Skin Expert Reveals Secret to Cast's Radiant Skin in 'Barbie'

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| LAST UPDATE 08/02/2023

By Dina Wu
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Ever wondered how Margot Robbie and her co-stars rocked that flawless, doll-like skin in the Barbie movie? Well, we're about to spill some major tea (quite literally)! Jasmina Vico, a seasoned skin-health specialist from London, is the genius behind those radiant complexions. And guess what? She's ready to share the quirky drink recipe that made all the difference!

Vico, with her 16 years of experience, was the magic wand that transformed the cast into real-life Barbies for the popular flick. Now, she's breaking her silence on the intense regimen that had the stars shining brighter than ever. Before the cameras started rolling, Vico had the actresses undergo a series of laser and LED treatments. But that's not all! She also introduced them to a unique blend of beverages, including fermented milk and herbal tea, to ensure their skin was at its healthiest. In a recent chat with Vogue, Vico revealed the secret ingredient behind the Barbies' perfect look - milk thistle tea. "Milk thistle cleanses your liver," she explained. "And when that happens, our liver produces more glutathione, which then makes the skin more radiant."

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This bitter Croatian herb isn't just a random pick. Healthline reports that milk thistle, packed with active compounds known as silymarin, carries numerous benefits. From protecting the liver to stimulating breast milk production and managing diabetes, this herb is a powerhouse of health benefits. Plus, it's an antioxidant that fights off harmful free radicals and reduces inflammation in the body. But the magic potion didn't stop at tea. Vico also handed Margot Robbie kefir, a fermented milk drink, to boost her gut health. Described as a 'rich probiotic source', kefir guards against infections. "I gave Margot kefir and advised her to eat lots of fermented foods, like sauerkraut. She loved all of that," Vico shared. For those unexpected blemishes or pimples on set, Vico had a secret weapon – a mix of salicylic acid and ice. This power combo reduces inflammation and unclogs pores, keeping the skin clear and smooth. Cleveland Clinic confirms that salicylic acid treats and prevents acne, along with other skin conditions like warts, psoriasis, calluses, and corns. In her conversation with Harper's Bazaar, Vico revealed that the journey to perfect skin wasn't just about treatments and diets. The cast members were also introduced to daily meditation and the Wim Hof Method, a technique that combines breathing and cold therapy. To calm their nervous systems, they used a tool called Sensate on their chests.

"Skin is connected to your body, you’ve got to include the diet and lifestyle," Vico emphasized. She mentioned that most of the cast were unaware of the gut-skin axis, focusing only on facial treatments. So there you have it! The secret potion to Margot Robbie's perfect skin isn't just about good genes or high-end makeup. It's a blend of special drinks, unique therapies, and a holistic approach to health.

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