The number one thing we notice on celebrities is their skin. Isn’t that right? How do they manage to stay flawless and have beautiful skin all the time? It is not a secret that they are constantly surrounded by skincare experts, world-class dermatologists, and facialists. However, many of them acquired their own knowledge when it comes to skincare and the products they need.
These are their #1 skincare secrets. From Priyanka Chopra to Cate Blanchett - they all revealed what they do to look great daily.
Drink a Lot of Water
Even if it sounds like a cliche, drinking a lot of water can make a huge difference on your face. According to Gwyneth Paltrow and Lea Michele, they drink a lot of water and claim it is full of healing powers.
The benefits of drinking water are well-known. Water hydrates your body inside out and promotes digestive health. You should drink as much water as you can, but also hydrate topically by using alcohol-free tonics and moisturizers.
Eat Your Greens
Olivia Culpo claims that she realized the importance of eating healthy when she tried the holistic skincare approach. Once you stop eating sugar and dairy and incorporate more greens you will notice the difference on your face.
Go for leafy greens like spinach, kale, and collards. These veggies contain zinc that fights against inflammation, as well as zeaxanthin - an antioxidant that protects the skin from outdoor pollution.
Supermodel from the 90s era, Christie Brinkley explains that she starts her day with skin exfoliation. That is something she is practicing for 40 years now, so her skin always looks nice and feels fresh.
Exfoliation is the key to nice and smooth skin. You remove dead skin cells, but at the same time promote cell turnover and unclog the pores. Even though Brinkley says she exfoliates every day, you should be careful if your skin type is sensitive or dry. Even two times a week is enough.
Don’t Wear Much Makeup
Kerry Washington likes minimal makeup and doesn’t apply it every day. In fact, she says that she likes to put on just a bit of concealer and let her skin breathe.
While the most important parts of your daily skincare routine should be morning and evening face cleaning you can also help your skin breathe by not applying makeup daily, especially if you don’t plan to leave the house. This is how you can avoid breakouts and acne.
Use DIY Face Masks
If you ask Prianka Chopra about skincare secrets, she will tell you tons of them. Many of them are handed down from one generation to other, so they continue to work like a magic for the skin. One of those secrets is a DIY face mask, which she adores. This easy-to-make mask will turn dull complexions into great-looking skin.
Mix equal parts of yogurt, oatmeal (1-2 tablespoons), and turmeric (around 1-2 teaspoons) and mix everything together. These ingredients are very beneficial to the skin, from having anti-inflammatory properties to helping retain moisture and elasticity.
Keep it Simple
Sometimes, the best you can do is to keep your skincare routine simple. Meaning, don’t overuse products. You don’t actually need all those cleansers, toners, and serums. According to Erin Heatherton, you can simply use warm water to wash your face, if there are days you feel so.
Focusing on those key ingredients instead of having hundreds of different products is what you should always have in mind.