10 Beauty Secrets Celebs Swear By

Beauty & Style | Camille Travis | 03/18/2014 | 09:00 AM EDT

We've got the goods on these celebrity beauty secrets

Mayonnaise-saturated tresses? A coffee grounds body wash? Fish oil face treatments? When it comes to the world of entertainment, celebrities are likely to try a range of tactics to keep things tight, toned and glowing in front of the camera.

This month, Centric is highlighting all things beauty with commentary on weight loss, self-esteem and more in an effort to celebrate our differences and promote self-love -- inside and out. So how are some of your favorite celebrities keeping their appearances up? We've compiled a short list of the beauty secrets they absolutely swear by, ranging from the tried and true to the downright outrageous.

Check them out below.

Halle Berry -- Coffee grounds
Berry isn't just saving the pulverized beans for her morning cup o' joe. She's been known to use the coffee grounds as an anti-cellulite treatment, adding them to her body wash to exfoliate. The caffeine is said to increase blood flow and smooth skin.

Mariah Carey -- Mint extract
Mimi perfects her pout with a few drops of mint oil to her lip gloss in an attempt to stimulate blood flow to her lips. The trick is also known to intensify lip color.

Sanaa Lathan
-- Saunas
Lathan's skin always seems to have an immaculate glow from on-screen to red carpet appearances. So what's her secret? "I like long Shiatsu massages and going into the sauna," she told ELLE's Real Beauty. "I like to do a rotation from the sauna to the cold pool for 45 minutes, which is really amazing for your skin."

Zoe Saldana
-- Mayonnaise
Mayo shouldn't only be reserved for your favorite sandwich. Just ask Zoe Saldana. The actress admits to adding the egg yolk/oil mixture to her hair for picture-perfect results. "My mother was a hippie and very health conscious, so growing up, she always encouraged my sisters and I to be as natural as possible," Saldana told Refinery 29. "She gave us a book she bought at a garage sale about natural beauty remedies and we used to look up everything, like how to make masks out of oatmeal or give our hair highlights using henna tea or even rum. Once a year, we all still get together and put mayonnaise in our hair for old times’ sake."

Kimora Lee Simmons
-- Vaseline
To achieve KLS's model-ready appearance, look no further than a jar of Vaseline. Simmons' tip: dab a bit of the petroleum jelly on top of your eyeshadow for a great evening effect.

Beyoncé Knowles
-- Aquaphor
The healing ointment from Eucerin can be purchased at just about any drugstore for less than $5 and Queen Bey swears by it. "I use this for everything! It's great for your lips, but it also works on small patches of dry skin. I can even use a little bit as oil in my hair."

Taraji P. Henson
-- Shea butter
Henson was so sold on the benefits of shea butter, that she teamed with Jergens to endorse a line of products utilizing the powerful nut. One hundred percent pure natural shea butter has the strength to moisturize dry skin, fight against blemishes and wrinkles, reduce stretch marks after pregnancy, soothe sunburn and combat harsh winters, among other things.

Beverly Johnson
-- Fish oil
Ingesting fish oil pills might be the traditional method to getting your dose of Omega-3 fatty acids, but Beverly Johnson is taking it a step further. The 61-year-old beauty breaks open capsules and rubs the supplement directly on her skin for an instant glow.

Kerry Washington
-- Neutrogena makeup remover cleansing towelettes
You've heard it from your mother nearly a million times: never go to bed with a face full of makeup. "Scandal" star Kerry Washington follows the rule to a tee, name-checking Neutrogena's makeup remover cleansing towelettes as a huge help. "I've always been really focused on the health of my skin. It's not always about covering up flaws but taking good care of your skin. So I never go to sleep with makeup on. I’m very, very, very specific and strict about that."

Jennifer Lopez
-- Crème de la Mer
Consider this a splurge. Lopez is said to use Crème de la Mer over her entire body while visiting warmer, drier climates around the globe. But mind your pennies; a jar of the good stuff can run you $155 for just one ounce and a staggering $1900 for 16.5 ounces.

What are some of your favorite beauty secrets? Let us know in the comments section below

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