Celebrity skin secrets for a glowing face

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX -- It seems like almost every time you see a photo of a celebrity, their skin is glowing and they look younger than their actual age. So what's their secret?

We asked "Makeup Artist to the Stars" Mary Beth York for some good tips for great skin.

"As your skin gets older, it loses its ability to produce collagen and to exfoliate," says York. "So one of the first things you want to do is get your skin turning over more rapidly."

She suggests using electronic skin brushes by Clarisonic or other brands. She also says you can use an exfoliator with that brush for even better results.

"It moves 300 times per second. So it deep-cleanses all the built-up makeup, all the product that ends up making your pores look better and make your lines look worse," says York.

Another thing stars like Nicole Kidman and Brad Pitt use to get red carpet-ready is the Micro-current FDA-cleared Facial Spa device. It first uses a negative current that pulls out impurities in the skin with a cleansing gel. Then the age-loc gel is pushed into the skin with the positive current penetrating the dermis.

"It's kind of like a workout for the muscles of your skin," she says. "It softens crow's feet, it lifts the brow, it lifts these lines."

You can see results after just one treatment, and the more you do it, the better it will turn out.

There is also Red Light Therapy, which stimulates collagen. It can reduce cellulite, wrinkles, and stimulate collagen.  "The Red Light Therapy repairs damaged cells," she says.

Mary Beth York has done makeup for many celebs, and also worked on the set of Desperate Housewives. For information visit mbyork.com.

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