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How long and where do celebrities get ready for the Oscars red carpet and what is the procedure?

For a walk down the red carpet celebrities need to put in weeks of work, self-sacrifice and shell out a small fortune to get that perfect look.

For a walk down the red carpet celebrities need to put in weeks of work, self-sacrifice and shell out a small fortune to get that perfect look.

The Oscars awards ceremony is the biggest of the cinema industry’s events to celebrate world of film and celebrities do whatever it takes to make sure to look their best for it. Before entering the Dolby Theater in Hollywood they must bathe themselves in a sea of shouting fans and cameras that will capture every minute detail and imperfection.

Looking radiant and picture perfect on the red carpet does not come easy or cheap. It can involve weeks of preparation, self-sacrifice and a small fortune to sculpt and tone their body and skin to perfection. Here’s a look at how the A-list stars will get ready for the 94th Academy Awards on Sunday 27 March.

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Perfection perfected

Most stars seem blessed with perfect bodies and skin, but it comes with constant maintenance and even more so in the run-up to the Oscars. Several weeks prior to the big day celebrities will call on personal trainers to give them a helping hand to get their bodies even more fit. Depending on the designer dress they will be wearing, actresses will want to focus on particular parts of their body that will be highlighted by the custom creations.

During this time diet is important as well. Many stars will focus on a diet that is low in carbs and red meats, preferring fish and chicken that are steamed, fruits, nuts and plenty of greens to detox their body.

Achieving a glowing complexion

Diet plays an important role in achieving beautiful skin that glows. Stars are advised to go on the wagon and not touch alcohol the week before they walk the red carpet. That abstinence will pay off by preventing puffy, dehydrated skin. Likewise, it’s recommended not to eat processed foods, or those with butter, sugar or wheat to prevent bloating.

On the technical front, money can buy numerous tools to repair, sculpt and tone the skin. A nip here and a tuck there can surgically, so to speak, target a specific imperfection that needs to be smoothed over. But less invasive treatments at top beauty salons can avoid any unwanted results.

Talking to Vogue, a common theme among four celebrity facialists is not to do even minimally invasive treatments in the days prior, nor any other treatment that might irritate the skin. The process of getting ready for the Oscars is “sculpting, toning, and lifting” instead of focusing on specific skin issues.

To aid in this process, estheticians use cleansers, exfoliants and therapies including oxygen and LED light therapy. The cost of each treatment can be astronomical. Mila Kunis got a $7,000 facial for the Golden Globes red carpet in 2011. The skin beautification expert Scott-Vincent Borba gave the actress his, at the time experimental, HD Diamond and Ruby Peel, which uses precious stones including rubies and diamonds that work as antioxidants for the skin.

But all that treatment would be for naught without being relaxed. Experts recommend getting plenty of sleep and regular massages to improve relaxation and circulation.


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