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June 16, 2020

Celebrities With Flawless Skin: How To Easily (And, Affordably!) Get That Enviable Glow

If you’ve been coveting the dewy, ageless skin of Lupita Nyong’o, Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lopez you’re not alone. While stellar genes and a dose of Hollywood magic are likely at play, their commitment to simple healthy habits and a daily skin care regime are just as necessary.



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Maintaining an award-winning complexion can be achieved by following their most basic beauty routines (istock/jun)


Maintaining an award-winning complexion can be achieved by following their most basic beauty routines and we’ve boiled it all down for you. Even better news, practicing these relatable tips on a regular basis is not only effective, it’s incredibly affordable too! Here’s how…




Kerry Washington


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Kerry Washington, like most of us, understands the importance of washing the day away, and is said to to double-cleanse each night. As one of the faces of Neutrogena, she starts by removing her makeup with their signature towelettes, then continues with a salicylic acid cleanser. To get clear skin like hers, you can take a page out of her beauty book by making sure to also wear sunscreen every day (and re-apply for every 2 hours of exposure), go makeup-free whenever possible to let your skin breathe, and eat a balanced diet full of vitamins and minerals to feed your skin from within. She also swears by hyaluronic acid to help fight wrinkles, fine lines and dull skin tone.


One of the top recommendations by Beautytap Advisors (aestheticians, makeup artists, facialists, and beauty professionals)  is the Eclado Oil Free Sunscreen


Eclado Suncream Oil free SPF40 PA++
This sunscreen by Eclado is sold in over 10,000 spas in Korea, the most competitive skincare market in the world


Jennifer Aniston


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Jennifer has been on the beauty radar ever since she made waves with that famous haircut on F.R.I.E.N.D.S. As the years have gone by, she has continued to age gracefully, earning the admiration of many with her age-defying beauty.


The practices that help her maintain clear, radiant skin are at-home face sculpting tools, a once-weekly spa day, sunscreen, adequate sleep, lots of water, and a healthy diet. The good news is, you can easily accomplish this on your own. If you’ve been mindful of a dedicated beauty routine, you’re no stranger to the importance of daily sunscreen use (don’t forget to reapply) and drinking water all throughout the day. These two things alone will make quite a difference in your skin.


As far as beauty gadgets, you don’t have to splurge on a $500 device (Jen has been said to favor the NuFace Microcurrent Facial Toner). Your jade roller, gua sha tool or ice roller (all available for under $40) also reportedly help tone the skin. Keep one by your bed for extra easy access – a quick five minutes is all you need before drifting off to sleep.


One of the top recommendations by Beautytap Advisors (aestheticians, makeup artists, facialists, and beauty professionals)   is the Sandawha Camellia Flower Hydration Mist.




Sandawha camellia flower hydration mist keeps your skin hydrated throughout the day


Tracee Ellis Ross



Phenomenal actress and Pattern Beauty founder, Tracee Ellis Ross is #LifeGoals for many women. Known for much more than simply being the daughter of Diana Ross, Tracee has charmed us with her strength and vivacity on shows like Girlfriends and Black-ish. Her haircare brand, Pattern Beauty is a boon for naturalistas everywhere given her products are an answer to the struggle most “curlies” and “frizzies” face when it comes to finding hair products that work.


Tracee’s secret to aging like fine wine reportedly involves micellar water followed by a cleansing balm to catch any stray dirt or makeup, a moisturizer rich in vitamins C, E, and B5, and making sure to pay attention to her neck and decolletage when she applies products (visible areas we frequently overlook).


One of the top recommendations by Beauty Advisors (aestheticians, makeup artists, facialists, and beauty professionals) is the Restorsea Neck and Decolletage Treatment using a special anti-aging formulation. 


Restorsea neck and decolletage
Award winning formula endorsed by Gweneth Paltrow for restoring the neck and decolletage areas



Lupita Nyong’o



I was surprised to learn that Lupita apparently didn’t wear SPF on a regular basis for many years (she does now!). As a black woman myself, I know many people with darker skin tones often buy into the myth that melanin negates the need for sunscreen. While it’s true that more melanin translates to increased protection from UV damage, it doesn’t mean complete protection. It’s crucial for everyone to wear sunscreen regardless of age or race, and even more so if you desire healthy skin. As we should all know very well by now, SPF is the first line of defense against aging.


Lupita attributes her flawless skin to a simple routine consisting of a cleanser, toner, a natural oil like calendula, and moisturizer. She also prefers to keep things basic as far as makeup goes, opting for going makeup free when she’s not attending events and a simple swipe of gloss/lipstick, mascara, and a thin stroke of eyeliner when she ventures out.


One of the top natural oil recommendations by Beauty Advisors (aestheticians, makeup artists, facialists, and beauty professionals) is the True Moringa  Body and Face Oil. 


True Moringa oil body
Developed by Harvard and MIT students during their trip to Africa using natural moringa tree oils



Jennifer Lopez



I remember sitting in the movie theater watching J.Lo in Hustlers and being mesmerized. Seeing her star alongside much younger actresses like Trace Lysette, Lili Reinhart and Constance Wu, it was hard to believe that J. Lo is in her 50’s. Jenny From The Block has taken aging (incredibly) well to a whole new level.


For supple-looking skin like hers, J. Lo is said to focus on skincare basics like cleansing, moisturizing and UV protection. To step it up, she uses glycolic acid and a lifting eye cream during her nightly routine. She’s also a believer in the impact a good diet and adequate water intake can have on the skin, and makes sure to eat well as well as exercise regularly.


One of the top eye cream recommendations by Beauty Advisors (aestheticians, makeup artists, facialists, and beauty professionals) is the Restorsea Revitalizing Eye Cream.

Restorsea eye cream complex
Restorsea Revitalizing Eye Cream uses a patented Vibrasea Complex to restore youthful skin



Gwen Stefani



Gwen Stefani is another celebrity who recently clocked 50 and barely looks her age. Like any truly self-preserving, eternally-youthful beauty, Gwen avoids the sun when she can, staving off the damage and premature aging. She also makes sure to remove her makeup every night so that her skin can breathe and regenerate while she sleeps. A proponent of nourishing skin from the inside out, this Hollaback Girl is said to stick to a mostly plant-based diet.


One of the top makeup removal/oil cleansing recommendations by Beauty Advisors (aestheticians, makeup artists, facialists, and beauty professionals) is the Sandawha Natural Mild Cleansing Oil.



Sandawha Natural Cleansing Oil is the perfect double cleanse product to properly remove excess makeup and debris




Zendaya exudes the kind of sartorial confidence that I wish I had when I was her age. She steals the show at red carpet events and her laid-back attitude is so refreshing. For smooth skin that becomes the ideal base for her popular “no-makeup” makeup look, Zendaya is said to look to African black soap for effective cleansing and rosewater + witch hazel as a toner. She also uses shimmery powder to give her that lit-from-within glow in a pinch.


One of the top black soap recommendations by Beauty Advisors (aestheticians, makeup artists, facialists, and beauty professionals) is the True Moringa Black Soap.


True Moringa black soap
True Moringa Black Soap is a great facial cleanser with natural moringa tree oil





Comedian, rapper, and actress, Nora Lum says the first and foremost secret of beauty is body positivity and acceptance. Accept the things about yourself that you cannot change, and work on loving your body the way it is. Cheers to that! She is said to still be dabbling with skincare after going without a solid routine for so long, but understands the importance of moisturizers and refuses to be fooled by overly flowery scents and embellishments. Hydration is the measure of a good cream as far as she’s concerned, and I think we can all agree.


One of the top hydration recommendations by Beauty Advisors (aestheticians, makeup artists, facialists, and beauty professionals) is the Dr. Jart Water Drop Hydrating Moisturizer.


Dr. Jart water hydrating moisturizer
Dr. Jart Water Drop Hydrating Moisturizer keeps your fluid levels high for your skin


Gemma Chan



I’ve adored Gemma ever since I saw her in Secret Diary of a Call Girl and Humans. The world was introduced to her captivating allure in 2018 through her role as the stylish and poised ‘Astrid Leong’ in Crazy Rich Asians, and everyone immediately fell in love with her. During this trying time of a global pandemic, Gemma has been very focused on how she can help others, spearheading an initiative to help feed the hardworking medical personnel of the NHS.


Like many others in her line of work, Gemma understands the importance of removing her makeup and going without it when she can in order to give her skin a break. She’s also a big fan of affordable skincare buys like moisturizers from UK drugstore brand, Boots.


If you are interested in the latest Hollywood darling product, here is AZN Labs Afterglow Ampoule which launched at the 2019 Oscars and Emmys!



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AZN Labs award winning serum launched at 2019 Oscars and Emmys


Karachi discovered K-beauty in 2015 and fell wallet-first into the fray. When she’s not binge-watching a TV series or losing herself in a book, she’s creating wish lists of new stuff to try and reading posts by her favorite bloggers. Learning has been a lifelong hobby for her and she truly enjoys geeking out about the amazing things different ingredients can do for skin.




Verified Expert

Awesome. I have a skin care routine but it's great to get reminded to not skip the small stuff because it makes a difference.. :)


Verified Expert

LOVE this editorial! amazing Advice. The wonderful thing about beauty tap is that the website has products from around the world. Its always nice to discover undiscovered products that WORK!


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Good article. I like how they keep it simple. Definitely focus on limiting sun and sunscreen. Diet and hydration as well. Thanks for the tips.


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This is so informative!! I love when celebrities show off their natural skin!! This article really shows you that everybody should be taking care of their skin!! I always tell my clients that the better your skin looks the better your makeup looks!


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Ah! Their skin is glowing and radiant! I love Zendaya's natural look. You really have to develop a routine that works for you and stick to it. Remember that healthy skin also stems from within. Make sure to nourish your body with foods rich in vitamins and drink a lot of water!


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They all have amazing skin, thanks for the tips! I love that they all keep their routines simple. I especially like Gemma Chan's habit of not wearing makeup when she can. Going foundation-free was a big part of my journey to clearing up acne.


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Amazing article! Skincare is the foundation to beauty! Thank you for listing all the different routines from our favorite celebrities. I personally have seen a dramatic improvement in my skin when I started using organic ingredients and products with hyaluronic acid. I look forward to reading more from you!


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Living for the simplicity of Lupita and Zendaya's routines!


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Great article! I know that for me, my skin improved a ton when I started taking frequent breaks from makeup. There are a ton of different tips and tricks out there and its nice to hear what's worked for other people.

Look at all these beauties! I stand by sooo many of these tips and techniques, a number of these are recommendations I've been making to friends & clients for years.
Excellent article, love all the detail you put into it!