Want Flawless Skin? Follow These 10 Tricks Celebrities Use
Let’s be realistic, most female celebrities are born genetically blessed. They all seem to have won the biological jackpot, so looking great comes naturally. That being said, time inevitably takes its toll on everyone, whether or not you’re famous. To continue looking their best, even celebrities need to step up their skin care regimens in an effort to delay the aging process.
Read on to see which secrets they swear by to maintain flawless complexions. You’ll be surprised to see just how far some are willing to go in the name of youthful skin.
1. Christy Turlington Burns turns to nourishing tablets
Christy Turlington is a true inspiration when it comes to aging gracefully. To follow in her footsteps, try Turlington’s routine of taking nourishing tablets that help skin radiate from within. She told Harper’s Bazaar she does this because, “Your skin is the biggest organ of your body; in the same way that ‘you are what you eat,’ whatever you put into your body is impacted by what you put in it.”
2. Gwyneth Paltrow voluntarily gets stung by bees
Gwyneth Paltrow is famous for taking unorthodox measures to maintain her beautiful skin. Need proof? Paltrow told The New York Times she voluntarily lets bees sting her. “It’s a thousands of years old treatment called apitherapy,” Paltrow said. “People use it to get rid of inflammation and scarring. It’s actually pretty incredible if you research it. But, man, it’s painful.” Perhaps we’ll skip out on testing this A-listers beauty secret!
3. Priyanka Chopra creates a DIY oatmeal mask
To keep her skin glowing, Indian superstar and former Miss World, Priyanka Chopra uses a number of DIY scrubs that are learned from her mother and deeply rooted in her heritage. One of her favorite at-home recipes, Byrdie reports, is a skin-brightening mask composed of equal parts yogurt and oatmeal, plus 1 to 2 teaspoons of turmeric. You can even watch Chopra make her DIY scrubs here.
4. Kate Bosworth uses sheet masks to look well rested
If you need an overnight pick-me-up, steal a skin care tip from Kate Bosworth, who loves using emergency sheet masks. “It’s the best quick fix I’ve come across for skin,” Bosworth told Into the Gloss. To take this secret even further, Bosworth says she pops her face masks into the fridge to help combat inflammation even more.
5. Eva Longoria swears by placenta treatments
If you have a sensitive stomach, it’s best to stop reading now, because this celebrity secret isn’t for the squeamish. According to Marie Claire, Eva Longoria maintains her youthful complexion by using a cream infused with actual placenta. That’s right, this natural afterbirth excrement is believed to increase the skins elasticity and promote collagen production, resulting in a more taut appearance. It may not be our cup of tea, but hats off to Eva Longoria if it really works.
6. Jennifer Lawrence exfoliates with a drugstore product
Isn’t it a relief to know that some of the world’s most beautiful celebrities use drugstore products too? Believe it or not, Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence turns to a product that costs less than five dollars to keep her skin flawless. She told Harper’s Bazaar U.K., “I probably exfoliate twice a week.” Though she opts for a specific product, you can likely find a lot of great options are your favorite drugstore.
7. Gabrielle Union drinks a gallon of water a day
Many celebs know hydration is key to healthy and radiant skin. However, no one seems to have taken this to heart quite as literally as Gabrielle Union. Union drinks a full gallon of a water a day to keep her skin beautiful. “Try to drink half of it by noon and then just casually drink the other half until 6 p.m. — after that it gets a little tricky,” she told Elle.
8. Jennifer Aniston opts for an infrared sauna
Infrared saunas are one of Hollywood’s best kept secrets. For one, they don’t use harmful UV rays, yet still manage to penetrate the skin at a cellular level using electromagnetic light. Infrared saunas maximize the cleaning process by thoroughly purifying clogged pores. As Jennifer Aniston told Forbes, “It just allows for such beautiful, glowing skin and cell rejuvenation and detoxification.”
9. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley uses self tanner in her sleep
As one of the most stunning women in the world, we can’t help but want to know exactly how Rosie Huntington-Whiteley manages her skin. Interestingly, it seems that she’s learned to fake her glow by tanning in her sleep. Huntington-Whiteley told Teen Vogue she uses a special tanning mask designed to work while she snoozes. Talk about taking “beauty sleep” to the next level.
10. Kate Moss dunks her face in ice water
Supermodels, they’re just like us! Well, at least in the sense that they, too, wake up wishing they looked more rested and refreshed. In an interview with Stylist, fashion icon Kate Moss revealed, “If I wake up looking tired and puffy, I fill a sink with ice and cucumber and submerge my face. It tightens everything making you look and feel instantly awake. It is a bit Joan Crawford — but it works!”