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Gwen Stefani is an ageless enigma. With her platinum blonde hair and signature scarlet lipstick, the Hollaback Girl singer seems to look exactly the same (if not more radiant) even though she’s been in the music industry since the early 90s.
So it’s only natural to wonder what’s the secret behind her flawless, youthful complexion? If you’ve been thinking the same, you’re in luck.
In an exclusive chat, The Voice star has shared some of her go-to beauty and skincare tips that us mere mortals can copy:
#1 She keeps it simple.
“Skin care is a moving target as you age. Your skin is always changing and evolving. And there are constantly new and improved products being released to try. I’ve always kept my skincare pretty simple and minimal though,” says the Slow Clap singer.
“My morning routine usually includes a prayer, brushing my teeth and moisturizing. Occasionally I’ll do a facial massage to decrease any puffiness,” says Stefani.
#2 She never sleeps with her makeup on.
“At bedtime, I always take off my makeup and put moisturizer on,” says the 52-year-old.
This is one of the golden rules of skincare backed by dermatologists as sleeping with makeup on can wreak havoc on your skin, causing clogged pores, acne, breakdown of collagen and premature aging.
#3 She prioritizes hydration.
“The one skincare rule that I love, especially as I’ve gotten older, is hydration. I like to keep my skin looking super dewy as opposed to matte, overly dry and powdered,” says Stefani. “I love using the GXVE All Time Prime face oil because it really helps give you that smooth, glowing, youthful look,” she adds. (Check out the best moisturizers for every skin type).
#4 She’s consistent with her routine.
“Everyone has days where your skin isn’t looking its best. On a day like that, I still make sure to do my regular [beauty] routine, but it really depends on what I have going on that day that determines how I treat it,” says The Sweet Escape singer. “If I’m going out or at a photo shoot or have a performance, I might switch out the type of foundation or concealer I use for something with a little more coverage. If I’m home with my family, I keep my routine simple and just embrace it and let it be,” she shares.
#5 She takes sun protection seriously.
Another noteworthy skincare habit of the pop star is that she’s super diligent about sun protection. When asked what skincare advice she would give her younger self, Stefani replies, “I would tell my younger self to stay out of the sun and wear sunscreen. I was a lifeguard when I was younger and I grew up at the beach in Orange County. We didn’t really know that the sun could do the damage it does to our skin. I was lucky though, in my 20s I stopped sunbathing.”
“Sunscreen is the closest thing we have to a fountain of youth. It really can slow down skin aging. It can also help prevent skin cancer,” states the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). “Look for a sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection, SPF 30 (or higher) and water resistance,” it adds.
The Beauty Products Gwen Stefani Swears By:
“I love the GXVE All Time Prime face oil because I like a dewy complexion,” shares the Wind It Up singer. Formulated with CBD oil, meadowfoam seed oil, aloe and grape seed extract, this lightweight face oil delivers 24 hours of healing moisture for a visibly softer, smoother and radiant skin.
“A good long-lasting, high-performance lipstick is definitely a must-have,” says the pop star. This smudge-proof liquid lipstick in Stefani’s trademark old-school red shade features a soft and flexible formula that moves comfortably with the lips, giving your pout a luscious vinyl-like finish.
“It works so well, I don’t need to reapply elsewhere,” Stefani told Elle UK in a 2017 interview. The oil-free foundation gives you a soft-focus finish with medium coverage that can be layered for full coverage. Plus, it offers sun protection of SPF 20.