The £8 Moisturiser That Cured Kerry Washington's Dry Skin Issue

Sarah Ilston
·2-min read
Photo credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin
Photo credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin

From Women's Health

If anyone asked, Kerry Washington is someone we'd probably describe as having flawless skin but this wasn't always the case according to the actress who's revealed a life-long struggle with eczema.

Detailing her entire skincare routine in a recent YouTube video for Vogue, the 43 year-old Little Fires Everywhere star revealed the beauty products she uses as part of her daily routine, to keep her skin in tip-top shape and be 'the best version' of herself.

Admitting that she's been visiting a dermatologist to help with her dry skin condition since she was 'a kid,' she cited several budget beauty products as saving her skin as an adult.

'It's not just about looking cute,' she said. 'It's also really about having skin that's healthy and not too itchy and cracked and all that stuff that happens with eczema.'

First up, Washington uses an ultra-gentle foaming cleanser from Neutrogena - which she credits as being gentle enough for her eczema - before moving onto several skincare steps, involving a rosewater mist, an SPF serum and some 24-karat gold eye patches from Wander Beauty.

But her must-have product is undoubtedly Neutrogena's Hydro Boost Water Gel - a hyaluronic acid-based moisturiser which is currently on sale for £8 at Boots.

'I am addicted to hyaluronic acid,' Washington admits. 'Moisture for me is the key to it all. Drinking enough water, and making sure that I'm putting enough moisture inside and outside.'

Describing her skincare routine as 'as self-love,' the Scandal star also reveals how she looks after her scalp, using another affordable method of a 'scalp tonic' - consisting of distilled water, non-alcoholic witch hazel, and essential oils of rosemary, eucalyptus, peppermint, and lavender.

'It keeps your scalp super healthy, and also you become like walking aromatherapy,' she joked in the video.

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