The first place we learn about beauty is at home, and that goes for our favorite Latina celebrities, too!
From skin care to hair and makeup to what lies beneath, we've rounded up the beauty tips celebrities have received from their moms and grandmothers that keep them beautiful from the inside out.
Think outside the box.
Jessica Alba's Mexican grandmother taught her to think of red lipstick as a multi-purpose item. "She wore it on her lips, on her cheeks, even on her eyelids," she told People. "She used that one product, the first one all-in-one stick. I definitely do that same trick."
A little cold water won't hurt.
Sofia Vergara isn't sure if this advice from her mom truly makes a difference, but we're willing to give it a try — after all, it won't cost a dime. “My mother used to tell me to shower with cold water so until today at the end of my shower, I use cold water," the actress told Vogue India. "It’s supposed to be good for the circulation. I feel good. I don’t know if it works.”
No makeup is required for this one.
“Always have a smile," is the one beauty tip Becky G learned from her mom. "No matter what it is I go through in my life, I think you can see that I love what I do, and when I’m on stage, on the red carpet and when I’m doing interviews, I’m happy and it’s important to show that," the singer told People. "My mom is such a strong woman, and she’s always smiling, no matter how crazy we’re driving her — she’s always rocking a smile. And I think that’s the most beautiful thing a girl can have.”
Don't sleep on natural remedies.
Zoe Saldaña's mom was on the natural wave long before it was cool. "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," the actress told Allure. "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."
Raid your kitchen.
Another vote for mayo! Adrienne Bailon's mom and grandmother have a DIY hair mask recipe that is great for strengthening and shine, which totally builds on Saldaña's tip. "Good old olive oil in the hair, some eggs, and mayonnaise. If you mix those three… eggs, mayonnaise, olive oil, great for the hair," the entertainer told About Style.
Don't forget about the OGs.
“My mom used to use Noxzema as a kid, and it’s still great,” Christina Milian told NewBeauty. “We would put it around our nose when our pores would be filled up with blackheads.” She's also all about the mayo hair trick we've been hearing about on this list. “My mom and grandma passed on this mayonnaise trick where you apply it to your hair and sit with a shower cap on for an hour,” she said. "It really softens my hair."
Gotta love a good scrub.
"My grandmother taught me at a very early age the importance of scrubbing, especially around the elbows and knees," Salma Hayek told Cosmopolitan. "Adding sugar to your body wash is an amazing way to create this effect, naturally."
There's a method to the madness.
Eva Longoria's mom has an age-old tip to keep skin from sagging. "I love how simple my mom is in her routine,” the actress told Us. “She always taught me how to take care of my skin, how to put on cream, always put it up, up, up, don’t put it down. So I always associate skincare and beauty with my family.”
Baby powder is a major key.
Eva Mendes' mom is full of essential tips. Just like Longoria's mom, she was very methodical about how she applied skin care products. "My mom is so old-world; she'd always say to me, 'Blend upward,' when putting on her face cream," she told Redbook. "She'd also sprinkle baby powder in her hair to absorb oil, and now I do it too. Another thing she told me was to moisturize my elbows, but I never did. Now they're hideous, and I think of her whenever I look at them!"
Live a little!
If you've been wanting to switch up your hair, La La Anthony's mom has the best advice. The actress talked to Allure about playing with length. "That's what's great about extensions," she explained. "You can cut your hair short, and a month later, if you want to switch it up, you can put in extensions and do something different. My mom used to always say, 'At the end of the day, it's just hair. It'll grow back.' So that's what I do."
Nothing looks better than success.
"My mom taught me discipline and a work ethic," Jennifer Lopez told Allure. "She didn't put a lot of emphasis on physical beauty. It was always about the person that you were. To be a good girl was the thing. That has stayed with me my whole life."
Comfort in your skin over everything.
Gina Rodriguez told Allure that her mom didn't wear makeup often and that ended up being a lesson in itself. "I kind of regret not learning to put on my own makeup because I'm a grown woman, but what she did teach me is that I don't need it. Someone should love me for who I am, and aging is beautiful, and I thank her for that."