If you’ve ever been envious of Eva Mendes’ glowing skin, you might be interested to know that it is partially thanks to homemade treatments which she includes in her daily skincare routine. Despite distancing herself from the Hollywood scene over the past five years, the actress remains a famous face and business owner who doesn’t miss a thing when it comes to looking amazing. Let's discover her beauty secrets:
1. Mini vibrations for a fresh face
The Cuban model revealed that she uses a ZIIP beauty tool as part of her skincare routine, which is a handheld electric device that produces small vibrations that penetrate your skin through discs with positive and negative charges.
2. Retinol cream
Retinol-based moisturizer is a must in her skincare routine. Retinol brings firmness to the skin and counteracts imperfections. One of the brands that celebs like Eva Mendes, Jenna Dewan, Sofía Coppola and Emily Ratajkowski use is Supernova Serum by celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas ($229) which contains nourishing ingredients such as vitamin A, fatty acids and camomile to promote a rapid cellular renewal and youthful appearance.
3. Laser Treatments
The actress uses this not-so-secret beauty trick along with other stars like Beyoncé, Cameron Diaz and Paris Hilton to get the smoothest skin ever: laser treatments that hydrate your skin and give it a smooth finish.
The patented Vortex-Fusion application formula includes products with restorative qualities, containing antioxidants. The products are selected according to your skin type and what your skin needs. As well as being a wonderful anti-ageing technique, it combines cleaning, exfoliation, removal of impurities and hydration.
Another of Eva’s beauty hacks is a non-invasive treatment called HydraFacial. It involves cleaning, exfoliation and hydration of your skin without the use of needles or lasers, using only impurity suction and an infusion of beneficial active ingredients. This skincare treatment is also used by Beyoncé, Kristen Stewart, Matthew McConaughey and Ethan Hawke. This option is becoming more popular by the day and the price varies from $80 to $125 per session.
5. Getting ready for a special event
Eva’s dermatologist, Dr. Perricone, treats other celebs such as Jennifer Aniston and Cate Blanchett. And they all undergo the Indiba treatment before big events at The Secret Lab ($134) which combines non-invasive radio frequency with complimentary products from this dermatology expert.
6. Homemade beauty recipes
Teeth are not sidelined in Eva’s beauty routine. The actress admits that she uses an ingredient we all have in our cupboards – bicarbonate of soda – to “polish them.” And she also uses a mix of foods to create a natural and effective exfoliant for the moments when, as she described, her skin is “in trouble”. This scrub contains a mix of natural yogurt and sea salt.
7. Her go-to moisturizer? Coconut oil!
“I also love using coconut oil as a moisturizer when I have really dry skin,” the actress told Glamour. What’s more, she swears that coconut oil makes your hair shiny and glossy. “I only wash my hair two times a week and once a month I do a coconut oil hair mask. I leave coconut oil on my hair overnight and wash it out in the morning.”