple Oxygen Mask. "You exfoliate, then throw on the oxygen mask. In 15 to 20 minutes you are smooth, soft, glowing, and ready to put your best face forward," he says.
2. Fake a Flawless Finish
Another wow-factor trick in Bennet's arsenal is choosing the right makeup primer. A fixative spray will help your foundation look super natural while making it last longer. He prefers the Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray. First dab a moderate to full-coverage foundation on your skin, but don’t completely blend it in. Then lightly spritz a clean, dry synthetic foundation brush with the spray and use that to blend and buff the foundation into a smooth finish.
3. Nourish From the Inside
Skin balance is more than just moisturizers and makeup kits. Getting the right nutrients and vitamins through healthy food and supplements is crucial to transforming your skin, says Bennett. A unique product he swears by is SeroVital, an oral supplement of human growth hormone, which is often touted for its rejuvenating effects. After using SeroVital for just 30 days, Bennett noticed a visible transformation to his overall appearance and his energy levels, he says.
His close acquaintances prodded him for which new procedures and treatments he had undergone. "Seriously, people that saw me a year ago, frozen with Botox and micro-dermabraded to excess, think I look better now after cutting out the dermatological procedures and layering in better supplements, SeroVital and a healthier diet.”
Check out Bennett’s website here for even more skin secrets.