Charlize Theron reveals how motherhood has changed her skincare routine

By Julie Delahaye

Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron has revealed that becoming a mom has drastically changed her beauty routine. The beautiful star explained that because of her busy family life with son Jackson and daughter August, she has embraced a low maintenance skincare regimen to keep her complexion looking radiant.

TAP FOR GALLERY Charlize Theron has revealed how motherhood changed her skincare routine.

"I have a baby and a toddler, so the mornings are rough," the Mad Max: Fury Road actress told Vogue. "I have really learned to take care of my skin at night, so the mornings really are often just a hot washcloth, brushing my teeth and putting sunblock on.

"I mean literally, that's it. I can do a little more at night – it's usually when the kids are asleep and I have a bit more time to myself. The idea of not washing or exfoliating at least two times a week is just – I can't imagine that."

She now does her beauty regimen at night.

The South African beauty also admitted that there are certain skincare habits she is passing on to her children, particularly when it comes to sun protection. "Lip balm and sunblock, always. I wear sunblock every single day," she said. "I like the La Mer lip balm and the La Roche-Posay sunblock. It's in my bag, it’s in the car, I'm always slathering myself and my kids in it – we're big sunblock people."

Charlize became a mom of two last year when she adopted little August, following a six-month adoption process. The star had reportedly specified that she wanted a daughter – she had previously adopted Jackson in 2012 from South Africa.

She revealed her son is "in love" with Emily Blunt.

The actress recently opened up about her little boy, and revealed he was "in love" her The Huntsman: Winter's War co-star Emily Blunt after seeing her in the film. "My son is in love with her," Charlize told Extra TV. "He thinks she's the most beautiful princess ever. The kids were all there. But, I didn't even exist."

She quipped: "My son was just like, 'She's a princess', and I was like, 'I'm a queen!'"

The actresses have remained firm friends following their work on the action-packed film, which also stars Chris Hemsworth – and Charlize even threw a baby shower for Emily earlier this year when the latter was pregnant with her and husband John Krasinski's second child. Emily and John have since welcomed daughter Violet.

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