Red Carpet Ready
Oscar Countdown To Great Skin
Tips from Esthetician Olga Lorencin-Northrup
Kinara Skin Care Clinic in West Hollywood offers an “Oscar Ready” countdown to good skin, including treatments and tips to prepare for the red carpet catwalk (or a hot date on Friday night).
Kinara’s Olga Lorencin-Northup, co-owner and esthetician creates custom facials, depending on skin type. Among Kinara’s celebrity clientele are Halle Berry, Naomi Watts, Susan Sarandon, and Jennifer Garner, who come to Kinara for treatments and skincare products.
Six weeks before the Oscars, Olga suggests the Oxygenating Trio Facial, the ultimate for the skincare connoisseur. Consisting of lactic, salicylic and kojic acids, this treatment may also include hydroquinone and resorcinol, depending upon skin type. This potent facial firms, detoxifies, and exfoliates. Excellent for hyper pigmentation, acne, sluggish, and asphyxiated skin.
Four weeks before the Oscars, the Deep Detox Facial intensely exfoliates using a combination of dermatological peels (lactic, glycolic, salicylic, malic plus vitamin A, C, and E), and deep extractions designed to purge skin of impurities. Calming, anti-irritating mask, custom blended for skin type and liquid nitrogen are applied to promote healing and minimize pores. This treatment is excellent for acne-prone, oily, or congested skin. Price: $150
Three Weeks before the Oscars, Kinara’s Professional Body Scrub will increase the body’s blood flow using a combination of brushes and invigorating hand techniques. The carefully blended scrub mixtures are applied to gently and thoroughly exfoliate skin from head to toe. Once the scrub is applied, Vichy showers cascade warm water over the entire body, gently rinsing exfoliants and dead skin cells away. Specially formulated moisture rich creams are then applied with a gentle massage to reinvigorate new skin layers. The result is a deeply relaxing total body treatment, leaving skin feeling incredibly smooth and silky.
Two weeks before the Oscars, Olga suggests any waxing, if necessary, stop drinking coffee, reducing sodium intake to a minimum, and drinking two cups of parsley tea per day, a healthy homemade diuretic to rid the body of impurities. Price: $0
One week before the Oscars, Olga dubs Kinara’s famous Red Carpet Facial as a must for anyone needing a glowing complexion for a very special event, and when it comes to the Oscar’s, there’s no compromise. The Red Carpet Facial utilizes amino acids to gently exfoliate, brighten and smooth the skin without harsh side effects. After very light extractions, a blue algae mask is applied to deeply hydrate. A serum of caviar or green tea extracts puts a finishing touch on this perfect treatment.
Kinara features a day spa, café and boutique located in West Hollywood’s design district at 656 North Robertson Boulevard. Kinara Skincare products are exclusively distributed at the Kinara Skin Care Clinic and online at www.kinaraspa.com. To make an appointment, call 310-657-9188.