Joanna Vargas, esthetician to the stars, reveals Hollywood beauty secrets in new book

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What did Greta Gerwig, Lily Aldridge and Mindy Kaling all have in common at Sunday evening's Academy Awards? They all paid a visit to Hollywood beauty guru Joanna Vargas for some major skin TLC ahead of the red carpet. 

From the Oscars to the Met Gala to Fashion Week and every red carpet in between, Vargas has long been hailed as the esthetician to the stars -- and she boasts an extensive list of high-profile clientele to show for it. Everyone from Julianne Moore to Brooke Shields and Naomi Watts has been primped and pampered by Vargas, who owns both her own skincare line and salons on both coasts.

Of course, her facials, which involve cutting-edge technology and clean ingredients, don't come cheap (her new Twilight facial, for example, is priced at $1200), but Vargas is passing along her coveted words of wisdom in the form of a (highly-anticipated) new book.

Hot off the heels of awards season, the beauty guru is launching her new book, "Glow From Within," to break down her biggest tips and tricks on everything from easy DIY facemasks to the best foods for your skin. 

"I decided to write the book because I’ve been doing facials for almost 20 years and I have a tendency to hear about the same concerns from women all over the world," the expert told AOL Lifestyle. 

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"Every client has their own personal story with their skin, but most people think your skin is about your DNA. Part of what I do is educate my clients and explain that your skin is telling a story about what’s happening inside your body or happening in your life."

Vargas explained that she's often contacted by multiple people with the same skincare concerns, questions that she tackles in her new book.

"I get lots of DMs from people all over asking questions, so I wanted to create a guide so that even if I never meet them or if they’re not based in LA or NYC to come into my salon, they can still get my tips and expert advice," she continued. "The book is about my advice, key ingredients, finding a key routine, what you can do to change the appearance of your skin, and much more."

She continued, "A beautiful, glowing face is merely the sum of many parts, and nutrition is central to all of that." 

The book will be released on Tuesday, Feb. 11, and is available for pre-order now

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She brought the glow in with her this am for sure! I’m just a prop... . . . . #joannavargas #skincare #skin #skincareroutine #facial #mindykaling #glow
When your friends flow you love and support, you can do anything! Thank you to my sweet friend Ellen for always being a positive, bright light for everyone around you! Repost from @ellenpompeo - My friend @joannavargasnyc wrote this book for any of us who love the idea of self care skincare and wellness. One of my favorite things in this world is women who are passionate about wellness because we do so much taking care of everyone else and need reminders to take care of ourselves first!! Get the book! Lots of Love to ourselves!!! Xo E #glowfromwithin
When all your friends show up for you to cheer you on, hold your hand, and make you feel like you can do anything. I love you guys. Thank you. Stay tuned for tonight’s party in LA!
I love you lady! Happy Golden Globes Day! Xo . #joannavargas #facial #skincare #skincareroutine #glowbrighter
My darling. Spending time with you is such a treat! Hurray for summer vacations! Also, I’m putting up the reserved sign on the couch as I type this...Repost from @elisabethmossofficial - Thank you my dear friend @joannavargasnyc for the skin love!! 💖( and also im moving into your beautiful NYC spa, I’ll just sleep on the couch don’t mind me you won’t even know I’m there I promise 😋) . . . . . #joannavargas #facial #skin #skincare #skincareroutine #elisabethmoss #redcarpet #mtvmovieawards
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Love you too @katharinemcphee !!! See you on the red carpet! . . . . . #joannavargas #skincare #skin #facial #redcarpet #metgala
Final countdown to the Met Gala tonight! 💕 thank you to this beauty for bringing some light on a cloudy morning! . . . . . #joannavargas #skincare #skin #facial #redcarpet #beauty #glow #metball #ambervalletta
Pre-gaming with this lady is always a social treat! Love you @mindykaling ! . . . . . #joannavargas #skincare #skin #facial #metball #redcarpet #beauty
This beauty back bringing some inner glow this morning! 🌈✨ . . . . . #joannavargas #facial #skincare #skin #triplecrown #radiofrequency #leamichele
Girl we cannot wait for Season 2!!! @madbrew you are beautiful and so talented. Get the popcorn ready!! @handmaidsonhulu 👏🏻⚡️✨ . . . . #joannavargas #facial #skincare #skin #skincareroutine #redcarpet #triplecrown #handmaidstale #losangeles
She glows from the inside and outside! ✨ @jennyslate thank you! . . . . . #jennyslate #joannavargas #triplecrownfacial #facial #skincare #skin #skincareroutine #redcarpet
I can’t say enough about this girl. Brains, beauty and most of all fun! Can’t wait till we meet again! . . . . . #joannavargas #beauty #oscars #redcarpet #friends #ilovemyjob
Thank you to my beautiful friend, the ultimate girls girl, @therealdebramessing for the love. Repost from @therealdebramessing - Golden Globe prep means getting a facial from this Goddess. 👑People ask me about my skin—Joanna Vargas is my secret (not so secret) weapon. No more adult acne! No more blotchy sensitive skin! I bow to you, my friend. ❤️ @joannavargasnyc
Back at ya babe! 💕 . . . . . . #newyork #joannavargas #skin #skincare #esthetics #esthetician #triplecrown #facial #ilovemyjob
Gonna miss this face. @katewalsh have a great time. Thanks for coming to the @plannedparenthood gala tonight!
Taking care of this beauty is always so much fun! And FYI she sleeps like a queen! #sleepingbeauty Repost from @naomiwatts - "When you have a day off... and you're lucky enough to be in the hands of @joannavargasnyc 😍We have become great friends because she works magic with her hands and she promises me, I don't snore 😜👍❤ #oops #thankyou "
Sweet @karliekloss pre-gaming with an @jvskincare facial! #metball #joannavargas #jvskincare #beauty
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