Who says it’s all in the genes?

Those who say they were born with great skin could be partly correct but nothing beats an impeccable skincare routine. We’ve curated Hollywood stars’ skin secrets. We’re pretty sure you’ve heard these tips before but we’d like to include our professional advice and recommendations:

Sunscreen

Shelly Goodstein, a 48-year-old Ford model and the author of Face This, says she’s a big fan of sunscreen. In her book, she listed down beauty secrets she learned while being a model but on top of the list is keeping the base healthy and protected day and night.

This works: Sunscreen is absolutely the most effective anti-aging product available. UV light is the #1 cause of premature skin aging so it’s important that you prevent those harmful rays from damaging your skin round the clock. Include in your skincare routine products with action ingredients like retinol, vitamin C, peptides, and salicylic acid, and use a moisturiser, and sunscreen 365 days a year. 

Beauty Sleep

This is an old tip but very effective. Gwyneth Paltrow swears by this age old skincare secret and Jennifer Lopez does a full 8hr recommended sleep at night. Ashley Olsen has stressed that unless she gets a full night of sleep, it shows.

This works: At night, while your body rests and you are at sleep, your skin is regenerating new skin cells. Help your under eye area be on tip top shape and wrinkle-free by applying an eye cream just before you sleep.

Exercise

Rihanna‘s secret to her flawless, cellulite free skin? Here it is, “I love swimming, [and doing] anything in the ocean…that’s very, very good for your body.” Sex and The City lead star Sara Jessica Parker says, “I do yoga whenever I can, and I do like feeling fit and healthy.”

Moisturise

We’ll never get tired of telling you again and again, MOISTURISE! These TV and big screen actresses know their game:

“Probably the top three things would be: moisturize, sleep and work on the eyebrows. Those are the three things I try to focus on in my daily life!” – Emma Stone

“I moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. No matter how late it is, when I get home, I take the time to clean and moisturize my face. I’m a big believer in that if you focus on good skin care, you really won’t need a lot of makeup.” – Demi Moore

“I make sure to wash my face every night before I go to bed. I’ve been using eye cream since I was 19, and moisturizer. I can’t get out of the shower without fully lathering my whole face and body with moisturizer.” – Minka Kelly

Water

Who wouldn’t believe a tip coming from someone who still look so young? Cameron Diaz says, “I don’t know if these are beauty secrets, but what I do to feel my best is just exercise regularly, laugh and play often, and make love every moment I can. Oh, yeah, and lots of water.”

This works: Hydrate your body. Drink plenty of water. Another way is to pamper yourself through spa treatments that help you cleanse, moisturise and hydrate your skin. Who doesn’t love warm, soothing baths?

By Elaine – Pevonia