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Eva Mendes talks beauty secrets as a new mom

November 30, 2014 Eva Mendes, Lucille Ball, Ryan Gosling

Eva Mendes' just revealed her beauty secret! The actress who gave out her first interview post pregnancy to Violet Grey dished out that she makes her own skincare products.

"When it comes to skincare I love using things I can find in my kitchen cabinet!" Mendes, 40, said. "I use coconut oil as a moisturizer, and I combine yogurt and sea salt to exfoliate."

The actress also shared a tip for new moms like herself. "If I'm going out and looking tired and puffy which happens a lot these days, I dip my face into a bucket of ice water," she said. "I once worked with a makeup artist who worked briefly with Lucille Ball. She told me that's what the actresses did back then."

The actress noted that since the birth of her daughter Esmeralda Amada, the days have been the "wildest" yet. About her remedy for stretch marks, she recommended the luxe beauty cream La Mer.

About her daughter's name, the actress said that she and Ryan Gosling have been Disney fans. "We both love the Esmeralda character from the Victor Hugo novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame and just think it's a beautiful name," the 2 Fast 2 Furious alum said. "Her middle is Amada, which was my grandmother’s name. It means 'beloved' in Spanish."

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