Zoe Saldana

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Zoe Saldana Beauty Secrets + Diet and Fitness Routines & Regimens

Zoe Yadira Saldaña Nazario, known by her stage name as Zoe Saldana or Zoë Saldaña, is an American actress. She had her breakthrough role in the 2000 film Center Stage and the 2002 film Crossroads.

Read below to get the scoop on all of Zoe Saldana beauty secrets, beauty tips, skincare secrets, diet and fitness tips and more.


Zoe Saldana Skincare Secrets and Routine

I think washing your face twice a day at least is the most important thing to do, especially when you live in a city because there’s so much pollution. Then there’s moisturizing and wearing sunblock. I’m actually one of those people that really enjoys taking care of their skin. I don’t see it as work, but really just as part of life, just like brushing your teeth.

I’ve always used Cetaphil cleanser and moisturizer. My skin’s not very sensitive, but because I travel so much, it sometimes reacts to the change in environments. I’ve also been using La Prairie Cellular Power Infusion. It makes my skin feel rejuvenated.

My go-to tool I use is a small white towel to wash my face. I buy them in bulk every time I go to Costco.

I go to this amazing girl in Los Angeles who works at the Mid Valley Dermatology center. I’m very particular, so I won’t go to a place unless I find someone I can trust, but she’s amazing because she really looks after your skin. I hate when someone overloads my face with products or tries to oversell me crap. I’ll do whatever the person that I trust tells me I need, but I don’t like to get extractions every time because I like to encourage my body to do things on its own. I do love when they use the steam to open up my pores, and microdermabrasion treatments. I’ve been hooked on the diamond machine since I was a teenager when my mom and I used to go to a place in Queens together that used one.

My mother was a hippie and very health conscious, so growing up she always encouraged my sisters and I to be as natural as possible. She gave us a book she bought at a garage sale about natural beauty remedies and we used to look up everything, like how to make masks out of oatmeal or give our hair highlights using henna tea or even rum. Once a year, we all still get together and put mayonnaise in our hair for old times sake. We’ll do it on my niece, and we’ll always try to get our partners to do it, but they refuse.

I was raised with such a beautiful consciousness of my heritage, and living in the Caribbean—that gave me the ability to know my culture. It’s inevitable that it will influence you, from your diet, to how you dress. In terms of beauty, I guess we do things that a lot of Latinos and Italians do. Like we’ll put olive oil on the ends of my hair every now and then, and we will take just a spoonful of raw olive oil because it’s supposed to be very healthy. Or, sometimes we’ll chop up garlic very finely and have it with espresso because garlic is supposed to be really good for your blood pressure and your nails. So we’ll do things like that, oh and when you’ve been out in the sun a lot there’s nothing better then going to Trader Joe’s and just picking up an Aloe Vera leaf and peeling it and putting it on your skin.

I’m very accepting with my age. It’s like notches on your belt: experience, wisdom, and a different kind of beauty. There comes a day when you’ve become comfortable in your skin. But God as my witness, I am going to try to do everything I can to keep this ass together for as long as I possibly can-without going against nature.

Zoe Saldana Makeup Secrets and Routine

I’m really into red lipstick… but it’s hard to find one that looks great on you, so when you do, you hold on to it. I’ve found a few—Guerlain and Givenchy have some nice shades and then I like Avon’s Ultra Color Rich Mega Impact Lipstick in Charged Cherry, it’s this berry red that is so beautiful.

The classic green-and-pink Maybelline mascara. I love the brush, but I also like the fact that it reminds me of my mom and of the ’80s.

My first favorite fragrances were the ones my mom wore, Champagne de Caron and Coco Chanel. Then when I got a little older I started wearing organic oils because I like natural smells that seem like they come from the earth. That’s why I like Eternal Magic Enchanted though, because it doesn’t overpower you. You won’t smell like a bouquet even though it’s made out of the best floral scents like lavender and rose. Plus, it blends in with your natural scent.

I love that organic makeup can transform my face but is still really good for my skin.

This shade [Deborah Lippman Nail Polish in Bad Romance] is funky and festive. I love painting my nails!

[Smashbox Cream Liner in Midnight Brown] Because I’m obsessed with darkening my brows.

I was a big fan of lip plumpers. But living out here in Los Angeles, the weather’s so dry and my lips are always chapped, so I just wear Carmex.

I love Laura Mercier foundations. They have this Secret Camouflage that I actually can use on my whole face. I have yellow and olive undertones.

I love that peach blush and bronzer duo by Lorac because you can combine them and they give you that little glow. For mascara, Shu Uemura is so subtle for day. You can apply it really fine. But for nighttime, I like the Maybelline in the pink tube. It’s amazing. You put it on and va-va-voom.

Zoe Saldana Hair Secrets and Routine

My hair responds well to sulfate-free products.

A ponytail and red lipstick. You’re good to go!

Zoe Saldana Diet Secrets and Routine

Sometimes I pig out on pasta, but that’s OK. The next day, I just eat healthy.

I’m going to these exotic, beautiful places, and I definitely want to eat everything. If I start in an unhealthy state, I’m going to feel twice as guilty. And I like to give myself the opportunity to really have fun.

When you don’t have to worry about the body and you’re eating well and you’re respecting your body, the brain is so much sharper and so are your emotions.

Zoe Saldana Fitness Secrets and Routine

I get bored really easily. If I didn’t have a trainer to push me, I’d go walk for about 15 minutes. But I love feeling in tune with my body and eating right.

[Pilates] It’s the closest thing to dance.

I just don’t like to disrespect my body. I don’t like when my body feels exhausted or full or just tired and mistreated. My trainer really is respectful, but also pushy–I’m very stubborn and very dominant and, so that’s the only way that I get to really give in. To him, it’s not just to make you look good, it’s about finding a way to give you good habits.


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