Red carpet skin preps supermodels use

When I see models on my social media feed, I have to admit a tinge of envy washes over me, wishing I could look even half as good as these faces. Messy, out-of-bed hair looks effortlessly sexy for them, but for me it’s just… messy, and when they show-off their makeup-free looks on their IG posts and still look flawless like the goddesses they were born to be, I just look like a cast member straight out of a zombie movie.

Lily Aldridge with and without makeup

Lily Aldridge with and without makeup

If morning bedroom hair sans makeup is already a good look for them, imagine how (unfairly!) gorgeous they look when it’s dress-up time for awards session and they’re strutting down the red carpet.

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I made it a personal mission to discover their secret(s) so I checked in with the therapists of SW1 to find out what could be my go-to products and treatments for a much-desired glow.

Mask it

Facial masks are a great way to treat your skin in the comfort of your own home. At SW1, the water infusion masks and the neck drape masks are popular and much sought after for their ease of use. If you’re looking for a glowy, dewy look (think K-pop superstars), this dermal water mask is an easy, fuss-free treatment to get you started. It’s formulated with highly concentrated Hydro Ionized Mineral Water, delivering high doses of moisture to parched and stressed skin. The neck drape mask on the other hand targets the neck to brighten and tighten the skin around this delicate area, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and sun damage. Use in combination, you get a sexy décolletage paired beautifully with a brighter face.

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For those with a little more moolah, there’re a host of facials that can help you achieve the red-carpet glow you desire while you trust your face to the expert hands of facial therapists.  Coveted as a deeply rejuvenating facial, the Deep Red facial is loved by many. Skin is regenerated through a series of treatments that aim to recharge your skin cells while fighting off free radicals. For an added gorgeous glow, the O2 Blush facial saturates the skin with medical-grade, high concentration oxygen, leaving skin with a healthy blush. If you can’t decide on either facial, why not do them both

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Face peels aren’t as scary as they sound. They are great for removing the top layers of the skin and expediting cell turnover. When the new cells are formed after a peel, you’ll find a new layer of skin that is smooth and fresh. A face peel when done right can help to improve skin’s texture, even skin tone, minimise fine lines and even clear up acne by unclogging pores.  Face peel facials are a great way to be introduced to peels. Choose between the popular Glamour Peel or Milk Peel – both promise to reveal brighter, glowing skin that’s red-carpet approved.