With her signature brunette locks and megawatt smile, Sandra Bullock looks just as striking at age 56 as she did at 36 (when she starred in the 2000 blockbuster, Miss Congeniality). But it’s not just her outward appearance that shines, Bullock also has a huge heart. She uses her star power to help promote causes she believes in, making generous donations to various organizations like The Red Cross. Plus, she is a single mother to son Louis, 10, and daughter Laila, 5. So, it comes as no surprise that in 2015, at 50 years old, Bullock was selected as People Magazine’s Most Beautiful Woman in the World.
If you’re curious how America’s sweetheart manages to keep up her radiance after three decades in the spotlight, read on.
She’s a minimalist when it comes to skincare
But she’s not afraid to experiment with beauty treatments
At the London premier of Miss Congeniality 2, Bullock shared, “my favourite beauty-pageant secret: I didn’t realise that putting hemorrhoid ointment on your face is acceptable in the beauty business. But apparently butt cream does help lines around the eyes.” Who knew?
…or trendy facials
While on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2018 promoting Ocean’s Eight, Bullock divulged that she has tried the Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) facial administered by celebrity facialist Georgia Louise. According to various medical journals, EGF is a protein that is naturally occurring in human skin and helps to produce collagen and elastin which keep the skin looking youthful and taught. As we age, we begin to lose the EGF we were born with. Bullock explained to Ellen’s audience that the EGF serum is applied to the skin and then gone over with a micro-needling pen.
“It pushes through the skin, ruptures the collagen and boosts it and you look like a burn victim for a day,” Bullock said. And for the results? Louise told People, “In [Sandra’s] case, the effect of the procedure seems to work great.” She also added, “I wanted to give Sandra something that would change her skin without having to go through the lasers and would provide long-term results.”
She exfoliates once a week
When speaking to Vogue, celebrity aesthetician Mila Moursi, who has worked with Sandra Bullock, shared that all her clients cleanse daily as part of their skincare routine and exfoliate at least once a week, “exfoliating, liberating your pores clogged from pollution and oils [is important].”
She’s dedicated to a fitness routine
The star’s always toned physique is another contributing factor to not looking her age. When asked how she stays in shape, Bullock told InStyle, “I do Pilates, kickboxing, weight training. When I’m in Austin, I run or ride a bike. If I can work out every day, I will.” According to Trevante Rhodes, who starred in Bird Box with Bullock, the actress takes fitness very seriously. “The truth is, before set everyday, she would show up in her workout [apparel].”
She dances regularly
Stress can cause havoc on all facets of our lives, not to mention our skin. And there is no question that celebrities have added stressors with constantly being in the limelight. To recenter herself, Bullock told InStyle, “at the end of every week I throw on a pair of jeans, take my hair down, and find someplace to just dance, even if it’s by myself. That’s my therapy.”
From Harper’s Bazaar UK