Diddy Never Compromises His Skincare

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'I’m definitely a night person. I’ll take a nap in the afternoon, which you’ve got to do if you start your day at 9pm. Then I’ll drink some coffee to amp me up or take a really long shower and then air dry. And I think fragrance is a very important part of my getting-ready ritual because it's what people remember most about you. I like to mist myself with 3AM right out of the shower, so I can really soak in the scent.

What I do after that depends. Sometimes I’ll be in the studio until 3am—or I'll be out in Paris at the fashion shows and, you know, just hanging out until morning with Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss. Those times are always surreal. I remember a time—I had just done a photo shoot for Vogue, and afterward Kate, Naomi, and I just went out and did something a little touristy and cliché. We went and had champagne at the Eiffel Tower…someone had brought music, and we had a little party up there, just the three of us. Oh no—Lenny Kravitz was there, too. Oh, what a night…

My skincare routine is mainly at night, just before I go to bed. I wash my face, and I like putting hydrating night serums on—things meant for rejuvenation. I like the Nars Skin line. I use their Optimal Brightening Concentrate and have not skipped a night since I bought it, no matter how late I get home. But my favorite products are from Natura Bissē because they're so effective. And masks are a thing I’m starting to get into. There’s a sheet mask I had on at a facial recently—I looked like the Boogie Man. Or maybe a mummy? No, I looked like Jason! I collect them—no, really! My bathroom is filled with so many different toiletries, so every night is a different experience. I also drink a big bottle of Aqua Hydrate before bed. You have to hydrate from the inside out.

My daughters have a penchant for grooming, too—we all do. They’re very interested in makeup, but I don’t want them to start too soon! I try to keep them focused on their nails and hair instead. I’ll take them to get their hair braided or to take them for manicures and pedicures. They’ll get fun-colored polish or little designs, which always puts big smiles on their faces. I think it makes them feel a little grown up. But not too grown up—that’s the key! I’m pretty nervous for when that happens.”

—as told to ITG

Diddy photographed by Tom Newton. What does Amar'e Stoudemire use before a game? Glad you asked...

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