A nun who went viral on TikTok thanks to her bright, youthful appearance criticized the beauty industry, saying the expensive products “dry” on the skin and are designed to make “women come back” for more.
Fans of Sister Monica, 55, an Anglican nun from the community of St John Baptist in New Jersey, said she looked about two decades younger than her actual age after she started posting on the social media platform – many begging to know her secrets skin.
Appearing on This Morning today, she told hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford that she is horrified by the price of the produce and that she is aging well on a diet low in sugar, carbohydrates, alcohol-free, more than meditation and staying out of the sun.
Appearing by video link from New Jersey, she said: “It may be controversial, but I think about it a lot [the beauty industry] is designed to keep women coming back and buying the products. ‘
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Sister Monica, 55, appearing on This Morning today via live link from New Jersey, went viral last week after fans on her TikTok account praised her youthful skin, which, according to them, makes her look 20 years younger.
Sister Monica told presenters Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford that the beauty industry designs products to “bring women back” and that she was “absolutely horrified” at the cost of the products.
The TikTok video that won its 66,000 fans; Sister Monica ditched her minimal skin care regimen after receiving comments from fans begging to know the secret to her youthful appearance
She added, “I think a lot of them are very drying on the skin and it really takes a lot of nutrients away from the skin. Maybe it’s a conspiracy theory.
Sister Monica added that the costs of modern skin care products shocked her and said that she washes her skin with mild soap once a day.
She also explained that she had never used tanning salons and had not touched a drop of alcohol since her mid-twenties, as even a small amount made her feel like ” drank a whole bottle ”.
The nun told the hosts, “I know being a very frugal person, even before I became a sister, I was absolutely horrified to pay $ 42 for half an ounce of some kind of serum. I thought it was a little ridiculous.
“I have never bought beauty products like this. I just use some kind of mild hypoallergenic soap on my face once a day.
A low-carb, alcohol-free, low-sugar, sun-protected diet was key to her skin, she told the daytime TV show.
The nun said she plans to continue educating those interested in her life as an Anglican nun on TikTok without compromising the privacy of her sisters.
Sister Monica has been a nun since 2012, after giving up her job as a photo editor to engage in her religion.
She told the show that she now plans to continue updating those interested in her life as an Anglican nun on TikTok without compromising the privacy of her sisters.
After a friend advised her to create a TikTok account, she created @nunsenseforthepeople and only had four followers when people started to notice her youthful looking skin.
The answer was surprisingly simple, with the nun avoiding direct sunlight as it causes migraines and washing her skin with mild soap.
In an article, she explained that she washes her face daily with Aveeno Baby Oatmeal Shower Gel and shoots videos in low light conditions to protect her skin. She also advised using an umbrella when you are in the sun.
Within days of posting about her skin care routine she had had millions of hits and she now has 66,000 subscribers and is on the rise.
She shared with This Morning that her favorite part of the TikTok video had been reading the comments, saying she found it “hysterical” that many women thought that not having to deal with men was the secret to her skin. youthful appearance.
Sister Monica (photo, left and right) has over 60,000 subscribers on TikTok, where she shares inside information about convent life.
She explained that she “doesn’t really” have a skincare routine, but admits that she “probably has a few less wrinkles than someone else my age” and explained to them why
Sister Monica (pictured) was amazed that people thought she was much younger than she really is
One person wrote: “Thought you were for SURE in the mid 30’s! Natural beauty ‘(photo)
She joked, “Maybe someone in their 30s who hasn’t slept in a month and a half?” I’ll give you that. In person, I assure you, you would look at me and say “this woman is 55”.
The video has been viewed 270,000 times and has accumulated over 50,000 likes.
One person said of her youthful appearance, “It’s because she doesn’t constantly face the daring of men.
“It’s because you’ve lived without men,” admitted another viewer.
Someone else joked, “It’s called no husband, no kids,” while another joked, “I bet swearing men help too.”
Sister Monica responded directly by saying, “I’m not going to lie. I think the absence of relationship stress helps.
Someone else added: ‘Wait, wait, you’re not in your thirties? !!! I watched this whole video thinking you were 32 years old. ‘
Sister Monica (pictured) has been a nun since 2012, after giving up her job as a photo editor to engage in her religion.
Sister Monica (pictured, left and right) explained that she does not use cosmetics because they are a ‘scam’, but washes her face daily with Aveeno oatmeal shower gel for babies and shoot videos in low light to protect her skin. She also advised using a parasol when you are in the sun
Sister Monica was amazed that people thought she was much younger than she really is
“I thought you were in your thirties for sure. Natural beauty, ”commented another viewer.
Someone else wrote: “Yes I’m 21 and your skin is 10 times better than mine.”
“It’s amazing what no screaming husband or baby will do for your skin – you are gorgeous,” said one fan.
Sister Monica was stunned by the incredible response to the video.
“The people have been extremely nice,” she explained. “I thought only four or five people would see the video.
“People who say I look like I’m in my thirties and the hilarious comments saying it’s because I don’t have anyone to stress me out make me laugh so hard.
“I am amazed at how kind and supportive people are on TikTok.”
One person said of her youthful appearance: “It is because she does not constantly face the daring of men” (photo)