When it comes to taking care of her skin, Reese Witherspoon doesn’t mess around. In fact, she shared the details on her “strict” a.m. and p.m. skin-care routines, revealing that a “whole process” goes into keep her skin looking fab.
The Oscar winner dishes about her skin-care philosophy in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, opening up about why you won’t catch her skipping out on makeup removal or sunscreen application. (Related: This Clean Beauty Brand Is the Secret Behind Reese Witherspoon’s Radiant Oscars Skin)
The mom of three opened up about her main skin struggles: dryness and discoloration. “My skin texture has changed a little bit [in recent years] — it’s a little bit drier,” she tells Harper’s Bazaar. I definitely struggle with brown spots, I think from pregnancy, and so I’m looking for products that are really effective for dark-spot treatment. Especially in the summer, they get darker since they come up with heat.”
She’s all about incorporating a few key steps every single day and night, because as she puts it, “the cameras now are so HD and there’s nowhere to hide.” She notes in the interview that “moisturizing, making sure the texture is very smooth, that’s really important for the base under the makeup.” You’ll also find her “just really making sure I’m cleaning and washing my face twice a day, particularly on heavy-makeup days, and moisturizing and adding all the serums, because they really do make a big difference.” (Related: Reese Witherspoon Loves ‘Being Mistaken’ for Her 22-Year-Old Daughter: ‘Makes Me Feel So Young’)
As for products, Witherspoon waxed poetic about her love of Biossance, a skin-care brand that she’s an ambassador for. Witherspoon told the magazine she’s “hooked” on the brand’s goodies, which she calls “so effective, completely luxurious,” and “unlike any other clean product [she’s] ever used.” In the past, Witherspoon has called out Biossance Squalane Vitamin C Rose Oil (Buy It, $72, sephora.com) as her favorite item from the brand. She’s also credited Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules (Buy It, $85, amazon.com), with evening out her redness and Jillian Dempsey Gold Sculpting Bar (Buy It, $195, credobeauty.com) with helping to “wake up” her face. (Related: Reese Witherspoon Is Embracing Her Gray Hair and Fine Lines with These Beauty Products)
And yes, Witherspoon does believe in the time-old trifecta of beauty secrets it seems like everyone with incredible skin swears by. “I believe just the importance of taking off your makeup every night, moisturizing your skin, and sunscreen!” she tells Harper’s Bazaar. “It really accumulates — what you do to your skin when you’re 18 shows up on your face when you’re 40.” It’s true folks: taking off your makeup each night before bed and keeping skin moisturized helps big time, and wearing sunscreen every single day is a non-negotiable.