It is hard to picture the Chinese film industry without Zhang Ziyi.

She is not only considered one of the top actresses in her home country, but had also gained international recognition thanks to films like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Rush Hour 2, and Memoirs of a Geisha.

It’s not surprising to us that the 43-year-old actress is beautiful whether she’s in her 20s, 30s, or 40s.

Want to learn how she ages so gracefully? Here’s a list of her beauty tips that we can take notes from.

She is serious about anti-ageing

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While some people only start using anti-ageing skincare products when they start seeing signs of ageing, Zhang Ziyi is conscious about it even before they appear.

Her skincare products of choice are targeted at slowing down the skin’s ageing process and to make it look bouncy and youthful.

She loves to use masks and cleansers with milk extracts on her skin; milk is rich of lactic acid and vitamin A, which can keep your skin looking clear.

She believes you shouldn’t skimp on skincare

This actress believes you get what you pay for and doesn’t skimp when it comes to skincare.

However, this doesn’t mean you should blindly pursue expensive skincare products, but rather look into what you need for your skin and go for products with the right skincare ingredients.

She doesn’t neglect the neck area

While most people will focus on skincare on the face and skip the neck area entirely, this can create an unwanted contrast between the face and neck.

To avoid this, Zhang Ziyi makes sure to focus on the neck as well and use the same nourishing skincare products she uses on her face on her neck.

She drinks a lot of water

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It’s important to drink a lot of fluids throughout the day to promote the overall health of your body, which includes your skin too.

Drinking water can help the skin to retain moisture and make it less dry and flaky, allowing it to look its best.

She eats a lot of fresh fruit

This actress eats plenty of fresh fruits every day. Fruits contain a lot of antioxidants, which can help achieve a glowing skin complexion.

Skin-loving fruits to consider incorporating into your diet include orange, papaya, cucumber, gooseberry, and tomato.

She eats food high in nutrition

Zhang Ziyi’s favourite food is chicken bean soup. Stewed for four hours, it contains a lot of lipids, glucides, protids, antioxidants, and protein.

She also regularly eats foods that are high in wellness-boosting nutrition such as beets, sweet potatoes, fish, and juices.

She tries to get enough sleep everyday

Although Zhang Ziyi has a packed schedule that likely leaves little room for personal activities and rest, she always tries to get at least eight hours of sleep a day.

A good night’s sleep is crucial in maintaining the state of skin, so she usually makes it a point to go to bed before midnight.

She regularly dances and exercises

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Zhang Ziyi started dancing since she was a child and continues to practise it from time to time as an adult.

Other exercises that she does include swimming and jogging, which help with weight management too.

She goes to the spa at least once a month

This star books a monthly appointment at her favourite spa to ensure that she can maintain her beautiful skin.

When she can afford the time, she even goes twice a month to keep her near-flawless skin free of potential issues.

She maintains self-confidence about her body

When Zhang Ziyi first entered the industry, she felt she was too thin, and didn’t like how she looked in photos that were on the sexy side.

However, she has since realised that sexiness has little to do with the way you look, but more about how you feel about yourself. Since then, she started projecting more confidence about her body.

She often goes for foot massages

To relieve stress, Zhang Ziyi goes for foot massages once or twice a month.

There are many acupuncture points on the sole of the feet, which are stimulated during a massage, and can therefore bring relief to the tired body.

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