This is Angela Bassett’s Guide to A Radiant, Ageless Glow

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Angela Bassett not only rocks as Sergeant Athena Grant in Ryan Murphy’s 9-1-1, but she also does it while looking like she did in The Rosa Parks Story in 2002.

And while she definitely stans in all her roles, to say Angle Bassett is #agegoals, #beautygoals, #bodygoals would be the understatement of the millennium.

If anyone truly lives up to the ‘age is just a number’ statement, it’s Angela Bassett.

And while she might have admitted that her skin is hereditary, the effortlessly cool actress insists it takes some work to look flawless.

Fortunately, she shared several tips with Essence that you can implement to look drop-dead gorgeous. Spoiler: she lives for a good workout and hydrating products.

Keep scrolling to find out more.

Dr. Gross Skin Pads, $17

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Oldies but goldies, these Dr. Gross skin pads hold a cult-like status among beauty enthusiasts. And it’s easy to see why.

The soaked pads contain hydroxys, AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids for collagen production), and BHAs (beta-hydroxy acids for a deep cleanse). They also come in a simple, two-step process – step one exfoliates, and step two neutralizes the exfoliating acids while delivering a dose of hydration and anti-aging benefits.

And did we mention these peel-perfection pads also come in handy for anyone who’s always on the go?

Dr. Barbara Sturm & Angela Bassett Darker Skin Tones Enzyme Cleanser, $75

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Angela Bassett once revealed that she’s struggled with hyperpigmentation, a condition many people deal with today. Once she noticed the market didn’t offer many options designed for her skin type, she paired up with skincare guru Dr. Barbara Sturm to develop the Dr. Barbara Sturm Darker Skin Tones line.

Skin is skin, but African-American skin has specific attributes – Bassett, Los Angeles Times.
The Enzyme Cleanser, one of her favorites from the line, features vitamin C and enzymes that vigorously remove dry or rough skin and reduce excess oil, giving you a fresh, radiant, and refined appearance.

Nutiva Organic, Unrefined, Virgin Coconut Oil, $8.47

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Even though she owns a whole skincare line, Angela Bassett still sings praises of your grandma’s kitchen staple – coconut oil.

You see, when it comes to the hardest-working natural oils in the game, not many can compete with coconut oil. The multitasking product helps with cuticle strengthening, dry skin hydration, eyebrow growth, frizz control, makeup removal, oil pulling, and more.

Dr. Barbara Sturm & Angela Bassett Darker Skin Tones Hyaluronic Serum, $300

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The hero of this super-potent serum is sodium hyaluronate, a water-soluble salt found in hyaluronic acid and works pretty much the same way.

However, unlike most hyaluronic acid serums, Dr. Barbara Hyaluronic Serum uses long-and short-chain hyaluronic acid molecules. What are these?

Simply put, short-chain/low-weight molecules penetrate deeper into your skin to replenish moisture reservoirs. Long-chain/high-weight hyaluronic molecules offer intensive hydration of the skin’s surface layers to give you an instant, refreshing effect.

The no-bullshit dark skin-friendly formula also contains purslane, an antioxidant that protects your skin from free radicals damage, and omega-3 fatty acids, which offer anti-aging properties and reduce inflammation.

Oxygen Spritz by Skin by Mamie, $60

Bring on the radiance! This indulgent skin-smoothing product combines aromatherapy and skincare to give you #flawless, #iwokeuplikethis skin.

The UVAPRO formula uses oxygen plasma to trigger collagen and elastin production and antioxidants to protect your skin from harsh UVA rays, preventing the appearance of age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles.

The tea tree oil helps freshen, condition, and eliminate acne-causing bacteria and fungus.

TRX Training with Rob Thompson

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You cannot achieve Angela Bassett’s #skingoals without some form of workout.

The multi-talented queen subscribes to TRX training with fitness trainer Rob Thompson and owes her strength and ageless skin to his routines – it starts with low cardio (half-a-mile run), transcends to barbell lifts while stepping on a bench, and ends with a few machine routines.

Bassett also does a lot of strength training and tries to squeeze in some meditation time whenever she can.

There you have it!

Clearly, achieving that effortlessly-fly Angela Bassett status doesn’t take much!

All you need is the right products, a few weekly fitness sessions, meditation, and voila!

Age will have nothing on you!


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