Adrienne Bailon Still Uses This Old School De-Puffing Trick She Learned as a Teen

What I Put on My Face

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Adrienne Bailon has been a force in pop culture since the '90s. Many of us came to know her as one of the vivacious leading ladies in girl groups 3LW and Cheetah Girls. In the past two decades, she’s successfully transitioned from teen star to thriving multi-hyphenate. Bailon now spends her days juggling between co-hosting Emmy-winning talk show The Real and running her businesses (jewelry line XIXI and vegan handbag line La Voute).

Her demanding schedule as an entrepreneur and media personality requires her to be very intentional about self-care. And for Bailon, caring for herself usually means tending to her skin. "My self-care time is my skincare time because that's when I'm doing something for myself," she says. "I've always loved that saying, 'Do something today that your future self will say thank you for.' I used to fall asleep with my makeup on and not want to go through a whole skincare routine. Now, I take such pride in doing something I know will benefit my skin years from now."

Though the entrepreneur has access to prestige products and treatments, she regularly turns to drugstore skincare brands she grew up on, like Olay (who she recently teamed up with to celebrate the expansion of their body-care collection) to keep her skin healthy and hydrated. Ahead, Bailon opens up about her skincare journey, the old-school de-puffing trick a makeup artist taught her, and the reusable silicone chest patches she uses every night.

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