Ivory Soap and Foot Massages: Lady Gaga Spills Her Beauty Secrets

03/18/2011 at 12:00 PM ET

Lady Gaga Beauty

It’s hard to think of someone as glam as Lady Gaga mulling over a makeup bag. But in the latest issue of PEOPLE, the superstar singer opens up about her surprisingly normal beauty routines (hint: the last thing she does before bed is brush her teeth!). Gaga, who calls her mother Cynthia Germanotta and Princess Diana her beauty influences, says her mom taught her to wash her face with Ivory soap. But that doesn’t mean the singer always follows directions. When asked how many nights per week she goes to bed wearing makeup, she replies, “Seven. That is not good for your skin, but I’m blessed with good genes.” What is good for her skin? The sunblock she carries around in her beauty bag. “I don’t like to tan my face because it’s bad for wrinkles,” she explains. The natural brunette, known for her now white-blonde locks, says she misses her dark hair when she has to “get a chemical haircut because my blonde hair is falling out.” And that’s not the only damage fame has done: she admits that she’s dying for a foot massage, to relieve her achy feet after all those days spent walking in sky-high heels. But Gaga — whose favorite fragrances growing up were Versace Baby Rose Jeans and Revlon’s Jean Naté — says that above all, the best beauty tip is to be yourself. “Just go with your gut,” she urges. “Whenever you try to be someone else, it’s boring.” Perhaps that’s why she’s skipping mascara and fake lashes these days. “I think it’s more modern not to wear [either]. I just wear eyeliner.” For more on Gaga’s beauty secrets, pick up the March 28 issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now. Rennie Dyball and Samantha McIntyre


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Marina on

Gaga and beauty? hahahahah…

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Tang Mu on

Lady Gaga may be a good entertainer but she leaves much to be desired in the beauty queen department. I would personally need a a big bag over her head to get too close.

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Audieme on

Ivory soap to wash the face? I love Ivory soap (grew up on it) but it leaves such a film, I don’t know how anyone can wash their face with it.

Becky on

Screw all you haters, she’s beautiful – Perfect combination of rock’n roll and class. All this talk of ‘copying’ is nonsense, every artist is inspired by something/someone and EVERYTHING has been done before at some point. She has single handedly revolutionised pop music and it’s about time people stopped trying to bring her down – Jealousy ain’t pretty!

jess on

Gaga is far from classy. Didn’t she go to the airport in ripped up fishnets and her bra and underwear? As far as beauty….sorry Gaga, yet another word I would not associate with you. I do finally agree with you on one thing. Ivory soap.

Minniemouse on

Wow…Lady Gaga spilling her beauty secrets? Rightfully a very short article!

Lisah on

The only pretty thing about her is that she is pretty homely. Really, what does she really look like? She has to “be” someone/something every time you see her, never herself. I have read articles on her about her history and I do give her credit for going after her passion. She’s just a little too high on herself. She “ain’t all that.”

Lisah on

…one more comment…She is NO rock and roll singer. She is as bubble gum as you can get. True rock and roller female examples are Ann and Nancy Wilson and Grace Slick. Gaga doesn’t compare AT ALL.

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