Alicia Keys applies cucumber pulp ‘all over her face’ to make her skin ‘pop’


Alicia Keys applies cucumber pulp “all over her face” to help bring her skin to life, according to her make-up artist Dotti.

Alicia Keys applies cucumber pulp “all over her face”, according to her make-up artist Dotti.

The ‘If I Ain’t Got You’ hitmaker’s long-term beauty adviser has revealed if there is time to prepare Alicia’s flawless skin prior to a star studded event she will apply the paste to her face to get the blood flowing and bring more “life” to her complexion.

Speaking about the skincare treatment the powerhouse endures, Dotti said: “I shift everything because that keeps it moving. That’s super important to me because I need to see where the skin is going, and to breathe into its direction.

“Right now, we’re doing a lot of ice work to tighten skin, bring the blood to the surface. To basically give it the pop that you need.

“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.'”

“On some days, I’ll look at her skin and say, ‘You need cucumber today,’ so I’ll grate a full cucumber. 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. Tomorrow is cucumber day.”

And Dotti has revealed she will only apply the natural product in certain areas of the face.

She explained: “No higher than her brow bone and no lower than her under-eye bone, not going near sensitive parts of the eye.”

Although the 35-year-old singer is embracing a make-up free aesthetic, Dotti believes Alicia will soon want to experiment with cosmetic products again.

She told W Magazine: “I was just speaking with her earlier and she said, ‘There’s going to be a time when I say, ‘You know what? I want a red lip.” This isn’t really a big statement. She’s just loving where she is.”

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