Kerry Washington Spills Her Beauty Secrets


Olivia Pope might not be so forthcoming with her secrets, but Neutrogena’s new creative consultantKerry Washington is spilling some of her best beauty tips to Style, including her strict skincare regimen, strand savers, biggest beauty splurge, and the must-have item that the Scandal casts always request. Gear up, gladiators, and take note:

Washington never breaks her no-makeup-at-bedtime rule, ever, relying on the brand’s iconic makeup remover wipes to stick to it. “When I got to bed at night, I know I am not taking all of the makeup I have worn at work to bed with me,” she told the site. But even when she’s off set, her skin always looks put together and protected with the Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer.

Just like her politically savvy character, Washington is a huge swim fan. “I have a hard time avoiding a pool if I see one,” she confessed. But she doesn’t worry about her hair as she always keeps the brand’s Professional Triple Repair Leave-In Treatment on hand, along with a Mason Pearson and a flat iron (preferably GHD).

Rainbath has been a hero item for the skin care authority for years, but it’s become a hot ticket item on the Scandal set with Washington at the center of it. “It’s funny because when my castmates found out about my new role with Neutrogena, they started begging me for Rainbath,” she mentioned. Now she knows how we editors handle our friends and family!

While lots of her beauty buys are great for the budget babe, she does spoil herself every once in a while with a massage, as good circulation is key to both health and beauty, especially when rocking a baby bump. “I think so much of being beautiful is being relaxed and confident,” Washington said. “I feel massages really help me stay physically aligned and healthy.”