- Alicia Keys recently shared a makeup-free video on Instagram.
- The 38-year-old singer is known for attending red carpets bare-faced.
- Keys has a minimal skincare routine because her “face is very prone to breakouts.”
Alicia Keys is the queen of flaunting makeup-free skin at red carpet events—and with good reason. The 38-year-old singer, who just announced the release of her new album ALICIA, shared a bare-faced video on Instagram, and we can’t help but notice how radiant her complexion is.
In the video, Keys offers some words of wisdom fresh out of the shower. The 2020 Grammys host explored the voice in our heads that sometimes “tries to plant doubt and fear.”
“I’ve just been thinking about how that little voice in the head appears and really tries to take us out and throw us off our game and make us believe the things it’s saying, and it’s not true,” she says in the clip. “It stops us it tries to stop us from even starting, which is crazy.”
“I think you have to acknowledge the voice and recognize it’s there. You can’t push it away and be in denial because I think sometimes that turns it up and makes it become more powerful,” she continues. “Don’t dwell on it, but don’t acknowledge it ... Use that little voice and make it be your fuel to go out there and be incredible ... You just use it and go be great!”
While our ears soaked up the inspiring words, all eyes were still on her face. In early January, Keys finally revealed her skincare secrets—and her routine is refreshingly minimal.
In a video shared to her YouTube channel, Keys said that she prefers to use gentle products. “My face is very prone to breakouts,” she says. “I can’t just use anything.” After removing her makeup, she uses Osmosis Beauty Deep Clean Detox Cleanser to wash her face. Then, she applies a toner that contains tea tree oil and honey, massaging it in an upward motion. She targets pimples with her “favorite trick,” the Advanced Blemish Lotion with Sulfur.
Keys also emphasized the importance of hydration. “Water—it’s a secret, it sounds so simple. It is important,” she said.
In a previous interview with W, Keys’ makeup artist Dotti shared that she also uses a cold jade roller on her skin. “I really, really work into all those areas where I want blood and water and energy brought to the surface. It brings her skin to life,” she said.
And when the star does wear makeup, she fills in her brows with Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer and pats the Mally Ever Colour Poreless Face Definer Mattifier on her skin. Not that she needs any!
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