We’ve all heard the popular phrase ‘black don’t crack.’
However, what they don’t tell you is that it’s only possible if you take care of your skin. We drool everytime a middle-aged celebrity looks like she just finished college.
Like most of you, we got curious about what some of your favourite celebrities are using to keep their skin popping. Here are some of them.
1.Ciara – 34.
Ciara recently turned 34 and even though we’d like to think that her husband is responsible for that glow, she has a massive collection of products that keep her skin youthful.
According to her blog, this is what she uses:
- I start by washing my face in the shower. I use my *Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Wash, this is a gentle cleanser milk, that is used on a wet face. It has a delicate scent and you can use a very small amount.
- On no makeup days, I will start with a toner, normally the Pixi Glow Tonic, or for more oily days, the *Ole Henriksen Oil Control Toner. Toner helps to remove any leftover makeup on the skin and help to close the pores after a steamy shower or cleanser/exfoliant.
- The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% which is applied before heavier creams. Hyaluronic acid is a great ingredient for hydrating the skin without adding more oil to the skin, it’s the best way to hydrate the skin for oilier skin types as it attracts up to 1000 times its weight in water.
- I will tend to use my aloe gel after this, I love aloe for it’s calming properties and it’s great for its antibacterial properties. It’s great as an after-sun as well and can help prevent wrinkles.
3.Angela Bassett – 61.
If black don’t crack was a person, it would definitely be Angela. At 61, she’s giving women 20 years younger a run for their money. Other than her skincare routine, she credits her youthful glow to a strict vegan diet and exercise. Since some of us are allergic to the gym an have an appetite for meat we’ll just stick to a skincare routine for now.
She uses skincare specifically tailored for her skin type. Bassett recently teamed up with celebrity skin specialist Dr. Barbara Sturm to create a skincare line for women of colour, called the Dr. Barbara Sturm Darker Skin Tones line.
According to prevention.com, Bassett told the Times that she uses a “cleanser, hyaluronic serum, light cream, and Dr. Sturm eye cream” on a typical day. “I always put on coconut oil—skin is the biggest organ!” she added.
Rihanna’s makeup artist gave away a few products that he uses on her. According to stylecaster.com, to start, she begins every client session by clearing their face of debris with Bioderma Micellar Water, from there, she’ll tighten up the face with a splash of Caudalie Moisturizing Toner, followed by a moisturizer that doesn’t “slip or slide” on the skin. And when the face needs extra TLC, there’s always Biore Pore Strips or a sheet mask on hand.