You can never be too young to begin a skincare regimen. According to actress and producer Marsai Martin, she started her quest for glowing skin around the age of nine. “I began my skincare routine on the set of Black-ish,” she tells BET Lifestyle exclusively. “The start of every actor's day is in the hair and make-up trailer, so I ended up just following their advice.”
Although the 18-year-old actress learned a lot from the makeup artists on set of the award-winning sitcom—including finding the right products for her specific skin type—Marsai says her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother shared with her the family's go-to brand to achieving a smooth and refreshed appearance at a young age.
“I began incorporating Noxzema into my skincare routine when I lived back in Texas,” she reveals. “Since I was a little kid, Noxzema Original Classic Clean Deep Cleansing Cream has literally been a part of my life. All the women in my family and household used it as their main product.”
For over 100 years, Noxzema has been known as the tingle behind beautiful, clean, and smooth skin. “I love the eucalyptus and the tingly feeling that makes my skin feel so clean,” she shares about the product she uses to start her morning routine. “I use it at least three times a week.”
Martin also reveals that, in addition to the cleansing cream, she also turns to the brand’s Ultimate Clear Anti-Blemish Pads with eucalyptus extract for breakouts. “I then finish my skincare routine with some moisturizer,” she adds.
Keep scrolling to see Marsai’s secrets to maintaining radiant skin:
Incorporate Moisturizers Into Your Daily Routine
“For me, the winter air dries out my skin a lot depending on where I am,” she explains before reminding us the importance of having a moisturizer in our daily routine. “Keep your skin moisturized with either serums or different oils.”
Wear Sunscreen, Even In The Winter
You’ve heard it before, now you’ve heard it again. Sunscreen is a must-have. Marsai reminds us, “Even when the sun isn’t out, don’t forget to wear sunscreen. Your skin can change in every type of weather, so it’s important to keep it protected.”
Always Wash Off Your Makeup ASAP
To maintain healthy skin, Marsai never goes to bed with makeup on. “After work or an event, I immediately wash my makeup off. I don’t ever sleep with makeup on or wear it longer than I have to,” she explains.
FYI: Noxema is available for purchase at mass retailers, select drugstores, and supermarkets nationwide such as Walmart, Target and Rite Aid.
Editor’s Note: This story has been edited and condensed for clarity.