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Thanks to her two very impressive, very (VERY) different starring roles in 2018’s A Quiet Place and Mary Poppins Returns, Emily Blunt has been a staple on the red carpet for this year’s awards season. The British actor consistently makes the best dressed list, with her seemingly perfect skin as her greatest accessory. So, how does she manage to keep her skin glowing? According to her facialist, regular skin resets. Having a facialist probably helps as well.

Blunt has worked with celebrity facialist Biba de Sousa for the past 11 years, with de Sousa now revealing the treatments the English actor uses to keep her skin looking youthful and camera-ready. Amping up her skin sessions during award season, de Sousa says “She [Blunt] is flying literally all over the world and her skin needed some TLC. She complained about the effects of dry and humid winter climate on the East Coast on her skin and about dehydration from multiple air flights.”

The TLC de Sousa uses on Blunt includes light therapy, microcurrent facials, a gua sha board, and lymphatic drainage. She also practices ‘fascia release,’ which de Sousa describes as “…manual facial manipulation technique gaining a momentum among US estheticians, but I have been practicing it for years. Basically, I move fascia in a certain manner and direction to release facial expression tension and to enhance blood circulation in the surface of the skin. It is also relaxing, which is what Emily needed after being crazy-busy with her double nominations this season. Dry skin tends to ‘harden’ fast once exposed to stress and elements, and fascia release erases the traces of fatigue.”

Looks like we should stop expecting miracles from our $5 face masks.

Sharing her treatments on Instagram, de Sousa posts pictures of the various treatments Blunt receives, including the lymphatic drainage, which looks similar to cupping.


Commending Blunt on her natural approach to skincare, de Sousa says Blunt avoids harsh treatments. “Emily’s skin is in very good shape, so she doesn’t need much intervention in terms of extractions or laborous exfoliation. She is very holistic — I don’t recall ever putting acids on her face. Not searching for extreme treatments has preserved her skin so well, and she looks just like she did 10 years ago.” We agree that it’s always good to stay as natural as possible when it comes to your skin, but we can’t help thinking that having a professional skin specialist on call also helps.

De Sousa has an impressive roster of celebrity clients in addition to Blunt, including Emma Roberts, Billie Lourd, Goldie Hawn and Miley Cyrus. The skin specialist also has her own line of skin care and anti-aging products called Biba, which include acne washes, toners, Meta C serum, face moisturizer and body cream. We’re not sure a $45 charcoal mask will have you looking like Emily Blunt without all the added treatments, but it is an option.