Ever wonder how Halle Berry, Anne Hathaway and Charlize Theron maintain their youthful glow? Sure, many starlets these days have had a nip here and a tuck there, but there are some who achieve similar results without turning to Botox or plastic surgery for help. Here are the skin care secrets (apparently there not so “secret” after all) of the rich and famous:
Secret #1: They cleanse first thing in the morning
Many celebs start their day by washing their face with a gentle, all-natural cleanser. Cleansing first thing in the morning helps remove toxins, sebum, and nighttime products that accumulated in your pores over night. A squeaky clean face will pave the way for sunscreen and an antioxidant-rich day cream to effectively protect your skin from the environment and harmful daylight rays.
Secret #2: They visit their Esthetician frequently
Celebrities get paid to look their best and they take this job very seriously. Ranging from oxygen treatments and chemical peels to microdermabrasion, many starlets get facial treatments as much as once per week. Sigh. For most of this isn’t a realistic or affordable addition to our skin care regimen. If you are loving this “secret” as much as we are, we suggest you fit it into your own lifestyle and budget with a combination of spa visits and at home DIY facial treatments (think homemade masks, scrubs and peels).
Secret #3: They avoid the sun and wear sunscreen religiously
The number #1 cause of wrinkles is sun damage and celebs are committed to protecting themselves from the sun’s damaging rays. Many celebrities religiously wear an SPF moisturizer on their face and neck every single day (rain or shine). And, whenever possible (assuming you’re interested in avoiding premature wrinkles), limit your time in the sun. Your skin will reap the benefits and retain its smooth, healthy-looking, and even-toned texture.
Secret #4: They are committed to a healthy diet and lifestyle
Hollywood stars are committed to their exercise routines as well as fueling their body with clean and healthy foods. For many, these two things are keys components to maintaining their gorgeous skin. Exercise increases blood flow, which helps flush out toxins from your system, leaving you with a nice rosy glow. And an organic, whole food based diet is the perfect companion to a good workout routine. The slew of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals contained in a healthy diet help to minimize acne breakouts and blemishes and nourish a healthy glow from the inside-out.
Secret #5: They keep their makeup brushes clean
Dirty brushes are a breeding ground for bacteria, which can lead to breakouts. To avoid a build up of bacteria on your brushes, clean them regularly using an all-natural shampoo or brush cleaner. If you use makeup sponges, opt for disposable ones that you can toss after each use.
Secret #6: They get their Z’s
Celebrities don’t underestimate the importance of sleep. J.Lo claims that sleep is her beauty weapon and attributes her glowing complexion to getting a solid 8 hours of beauty sleep each night. The Voice mentor, Christina Aguilera, concurs. When asked about her beauty routine, she once shared that “a good nights sleep makes all the difference”. These two starlets are definitely onto something. Deep sleep stimulates collagen production and helps our skin cells repair and regenerate themselves. No wonder sleep is so effective in helping us maintain our youthful glow!