We all might wonder how celebrities have been naturally blessed with impeccably clear, selfie ready skin all time. Here’s the thing — they’re not. Just like all of us, they suffer from breakouts, flaky skin and dry hair that no amount of luxurious products can transform. While some celebrities may turn to high-end beauty products for their skin-care needs, others go the old-school way to solve their skin woes.
Sometimes, it’s borderline-basic stuff, like drink more water and slather coconut oil on anything and everything. Other times, it’s a simple product recommendation. But every once in a while, it’s a tip or hack that we’ve never heard before, like rubbing an oil concoction all over our body to eliminate bloat.
Here’s our pick of some of these homemade skin care celebs swear by.
Kendall Jenner has been open about her battle with acne since the very beginning. In 2016, the then 20-year-old supermodel revealed on her website a very handy – and completely natural – spot treatment to help tighten pores and prevent breakouts.
“This mask is so much easier to make with the kitchen ingredients you already have!” she said. In a small bowl, whisk one egg white until frothy, then squeeze in half a lemon and whisk again. “Apply mixture evenly to face,” instructs the video, then “rinse after 30 minutes.”
In June 2018, Priyanka started running her own video series with Harper’s Bazaar titled, “The Little Black Book” where she divulges the “people and practices” that help her to live a “beautiful life”. For the second episode, she dubbed her mom as her number-one skin-care influence—not the countless dermatologists, facialists, and makeup artists she’s worked with.
Priyanka tells us how she relies on a food-friendly skin-save for exfoliation i.e., turmeric. Priyanka introduces this native Indian spice in the form of a traditional Indian mask through the video. The mask, called Ubtan, is one of Chopra’s favorite face-fixers, and lucky for us, the actress with her mom spilled the details on how to make it.
The ingredients in use are: Whole wheat flour, turmeric, lime juice, full-cream yogurt and rose water.
Sometimes you don’t have to stick to a recipe perfectly, but Chopra’s mom made it clear that the flour has to be whole wheat to exfoliate properly. Duly noted. Once you have the ingredients, combine them in a bowl while adding more rose water as necessary to achieve a paste-like consistency. Apply to skin, and after 15 to 20 minutes, gently rub it off to scrub off dead cells, and then wash your face clear.
No fancy-ass lipsticks or luxe glosses for the Pretty Little Liars actress. Shay told in an interview that she likes to eat raw or roasted beets and use the cut-up leftovers for a natural, flushed lip color: “I rub them on my lips whenever I want a nice natural rosy tint for the whole day, because it does really last,” she explains. “So yeah, I’m tinting your lips using a raw beet.”
Beets are certainly the most pigmented vegetable, so it makes sense that it can be used as a natural lip tint. The hack is as natural as it could be, and Joshua Zeichner, the director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, says the process is completely harmless. He explained, “Colored fruits and vegetables can temporarily stain the skin’s outer layers.”
Getting the supermodel glow just got a whole lot easier. Victoria Secret angel Miranda Kerr, reveals her crafty anti-ageing tip, which she uses as part of her weekly skincare regime: a homemade steam bath.
‘Fill your basin with a jug of freshly boiled water, add one organic green tea bag to the water, place your head over the basin and cover your head with a large towel,’ Kerr says. ‘Let the steam envelope on your face for some minutes. It will open your pores.’
Blake Lively’s hair, no matter how many times she bleaches it, always look in the best condition. In November 2014, in an interview, the new mom shared her top DIY beauty tip. “[My mom] used to apply either oil or mayonnaise on the bottom half of her hair before she goes into the shower. That way, when she shampoo, the soap wouldn’t strip the bottom and dry the hair out, making it brittle.” Her beautiful mane is a testament to how well the mixture works!
In February 2013, Johansson opened up about her skincare obsession and confessed that she washes her face with (wait for it) apple cider vinegar! The common household product is what she uses to keep her porcelain complexion in check and camera-ready.
“A while back, I started researching natural skincare,” she told Elle UK. “It’s a nice way to treat your skin if you don’t want to use all those harsh chemicals that a dermatologist would recommend.”
Turns out the acidity of apple cider vinegar balances your skin’s natural pH levels and restores your luminous glow much like toner. Beside Johansson, many other celebs trust on this homemade remedy for their skin care as well.
Johansson adds, “If your skin is problematic or you’re having a lot of breakouts, it’s really healing. It’s a little bit stinky but if you’re not sleeping over at your boyfriend’s, it’s really effective!”
The supermodel and face of Tommy Hilfiger actually hates facials. Instead Gigi revealed in an interview with Vogue that she relies on a hack passed to down to her from her mum to get rid of unexpected breakouts.
The beauty hack involves applying toothpaste to stubborn pimples in an attempt to dry them out. Gigi says she applies toothpaste on the pimple “at night before I go to sleep. Then I take a small piece of toilet paper, get it wet, put it on my finger and press it over the top and peel the excess paper off around my finger.” The next morning she simply places a wet towel over the pimple to wipe away the paper and toothpaste.
This was our list for some homemade skin care celebs swear by.
Great looking skin really doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag and these celebrities have proven it!