Catherine Zeta-Jones reveals the beauty routine she's sticking to in her 50s

Catherine Zeta-Jones has opened up about her remarkably simple skincare habits. (Getty Images)
Catherine Zeta-Jones has opened up about her remarkably simple skincare habits. (Getty Images)

For a Hollywood star, Catherine Zeta-Jones has a very un-starry beauty routine – except for when she puts out the bins.

The actress, 51, has opened up about the skincare and make-up behind her glowing complexion, while revealing she's "paid more attention to my skin, hair and nails since my 40s than I ever did before".

Speaking to The Telegraph's Stella magazine, the mother-of-two said: "Every Sunday I do a face mask, I do my nails, I put a hot conditioning oil on my hair."

She continued: "I have eczema so I have to be careful about over-perfumed stuff. I just do a very simple skincare – a facial wash, nothing drying, I like to exfoliate with an off-the- shelf scrub."

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Zeta-Jones – who is married to actor Michael Douglas – explained that due to a tracheotomy when she was 18 months old, she has a lot of capillaries on her face, which she covers up with make-up from the brand Wunder2.

She added: "I’m a huge lover of old Hollywood glamour and a bit of an eye-make-up girl.

"I literally don’t put the bins out without mascara on or a bit of eyeliner, so that’s where I started. I think my eyes are too small and I always want to accentuate them."

The star – who is mother to 20-year-old son Dylan and 18-year-old daughter Carys – admitted that had she grown up surrounded by social media filters she thinks it would have "affected her".

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Speaking about the confidence she finds to walk down the red carpet, Zeta-Jones noted: "I have my insecurities like every other woman.

"But as I’ve got older I’ve got much more confident about the way that I look."

She recently celebrated the high school graduation of Carys, with Michael and Dylan in an Instagram post.

In an interview with People about how the couple are coping with their youngest child flying the nest, her husband, 76, said: "It's scary. It really is. You look at each other and go, 'Well, it's just you and me babe.' "

"You forget how many conversations you sort of hide behind in terms of talking about your kids and what's going on next and this and that, and then one day you just look at each other.

"We're 20 years now, so all those good years of paying attention to each other are paying off now."