Here’s the thing. Even the most casual of contemporary pop listeners will know just how big of a deal Selena Gomez is – yours truly, for instance, is a fanboy of said superstar on account of her incredibly incandescent skin and impossibly thick tresses. (Kill Em With Kindness is a KTV staple and a mantra of sorts for moi, ICYW.)
Want to cop the complexion and coiffure of our baby-faced belle? Bookmark this page for future reference, please. You’re welcome.
She enjoys stewing in her own sweat (!)
Want softer skin and leaner legs without having to “filter” your features to within an inch of your life? No sweat. Actually, make that yaaas, sweat. Selly swears by swathing herself in a toasty “burrito bed” for a good 45 minutes, which she says aids in “melting” away bulges and bloatedness.
But hygienic homies out there may want to hold their breath: You’ll have to quell your ickiness for stickiness. Apparently, steeping in your sweat is essential to extending and amplifying the temporary toning and tightening benefits. Just take it from the pro-perspiration protagonist herself: “I know it sounds gross, but you just sit in your sweat for an hour and don't immediately shower, because there's natural collagen in your toxins that actually makes your skin feel softer before you wash it all off.” Um, okaaaay…
We don’t know about you, but whatever works, woman. There’s probably no harm in working up a sweat to de-puff and detoxify your way to a V-shaped visage.
She’s a budget Barbie (who knew?)
Counting your coins and budgeting your beauty? Here’s something that should please the penny-pinching peeps out there: Conchita doesn’t do the glamour girl thing. Her #TopShelf items are delightfully drugstore in price point – think Olay cold creams and Pantene products (more on the latter in a sec.) So yes, you can look like a million bucks for less.
She’s um, peeling good
Cleanliness is next to godliness – and Gomez’s gorgeousness. Her go-to salve when debriding dirt and debris from her dermis is Lancer’s The Method Polish Exfoliating Face Scrub (all yours via net-a-porter.com).
Personal endorsement: If you have reactive skin that doesn’t respond well to extreme exfoliation, you’ll be pleased as punch to know that this scrub does a deft job of purging your pores of gunk and grease – without any extraneous aggravation of your skin to boot. As always, wee caveat: Always spot test on the nook of your elbow, and start slow; once every week should suffice for skin that feels supremely soft, pleasingly plump and pore-free.
Her “remix” is dope
Selena’s glam squad is all about mixing and matching textures for a tailored second-skin finish Try your hand at being a makeup mixologist with this custom cocktail recipe: Half-and-half of a skin-quenching serum (or a moisturiser like Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, if you’re drier than most) and a fluid foundation, stirred together on the back of your hand into a lightly tinted tincture. Doing this should nail you that elusive Goldilocks balance between decent coverage and dewiness that won’t cake or crease to boot.
Her hair is everything
The genetically blessed girl (“I have to thank my mom and dad for because they have really thick hair”) guns for thrifty treatments for her tresses: “The one I have right now is [Pantene] Expert Intense Hydration, which is really nice because everywhere I go has been kind of dry.”
Another hair-oine of hers? Pantene’s Pro-V Smooth Serum With Argan Oil From Morocco. To apply, warm up the product in your palms, then work it in from the tips, massaging all the way to the mid-shaft.
Use a paper towel to sponge off any residue, blow-dry with a diffuser until your head is almost but not quite bone-dry, then grab a comb and run it through your tresses, separating the strands into inch-length sections. When you’re done, ditch the comb and use your fingers to muss up the ends, twisting and twirling at random. Voila! Superstar hair achievement level unlocked with the aid of just one product.
Cycle through all of Selena’s tips and tricks and let us know if they work for you as well as they have for our diva du jour. Brace yourself for a deluge of compliments from your Bieber when you emerge from your boudoir!
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