Ever since Kate Bosworth burst onto the scene with her starring role in Blue Crush, she has become known for her exquisite beauty and especially her gorgeous complexion. You鈥檒l be surprised to know that the routine keeping her looking fresh-faced and dewy is NOT costing her thousands of dollars per week, nor requires her to use some tricky scientific formula that involves machinery and a cabinet full of chemicals. Her skincare routine is actually, in fact, surprisingly simple.


At an event for the launch of Aczone Gel 7.5 percent , a topical acne treatment (that鈥檚 right, Bosworth gets the occasional zit), she explained less is more when it comes to her skincare.

With her busy travel and work schedule 鈥 she currently is filming season two of the television series The Art of More in Montreal 鈥 she says all that stress can wreak havoc on her complexion. 鈥淭here are so many inconsistent variables in our life, whether it鈥檚 travel or stress or exhaustion, diet, hormones, etc鈥 these are just the myriad of things we cannot control,鈥 she said. To combat the effects of an inconsistent schedule, Kate鈥檚 daily skin routine consists of waking up nice and early, working out, then cleansing her skin and applying a moisturizer and 鈥渁lways sunscreen.鈥 Yup. That鈥檚 it.

鈥淚鈥檓 pretty minimal in terms of what I use in the morning; though the things I use, I make sure that they鈥檙e effective for me,鈥 she explained. 鈥淎nd then in the evening, again I鈥檒l cleanse, and then I鈥檒l apply the Aczone right after cleansing and right before moisturizer鈥nd an eye cream, and that鈥檚 essentially it. Less is more. You want to find the things that are effective for you.鈥

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Of course, Kate admits that it isn鈥檛 just what she puts on her face that keeps it looking so healthy. 鈥淚t is a combination of what I put in my body and what I put on my body,鈥 she said. 鈥淧articularly when I鈥檓 working and want to feel my best and my sharpest I鈥檒l stay away from anything that doesn鈥檛 help with that. So sugar, wheat, dairy 鈥 all the things we really like, but that make me quite tired! And you can see those showing up in your skin,鈥 she said.

But in case you鈥檙e convinced that Kate never strays from her guilt-free diet, don鈥檛 worry: She lets herself cut loose a bit when she isn鈥檛 working 16 and 17 hours a day. 鈥淲hen I have some time off I have the cheat days,鈥 she admitted. 鈥淚t鈥檚 important, because you have to have fun and enjoy it. Those will be the days that I鈥檒l get a burger with my husband or truffles at Momofuku.鈥

In sum: Less is more, plus the occasional truffle. Sounds good to us.

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