Whether you like to admit it or not, most of us look up to a celebrity or two when it comes to our daily beauty routines and skincare regimes. Whether you scroll through Instagram or see them in glossy magazines, it's no secret that celebrities have been at the forefront of beauty trends since time immemorial.
Of course, over the years, this is led to some wacky, overrated beauty trends that just needed to go away. However, it is also the Holy Grail of secrets too amazing, flawless skin that you can recreate in your own bathroom. Let's take a look at some of the best celeb-inspired skincare tips for amazing skin.
- None of the Bad Stuff – Jennifer Lopez
There aren't too many of us out there these days that like to smoke, but it's not just smoking that can have a bad effect on your skin. In fact, Jennifer Lopez, a few years ago, said that she doesn't ever smoke, drink, or have caffeine. She said that she knows how all of these vices could have a negative impact on the health of her skin, and ultimately she doesn't think it's worth it. She is also a huge fan of sunscreen (as are we)!
Alcohol takes the moisture right out of your skin, which can cause wrinkles and inflammation. When it comes to smoking, this can cause free radical damage to your skin as well as premature aging. You might not yet be ready to give up that morning coffee. However, if you want to keep your oil production at bay, it might be time to cut down on your caffeine intake. We don't suggest doing at all cold turkey, just try to cut down on vices like these over time.
- Special Eye Makeup Remover – Beyoncé
Beyoncé being Beyoncé, you can only imagine what she uses to remove her makeup every day. However, she definitely is onto something, as using chemicals and harsher gradients on the delicate skin that surrounds your eye can lead to wrinkles and inflammation. These are just a couple of the reasons why Beyoncé uses Aquaphor to take off her makeup.
Believe it or not, this is actually an ointment that you can find at your local chemist, and it is designed to help with dry skin, heal burns, and moisturize cracked heels. One of its biggest benefits is being able to protect your skin's barrier while maintaining good hydration levels.
- No Makeup – No, Really – Alicia Keys
Another celebrity skin care trend that has gained traction over the last few years has been the no-makeup makeup look. However, celebrities like Alicia Keys have taken this to the next level and decided to go completely all-natural, without putting any makeup on their face.
Alicia Keys is at the forefront of this trend because it was a few years ago that she decided to go sans makeup, and her skin has looked flawless and the picture of health ever since. One of her secrets to having such great looking skin without using any makeup is a Jade roller. She says that she places it in the freezer so that it is really cold before rolling it over her skin to tighten the pores naturally. This technique also brings a rush of blood to the face come up, which is going to enhance your natural glow.
Lastly, she places fresh cucumber over any areas that are still dull, including her eyes. She also regularly uses face masks and nourishing oils to keep her skin looking great.
- Coconut Oil – Ariana Grande
While the next celebrity trend when it comes to skincare isn't exactly something that she pioneered herself, it's nice to see celebrities backing natural skincare trends that actually worked. Ariana Grande has said that she loves using coconut oil and her daily skincare routine, and says that she's not shy about using it and her hair as well.
If you haven't got on the coconut oil train yet, we think it's about time that you do. As well as having high levels of vitamin E, which is known to help prevent aging and repair your skin, it's also rich and fatty acids that can help to exfoliate the skin and retain moisture naturally. We think it is a great body moisturiser but we wouldn't use it on facial skin.
The only downside to coconut oil is that it's not recommended for people with super sensitive skin. Other than that, it's an excellent natural skincare option that is being backed by celebrities.
- Sunscreen for Babies – Shakira
We all know at this point that sunscreen is an essential item and our daily beauty skincare regime, especially if you live down here in New Zealand, where we don't even have an ozone layer to protect us from the sun.
It's almost a given at this point that everybody knows about the importance of sunscreen, unlike they did back in the 70s. However, celebrities like Shakira are taking it to the next level and making the most of sunscreen products that aren't even really meant for them.
Shakira has talked about how she wears baby sunscreen on her face. Well, this might sound like an unnecessary detail, yet she might actually be onto something. Baby sunscreen can be better for those who have sensitive skin, and because it is supposed to protect skin that is brand new and vulnerable to the sun, it is highly effective at protecting from those harmful UV rays. Another thing to note is that a lot of baby sunscreens are cheaper than their adult counterparts, and a lot of the time, they're made with more natural ingredients as well.
Following the Right Trends in the Beauty Industry
As long as you are following the right trends when it comes to the skincare industry, you can't go wrong when it comes to your daily beauty routine. Here at Velettá, We love how celebrities seem to be continuing down the path of promoting and using natural beauty products on their skin. Velettá is a 100% natural, vegan, NZ made beauty skincare range that believes in adding a luxury field to your daily skincare routine that is not only going to take care of your skin and what's going on underneath but make it shine on the outside as well. For a completely natural start to your day, we suggest you try our cleansing oil that includes ten multitasking oils that work together to soothe and nourish your skin at the same time. To even out your skin tone, try our rejuvenating facial oil, which is filled to the brim with the right fatty acids and vitamins for an even skin tone. As we all continued to look to celebrities for our skincare inspiration, make sure that it's natural and sustainable for long term skincare.