When she's not touring the other side of the world, Alicia Keys starts her days like many other mothers: by waking her children up at 6:30 a.m.
Then, in a second step, the singer pays particular attention to her beauty routine and her well-being rituals.
“I have a lot of fun tricks that I've discovered that really work,” she revealed in a May 17 interview for the British edition of Vogue magazine.
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Above all, Alicia Keys never strays from her number one beauty secret: “A gallon of water a day.
As much water as you could possibly drink, which is often difficult”, she confides, before sharing her technique to hydrate more: “I put a lot of lemons in mine, because I I feel like it gives me more energy.
And ice cream, which makes me feel like it's more lemonade than water."
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The creator of the Keys Soulcare cosmetics brand performs an express facial cleansing every morning before applying her illuminating serum.
Her favorite ritual to give “glow” to her skin?
Indulge in facial sauna sessions.
“After applying the moisturizer, I use the nicest steamer, it's my favorite thing.
It's such a luxury, but it's a simple thing anyone can do, she says.
I put rose water in it because the scent is really beautiful.
I do it for about 10 to 15 minutes, to make my skin glow.”
Reconnect with makeup
As for her drastic decision to give up makeup in 2016, Alicia Keys admits she finally changed her perspective.
"I love and have always loved the creativity of make-up, but my relationship with him had become a bit toxic," she says, explaining that she suffered from a "heavy desire for perfection" from her earliest days. young age.
"I think we get this message that we're supposed to be or look perfect, not have any 'flaws' or go wrong.
We feel obligated to behave in a certain way.
And that's not the reality, is it?
“Over time, I realized that I had to find my own relationship to my beauty and not the one that was imposed on me or that I adopted because I felt like that was what was expected of me.
That's why I slowed down and decided I needed an extreme change [in my approach to makeup], so I could understand who I wanted to be, who I was, and who I am. »
The only standard of beauty is the one I create
The star now appears again in makeup, both on the red carpets and in her video clips.
“What I learned from this process is that the only standard of beauty is the one I create.
Once I realized that, it was the clarity and balance I was looking for,” she continues.
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Finally, if for her, "water is the key" to beautiful skin, "the most important thing is happiness", she specifies before concluding: "You have to find your way to what brings you real joy (...) When you feel good about yourself, about your choices and your life path, you will feel and look happy, and your skin will visibly look much better.”