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Jessica Alba's Beauty Regrets Allure Magazine 2016

You'll Relate So Much to Jessica Alba's Biggest Beauty Regrets

They say you should always listen to people with more experience than you, and in this case that person is Jessica Alba. The actress and The Honest Company founder recently opened up to Allure magazine, recounting her biggest beauty mistakes, and shelling out the advice she'd give her younger self.

We're going to go ahead and say it, because after reading Jessica's list we're convinced: Stars, they really are just like us. Just like we did back in our younger years, Jessica overplucked, applied way too much makeup, and even tanned! Scroll ahead to read what she had to say about these major beauty blunders, then head to Allure for more.

Beauty Regret #1: Wearing too much makeup
"I didn't know that there was the no-makeup makeup look until I was in my 20s. I used to use a foundation stick and just rub it all over my face, and then I would break out. Then I would wear more makeup to cover the breakout."

Beauty Regret #2: Tanning beds
"I did it a little bit as a teenager and a young adult. I remember it was a trend, and we all used to do it. You put the sticker on to see how dark you got. I would go to my cousins' dances, like the Sadie Hawkins dance, and we would get a fake tan before. I would never do a tanning bed ever [now]."

Regret #3: Plucking her eyebrows too much
"I got really excited about hair removal when I started shaving. I plucked the crap out of my eyebrows. I wouldn't recommend [doing] that because it really is hard for your hair to grow back, if it ever does."

Beauty Regret #4: Not protecting her hands
"Back in the day, if I was washing dishes or doing any housework that used a detergent, my hands got ruined. I never used gloves. Now, I have more gentle products so people don't need to use gloves, but back then I didn't have that. I would also tell myself to use sunscreen and lotion liberally on my hands. [My hands] are the things that look not-my-age."

Beauty Regret #5: Getting tattoos
"You're never going to be in the same place emotionally and mentally at 18 that you are at 20 or 25 or 30. Something that's meaningful to you when you're younger is not going to be meaningful to you five years later. Understand that tattoos are forever. I have a few tattoos. I'm not into them now the way that I was."

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