While Madonna certainly has been seen looking rather haggard, her skin, at least, always looks great. How does she do it? Perhaps these photos from Oscar week can give us a clue into Madonna's magic. The photo on the left is from the day before the Oscars; on the right, Madonna entering a post-Oscar party:
Notice how her skin is red, raw and shiny in the photo on the left? And in photo on the right, there's not a single wrinkle on the face of this middle-aged woman? Cosmetology experts believe Madonna is a fan of abrasion facials, keeping her skin preternaturally smooth.
Diamond or sapphire facials utilize a gem-tipped tool aggressively scrubs the skin, sloughing off layers of skin cells.
A doctor from the University of Pittsburgh Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Health Center says, "Usually patients will leave the office looking red and shiny because a layer of skin has been removed. It doesn't look like anything more aggressive -- she wouldn't have been healed and able to put on makeup by the next day."
A Mount Sinai doc believes Madonna has had fractional resurfacing.
"It tightens the skin, takes away wrinkles, and tightens pores. Her skin looks great -- no sunspots, it's supple, not tight, so it doesn't have that pulled look, which is indicative of a facial treatment as opposed to surgery."
And both docs agree - Botox is definitely in use. "She's had Botox, which gives her that nice, flared eyebrow," said the Mount Sinai expert.
Of course, it doesn't hurt that Madonna is rebounding from her divorce with a dancer-model less than half her age. And she's introducing him to Kabbalah. Sounds like the beginning to a creepy joke.
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