Celebrities Rely on These High-End Facials for Photo-Worthy Skin

For many celebrities, an Oscar red carpet cameo is months in the making. Such procedures as Botox or fillers, which can cause bruising, are best done a couple of weeks ahead of time. Eyelash treatments, including Latisse, show optimal effects on week 16. And a healthy diet and exercise, plenty of water and sleep, and reduced alcohol are always recommended. However, for awards-goers looking to give their skin a pre-Oscar boost, these star-favored facial treatments require surprisingly little lead time. Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills The spa at this hotel famously featured in “Pretty Woman” is the only one in the world to offer Elemis Targeted Toning — a facial and body treatment that reduces the appearance of cellulite and lines. All body parts can be treated even the day of, and a red carpet package includes a David Webb jewelry box. Prices start at $505 310-385-7023 Biba de Sousa Beverly Hills-based esthetician Biba de Sousa — who works regularly with Emily Blunt — gets skin awards-ready with a two-and-a-half-hour session. In addition to OxyGeneo, a three-in-one facial, she does Pressotherapy, a detox treatment to prevent pain and swelling (from, say, killer heels). $330-$450 ...

Sometimes willpower alone won’t do when it comes to slimming down. Dan Gledhill called in the

Sometimes willpower alone won’t do when it comes to slimming down. Dan Gledhill called in the big guns at SHA Wellness Clinic Land at Alicante-Elche airport, take the Autopista AP-7 up Spain’s Costa Blanca: chances are you’re heading for a hedonistic week in Benidorm. But take a left turn along the way and a rather different holiday awaits.  Looking from a distance like a shipwrecked ocean liner on a hill overlooking the seaside town of Albir is SHA Wellness Clinic. Not much alcohol here. Coffee is off the menu. No meat, no dairy, no sugar. But lots and lots of tea. And about the healthiest place on the planet. You can go to SHA for all manner of reasons: to detox, ease stress, give up smoking or, in my case, lose weight. After a relatively gluttonous dinner on arrival (and I mean only relative to what follows), and a comfortable night in the luxurious rooms – each commanding views of the coast and nearby mountains – the tone is set the next morning (at 7am sharp) with an initial weight measurement and blood pressure check, plus a needle in the arm to ascertain the scale of my ill-health. Trying to stick to a healthy diet and fitness regime at home had, to the consternation of m...