12 Celeb Skincare Secrets You Need To Know

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If there’s one source of skincare wisdom we love to indulge in, it’s celebrity skincare tips. Not only do celebrities seem to age x10 slower than the average guy or gal, ahem J.Lo, Cindy, Beyoncé, George Clooney! But since they have access to the world’s best derms, you know it’s (usually) coming from a place of wisdom. Here are 12 celebrity skincare tips you should actually try out…

1. Lupita Nyongo’s DIY Makeup Remover

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The Oscar winner told Redbook that to combat her dry skin, she uses avocado oil to remove her makeup, which simultaneously hydrates her skin and helps her get that glow. And she’s totally right, avocado is full of beauty-boosting vitamins and antioxidants that will replenish the skin.

2. Kendall Jenner’s Pimple Prevention

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Even though Kendall has access to some of the world’s top makeup artists and skincare specialists, she also learned a lot from her momager Kris Jenner. In a recent interview with InStyle, Kendall said that one of the biggest rules she learned was simple, “never touch your face.” On average, we touch our face more than three times an hour and by doing so, we’re just relocating dirt and oil from our hands to our face. The outcome? Breakouts. She also credits laser genesis for soothing her acne-prone skin. The non-invasive laser treatment addresses fine lines, large pores, uneven skin tone, and of course, acne and acne scars. For more celeb-approved acne treatments, read this.

3. Cindy Crawford’s DIY Spray

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Cindy Crawford clearly took notes from Cleopatra and treats herself to regular milk facials. The recipe is simple: she mixes equal parts of mineral water and milk, decants the mixture into a spray bottle, and spritzes her face post-cleanse. We tried it, and we admit, it was messy, so either use it on a cotton pad like you would a toner or try our nutmeg and milk miracle mask. Cindy also believes in spending on skincare above all else: “You can get a less expensive mascara, you can get a less expensive lip gloss or nail polish, but anything that’s actually on your skin is worth investing in,” she says.

4. Margot Robbie’s Sculpting Tool

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Margot Robbie swears by one of our favorite skincare devices for her impeccably toned skin; the Ziip Beauty Device. It not only carves out cheekbones (not literally, but it looks that way), but the Ziip can also help to treat blemish-prone skin and diminish dark circles and fine lines. Read our full review of the Ziip tool here.

5. Kim K’s Undereye Cream

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You’d expect the most famous woman in the world to bathe in pure gold but Kim K, in fact, uses a $6 hemorrhoid cream, namely Preparation H, to keep her undereye wrinkle-free. Kim’s makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic said he uses it to tighten her undereye and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It really does work as it restricts the blood vessels thereby reducing redness, and it also contains an anti-inflammatory ingredient that’ll get rid of any puffiness. Don’t use it every day though, as it can dry out your skin: try adding it to your moisturizer to make it less potent.

6. Bella Thorne’s Skin-Saving Hack

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Bella Thorne recently revealed that one change she made to her acne-prone skin is SO simple: she stopped (over) washing her face. Instead of washing her face twice a day, she began only washing it at night and noticed an immediate improvement. While washing twice a day works fine for many people, over-washing your face can be seriously detrimental, as Bella experienced. By overwashing your face, you’ll disrupt the moisture barrier, which allows bacteria to penetrate more easily. Read our guide to cleansing here.

7. Kate Hudson and Gwyneth Paltrow’s Go-To Facial

 

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Ever tried dunking your face in ice-cold water? Well, Gwyneth Paltrow and bestie Kate Hudson swear by this DIY facial! It sounds intense, and it is, but 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. It sounds painful, but it’s actually so refreshing! Find out how it works, here.

8.Beyoncé’s Fave Face Cream

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Sir John, Beyoncé’s go-to MUA, revealed in an interview with The CUT that he advises Queen Bee to use eye cream as a face cream; “I like to use eye creams around the face. I also like to use face creams on the body.” We’ve also heard that Beyonce likes to stash her face cream in the fridge for a cooling effect. Sounds boujee enough!

9. Salma Hayek’s Anti-Aging Ingredient 

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Salma Hayek is another celeb who doesn’t seem to age, and she claims it’s down to one ingredient. She told Elle “I use an ingredient called Tepezcohuite that’s used in Mexico for burn victims because it completely regenerates the skin … This is why I have no Botox, no peels, no fillings. I’m 48. I will be 49 this year and I only use my creams.”

10. Gwyneth Paltrow’s Glow Getter 

 

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Gwyneth undoubtedly has dozens of skincare rituals to help her maintain that Goop glow, but she shared with Vogue one of her faves: “A lymphatic drainage massage performed with a grape-seed-oil-fueled serum gives an antioxidant kick to a manual circulation boost.” We can confirm that grape seed oil is a cure-all oil as it’s packed with antioxidants and vitamins, which help fight signs of premature aging, diminish acne scars, and boost hair growth.

11. Tracee Ellis Ross’ Daily Ritual

 

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Tracee Ellis Ross is not scared to share her skincare secrets with the world. In a recent IG video, she used what she refers to as her “blue balls,” which are actually the Allegra Baby Magic Globes, $32. While in another video she narrated; “Oh my god, it’s so good. With every swipe, I get younger… SWIPING AWAY THE YEARS with face massage, de-puffer tools… Just to be clear, I have no interest in going back in time, but I’m always game for some self-care or a beauty treatment!” Find out more about her blue balls here.

12. Julia Roberts’ Kitchen Fave

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Another celeb favorite for beautiful skin is olive oil. So relocate it from your kitchen to your bathroom as it’s actually amazing for your skin. Firstly, it’s super hydrating, plus it’s packed full of good-for-skin omegas and fatty acids that nourish the skin. Julia likes to simply use olive oil as hand oil, but Cate Blanchett gets a little more creative and makes a homemade body scrub using olive oil, grapefruit juice, and sea salt.

For more ahhhmazing celeb beauty tips, check out 10 celeb makeup tips that are kinda genius.