Actress Yara Shahidi uses these 2 anti-inflammatory ingredients to DIY her own face wash


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Whether it’s the right way to apply lipstick, the importance of wearing sunscreen every day, or something else entirely, there’s probably at least one beauty tip your mom taught you that you still follow nearly religiously. For Black-ish and Grown-ish star Yara Shahidi, it’s how to properly cleanse skin.

The actress says her mom always reminded her to focus on self-care—starting with the skin, E! News reports. “I’ve learned a lot from my mother, and we always spoke about taking care of yourself first and foremost. She taught me the importance of properly washing your face—those subtle steps go a long way,” Shahidi says.

Thanks to her mom’s great advice, Shahidi has been babying her skin from an early age, most crucially with a great cleanser. While she’s into any oil-based cleanser that gives her dry skin a moisturizing glow—like Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil—she also loves making a DIY solution using one of two ingredients for a totally natural wash.

Aloe vera is known as a skin-hydrating powerhouse that can lower inflammation, and antioxidant-packed vitamin E is not only anti-inflammatory, but it can also moisturize skin and also fight off signs of aging.

When she doesn’t have a face wash on hand, Shahidi turns to “pure cut aloe vera or vitamin E oil”—two major skin-boosting ingredients. Aloe vera is a skin-hydrating powerhouse that can lower inflammation, and antioxidant-packed vitamin E is not only anti-inflammatory, but it can also moisturize skin and also fight off signs of aging—especially if don’t have oily or acne-prone skin.

So, if you ever find yourself without your go-to cleanser, give these natural solutions a try. Heck—they might even lead you to change your face-washing routine for good.

This is the face oil Aubrey Plaza uses from head to toe. Or, find out what happened when one editor stopped washing her face for a week.

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