Oscar-worthy skin prep for big occasions

February 21, 2023

Skincare experts at 7th Heaven are here to help you achieve that head-to-toe glow and Oscar-worthy skin for the red-carpet season.

Despite aiming to make it look effortless, Hollywood's great and gorgeous put in some serious prep ahead of the awards season's most prestigious red carpet moments.

Jimmy Kimmel will host the 95th Academy Awards, which are set to take place on March 12th at Ovation Hollywood, with performances from Rihanna and Lady Gaga.

With the best facialists, derms and aestheticians on their doorstep, Hollywood's elite has their pick of treatment and tweakments to choose from, and we've even seen many of them bringing their beauty routines in-house, with some next-level sheet masks and gadgets. 

So, how do you prep your skin for a big occasion? Likely with increased water uptake, a face mask here and there and maybe a few early nights. However, for Academy Award attendees and nominees, the game somewhat steps up with the looming presence of HD cameras and global press fanfare surrounding the ceremony.

It’s important to remember that A-list celebrities are always in maintenance mode because they are constantly working, and paparazzi could be hiding around every corner. When it comes to red carpet appearances, they generally know three to four months beforehand, so they step up their beauty regime from head to toe a few months in advance.

From severe caffeine, carb and sugar-free diets for at least two months before the red carpet appearance to cutting out excessively salty foods and processed carbs, both can help to reduce bloating in the face and body, and increasing your daily water intake will keep skin even and glowing.

Ask any beauty pro, and they'll tell you: you won't find the secret to glowing skin in the pan of a highlighter palette. Rather, getting a natural glowing complexion that permanently looks like you're fresh off vacation—healthy, radiant, and clear—requires a combination of product, practice, and patience.

The most recognised trophy in the world, the Oscar statuette, has stood on the mantels of the greatest filmmakers in history since 1929. Solid bronze and plated in 24-karat gold, like so much about Hollywood, Oscar’s golden beauty is only skin deep.

But when it comes to YOU, that doesn’t have to be the case. The 7th Heaven Renew You 24k* Gold Firming Sheet Mask will rejuvenate and help firm ageing skin.

They feature a fusion of powerful amino acids to help support natural skin function and boost moisture levels. Skin is left feeling tighter and visibly radiant!

We’ve all been in this familiar tough spot—we have a big event just days away, yet hardly any time to primp and pamper to ensure we look our absolute best. Booking beauty appointments or spending a whole day at home grooming isn’t always an option, so when you’re short on time and can’t sneak away to the spa, you have to take matters into your own hands. Luckily, there are tried-and-true beauty tricks that can yield results in a flash.

One of those is our 7th Heaven Gold Radiance Eye Masks, perfect for refreshing tired-looking eyes and helping to reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. Infused with CoQ10 and Soy Bean extracts to help deeply hydrate skin and assist in the improvement of collagen production.

You probably already know how much dermatologists love retinol; this ingredient helps to increase cell turnover, build collagen, improve discolouration, treat wrinkles, hydrate skin and even reduce acne!

Retinol is a form of Vitamin A that promotes skin renewal and enhances collagen production (which starts to decline in your 30s). As well as lessening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, retinol can reverse some side effects of sun damage.

Its powerful antioxidant properties help to protect cell membranes from free radical damage, stimulate skin cell renewal, boost collagen production and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in visibly younger-looking skin. Our 7th Heaven Retinol capsule sheet masks cover a host of skin concerns. They do everything - from clearing acne to smoothing texture, eliminating dullness and minimising pores, and tackling ageing concerns.

Remember, your skin can take your killer makeup look from good to glorious, so make sure it's in its best shape by prepping it before the big day.

Event skin prep is about preparing your skin for perfect makeup application, so you can get a smooth finish that'll wear well throughout the event (with minimal touch-ups).

It's a scientific fact that you'll get a huge blemish in the days leading up to a special event. Not really, but I dare you to find me someone who's never had to deal with a pre-event pimple. A pimple 24-48 hours from an event doesn't necessarily mean your skin prep has been wasted - it all depends on how you tackle it.

Remember, regular exfoliating peel products and skin treatments are excellent for event skin prep, but not the day or night before, OK? You're pretty safe with anything gentle, which doesn’t take long for your skin to recover.

The 7th Heaven Glitter Peel-Off Mask – our prettiest peel-off mask yet, helps you get super sparkling skin while peeling away dirt and dead skin cells. Our eco-safe glitter and anti-oxidant rich Pomegranate, Blueberries and Cranberries deeply cleanse and leave the skin radiant.

If you've only got one sheet mask on hand, pop it in the fridge and apply it on the morning of the event.

The cool temperature will reduce puffiness and get the blood circulating for visible radiance while ensuring the skin is calm, hydrated and ready for flawless foundation, smudge-free shadows and creaseless concealer.

Remember, remain committed to proven products!