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If You Were 40 and Had Pharrell Williams' Skin, You'd Be "Happy" Too

The Oscar nominee credits Naomi Campbell for teaching him this simple skin care "secret"

Williams dances with a soon-to-be-very-happy Lupita N'yong'o
Williams dances with a soon-to-be-very-happy Lupita N'yong'o
Bermuda shorts tuxedo and signature Sgt. Preston of the Yukon hat notwithstanding, as the opening musical number of the 86th Annual Academy Awards, Pharrell Williams' infectious ditty "Happy," kicked off the night on a (literal) up beat.

Dancing with folks of all ages -- including little kids -- on stage at Los Angeles' Dolby Theater, Williams looked every bit as happy as the song implores us to be. He also looked much younger than his 40 years.

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Are singing, dancing and being nominated for an Academy Award the secret to Williams' preternatural appearance? Maybe. But skin care tips gleaned from pal Naomi Campbell (who has been around the beauty block a few times) have, no doubt, had a hand in his youthful good looks. The best part? His routine is about as basic as it gets.

"[My secret is] Washing my face, paying attention to it. I mean little small stuff. Naomi Campbell taught me a couple of tricks back in the day," the Virginia Beach native said on the Angie Martinez's New York radio show. "Washing my face with cold water to keep pores closed, little small stuff. You just gotta wash your face. I use Cetaphil."

Williams' admits that there might be a little more to his success in keeping father time's hands off his face than simply washing with the Total Beauty Awards winner.

"Nah I'm not Benjamin Button people say my parents look pretty young too, and I can comfortably say that about them too," the hip hop star admits.

"Listen guys you've just got to wash your face. Once a day. I don't use creams or toners!"

Sage advice from someone for whom it's clearly working. Clap along if you feel like these tips are the truth.

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