Jessica Alba became ‘best friends’ with her aesthetician following post-baby skin issues

Jessica Alba became “best friends” with her aesthetician after she began to suffer skin issues following her pregnancies.The actress/entrepreneur always looks picture-perfect whenever she steps out at a Hollywood event. However, in a new beauty tutoria…

Jessica Alba became “best friends” with her aesthetician after she began to suffer skin issues following her pregnancies.

The actress/entrepreneur always looks picture-perfect whenever she steps out at a Hollywood event. However, in a new beauty tutorial for Vogue.com, Jessica explained that she suffered a range of problems with her complexion after she welcomed daughters Honor, 11, and eight-year-old Haven with her husband Cash Warren.

“When I was working as an actress full-time, I had piles and piles of make-up on my face all day long. I was on lots of prescription medicine, actually, for acne. It’s also because there really wasn’t a make-up brand that was clean I could use on my skin,” the L.A.’s Finest star shared. “Then, when I became a mom and stopped acting full-time, and they say that your daughters take your beauty away from you – well, they did! So, I cried a lot and became best friends with my aesthetician ’cause I basically saw her every other day.”

Jessica went on to detail some of her go-to formulas, including the Deep Hydration Face Cream and Everything Primer, both of which are from her Honest Beauty brand.

And she noted that she always checks all of the ingredients on a product before trying anything new.

“I have such reactive skin and I’ve had such reactive skin literally since I was born. I really seek out products that are, for the most part, fragrance-free, and then looking for products that don’t have parabens, don’t have petroleum-based ingredients, things like that, because I’m actually allergic to a lot of petroleum-based ingredients,” the 38-year-old explained, before adding that she is a big advocate of practicing self-care “I think it’s important that we take time to take care of ourselves. If you can do it on the daily, even if it’s for 10 minutes, it’s important.”

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Jessica Alba’s struggle with insomnia affects her skin

Jessica Alba has pleaded for help in combatting insomnia as the sleep disorder affects her skin.The L.A.’s Finest actress has opened up about her beauty and skincare regime in an interview with U.S. InStyle magazine, and during the chat, confessed that…

Jessica Alba has pleaded for help in combatting insomnia as the sleep disorder affects her skin.

The L.A.’s Finest actress has opened up about her beauty and skincare regime in an interview with U.S. InStyle magazine, and during the chat, confessed that she often struggles to dose off at night.

“So many nights. I’ve tried it all, including the Olly Melatonin Gummies and putting my phone away in a drawer before bed,” she said, noting that taking a bath can sometimes help her relax.

Jessica went on to share that she uses the Beauty Sleep Resurfacing Serum from her clean skincare brand Honest Beauty to help disguise her tired skin in the mornings.

“To be honest, I struggle with sleep and even when I don’t necessarily get my beauty sleep, the Beauty Sleep Resurfacing Serum allows me to wake up looking like I have – it’s a nice cheat. But I’m very open to advice on how to get more restful night’s sleep!” the 38-year-old stated.

Mother-of-three Jessica also swears by drinking plenty of water, and using a good facial serum, to keep her skin supple and wrinkle-free.

“I like to start off every day by hydrating my skin. When I wake up, I put Honest Beauty Vitamin C Radiance Serum on and then I slather a thick layer of the Hydrogel Cream all over my face,” she explained. “I always feel more awake and ready to go when my skin is hydrated first thing in the morning.

“I also love a good cup of coffee, but I try to chug a decent amount of water beforehand – between half a litre and a litre.”

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Jessica Alba puts together mood boards for press tour looks

Jessica Alba puts together detailed mood boards for each of her press tour looks.The actress/entrepreneur always pulls out all of the stops when stepping out on the red carpet, and has most recently been appearing on the circuit to promote her TV show …

Jessica Alba puts together detailed mood boards for each of her press tour looks.

The actress/entrepreneur always pulls out all of the stops when stepping out on the red carpet, and has most recently been appearing on the circuit to promote her TV show L.A.’s Finest, in which she stars opposite Gabrielle Union.

Even though doing interviews and press conferences can mean very long days, Jessica has now shared that she puts a lot of effort into her outfits for such events.

“Frankly, doing the 14, 16, and 18 hours days and the 12 hours of press is not very glamorous, but when I go on press tours, for me, it’s a time to dress up and (experience) the fantasy, glamorous side of entertainment,” she told Elle.com. “I’ll put together a Pinterest board of movie stars who inspire me. I’ll put together muses and fashions of that time and then hair and make-up and then I’ll collaborate with the make-up artists and the hairdresser to bring it to life.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Jessica reflected on some of her looks for big events, and noted that she did her own styling and make-up during the early days of her career.

The mother-of-three pinpointed a lack of eyebrow pencil and the use of lime green eyeshadow in the late 1990s and early 2000s as key errors, while she explained that her Marilyn Monroe-inspired bright blonde makeover in the mid-2000s was due to hair damage.

“I could have done better! You know what happened is my hair was so blonde, and it was so broken that I cut it all off to start all over. I should’ve just had my tape-ins. I felt like with the blonde it looked better long than short on me-especially with that baby face,” the 38-year-old smiled.

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Jessica Alba honours children with constellation tattoos

Jessica Alba has honoured her three children with a set of constellation tattoos.The actress/entrepreneur and her husband Cash Warren are parents to daughters Honor, 10, and Haven, seven, as well as 14-month-old son Hayes.Jessica often shares updates a…

Jessica Alba has honoured her three children with a set of constellation tattoos.

The actress/entrepreneur and her husband Cash Warren are parents to daughters Honor, 10, and Haven, seven, as well as 14-month-old son Hayes.

Jessica often shares updates about her family with fans on social media, and on Tuesday (12Mar19) she took to Instagram to upload a photo of the new body art she has had added to her left arm.

“Honor – Gemini, Haven – Leo, Hayes – Capricorn #hideawayatsuitex,” she captioned the snap, in which she posed alongside celebrity tattooist Dr. Woo, real name Brian Woo.

Jessica also posted a close-up image of her tattoos, with the Gemini, Leo, and Capricorn constellations of the zodiac rendered in very fine ink.

The L.A.’s Finest star is no stranger to tattoos, as she has the word Padma inked in Sanskrit on her right wrist and once had a flower design on the back of her neck – though she has since had that removed. In an interview on The Late Late Show with James Corden in October 2015, she also revealed that she had an image of a bow on her back, but deeply regretted getting the particular tattoo as she wasn’t thrilled with the design and because it evoked difficult memories. “Yes, I have a tramp stamp,” the 37-year-old sighed, and added: “You know what, I was going through a break-up… it’s really bad.”

Meanwhile, in an interview with Allure magazine in 2016, Jessica urged her fans, and especially teenagers, to “think twice” before getting a tattoo.

“You’re never going to be in the same place emotionally and mentally at 18 that you are at 20 or 25 or 30. Something that’s meaningful to you when you’re younger is not going to be meaningful to you five years later. Understand that tattoos are forever. I have a few tattoos. I’m not into them now the way that I was,” she commented.

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