Carmen Electra has spent nearly 30 years in the spotlight, having first shot to fame in 1993 – but while her career has evolved over the years, taking her from singer to model to actress, her youthful looks have remained as flawless as ever over the years.
And now the 48-year-old is opening up about how she has maintained her ageless appearance without the help of any surgery, insisting that her looks are the result of a strict diet, plenty of water, and a carefully curated skincare routine that she has been using for the past 20 years.
Speaking to DailyMail.com about the launch of her new beauty brand, GoGo Skincare, the former Playboy model explained that people often accuse her of undergoing surgery in order to keep up her appearances, noting that so many people in Hollywood have gone under the knife that it is usually assumed everyone has.
Spot the difference: Carmen Electra (pictured left in 2004 and right in 2020), 48, has opened up about the secrets behind her ageless looks – which she maintains without any surgery
Rock on: The former Baywatch star was first launched to stardom in 1993 (pictured) when she released her self-titled debut album, which was produced by Prince
No change: Despite working in Hollywood for nearly three decades, Carmen (pictured recently) looks almost exactly the same as she did when she first launched her career
‘Let’s be real, we are in Hollywood here and when I share the real story most people are shocked, because normally a woman would have certain things done,’ she said.
‘In my case I am completely free of [surgery] and I would say [my youthful appearance] is because of my discipline with my skincare routine.’
Carmen has now channeled that disciplined regimen into her own line of products, which the former singer named GoGo, a label that was ‘inspired by her single Go-Go Dancer from her self-titled debut album produced by Prince and released in 1993’.
The clean beauty brand is built around Carmen’s own routine, offering three products that streamline the skincare process – but, the screen star insists – offer brilliant results that leave your complexion as flawless as any cosmetic procedure.
‘At its core GoGo is about routine. I want every woman (and man!) to unlock the power that their skin naturally holds,’ she explained. ‘My GoGo Skincare system penetrates on a deep cellular level to activate collagen to replenish and nourish the skin creating healthy, glowing skin.’
Carmen confesses that she hasn’t ruled out surgery entirely, and she noted that she is not against cosmetic procedures for those who feel that it’s something they need to feel and look their most confident, but for now, the former Baywatch star says it isn’t something she is considering.
‘For the moment I am happy with my routine and it’s working!’ she said, adding of those who do go under the knife: ‘I feel that everyone has the right to be who they want without judgement.’
The Los Angeles resident does have one piece of advice for anyone who is considering surgery however: take your time and look at all the options before going under the knife.
‘I would say never rush anything in life,’ Carmen said. ‘Beauty and self-care especially should be like an adventure where you can explore all the many amazing modern options people have available, [both] surgical and non-surgical.
Like for like: Speaking to DailyMail.com, Carmen (pictured left in 1996 and right in 2018) says that she has been using the same skincare routine for the past 20 years
Key: The former Baywatch star stressed the importance of consistency when it comes to your skincare routine, and also pointed out how essential it is to follow a healthy lifestyle plan
Danger: Carmen (pictured in 2018) confessed that she avoids substances that can be ‘damaging’ to the skin, like caffeine, sugar, and alcohol
‘If you do things with love and care you can never go wrong.’
Simplicity is the key to Carmen’s beauty ethos; she doesn’t rely on harmful chemicals, nor does she go to extreme surgical lengths to ensure she stays looking young. In fact, other than skincare, she insists her appearance is the result of plenty of water and avoiding ‘damaging’ substances like caffeine, alcohol, and sugar.
‘I’m big on staying hydrated!’ she said. ‘Water can hydrate your skin from the inside out, it’s such a simple thing that I think a lot of people forget.
‘I also try to stay away from items that damage your skin like caffeine, soda, and alcohol.’
Self-care also plays a significant part of Carmen’s beauty routine, particularly when it comes to combating stress, which can cause serious damage to the skin, resulting in premature aging, fine lines, and other conditions like acne and rosacea.
‘Self-care is more important now than ever,’ she said. ‘I think just carving out the time each day, however long you have, to do something for yourself is so important. Whether it’s’ soaking in the bath, reading a book or your skincare routine, just try to find at least one thing a day you’re able to do for yourself.’
When it came to creating her own skincare products, Carmen says she was inspired by her own ‘magic’ regimen – which she has been using for two decades – and a desire to bring the natural ingredients she loves to the masses, without a sky-high price tag.
‘I’ve been using the same skincare regimen for over 20 years; it’s worked magic for my skin over the years and I feel like now is a great time to share my secret with the world,’ she explained.
‘So, I partnered with my amazing team of skin care professionals to develop high quality products that are affordable for everyone.’
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate: The model (pictured left in 1997 and right in 2020) added that she also drinks plenty of water every day, insisting this is an essential part of maintaining good skin
Sharing the wealth: Carmen recently launched her own beauty brand, GoGo Skincare, which was inspired by the routine that she has been using for 20 years
She added: ‘GoGo Skincare is inspired by my unique daily skincare routine that I have used all my life to keep my skin healthy, surgery-free, and glowing.
‘Today I want to share with every woman in the world the opportunity to unlock the power that their skin naturally holds and deliver incredible results that will stay with them for life.
‘No matter your age, I can’t stress enough how important it is to be consistent with your daily routine, my GoGo skin regimen penetrates on a deep cellular level to activate collagen, replenish and nourish the skin creating healthy, glowing skin.’
The brand launched earlier this month with a three-step system: Glow serum, Awaken eye cream and Nourish moisturizer, all of which are paraben-free, cruelty-free, sulfate-free, gluten-free, and vegan.
‘It was really important to me that these products be grounded with nature,’ Carmen revealed. ‘The ingredients that I really love, and have always used, are vegan so it was a no brainer that GoGo would be vegan as well.’
Carmen worked with industry experts to formulate each of the products with a powerhouse of natural ingredients.
The Glow serum contains the skin-smoothing agent Optim Hyal and B9-Vitapol, a reformulated form of folic acid that helps to fight the signs of aging, while also acting as an anti-inflammatory.
Meanwhile the Awaken eye cream uses Superox-C to ‘visibly reduce wrinkles and boost skin luminosity, as well as Meiview which increases the formulation of collagen around the eye while treating the visibility of dark circles’.
Finally, the Nourish moisturizer relies on Majestem, an active ingredient that helps to firm and plump the skin, as well as Optim Hyal once again to smooth the complexion.