Eva Mendes' Secrets to Dewy Fresh Skin are Already in Your Kitchen

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Eva Mendes is absolutely glowing, and it’s not just because of the sweet shout out husband Ryan Gosling gave her at the Golden Globes this year. She’s figured out a skincare routine that starts from the inside out, and it's surprisingly easy.

During her first Facebook Q&A, according to ABC News, she said hydration is key and stated that she drinks warm water with lemon every morning before her coffee. Not only does staying hydrated all day help her stay healthy, but it also ensures her skin looks its best.

"I believe it starts from within, so water, water, water," she wrote.

To keep shine away and avoid an oily face, she turns to witch hazel. This gentle plant-based astringent won’t cause skin to dry out, then overproduce oil like most toners, Emmy Graber, MD, a Boston-based dermatologist, told Prevention.

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"We don't exactly know why, but it doesn't dry the skin out like alcohol-based products," Graber said.

Then, at the end of Mendes’ day, her make-up removal is simple and seriously ingenious. She uses coconut oil on a damp washcloth, but it doesn’t stop there. "I use it on my face, my body and even my hair. Couldn't live without it!" she said.

While Mendes loves trying new products and getting facials from different professionals to learn new techniques, her end-all advice is loud and clear—particularly for any new moms out there: "[The] pamper day essential is sleep."

That means after you take the time to lather up with your coconut oil, you need to slip on your pajamas and head straight to bed. Your skin will thank you!


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Katie Connors |

Katie Connors left her fire escape in New York City for a front porch in Nashville. She does social media by day and writing by night, often taking breaks to travel the world. You'll probably find her training for her next run or reading a book while obsessing over how good her coffee really is.