Celebrity skincare secrets

Surprising Celebrity Skincare Secrets you can do now

Most of us think we have to spend a million bucks to look like a million bucks. True, beauty is only skin deep, but skincare products nowadays can really cut deep into your pockets. However, investing in smart skincare doesn’t necessarily mean you have to break the bank, you don’t need to spend more to achieve that flawless skin- You just have to be creative.

And what better time to ramp up your Self Care. Let go of the negativity and take time for yourself. According to Berkeley Wellness, it’s committing to and following a routine that will benefit the health of your body’s largest organ your skin, while harnessing the benefits of your psychological well-being.

Skin Caring is Self Loving

According to Steven New, DO, a dermatologist from Northwestern Medicine. “An ounce of prevention is always better than a pound of cure. Investing in a skincare regimen lays down the groundwork for preventing skin problems in the future. It prevents long-term and permanent damage by avoiding skin issues at an early stage. The key to skin resiliency is knowing your skin and treating it well.” 


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Petra Strand, founder and creator of beauty brand Pixi, tells Moneyish, “Of course, high-end, luxe products are divine to use, but there are alternatives with really interesting results-driven formulations that are more pocketbook-friendly.” So how can you take care of your skin without emptying your pockets? “Skincare should be about daily maintenance. Having an effective routine [where] you cleanse, tone, and moisturize is the way to go,” says Strand.

Celebrity Skincare Secrets

Hydration

“Definitely drink a lot of water and get a lot of sleep. I know it’s cliché, but the most I ever see a difference in my skin is when I’m well-rested. That makes the biggest difference in how your skin glows—the texture and coloring of your skin”- Lea Michele.

Ice cold H20

Dunking your face in ice-cold water! Gwyneth Paltrow and bestie Kate Hudson swear by this DIY facial! It instantly revives your skin, reduces swelling, and tightens your pores. Just place some ice in a bowl with water, then dunk your face in for 30 seconds. Sounds painfully cold, but it’s actually so refreshing-Kate Hudson and Gwyneth Paltrow

Eventually, I had to start taking care of myself,” explains Ricky Martin. Now, he turns to a handful of inside-out complexion-saving tools, such as alkaline water, eye pads, an antioxidant moisturizer, and ice cubes, the last of which he glides over his skin to boost circulation.

Cleansing

“The morning cleansing is really, really important to set your face for the whole entire day, lather up, and rinse with lukewarm water- Jennifer Lopez – Also, from the time you’re very, very young, you have to wear sunscreen, that is probably one of the biggest things that I did from a very young age that helped preserve my skin.” 

“Wash your face every night using a hot terry cloth washcloth. It acts as a natural exfoliant by loosening dead skin cells, opens up the pores, and softens the skin, prepping it for your night treatments.”- Kris Jenner

The first thing I do in the morning is run my basin with some warm water, and dampen my face cloth in it. I really just take a deep breath and move it around my face and kind of soften up the skin. – Rosie Huntington Whiteley

K-beauty taught me to double cleanse, and I’m forever grateful for the lesson; I’m a double cleanser for life now,”- Kerry Washington

Homemade skin care products

Exfoliation

“I start every day by exfoliating my face,” says Christie Brinkley.” That’s something I’ve done for the past 40 years. I feel like it’s really contributed to my skin feeling fresh and smooth. Forty years ago, I read an article that said men always look five years younger than women who are the same age. They contributed that to them shaving every day, and the daily exfoliating with shaving making their skin look younger. I was like, I’m not going to let them get away with that!

“You take the dry brush and, starting at your feet and working up, sweep it all over your body in light, firm strokes, always brushing toward your heart. It’s fantastic for circulation and it helps smooth cellulite. I do it every night before I get in the bath.”-Gwyneth Paltrow

Home made

“I have tons of beauty secrets and recipes that have been handed down from one generation to the next, so to speak, and they still continue to work like magic. A really easy mask to create that will help brighten your skin and take away the dullness uses yogurt as the key ingredient,” says Priyanka Chopra. “Just mix equal parts of yogurt and oatmeal (about 1–2 tablespoons each) with turmeric (about 1–2 teaspoons). Mix, apply, and leave for half an hour and wash off with lukewarm water.”

“My main products actually come from my mother’s kitchen. She is an herbalist, and we make our own moisturizers and oils. The key is the oil, though, which comes from my Guyanese grandmother. She had the most amazing skin, and I follow her regimen,” says Leona Lewis.

Cate Blanchett gets a little more creative and makes a homemade body scrub using olive oil, grapefruit juice, and sea salt.

The secret to Halle Berry’s gorgeous skin- coffee grounds! Halle adds them to her body wash and uses them as an exfoliant to help prevent cellulite. The gentle exfoliation of the coffee grounds along with the caffeine increases blood flow while also smoothing the skin. It also increases circulation and can help with the retention of water. 

Moisturize

“The one thing I swear by is moisturizer—and lots of it,” she said. “I’ll moisturize my face about six times a day and my neck about 10 times a day. Lightly dab it over your face, and it instantly makes you glow.” –Elizabeth Hurley. Note: according to Dermatologists twice a day is standard, but if she sees the results, why not?

Good Old Vaseline

Rachel Bilson says that she likes to take off her makeup with Vaseline. She says it quickly and easily removes her makeup off her face after a long day. Not only is Vaseline a quick way to remove your makeup, but it’s also gentle on the skin and ultra-moisturizing as well.

Jennifer Aniston’s eye cream. Every night after taking her makeup off, she puts some Vaseline under her eyes and swears by it preventing lines and wrinkles. Not only that, but Vaseline is also extremely moisturizing and we all know how important it is especially as our skin begins to age to keep the under-eye area hydrated

Skincare you can do at home

Massage

“I think that anything you can do to remove stress will give you a better glow. That’s the number one answer. I am big on massage when I can,” – Cate Blanchett 

“A new step to my morning and evening beauty routine is using a rose quartz gua sha stone to practice the ancient healing technique,” Miranda Kerr   “It’s used to massage your face and neck to stimulate circulation and reduce puffiness while lifting, toning, and sculpting. I use this technique daily for a 5-minute facial massage with a facial oil as it also helps it absorb deeper into your skin.”

“I do facial exercises from one of my favorite aestheticians, Nichola Joss, who basically has you sculpt your face from the inside out. I swear it works, as silly as you may feel. On the days I do it, my cheekbones and jawline are way more sculpted. – Meghan Markle

Vitamins

“You need water to look young and to lubricate your joints and your face, and you need hyaluronic acid to help carry that water to your skin. I’ve been looking into different vitamins, like acid vitamins, glucosamine vitamins, sodium chondroitin, which is part of a hyaluronic acid system.”- Olivia Munn

“Omega 3 Fish oil, so good for the skin”- Victoria Beckham

Sleep

“We spend a good portion of our lives asleep—or trying to sleep—and the quality of that time spent sleeping determines our mood and our mental sharpness, and not just the next morning but the next years of our life- Cameron Diaz

Sun Protect

Instead of using adult sunscreen, I use baby SPF, which is stronger than most adult SPF’s so you get the ultimate coverage from the sun’s harmful rays – Shakira

“Stay out of the sun, drink lots of water, and find creams that work best on your skin type. Also, eat lots of berries; they’re full of antioxidants” – Olivia Palermo.

No Touch

Kendall Jenner said that one of the biggest rules she learned was simple, “never touch your face.” On average, we touch our face three or more times per hour, doing this is like rubbing off the dirt and oil from our hands to our face. The result? Breakouts.

Bonus: Haircare

The beer hair rinse trick has been around for a while. Beer helps prevent hair fall due to its vitamin B and amino acids, and the alcohol helps to remove buildup. Vitamin B regulates the oil production of the scalp. The yeast is also great. It has an acidic pH, which means it closes the hair scales and as a result makes the hair shine -Catherine Zeta-Jones

Conclusion

No matter how you think of it, your skin is very important. It covers and protects everything inside your body. It is your largest organ and the first thing you see every day. But more than that, your skin health is not only for your appearance, more importantly, your skin performs so many essential tasks for your body. This alone tells you the importance of caring for your skin.

With this in mind, take a look at the list above and try what works best for you. You can also check this post 6 WAYS TO SLOW DOWN SKIN AGING, and THE KOREAN X JAPANESE SKINCARE CRAZE.

References:

Well+Good, Byrdie, Redbook, Oprah Mag, Huda beauty, InStyle, Glamour, Women’s health, Instagram, The Body Book, birchbox, thethings.com, Bethbenderbeauty.com

16 Comments

  • Reply Selena August 5, 2021 at 9:59 am

    Wow! Had no idea about how helpful Vaseline is in skincare! I’m going to start using that – thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Lani August 5, 2021 at 10:05 am

      Hi Selena,

      Amazing isn’t it, a lot of our basic home products can actually be a skin-perfecting secret. Thanks for reading my post. Do share.

  • Reply Aditi Jain August 5, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    I really need to touch my face less now.

    • Reply Lani August 7, 2021 at 5:35 am

      Hi Aditi,

      I feel the same way you do- I am much more conscious now. Knowledge is power!

  • Reply Kate Andrews August 8, 2021 at 10:57 am

    I think people forget how important sleep it not just for your mind and body, but also your beauty!

    • Reply Lani August 8, 2021 at 9:54 pm

      Hi Kate,

      I totally agree with you. Sleep, water, exercise, a healthy diet are some of the most basic natural things in life that we somehow overlook but are beneficial to our overall being.

  • Reply Ashok August 11, 2021 at 8:20 am

    This is a very comprehensive list–you’ve compiled a lot of good information. I need to hydrate and get some vitamin C and avoid touching my face myself.

    • Reply Lani August 12, 2021 at 1:53 am

      Hi Ashok,

      Indeed a comprehensive list. I was looking for something cheap that we can do immediately. I was so surprised that celebrities have some skincare secrets that are cheap and effective.

  • Reply Jean August 11, 2021 at 8:40 am

    I use vaseline on my hands and feet only, these are a lot of skin care tips! so nice.

    • Reply Lani August 12, 2021 at 1:50 am

      Hi Jean,

      I usually use vaseline the same way too. Now I’m trying it on my undereye instead of using my undereye cream, works pretty good!

  • Reply Marnie August 12, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    This is so interesting. Even though they are celebrities they still use some really simple and home-made products. Thank you for sharing this! Marnie xx

    • Reply Lani August 14, 2021 at 7:44 am

      Hi Marnie,

      I get what you mean, it’s really interesting, proves to show natural and organic are the way to go.

  • Reply Alina August 15, 2021 at 8:35 am

    Loved this post! Such great tips for self-care that are affordable and easy! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Lani August 15, 2021 at 8:43 am

      Hi Alina,

      Thanks for your comment. I’m glad you got some easy and affordable tips that you can easily apply to your beauty regimen. Try it out and tell me if it works. (Trying some myself!)

  • Reply Adriane August 17, 2021 at 12:28 am

    Such great tips! I am always looking for things to help with anti-aging.

    • Reply Lani August 17, 2021 at 3:09 am

      Hi Adriane,

      I’m glad you enjoyed this post. I hope you got a few tips to start with.

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