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Alicia Keys relies on iced gemstones for glowing make-up free skin

Published 07/10/2016

Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys

The R&B singer uses a holistic and organic approach to keeping her skin clear.

Alicia Keys' skincare specialist Dotti is keeping the singer blemish-free by incorporating chilled gemstones into her facials.

The Girl on Fire hitmaker continues to impress with her flawless look after announcing to fans earlier this year (16) she has decided to go make-up free for the foreseeable future, and to keep pimples at bay, make-up artist and aesthetician Dotti, who is known for using organic and vegan products, is utilising gemstones and temperature-based techniques during Alicia's beauty treatments.

“Right now, we’re doing a lot of ice work to tighten skin, bring the blood to the surface," she tells W magazine. "I stick a jade roller in ice, so it’s basically freezing when I roll it over her skin. I really, really work into all those areas where I want blood and water and energy brought to the surface. It brings her skin to life. It practically makes her skin say, 'Hi, I love you'."

Dotti also incorporates other natural materials in Alicia's facial sessions, including edible items.

“On some days, I’ll look at her skin and say, ‘You need cucumber today,’ so I’ll grate a full cucumber, then place the pulp no higher than her brow bone and no lower than her under-eye bone, not going near sensitive parts of the eye," she details. "If we’ve got time, I’ll put the pulp all over her face until it draws the heat out of the skin and bring the blood to the top. That’s what most of the cooling agents do.”

But Dotti believes Key's blemish-free face is also a testament to her clean and healthy lifestyle.

“Alicia gets regular facials, does acupuncture and she eats healthy and exercises,” the beauty professional notes. “She knows you have to invest internally for your skin to look great externally. It’s also about how you process your energy. She comes from a very strong place and she comes from a very kind place. That in itself is super important. But it’s about the choices she’s making and the products she’s using. It’s the work of a good team.”

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