Relax Like the Beauty Pros
What top hairstylists, makeup artists, and skin experts do to unwind.
Hairstylist Mark Garrison, New York City
“I give myself a manicure and a pedicure every week. My father gave me my first dopp kit as a kid.”
Dermatologist Tina Alster, Washington, D.C.
“I apply Lancôme Nutrix Soothing Treatment Cream to my hands, cuticles, and neck every evening. I love its smell, and it really moisturizes.”
Dermatologist Doris Day, New York City
“I like the Clarisonic Skin Care Brush. I use it every day to clean my skin gently and completely.”
Aesthetician Nerida Joy, Beverly Hills
“I’m big on cleansing my skin. I wash twice at night―first with a clean washcloth, then with my hands.”
Dermatologist Lisa Airan
“I like to take baths with green tea, lavender oil, or Epsom salts. It’s relaxing and softens the skin.”
Makeup artist Leslie Lopez, New York City
“Once a week, I use a mild facial scrub from Dr. Brandt Skincare to remove the dead cells from my skin. To make your complexion look glowing, it has to be prepped.”
Makeup artist Brett Freedman, Los Angeles
“On Thursday or Friday, I do an at-home mask. It prepares my face for the weekend. It feels good, and it’s a nice little reminder that Saturday and Sunday are on their way.”
Makeup artist Gucci Westman, New York City
“I like to make homemade scrubs for my skin. I use sea salt, oats, ginger, honey, and lemon.”
Manicurist Jin Soon Choi, New York City
- “My favorite thing to do to unwind is to get a massage and a good night’s sleep. It rejuvenates me and makes me feel beautiful.”
- For quick stress-relieving tips, see Relax in an Instant.