The stunning stars say their mothers taught them how to best take care of their skin

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As the new faces of Carol’s Daughter, Cassie and Selita Ebanks (plus Solange Knowles) have learned a thing or two about beautiful skin. But as it turns out, half of that knowledge hasn’t been acquired during the time they’ve spent in the biz; it’s been passed down from the ladies who know best — their moms! “That woman is like MacGyver,” Selita Ebanks told PEOPLE of her mom at the N.Y.C. Sephora launch of the Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Hair Collection. “She told me to take off my makeup with oil and a warm rag and don’t rub too hard, just very gentle around the eyes.” Her mom’s other top tip? “Before you go in the shower, dry brush from the ankles up and from your arms towards the heart and it helps stimulate the skin, which helps prevent cellulite and sagging skin,” she said. Singer Cassie shared that she learned one of the most important beauty lessons ever from her mom. “She was really big [on] taking care of your skin,” Cassie said of her mother, who always protected herself from the sun. And it paid off. “She’s got really youthful, beautiful skin.” Tell us: What’s the best beauty tip you’ve received from your mother? –Kim Peiffer