Skin-Care Guru Tracie Martyn
By Patricia Tortolani
Backstory This British-born makeup artist started out giving models like Kate Moss and Linda Evangelista pre-photo-shoot facials in her Brooklyn apartment.
Big Break Her Resculpting Facial®, which uses a mild electric current to firm skin, began generating major buzz in L.A, resulting in a schedule crammed with such A-list clients as Madonna, Brad Pitt and Kate Winslet.
Tracie's Guide to Gorgeous Skin
Apply... "Sun protection before leaving home. Always. I like Shiseido's foundation because it has SPF 20, plus it goes on quickly and helps to even out skin. It's also important to use an Exfoliator every other day to get rid of dead skin cells."
Eat... "Naturally. Remember that everything you put in your mouth affects your skin. Too much refined sugar can weaken collagen and create brown spots, so try a sweetener like honey instead. I supplement a protein- and antioxidant-rich diet with carnitine, a fat-burning amino acid; carnosine, a peptide that prevents collagen and elastin fibers from becoming brittle; and bilberry extract, a natural antioxidant."
Drink... "Lots and lots of water and green tea. I add a teaspoon of liquid chlorophyll to my morning Fiji. It works as an anti-inflammatory to help soothe skin."
Always... "Read the labels on skin-care products and avoid petrochemicals like mineral oil and synthetic fragrances."
Never... "Go to sleep stressed. It shows up on your skin the next day. A few minutes of meditation helps calm the mind."