Catherine Zeta-Jones is a beautiful women who seems to defy the ageing process, and she's revealed one of her top tips for keeping wrinkles at bay.
Year after year, Zeta-Jones looks just as youthful as when she first came to fame, and most of us are curious about how she manages to stay so fresh faced. Until now. We might finally have her secret beauty weapon — and it's surprisingly simple.
During a web chat with Mumsnet, she revealed her beauty routine consists of a lot of argan oil — a plant oil derived from the nuts of the argan tree, native to Morocco.
"I'm finding, just from travelling from New York and being in heated hotel rooms, my skin feels like a Walker's crisp at the moment", she explained, Hello magazine reports. "But I've been using some argan oil just to saturate my skin at night, so it has some nourishment as I sleep, to start the day a little bit more hydrated".
But argan oil is not the only thing that facilitates her dewy complexion.
"The real hydration comes from within. You can never drink too much water. No diet sodas!" she added.
So is argan oil really good for your skin? And what are the benefits?
According to The Dermatology Review, pure argan oil is rich in vitamin E and unsaturated fatty acids, which can benefit dry skin as well as address certain skin problems, like acne. The oil also has moisturising properties, as it reportedly contains substances known as sterolins, which help promote healthy skin cell metabolism and retain the skin's moisture.
When it comes to anti-ageing, there are other benefits, as argan oil's antioxidants prevent "oxidative damage from environmental" factors.
According to Underground Health Reporter, "Pure argan oil is easily absorbed, and it regulates the pH balance of the skin, which in turn protects against sun exposure and other damage".
All signs certainly point to the fact that pure argan oil is in fact a great product for the skin, but is it the solution we're all looking for? Well, all we can say for now is that it is definitely working for Catherine Zeta-Jones.
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