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Keeping up appearances is crucial for the Hollywood glitterati, so naturally Los Angeles has a variety of ways to help its famous residents stay fresh-looking and camera-ready. From a tailor-made facial for brightening post-party skin to a spa package that combats jet lag, here is a look at how Tinseltown beautifies itself.

Pressed Juicery’s Juice Cleanses
You are what you drink seems to be the philosophy behind Pressed Juicery, a delivery service that has locations in celeb-populated neighbourhoods like Malibu, Brentwood and West Hollywood. It serves a variety of raw, unpasteurized juices that purport to aid in detoxing one’s system. Order up a bottle of Detox 1, made up of lemon juice, cayenne pepper and filtered water, or commit to a cleanse package like Cleanse 3, which is described as being “for detox lovers” as it is heavily vegetable based and has the lowest sugar levels of the three cleanses. At $70 a day for a package of six juice bottles (you can opt for the three-day program or five-day), this health kick is not for the struggling actor. But it is extremely popular among stars like Jessica Alba, Nicole Richie and Elijah Wood.  

Huntington Spa’s Flight Recovery
Since jet-setting around the world can wreak havoc on a starlet’s mental health, not to mention complexion, Pasadenas Huntington Spa created a special package specifically to help relieve jet lag. The $290 two-hour treatment is comprised of an herbal salt scrub, a tension-relieving Chuan Harmony Massage (a full body oil massage using acupressure and relaxation massage techniques) and a foot massage.  

Sonya Dakar’s Hangover Facial
After hitting the award party circuit, even the most gorgeous stars need help, and many, like Kirsten Dunst and Robert Downey Jr usually flock to Sonya Dakar’s skin clinic to find it. The $350 Hangover Facial, with its deep cleansing, detoxing and de-puffing treatment, aims to make one look well-rested, even after attending the after, after, after-soiree.  

Spa Montage’s Red Carpet Ready services
For the awards season (until 31 March), this Beverly Hills spa located in the Montage Hotel offers a series of treatments to get its clients ready for the big show. TV actress Azita Ghanizada from Body of Proof recently splurged on the Lifetime Achievement Award treatment: an hour-long massage and facial, a mani/pedi, a blowdry and a style. Prices range from $185 to $375 depending on the treatment, and special event makeup application is also available for an additional $100.

Caroline Pardilla is the Los Angeles Localite for BBC Travel. She also writes Carolineoncrack.com.

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