Halle Berry’s skincare secrets

Friday, 25 May 2012

Halle Berry's skincare secretsYes, Halle Berry really is as gorgeous and flawlessly complected in person as she appears on screen. So now that your most pertinent question is answered, let’s move on to the good stuff.

With Halle’s impossibly glowing skin, it’s hard not to want to know her skin-care secrets. The actress has a few pearls of wisdom to share on how she maintains her luminous look, along with her tips for living a happy and beautiful life.

Her skincare regimen:

Halle is a believer in low-maintenance beauty. Not only has she followed the same routine of cleansing and moisturising morning and night since her 20s, but she also swears by Kinara Spain LA, using its in-house products daily. ‘If you take care of yourself, I think you age gracefully and it all stays together pretty OK,’ she says.

Her DIY make-up routine:


Halle’s stance on make-up is just as low-key. ‘When I’m not working, I don’t really wear make-up. I think it’s a good chance to give the skin a break,’ she reveals. ‘I’m big on taking care of my skin so that I can go without make-up. I just grab and go, and what it looks like, it looks like.’ But she can’t leave home without her DDF sunscreen and a little lip balm (and maybe a spot of cream blush, if she’s going for a fancier vibe). Tip: copy Halle’s insider trick by brushing your lips with a toothbrush before every lipstick application for soft, smooth results.

Her career styles:


Halle has played a range of characters, from Dorothy Dandridge to Catwoman (she’s an Oscar-winning actress, after all). Her favourite time to play dress-up, however, was for her role in 1997’s B*A*P*S, where she sported a blond bouffant, a gold tooth, and claw nails (well before they were in style). Most recently, Halle made the switch from her signature short pixie to her current curly bob in preparation for her next film. ‘I’m trying to find who this character is going to be, and the process is fun,’ she explains. ‘I’m having fun exploring and playing and trying new things.’

Her inner beauty:

When asked what true beauty means to her, Halle shares, ‘It’s feeling comfortable and confident in expressing yourself – not really caring what people think. It’s doing whatever I want to do: if I want to wear this hair, if I want to wear that hair’.’ She adds, ‘I think it means being comfortable with who I am: my authentic self. I find that kind of confidence beautiful in people.’ We’ll definitely have what she’s having.

Originally written by Jessica Cruel, this article appeared on BellaSugar.

IMAGE: CarlaVanWagoner / Shutterstock.com

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Megan Kakora has helped launch the websites of, and been the online editor for, some of South Africa’s biggest glossy magazines. She believes in less-is-more, except when it comes to her collection of nail polish colours.
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  1. Mohamed

    what an inspirational women and so true wht she say we need no look better after ourselves

    5 years ago •

  1. Le Noir Pearl

    I would be naked without my make up!so no I need it like oxygen.its my saecond skin now

    5 years ago •

  1. K@t

    I think a healthy eating plan plays a big part in the overall result.

    5 years ago •

  1. Sewduth

    I think the 3 basic steps to good skin is cleanse, tone and moisturise. and a good diet ofcos…. :)

    5 years ago •

  1. Bella

    I only where make-up when we’re going out.

    5 years ago •

  1. The Ferosh 1

    Thank you Halle,less is definitely more

    5 years ago •

  1. Debsie

    truely flawless skin. Wish mine was like that

    5 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    That’s my motto too – when I am not working I don’t wear make up (well, maybe just a bit of concealer and blusher!)

    5 years ago •

  1. julandism

    She has such a beautiful glow, must be the products she uses!

    5 years ago •

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