Selena Gomez, the ruler of Instagram, turned 24 today. In past lives, she might have been a Disney Channel star and one half of the hottest celebrity couple in the world, but these days, Gomez is busy taking over social media and running a world tour.
Although she’s known for her husky voice and doll-like face, it’s Gomez’s Pantene-approved hair and ever-changing beauty looks that keep fans guessing.
In honor of her birthday, let’s take a look back at some of the best advice she and her glam team have offered over the years.
Tell ’em that it’s your birthday, girl. You earned it.
If your hair has been feeling dry, apply a leave-in conditioner after washing and leave it in a braid overnight.
That’s how Selena keeps her mane healthy amid a grueling tour schedule.
Don’t be afraid to embrace your natural texture, allowing your hair to air-dry before styling.
Watch a movie or cook a meal, then style your locks. If you’re worried about snarls, use detangling spray to smooth it out.
Learn how often your scalp needs shampooing.
Selena admits to washing her hair every fourth day, and relying on dry shampoo for the others. Then again, she has about three times the hair of an average human being.
She told Elle,
I feel like with my hair it gets better every day when it’s kind of a little dirty, so I’m one of those peoplewhich I have to thank my mom and dad for because they have really thick hair.
A little exfoliating never hurt anybody.
Gomez admits to loving her shower on its hottest setting, especially paired with a brush and scrub. Talk about me time.
Never be scared to try a variation of a classic look.
For this year’s Met Gala, Gomez’s makeup artist used a smudged black liner instead of the classic, elegant cat-eye. The result was a new look for Gomez. Daring!
Don’t get stuck in a rut with your products.
The pop star often tells publications she grew up in an Olay family, but has since tried every face wash and oil money can buy. The joy of using new formulas is part of the fun.
Focus on your skin first.
If you have blemishes and dry spots, the makeup won’t sit as well on our face. Obviously, Gomez’s complexion is flawless, but she maintains it by regularly using brightening face masks and SPF.
If your body and mind are healthy, it will show on your face.
After a fight with lupus, a breakup and family trouble, Gomez took a year to get back on her feet and begin working once more. But according to her personal trainer, the biggest takeaway is that signs of stress show outwardly. Exercise, whole foods and a healthy mentality will do what $100 creams cannot.