We caught up with singer and actress LeToya Luckett behind the scenes at the 2016 Essence Festival in the My Black Is Beautiful booth. From her major keys to flawless skin and what she takes to jet set, we share with you 5 secrets from her beauty routine that will have you looking fresh faced and beautiful!
LeToya is serious about keeping her skin hydrated and moisturized, the Texan beauty shared she not only likes to keep her skin moisturized by what she puts in her body (lots of water, y’all!) but also what she likes to put on it.
“I want to make sure the products I use hydrate my skin.”
So what is her go to? Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream. This moisturizer not only keeps skin hydrated but also corrects dark spots. She uses the product at night. Olay has been a product her family has used for years. Letoya reveals to Hello Beautiful,
“As a kid, my grandmother would use Oil of Olay. I loved the smell of it, but I was always admiring her glow of her skin. And I was like, ‘If my face can look like that after I use that product, that’s what I want to use! Now it’s funny I find myself using it now. I think she would be proud.”
WASH YOUR FACE TWICE A DAY
You can’t expect to have great skin if you don’t keep it clean. LeToya admits to washing her face twice a day and using the Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream at night, to allow the product to really absorb in her skin.
“You don’t want the black to crack. You have to protect our skin. Sunscreen. Sunscreen. Sunscreen.”
After washing her face in the morning, LeToya uses Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream With Sunscreen. This simple step, before applying makeup, helps protect her skin from the sun. With an SPF30, it’s higher than most creams and moisturizers, that tend to stick to SPF15. Pack in that extra protection!
PREPARE FOR WHEN YOU JET SET (OR ARE JUST BEING LAZY)
There are days that LeToya does not feel like taking off her makeup. Sleeping with makeup on can be detrimental to your skin, clogging your pores and not letting your skin breath. For those days when you are just too tired to head to the sink, use Olay Regenerist Micro-Exfoliating Wet Cleansing Cloths. She reveals,
“I keep them in my nightstand. I travel with them. It gets the makeup off.”
Don’t be afraid of change, beauties!
“I finally decided to cut my hair, which was a big fear of mine. I’ve had longer hair since I was a little girl. This past March, I was like, forget it, I will not live in fear, it is just hair, it will grow back. I just did it.”
LeToya maintains her pixie cut by using Pantene Oil Creme Moisturizer. It allows LeToya to keep her hair moisturized while allowing her to sculpt her hair the way she likes. This is perfect for ladies with relaxed or natural hair, as the product has both coconut and jooba oil, which are perfect oils for hydration.
Check out our Hello Live video, above to hear more about LeToya’s beauty routine. She also divulges her strange beauty habit!