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How to Do Zendaya’s Skincare Routine

It’s surprisingly simple.
Zendaya skincare routine

Zendaya may be one of Gen Z’s biggest stars—but when it comes to her skincare routine, she’s remarkably low-maintenance.

“Usually I’ll just cleanse, tone, moisturize, and move on. Less is more when it comes to taking care of your skin. But... even though I tend to keep the routine basic, I try new products all the time and I enjoy the ritual [of it],” the 25-year-old explains.[1][2][3]

Still, that doesn’t mean that her seemingly flawless skin is always well-behaved. While you can never tell, she does deal with the occasional bout of acne. “My hormonal breakouts popping up every month unwelcome, just when I think I got my skin on lock,” she recently complained on Twitter,[4] and previously, she opened up about “annoying” back acne.[5]

Keeping it real extends to her makeup routine, too—or lack thereof. While Zendaya is well-known for her wildly creative looks on the red carpet, you’ll usually find her au naturel in real life. “I’m very proud of my skin and my face, and I have no problem not wearing makeup. I don’t wear makeup because I feel like I need to cover myself up or because I don’t feel confident. I wear makeup because it’s fun; it’s like painting on my face.”[6]

And the secret to her famous glowing selfies? “It’s all about the sun. Get in front of it and let the rays hit you. That and also be heavily moisturized.”[7]

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From The Skincare Edit Archives

Here are the key products Zendaya uses to feel confident in her skin, day and night.

Zendaya’s Skincare Routine (At a Glance)

Her Morning Skincare Routine

Lancome Miel-En-Mousse Foaming Cleansing Makeup Remover
SheaMoisture African Black Soap Acne-Prone Face Body Bar
Thayers Rose Petal Facial Toner
Lancome UV Expert Aquagel Defense 50 Sunscreen SPF 50
Lancome Renergie Lift Multi-Action Lifting and Firming Cream SPF 15
CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30
Mario Badescu Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 30
Aquaphor Healing Ointment
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater