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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 24-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 in 2015 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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Here are the key products Zendaya uses to feel confident in her skin, day and night.

Zendaya’s Skincare Routine (At a Glance)

Face wipes



Lancôme • SheaMoisture



Spot treatment

Tea tree oil


Lancôme • Lancôme • CeraVe • Mario Badescu

Face oil

The Body Shop

Eye cream

Mario Badescu

Face mist

Mario Badescu

Lip balm


Face masks

Lancôme • Origins

Eye gels

EYES by ToGoSpa

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

Her Nighttime Skincare Routine

SheaMoisture African Black Soap Clarifying Facial Wipes
Thayers Rose Petal Facial Toner
The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil
Mario Badescu Ceramide Eye Gel
The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil

Her Skincare Treatments

Lancome Advanced Genifique Hydrogel Melting Mask
Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores
La Mer The Intensive Revitalizing Mask
EYES by ToGoSpa Green Tea EYES Under Eye Treatments


“I love a good massage, but the problem is most massage therapists don’t apply enough pressure! People think I’m going to break in half. I’m like, you’ve got to do a little bit more than that, you know?”

Her Diet, Exercise and Lifestyle


“What helps me feel confident? A lot of things contribute but having a good skincare routine makes all the difference. Pampering my skin and seeing the results from that is so relaxing and really boosts my confidence. When your skin feels poppin’, you feel poppin’—you’re glowing from the inside out!”


“I do think it’s important to live with a sense of gratitude. You can’t ever have more if you don’t appreciate what you have. I always try to list the things that I am thankful for and take a moment to appreciate those things. That act helps put everything into perspective.”


“Everyone has their own thing, like a form of meditation or whatever. Me, I find it very hard to just sit there and clear my brain. People say I’m crazy, but I watch Harry Potter, like, once a day. It’s just calming to me, so that’s my thing. People are like, ‘Oh my God, Harry Potter again?’ I say, ‘Don’t come over to my house if you don’t want to watch it, because it’s going to be on.’”

Sources: [1][2] • [3] • [4] • [5] • [6] • [7] • [8][9] • [10] • [11][12] • [13] • [14] • [15] • [16] • [17]

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