Debbie Matenopoulos Shares Her Best Skincare Secrets - Exclusive

We flip through magazines and see supermodels and their picture perfect skin. We're sold anti-aging products in practically every aisle. While healthy, glowing skin is something everybody wants, it's not necessarily easy to achieve — no matter how envious we all are of staying forever young. "If you tell me, I use this cream, and I'm going to look like Gigi Hadid, then I'm going to believe you, even though I know in my brain, that is not possible," TV host Debbie Matenopoulos told The List in an exclusive interview. "If I'm falling for it, and I work in this business, then people who don't work in this business have no hope."

Matenopoulos has been in the entertainment business for decades. Yet, even after working with loads of makeup artists and dermatologists, nothing has compared to some of the skincare secrets that she's since learned her Greek relatives live by. It even inspired her own skincare line, Ikaria Beauty. "There's so many hacks, and there's so many things you can do," Matenopoulos said, and she shared some of these secrets with us.

Debbie Matenopoulos reveals what the skincare industry isn't sharing with us

Shortly after creating her own Greek-inspired skincare line, the former host of "The View" began to realize there was a reason that expensive beauty products expire so quickly. "When they say it goes bad in three months, not necessarily," Debbie Matenopoulos explained to The List. "If you kept it in the refrigerator." It seems to be a secret that major skincare brands don't want to share considering it would keep us from buying more and more.

Another big lesson she's learned to keep your cream long-lasting is to use a tool to help apply it to your face. "You always want to use, like, a little spoon or something, especially when it's natural," Matenopoulos said. This helps keep oils, germs, and anything else on your hands from falling into your product. After all, you don't want to keep applying that same dirt and grime to your skin.

This is Debbie Matenopoulos' easy hack to help create healthy skin

This last skincare secret is something that Debbie Matenopoulos has learned from her own Greek family: applying olive oil to your dry skin is a saving grace. However, you need to make sure you thin it out first. Your skin will thank you, "if you take olive oil and water, and you put it in a spritz bottle," she told us. "Because if it can spritz out, it means that it's thin enough, and you spray it on your elbows, or on your knees, or on dry patches and spray it on your face." It's something her family has done for decades, and "they look 10 to 15 years younger than they really are," she added.

By using these tips and tricks, you'll need to wear less makeup over the long-term — something that the TV host says immensely helps her skin. "If your skin is pretty and glow-y and healthy, that's all you need," Matenopoulos told us. "Put on some mascara, curl your lashes, throw on some lip gloss, and you're good to go."

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