By far, the first thing we notice when we encounter a celebrity is, of course, their skin. We wander back from interviews in a cloudy trance, unable to recall a thing that was said, because we were too busy staring at their radiant complexions. (G-bless the Voice Memos app, right?)
Since maintaining a clear visage is practically in their job description, most celebs have acquired a nugget or two of brilliant advice for keeping their complexions at goddess level.
To read the all-time best skincare secrets we’ve learned from Olivia Culpo, Cate Blanchett, Lea Michelle, and more, keep reading!
Exfoliation Is the Fountain of YouthPhoto: Cindy Ord/Getty
“I start every day by exfoliating my face. That’s something I’ve done for the past 40 years. I feel like it’s really contributed to my skin feeling fresh and smooth. Forty years ago, I read an article that said men always look five years younger than women who are their same age. They contributed that to them shaving every day, and the daily exfoliating with shaving making their skin look younger. I was like, I’m not going to let them get away with that! I use the exfoliator from my skincare line because it’s gentle. The whole line was modeled after the skincare ritual I already have.” — Christie Brinkley
Sleep + Water = Major GlowPhoto: Jeffrey Mayer/Getty
“Definitely drink a lot of water and get a lot of sleep. I know it’s cliché, but the most I ever see a difference in my skin is when I’m well rested… That makes the biggest difference in how your skin glows—the texture and coloring of your skin.” — Lea Michele
For Acne-Free Skin, Eat Your GreensPhoto: John Parra/Getty
“After working with my esthetician, I began to understand that skin health goes far beyond how well you clean your skin every day or what you put on it topically. I realized the importance of a holistic skincare approach. To help with my breakouts, I started by changing my diet. I tried to incorporate more greens and cut out dairy. This made such a difference. To be honest, I have a major sweet tooth and… I love ice cream. Ice cream has both sugar and dairy, which can be really hard for your body to digest. Once I cut this out of my diet for a while and added more greens, my skin began to clear up.” — Olivia Culpo
Go Ahead, Get That MassagePhoto: Jeffrey Mayer/Getty
“I think that anything you can do to remove stress will give you a better glow. That’s the number one answer… I am big on massage, when I can.” — Cate Blanchett
Take Your Ingredients PersonallyPhoto: Paul Redmond/Getty
“My main products actually come from my mother’s kitchen. She is an herbalist, and we make our own moisturizers and oils. The key is the oil, though, which comes from my Guyanese grandmother. She had the most amazing skin, and I follow her regimen.” — Leona Lewis
Adjust Your Routine as Your Skin Needs ChangePhoto: Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty
“I change up my products depending on how I feel and how my skin reacts to the changing seasons. In summer, I like Dr. Hauschka’s Rose Day Cream Light ($58), and in winter, I’ll use something a little heavier like La Mer Crème de la Mer ($225). For body, I like Dr. Hauschka Almond Soothing Cream ($47) year-round.” — Jessica Hart
For Luminous Skin, Look to Your FridgePhoto: JB Lacroix/Getty
“I have tons of beauty secrets and recipes that have been handed down from one generation to the next, so to speak, and they still continue to work like magic... A really easy mask to create that will help brighten your skin and take away the dullness uses yogurt as the key ingredient. Just mix equal parts of yogurt and oatmeal (about 1–2 tablespoons each) with turmeric (about 1–2 teaspoons). Mix, apply, and leave for half an hour and wash off with lukewarm water.” — Priyanka Chopra
Don’t Overuse ProductsPhoto: Getty/Robin Marchant
“Sometimes using too many products can irritate the skin. A couple times a week, when my skin isn't terribly overworked, the best thing is to rinse my face with warm water. Also, eat plenty of foods rich in vitamin A to help keep skin clear.” — Erin Heatherton
A Well-Rounded Approach Is KeyPhoto: Monica Schipper/Getty
“Stay out of the sun, drink lots of water, and find creams that work best on your skin type. Also, eat lots of berries; they’re full of antioxidants.” — Olivia Palermo
Don’t Be Afraid to ExperimentPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty
“When I hear anybody commenting that a product is good or beneficial, I buy it. I love trying everything. I love products… and I try to take care of myself as much as I can.” — Sofia Vergara
What’s your number one skincare tip? Share it with us in the comments below!