Jessica Alba talks toxic beauty advice and self-care products

Jessica Alba is prioritizing self-care these days. Before the pandemic, the actress and Honest Beauty founder admitted she didn’t always take the time to “reset and recalibrate,” but over the past two years she’s made more of an effort to pamper herself in her free time .

“At least on the weekends, I make sure to give myself a mini-facial and take a bath—it’s my peaceful moment,” she says women health. “I didn’t do that very often before. I just let one day flow into the next.”

Alba’s bath essentials are Bath Bombs, Epsom Salts and the Honest Beauty Prime + Perfect Mask, but when she’s in the mood to really clear her head, she adds another special ingredient to the mix. “Sometimes I add a bit of Himalayan salt and sprinkle on a bit of baking soda,” she says. “A healer told me to do this because it clears your energy.”

Although a large part of her current beauty routine places an emphasis on self-care and wellness, Alba hasn’t completely turned her back on makeup. One of her more recent Instagram posts is a video in which she demonstrates her brand’s newest product, Fresh Flex Concealer, by trying out TikTok’s concealer/bronzer/blusher hack, where you combine all three of the above Apply products all at once and blend in from lightest to darkest.

Honest Beauty Fresh Flex Concealer

Fresh Flex Concealer

Honest Beauty Fresh Flex Concealer

While she’s clearly not afraid to try her hand at a TikTok beauty trend, she’s also aware of the toxic beauty advice that’s rife on the app and the damaging effects it can have on young people if it goes viral will. That’s why the mother-of-three is keeping a close eye on who her eldest daughter, Honor Marie Warren, 14, is following on social media.

“I make sure she has a diverse enough group of people, and I unfollow her when she has too many people who have completely unrealistic ideals of beauty,” she says. “If you get enough of this information, you will be brainwashed.”

Alba also makes sure to combat unrealistic beauty advice by reinforcing her own positive advice. Your most valuable tip? Trust is everything.

“Confidence is always the best thing,” she says. “It’s not about a specific skin tone or skin texture or hairstyle or facial features. I try to show [my kids] all kinds of people and how cool it is that they don’t all look the same because how boring would our world be?”

Jessica Alba talks toxic beauty advice and self-care products

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