Selena Gomez’s skin care routine is very relatable

Simple but effective

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / May 12 2022

When you think of Selena Gomez and beauty, your mind most likely wanders to her affinity for makeup.

But the Rare Beauty founder also has a healthy obsession with all things skin care, which stems from a generational love of self-care that was passed down from her grandmother.

“She’s taken care of her skin for as long as I can remember,” Gomez told Into The Gloss. “When my mum hit about 21, my nanna started giving her old Olay products, sort of like hand-me-downs… And it must work because my mum has the most incredible, beautiful skin.”

And like mother, like daughter, Gomez herself is always glowing. So we hunted down everything we could find on her skin care routine…

She believes in skin care with a self-care mindset

The 29-year-old told Vogue that she addresses her skin with a self-care mindset because “when you’re taking care of your skin, you’re taking care of your body, and your mind, and soul—I think it’s all connected.”

Her skin care habits are very relatable

“I try not to pick at anything [and sometimes] that’s hard,” Gomez revealed in the same interview with Vogue.

But when she can’t help herself, she relies on the and Biore Deep Cleansing Strips ($9.49 at Chemist Warehouse). According to an interview with Into The Gloss, she said: “They make me feel really accomplished when I do them, too — plus they work!”

Another bargain buy she likes? The Evian Eau Mineral Brumisateur Spray ($9.69 at Chemist Warehouse) which she spritzes on before applying any other potions.

Evian Eau Mineral Brumisateur Spray

Biore Deep Cleansing Strips

During her Vogue Beauty Secrets confessional, the singer also admitted that she has to wash her face before applying makeup. 

“It just… it bothers me, I guess. I just need to have a clean canvas to start,” she said. 

“As far as make-up remover [goes], I love the Dior Hydra Life Triple Impact Makeup Remover ($65 at MYER),” Gomez spilled in a recent interview with Vogue UK.  “It’s blue and really pretty. I use it to wipe it all off.”

We’ve never felt so seen in all of our lives.

Her eye product game is impressive

After she’s sufficiently cleansed her skin, Gomez likes to whip out her favourite eye masks. “I like to start with a nice eye patch to get rid of any inflammation,” she explained in her Vogue Beauty Secrets tutorial.

Her go to? The SEPHORA COLLECTION Cucumber Eye Masks ($6 at Sephora), which just so happen to be a recommendation from her little sister.

“My sister has like 18 of these,” Gomez went on to say. “She’s probably more of the beauty guru now and she’s eight-years-old… she’s kinda cooler than me.”

Gomez doesn’t stop there when it comes to keeping her under eyes looking camera-ready. 

As the beauty mogul told Into The Gloss, she’s a fan of caffeine-infused formulas such as the (now, unfortunately discontinued) First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy: “If you get dark circles, it’s the sh*t.” 

“I’ll put it on, it feels all good and cold, go have a coffee, and that’s the bomb.”

While we can understand if you’re disappointed that you can’t get your hands on a Gomez-approved formula, we’d recommend sampling the Revolution Skincare Revitalising Caffeine Eye Cream ($16 at Revolution Beauty) instead.


Revolution Skincare Revitalising Caffeine Eye Cream

However, when it comes to red carpet appearances where frequent collaborator and makeup artist Hung Vanngo is at the helm of her glam squad, Gomez opts for vitamin C eye cream; specifically the Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Cream ($60 at Sephora), which Vanngo used to create her Critics Choice Awards look.

Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Cream

“I applied a small amount gently with my ring fingers to the entire eye area,” said Vanngo via Instagram. “It works beautifully as a base for makeup.”



She’s a Tatcha superfan

Gomez has confessed on several occasions that she’s a big fan of Tatcha’s dewy skin range.

In one interview with Vogue, she said she uses the Tatcha Dewy Skin Moisturiser ($102 at MECCA) on the daily because “it’s so thick and yummy that you actually don’t have to use that much!”.

Similarly, she revealed the Tatcha Dewy Serum ($132 at MECCA) as “one of my favourites,” in her most recent Vogue Beauty Secrets tutorial.

Tatcha Dewy Skin Moisturiser

Tatcha Dewy Serum

Her hydrating routine doesn’t end with her face

In Gomez’s recent Vogue UK interview, the Rare Beauty founder confessed she loves a light body lotion to hydrate the rest of her body. “I just use a regular lotion, but don’t usually use a lot of it because it makes me feel sticky.” 

“However, I just got back from a trip and my skin is peeling, so I’m using Sol de Janeiro’s Bum Bum Cream ($67 at MECCA).

Sol de Janeiro’s Bum Bum Cream

Well, we guess we better start saving our pennies now so we can have skin like Selena Gomez from top-to-toe as soon as possible…

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Main image credit: @selenagomez

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).