From her elaborately decorated celebrations to her holiday albums that live rent-free in our minds all season long, there’s no denying that Mariah Carey is the Queen of Christmas. In fact, the fabulous vocalist is once again hosting her highly-anticipated Christmas Special (available to watch this today on Apple TV+) that promises to be nothing short of spectacular.
Speaking of splendor, it’s no secret that Carey’s over-the-top performances are a reflection of her lavish beauty routine. In case you missed it, there have been all sorts of mythical rumors surrounding her glamorous way of life, including speculations that she bathes in mineral water—which she adamantly denies.
However, while the boujee bathroom ritual proved to be nothing but a beauty urban legend, we’ve uncovered the Fantasy singer’s most extravagant practices that she openly lives by.
She Bathes In Milk
The Honey songstress has a secret to remaining ageless: cold milk. During a 2018 interview, the 50-year-old beauty opened up about her bathroom ritual that has been proven to result in soft, moisturized skin. "Sometimes I use [cold] milk as a beauty treatment," she shared, before adding, "I don’t want to give away all my secrets." Pretty please, Mariah?
She Hires a Masseuse to Get Her Beauty Sleep
Apparently, we’ve been sleeping all wrong. According to MiMi, to keep herself youthful and prepared for her next performance, she maintains a strict bedtime regimen that consists of 15-hours of shut-eye per night.
She accompanies this extended sleeping arrangement with approximately 20 humidifiers surrounding her room to keep her vocals hydrated (a trick she learned from legendary singer, Luther Vandross).
For nights when she just can’t find her bedtime groove, the multi-millionaire enlists the help of a professional. "I’ll get a masseuse to come, to make it a relaxed atmosphere," she explained.
She Has A Rule About Unflattering Lighting
Dahling, lighting is everything! While filming her docu-series on E!, the star refused to remove her sunglasses. When questions began to surface about why she chose to cling to her shades, she openly revealed that she is extremely conscious of a room’s lighting,
"I'm wearing these glasses because we're in fluorescent lighting, and I have a rule which states that I will not be seen in fluorescent lighting without sunglasses," she stated on the 2016 show. "I know it's very '90s."
She Enjoys Swimming, But Only In Couture Gowns
During a fun interview with US Weekly, Carey revealed exciting facts about her everyday life. One being her choice to only swim in luxury fashions. "I swim in evening gowns," she proclaimed. Don’t believe it? Below, is an Instagram post displaying how she enjoyed a swim with her twins while wearing a stylish floor-length dress.
We don't know about you, but we're definitely adopting some of these tips to our everyday life...well, at least the ones we can afford.