The golden rule Julia Roberts swears by for healthy skin (it's a must)

Julia Roberts skincare secret is an oldie, but a goodie – and one you should never skip

Julia Roberts
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Fact: Julia Roberts is one of the most radiant human beings on the planet (well, it's a pretty safe bet at least). And if like us you've ever wondered how she keeps her skin in such good check, you're in the right place. 

The actress once shared the golden rule for skin health in an interview, and it's an oldie but a goodie: wearing SPF every day. She's touted her favorite formula as Shade SPF 30 ($19).

"As a responsible parent with three kids who love to be outdoors I rely totally on a good sunblock," she told PEOPLE in 2017. "[It] keeps working no matter how sweaty or how much time we spend in the water! It's magical."

The importance of daily SPF that protects against both UVA and UVB is crucial for two reasons, as any dermatologist will tell you. One, it drastically reduces your risk of skin cancer and two, it helps to prevent premature skin aging. 

Another classic skincare rule that Roberts swears by is taking her make-up off before bed every single night. The actress has been an ambassador for Lancôme for over 10 years, and is a long time fan of their Bi-Facil make-up remover (it was in fact her first ever purchase from the brand). 

Lancôme Bi-Facil Make-up Remover, $30, Sephora

Lancôme Bi-Facil Make-up Remover, $30, Sephora (UK £23.50, Lookfantastic)

"A lot of times you take off your eye makeup at night, and the next morning you wake up and look like you already put make-up on!" she told Viva. "But this formula gets rid of every stitch of make-up."

Ensure both of these steps are in your skincare regime and your skin will seriously thank you for it.

Lucy Abbersteen
Lucy Abbersteen

Lucy is a UK-based beauty journalist who has written for the likes of Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, OK!, Women's Health and more, as well as contributing to woman&home. Her work covers everything from expert skin and haircare tips to the latest product launches and the show-stopping beauty looks spotted backstage at London Fashion Week.


During her career she's interviewed some seriously famous faces, from Little Mix to Drag Race royalty The Vivienne, as well as chatting to the industry's leading hairdressers, dermatologists and make-up artists. When she's not got beauty on the brain you'll probably find her in the company of dogs, reading, or being shamed by Netflix's "are you still watching?" message. You can follow her on Instagram at @lucyabbers.