8 Celebs Reveal Their #1 Beauty Secret Passed Down From Mami

When it comes to beauty, every Latina has their own secret regimen, but nothing is quite like those passed down from your mami (or abuelita). From natural hair treaments to achieving flawless skin, these celebrities are sharing some of their their best-kept family beauty tips:

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This post was originally published on October 28, 2015

1. Alejandra Espinoza

Alejandra Espinoza told us one thing she learned from her mom was to never sleep with makeup on.“No matter what you do or what time you get home, always take time to take off your makeup. It’s important for your skin to breathe and for your pores to open up, especially after a long day with makeup.”

2. Zoe Saldana

Growing up Zoe Saldana's mother taught her that the best skin care and hair care remedies come from natural products."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," she told Allure.

3. Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara told us when it comes to keeping her long locks looking fabulous, it all starts with a healthy scalp. "I remember first using Head & Shoulders when I was a teenager in Colombia. My mom told me it would give me beautiful, healthy hair, so I started using it then and have been ever since! My entire family uses Head & Shoulders." The star also shared how makeup plays a big role in her daily beauty routine. "Being Colombian, you also learn to love makeup so I never leave the house without any on. That’s something all the women in my family taught me."

4. Thalia

From a young age Thalia learned that keeping your hair healthy is all about the right treatments. "I can still hear my mother reminding me to do my weekly hair treatment mask," the star told POPSUGAR. "She showed me how to use ingredients that we already had in the house, such as avocado and mayonnaise, to treat my hair."

5. Salma Hayek

When it comes to Salma Hayek's silky smooth skin, her abuela taught her it's all about exfoliating. "My grandmother taught me at a very early age the importance of scrubbing, especially around the elbows and knees," she told Cosmopolitan. "Adding sugar to your body wash is an amazing way to create this effect, naturally."

6. Jordana Brewster

Jordana Brewster is known for her killer natural glow, and her mom Maria João told us their secret to gorgeous skin is staying hyrdated. "It's a Brazilian tip, but to drink coconut water! For the skin, for the body — I still use it."

7. Jessica Alba

Thanks to her abuela, Jessica Alba knows a thing or two about the great healing powers of aloe vera. "My grandma, whom I grew up with and who helped raise me with my mum, loved aloe vera," Alba said in an interview. "If anything was wrong, she’d break her aloe vera plant and rub it all over."

8. Adrienne Bailon

Adrienne Bailon learned from her mami and abuela that natural fats and oils can do wonders to your hair. "Good old olive oil in the hair, some eggs, and mayonnaise. If you mix those three… eggs, mayonnaise, olive oil, great for the hair," Bailon told About Style.