By Yolaine Diaz
October 06, 2017 03:21 PM
Daddy Yankee
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This article originally appeared on Since scaling the Billboard Hot 100 chart with summer hit “Despacito,” and amassing several hit singles over a multi-decade career, most people think “music” when they think of Daddy Yankee, but his youthful glow at 40 make others think, “great skin.”

Typically, an artist who’s reached his zenith uses the best and priciest beauty treatments and consults experts who help him maintain his luminous skin. To our surprise, however, the Puerto Rican rapper doesn’t have a beauty routine. He doesn’t even use moisturizer to hydrate his face.

“The only thing I use is organic extra-virgin olive oil,” he told People en Espanol in an exclusive interview. “I’ve had problems with dry skin. This is the only thing that has worked for me.”

Believe it or not, olive oil is the only thing Yankee uses to keep his skin in optimal condition. Olive oil’s naturally restorative and hydrating properties are ideal to renew and revitalize skin, especially if you suffer from dryness.

There’s no doubt that this “liquid gold” has benefits that go beyond the kitchen. For decades, women have used it to give their hair a natural shine by applying it to dry hair half an hour before rinsing it. Some have even used it as a weight-loss elixir, imbibing a spoonful of the oil everyday to drop extra pounds.

So there you have it: the answer to many of your beauty questions can be found in your kitchen.

Translated by Pia Velasco.

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