24 Hours in Martha Stewart's Skin

Martha Stewart

Our favorite multitasker is serious about her skin care. While products are crucial (these have all won a coveted spot near her sink), it's just as much about process -- and discipline.

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Martha gets up at 5 a.m. to put on a facial mask for 30 minutes; she alternates between Yonka Gommage 305 ($42, dermstore.com), Susan Ciminelli Hydrating Gel Mask ($75, susanciminelli.com), and Mario Badescu Super Collagen Mask ($18, mariobadescu.com).

Then she jumps into a hot shower for seven minutes. The steam removes the mask. From the neck down, she uses Chanel Fresh Brightening Foam Cleanser ($60, chanel.com) or Mario Badescu A.H.A. Botanical Body Soap ($8, mariobadescu.com).

Next Martha tones: first in the form of a 20-second blast of cold water at the end of her shower and then with Mario Badescu Facial Spray ($7, mariobadescu.com), Yonka Lotion ($41, dermstore.com), or Susan Ciminelli Marine Lotion ($95, susanciminelli.com).

Martha loves serums, and she gets creative with them, layering any two of these three: SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic ($146, skinceuticals.com), Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum ($45, mariobadescu.com), and BioEffect EGF Serum ($110, truthinaging.com).

Why apply a product before you need it? Martha doesn't add sunscreen until she's about to go outside. Her choice, SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 ($32, skinceuticals.com), is lightweight and has a tint that flatters nearly every skin shade.

Troubleshooting: Dryness
If her skin is feeling parched, Martha uses Cle de Peau Beaute Massage Cream ($125, barneys.com).

Troubleshooting: Redness
Mario Badescu Healing Cream ($17, mariobadescu.com) or Mario Badescu Control Cream ($17, mariobadescu.com) makes short work of any would-be face invaders.

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Using a very warm washcloth and either Susan Ciminelli Algae Deep Cleanse ($65, susanciminelli.com) or Chanel Sublimage Essential Comfort Cleanser ($95, chanel.com), she wipes makeup from her face, neck, and decolletage, and, if she's been on camera, her arms.

Martha reaches for one or more of her daytime serums: SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic, Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum, or BioEffect EGF. But also up for consideration is Yonka Advanced Optimizer ($170, dermstore.com), a cream/serum duo.

Depending on how rich a cream her skin needs -- determined by various factors (such as whether she had wine) -- Martha opts for either Yonka Pamplemousse ($56, dermstore.com) or Mario Badescu Revitalin Moisturizer ($18, mariobadescu.com).

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