Nicole Kidman has been known for her gorgeous, porcelain skin since practically forever. And, of course, she still looks absolutely amazing, whether she’s on the red carpet or onscreen as retired lawyer Celeste Wright in Big Little Lies.
Kidman recently told Byrdie that “micro-decisions” are the keys to her beauty and happiness. A big factor in that: Using sun protection regularly.
“Because I’m so outdoorsy — I love playing tennis, and I love working out outdoors. I love going for a run and swimming, and I just want to be able to do all of that and protect my skin because I get burnt,” she said. “I use vitamin C too because that does give you some protection long-term.”
Kidman’s Celeste is struggling onscreen right now, and it’s hard to know what will happen ahead of the Big Little Lies finale. But one thing is for sure: She’ll look amazing doing it.
Here’s what else Kidman is doing to keep her skin looking youthful and healthy at 52.
She slathers on sunscreen during the day
The actress recently shared with People that she doesn’t skimp when it comes to SPF: She uses Neutrogena Beach Defense Water + Sun Protection Spray SPF 100. (Kidman is a spokesperson for the brand.) “My family and I love surfing, swimming and waterskiing,” she said. “This SPF 100 is so easy to apply and works for me like nothing else.”
For daily use on her face, Kidman likes Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch SPF 100+, and reapplies religiously. “It’s why my skin now is, I think, far less damaged than it could have been,” she told W magazine.
…and swears by retinol cream at night
Retinol creams work to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by increasing your skin’s production of collagen — and Kidman swears by them. But there’s one product she’s recommended time and time again: Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Cream.