Celebrities — they’re just like us, except that they’re not. With fortune and fame, they have access to a wide variety of skin care products, expensive treatments, plastic surgery and all of the experts in the world, from dermatologists and estheticians to personal trainers and more.
However, while many A-listers spend a pretty penny on their overall appearance and physique, they also turn to inexpensive, at-home beauty hacks. Many of which turn your everyday household items into a game-changer for your pores, your glow, and your skin texture.
Here, we rounded up the most interesting — and doable — celebrity beauty hacks from past interviews. (And hey, if they work for J.Lo, they’re worth giving a shot!)
Halle Berry drinks bone broth for skin health.
Halle Berry may be 56 years old, but she still looks just as youthful and vibrant as ever. One of her secrets for skin health has nothing to do with what she applies to her skin but what she consumes. In an interview with ExtraTV, Halle revealed she drinks bone breath regularly to preserve elasticity via collagen.
“You can make it. You can go to the butcher and get all the bones they’re going to throw away, and he’ll give them to you for free,” she shared. “Take the bones, boil them up for 24 hours… and drink the broth. It’s so full of collagen that it’s crazy.”
Jennifer Aniston uses ice water to wake up her skin.
When you wake up, what’s the first thing you crave? Maybe a cup of coffee? A warm mug of tea? If you’re Jennifer Aniston, you head straight to the freezer and create a bowl of ice water. That’s right, not a glass, but a bowl, to splash on your face to wake up your skin. “…my facialist taught me is just get a bowl of ice water and splash your face 25 times,” she shared in an interview with Vogue. “It’s an old-school trick that Joan Crawford used to do—it just wakes your skin up.”
Billie Eilish prefers Aquaphor as lip gloss.
The love of Billie Eilish’s life isn’t her music — but her preferred form of lip gloss: Aquaphor. When she finishes her face routine, she takes out Aquaphor, which she says she has with her 24/7, regardless of where she is or who she is with.
In a YouTube video for Vogue, she explained she typically has one in her pocket and six more in her bag. “This is my lip gloss. I don’t use anything else. If I do, it’s on top of this, and it’s just for like a shine,” she shared. “I’m really not a big fan of lip glosses because they are sticky, and then they taste weird, and then they get in my throat, and I can’t sing very well when there’s a weird taste in my throat. So I never use lip gloss if I have to sing.”
Camila Cabello turns to egg whites to reduce pores.
Cuban-born American signer Camila Cabello may have radiant skin, but the way she arrives at this complexion is through an unlikely, common breakfast ingredient: egg whites! According to an interview with Elle, she learned the trick from her mom, and now it’s something she turns to regularly.
She rubs egg white all over her face, lets it dry to ‘close up’ her pores, and then washes it off. “Whenever I feel like my pores are getting big or I have blackheads, or when I get laugh lines or wrinkles from being dehydrated, it makes your skin tight,” she explained. “And, it’s totally natural.”
Jennifer Lopez believes in olive oil for skin hydration and glow.
If there is any celebrity who is discovered the fountain of youth, it’s singer and actress Jennifer Lopez. At 53, J.Lo has seemingly been frozen in time, with zero signs of aging. In addition to being sober, J.Lo also remains true to olive oil — a skin and hair care must-have passed down from her grandmother, mother, and aunts. Her entire line, J. Lo Beauty, is formulated with olive oil, but she uses it on its own, too.
In an interview with Well + Good, she shared: “The whole line is based on a family tradition: The use of olive oil on our skin and hair.”, “My mom, grandmother, and aunts all used it when they needed a little extra hydration on their face, hair, and body, so the line began with that little family secret.”
Scarlett Johansson uses apple cider vinegar as a face wash.
Apple cider vinegar has often been touted as a cure-all for pretty much everything. From reducing hunger and lowering blood sugar to preserving food, cleaning surfaces, and being a salad dressing ingredient, this jar of vinegar is pretty versatile. And if you ask actress Scarlett Johansson, it’s also an excellent face wash.
In an interview with The Huffington Post, Scarlett discovered apple cider vinegar when she began researching natural skincare.
“It’s a nice way to treat your skin if you don’t want to use all those harsh chemicals that a dermatologist would recommend,” she shared. “If your skin is problematic or you’re having a lot of breakouts, it’s really healing. It’s a little bit stinky, but if you’re not sleeping over at your boyfriend’s, it’s effective!”
Emma Stone moisturizes with grapeseed oil.
Unless you are a master chef in the kitchen, you probably haven’t used much grapeseed oil in your cooking. It’s not as common as other oils, but it tends to do well with high-heat cooking — like searing meat or veggies. AKA: It has a high smoke point, so it’s more forgiving.
However, it can also be used as a moisturizer for sensitive skin, according to actress Emma Stone. In an interview with Cosmopolitan, she revealed she isn’t too picky about her skincare products and instead grabs some oil and goes.
“I just use natural grapeseed oil from the grocery store on my face as a moisturizer. After the shower, I pat it on, and then I’ll use it throughout the day and at night,” she shared. “I pretty much smell like grape all the time.”