We know celebrities have a plethora of wonderful beauty products at their fingertips so it’s good to know they also still rely on some of the most basic of skincare hacks to keep their A-list skin red carpet ready.
Whether it’s age old advice from their mothers, or a quick skin fix they’ve discovered themselves, these down-to-earth stars have laid bare the basics of their skincare routines.
Penelope’s best piece of beauty advice came from her mother who always said to eat healthy foods and to get a solid amount of rest. The star said: “I remember her sounding like a broken record telling us to eat our veggies and go to sleep. She annoyed me, but now, as a mother, I hear myself saying the same things.”
“The thing I’m most diligent about is washing my face. I say to my husband, ‘Oh, I’m so tired, Matthew! I don’t want to wash my face.’ He’s like, ‘Why do you need to?’ He doesn’t get it.”
“No matter what age you are, you always look a little better when your skin is a little dewy, not too powdery. I went through phases where all I wanted to do was be matte and powdered up, but then I found it wasn’t the best look for me.”
While she says she sprays her face with rosewater to get that dewy look, a dab of Lumity Facial Oil can have the same effect.
“In my twenties, I started to use sunblock on my face. I wish I had put it on my chest too.”
“I’ve never gone to bed without washing my face. Never in my life. Even if I’m sick, tired—heck, even if I was drunk! I might forget to take off the dress, the shoes, and the jewellery, but not the makeup. It’s second nature.”
The supermodel obviously loves her Lumity supplements and Lumity Facial Oil but she also swears by her own simple DIY exfoliator.
“It’s not weird to me, but some might think it’s peculiar that I use coffee grinds on my body,” she says.
“My mother taught me to always wear sunscreen, and to treat my beauty products as an investment. She would cheap out on her clothes before she would ever skimp on her skincare or makeup. She’d say, ‘Listen, this is your face. It’s all you’ve got.'”
“My off-duty face, if I’m just at home, is no base at all but every time I go to the loo or wash my hands I slap on moisturiser, so I might put it on seven or eight times a day. I’ve got it next to every basin.”
Kate explains: “A makeup artist who has worked with dozens of people said ‘I used to work with this actor and every day he would stick his face in an ice bath. A little water and a lot of ice. And he would just stick his face in and try to be in there as long as he could, sort of dab off, and go back in.’ I started doing it.”
How long does Kate keep her head in the freezing water? “It depends how badly I want it,” she says.