While talking about Black women and equitable dermatology, the Oscar winner shared her skincare secrets.
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If you’re looking at Regina King wondering how she barely seems to have aged since appearing in 1991’s Boyz n the Hood, know that her glow didn’t happen by accident. The 50-year-old Oscar winner takes deliberate steps to make sure that her dry skin is “soft to touch,” and you don’t have to be a Hollywood star or have millions in the bank to do the same.
Her tips are surprisingly simple – cleanse your face twice a day, moisturize, and wear sunblock.
“I think it’s really, really important, keeping your skin clean,” the One Night In Miami director told HollywoodLife. “I don’t know what would have to be going on for me to go to bed without washing my face. It’s really, really important, washing your face every morning, every evening.”
Another key step? Moisturizing. “I even thought, because my skin seemed to be oily in the T-zone area especially, that I have oily skin, but that wasn’t the case,” she added. “It’s important to moisturize and find out what level of moisture is good for you individually.”
When it comes to products, Regina’s a big fan of those containing hyaluronic acid. “I’m definitely using that every day,” she said of the ingredient, which Vogue called “magical” because it “plump’s” the “skin’s surface in seconds.” Luckily, it’s featured in the ARCONA skincare line, which she praises for being “really gentle.”
For her hands and body, the star relies on an inexpensive drugstore favorite, Vaseline. “I’ll use the Vaseline lotion and then I’ll use the OG Vaseline to kind of seal in that moisture,” she said. “On my kitchen sink, I have a little bit of Vaseline lotion and a little tub of Vaseline and, after I’m washing dishes or something, I’ll do a little pump and do a little cocktail and try to keep [my] hands moisturized.”
Wearing sunblock is also an essential part of her skincare routine. “[There’s] a misconception that Black folks don’t burn,” she said. “But you can burn and you can get skin cancer. Over sun exposure is one of the biggest culprits in developing skin cancer and I learned that from my dermatologist, because I was one of the people who did believe that myth that I don’t need sunblock. And she’s like, ‘Oh no sweetheart.’ So, yes, sunblock is real important.”
Regina believes that speaking to a dermatologist who knows how to treat Black skin is also essential. On March 24, the If Beale Street Could Talk actress participated in the Equitable Skincare For All Zoom Event, as part of her collaboration with Vaseline. At the roundtable featuring Black board-certified dermatologists, she helped to highlight the healthcare inequities that Black and Brown communities face every day.
Two figures that stuck out during the discussion: That only 3 percent of practicing dermatologists identify as Black and, according to a 2011 U.S. study, 47 percent of dermatologists feel their medical training didn’t prepare them to treat Black skin.
“That’s really problematic,” Regina said during the event. “It’s not easy to find a dermatologist who looks like you,” she also noted. “But I think, what’s really disheartening is the dermatologists that don’t look like you, aren’t able to treat your skin. We’re supposed to feel as human beings that when we go to the doctor – regardless of the type of medicine it is – that we should be treated.”
If a Black patient feels that he or she’s not being heard, Regina has a simple solution. “To find another doctor…” she told HL. “The way I look at it – and I didn’t come to that aha moment until I was an adult – but you being that doctor’s patient, you’re a gift to them. It’s not the other way around and they should be treating you as such. They should be treating you [like], ‘Thank you for choosing me. What can I do for you?’”
For those Black people who are keen to find a dermatologist – or any healthcare professional of color who understands their specific needs – she urges them to check out HUED. It’s a website that’s doing just that.
“It’s really a space where you can receive a lot of information…” she said during the event. “It’s beyond just access to physicians across the country, but there are articles on there that are speaking to issues that speak to you individually.”
To find out more about Equitable Skincare For All, go to Huedco.com/Vaseline.
Nikki Bella Rocks A Crop Top To Dance With Artem Chigvintsev In The Kitchen
Aw! New parents Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev proved they’re more in love than ever, as they took the time to slow dance together in the kitchen.
Artem Chigvintsev is teaching his fiancée Nikki Bella a thing or two about busting a move! The Dancing with the Stars pro embraced the former WWE star in a sweet new video, which showed the pair slow dancing in their kitchen. “I just made @theartemc reenact this because we were just listening to Billie Holiday and he grabbed me to dance,” Nikki captioned her April 21 Instagram video. “Then in the middle of the dance he did exactly that! Flipped our food in the pan lol Goodness he’s so cute! So him! Lol.”
In the short clip, Artem reached behind Nikki to flip the food which was cooking in a pan on the stove, barely missing a beat. The new parents, who welcomed a baby boy named Matteo seven months ago, looked just as loved up as ever. Nikki was fresh faced, with her hair pulled back into a loose ponytail, as she rocked a black crop top and grey sweats. Artem cut an equally casual figure in a grey top and black pants.
“Yessssssssssssssssss Artem,” fellow DWTS pro Keo Motsepe commented, while one fan wrote to Nikki, “You got the love and life you always wanted and always deserved.” The sweet post comes just a few weeks after the Total Bellas star told HollywoodLife that her relationship with Artem was “better than ever” after he returned from filming season 28 of DWTS. “Oh my gosh, it’s so much better. When they say it takes a village [to raise a child], it truly does take a village,” Nikki explained. “Matteo loves his daddy. And not only does Matteo need daddy, but I need daddy. Artem is so helpful around the house with Matteo and it was like a night and day difference for me.”
Along with sharing parental duties, she emphasized the importance of spending quality time with your partner. “You forget how important date night is, even on the couch. We watch The Bachelor on the couch together every week and we get our food ready, get our drinks, and do it in bed,” Nikki told HL. “We get so excited and it’s totally given us this spark. We can have mommy daddy time and we don’t have to worry about waking up Matteo. I just feel like we’re kind of back where we were before Matteo came in this world.”
Sofia Richie Rocks A Sexy String Bikini While Hitting The Beach In St. Barts — Photos
Sofia Richie looked super cute in the white and orange two-piece that she fashioned for her day at the beach in St. Barts! Check out the young model’s swimsuit style.
Sofia Richie had some fun in the sun on her recent trip to St. Barts! The model, 22, enjoyed a day at the beach, where she was photographed sporting a super cute orange and white bikini. Sofia accessorized her beach day look with a green bucket hat and wore a pair of sunglasses to keep the beaming rays out of her eyes. Along with being photographed by paparazzi, Sofia also shared a few photos to her Instagram account on April 19, which featured her look!
Sofia has really been enjoying her island getaway, and she’s posted about it on her social media accounts! Prior to her recent carousel post, Sofia shared a photo of herself with her new boyfriend, Elliot Grainge, going for a ride in a luxurious convertible. In the photo, Sofia could be seen positively beaming, as she lifted her arms in the air and threw up two peace signs.
The model also captioned the snap with the perfect word to encapsulate her day. “Dreamy,” she wrote alongside the photo, which was seemingly captured by Sofia’s pals Nicolas Bijan and Roxy Bijan. While Sofia has been keeping her romance fairly low-key, she’s clearly been enjoying herself with her new beau in St. Barts!
It also seems that Sofia’s newfound romance has a lot of support from her famous father, Lionel Richie. “There is a deep level of trust between [Sofia and Elliot],” one source EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife. “Their dads are very close, so she’s known him a long time. Her dad could not be happier.” Indeed, there’s already a lot of trust between the families, since Lionel has known Elliot’s dad, chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group Sir Lucian Grainge, for years. Plus, Elliot is quite accomplished, himself!
“He studied business and after he graduated her launched his own record label, he’s very ambitious and very smart. Everyone in Sofia’s life is happy about this, they all think he’s a great choice. She’s such a sweet girl she deserves a really great guy and by all accounts Elliot is a winner.” As Sofia continues to enjoy her tropical getaway, take a look at her and more stars rocking swimsuits on the beach with the gallery above!
Mark Wahlberg Honors Mom Alma After Her Death With Photo Of Her & His 4 Kids: ‘Miss You’
Mark Wahlberg paid tribute to his late mother, Alma Wahlberg, with a beautiful photo of her cuddling up with her grandchildren.
Gone, but not forgotten. Mark Wahlberg honored his mother, Ama Wahlberg on Instagram with a sweet photo two days after announcing the devastating news to his fans. The Transformers star, 49, posted a beautiful throwback of Ama sitting on a couch surrounded by his four adorable kids: Brendan, 12, Ella, 17, Grace, 11, and Michael, 15. Mark and his wife, Rhea Durham, are in on the cuddles, too.
He captioned the post, “Miss you grandma” with a red heart emoji. Mark announced 78-year-old Ama’s death in an April 18 tweet. The Daddy’s Home star posted a lovely photo of his mother with a huge smile on her face, captioning it, “My angel. Rest in peace.” Ama’s other children, including singer Donnie Wahlberg, also honored their mother online. Donnie, 51, penned a lengthy tribute on Instagram accompanied by a slideshow of photos and videos.
“I’m so blessed to have been brought into this world by, raised by, taught by and set on my life’s path by, such an amazing woman,” he wrote, in part. “My mom Alma’s joy for life, love and people — combined with a pride in her humble beginnings and refusal to forget where she came from — undoubtedly shaped me into the man that I am. She was, without a doubt, the most loving human being I’ve ever known.”
Ama was mother to nine children and was a regular fixture on Wahlburgers, the A&E reality show that followed the family’s Boston-based burger chain. The show, which aired from 2014 to 2019, showcased many members of the Wahlberg family, including son Paul Wahlberg — who later named another restaurant Alma Nova in her honor. “I was very hesitant and nervous at first,” Alma told USA Today in 2014 about being on the show. “[My sons] said, ‘You can talk to a wall, Ma. You won’t have any trouble.’”