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Makeup Monday: How Celebrities Are Prepping Their Skin for the Emmys

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Regina King, left, and Priyanka Chopra

From full body detoxes to lymphatic drainage, Hollywood's skincare specialists reveal how to get that red-carpet glow.

It’s no secret that weeks out from an actual awards show, celebrity stylists and beauty teams are hard at work planning their clients' clothes, hair and makeup looks. Well, when it comes to skin--and getting that flawless foundation--the process is no different.

Celebrities seek out skin specialists about one week ahead of time to tighten, firm, deep cleanse and detox their faces or sometimes their entire bodies. Some of those experts are in Los Angeles and some head west just during awards season to set up shop and treat VIP clientele.

The tricks of the trade include personalized treatments such as lymphatic drainage and fruit enzyme peels, as well as foundations that promise to stay put through Emmy night.

Here's how Regina King, Priyanka Chopra and more will be prepping their skin for Sunday’s big night.

King, who is nominated this year in the outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or movie category for her role as Terri Lacroix in American Crime, heads to Arcona in Santa Monica where she undergoes a series of all-natural treatments to ensure she glows by Emmy night.

Esthetician Brandi Brown will be giving the actress the Red Carpet Radiance treatment on the morning of the Emmys. This entails a customized fruit enzyme peel applied to the face, neck, chest and hands, the signature contour facial massage which incorporates manual lymphatic drainage, a special eye mask, LED Light and an application of serum layered under an oxygen spray.

It may sound like a lot, but especially considering that Arcona products are all natural and mostly vegan, King can slather on serums, eye masks and more and walk into the hair and makeup chair with a fresh face.

Joanna Vargas, who treats Dakota Johnson and Julianne Moore, has recently opened a west coast outpost and will specifically be using her new Miracle Bar soap, which detoxes the skin and clears breakouts. She'll also be using a new sheet mask called the Eden Instant Lift in order to brighten each face before hitting the red carpet.

Vargas' clients who plan on baring some skin can get the full body detox peel, which includes, a full body microdermabrasion followed by a massage with compresses of shredded coconut to further detox and hydrate the skin.

For Quantico star Chopra, it’s more about the first step in makeup than the facials that come before.

The actress’ makeup artist Yumi Mori will be using a selection of Chanel beauty products to prep the skin, including CHANEL La Solution 10 de Chanel Sensitive Skin Cream and Chanel Ultra Wear Foundation in a blend of two shades — N.50 mixed with a bit of N.60.

“It goes on sheer, but still has good coverage,” says Mori of why she likes this specific formula for a big awards night. “I also like that it has a wide-range of color tones and is long-lasting.”

For anyone who just wants that pre-Emmys treatment (whether you’re attending or not), dermatologist Dr. David Colbert will be coming to Los Angeles to set up a “pop up” clinic where he will offer all of his signature services to his celebrity clients, of course, but also anyone who can snag an appointment during his LA residency.

The New York-based Dr. Colbert regularly treats Naomi Watts, Sienna Miller and Rachel Weisz, so he’s no stranger to giving people a red carpet ready complexion.

He'll be offering personalized consultations, Triad Medical Facials, Botox, Dysport and Dermal Filler Treatments at the pop-up, which is open from Friday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept 18.

Dr. David Colbert’s Pre-Emmy’s Pop Up Clinic is located at 9400 Brighton Way, Penthouse Suite, Beverly Hills. Call 310-859-9816 to book an appointment.

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