Ricky Martin has spent about 4 a long time in leisure, however you would not comprehend it by him. To not say that he would not have the form of face that sells magazines or makes people swoon. Fairly the opposite. Martin has been doing all that since he first emerged on the scene in 1984 as one-fifth of Puerto Rican boy band Menudo. By the point his music crossed over to the U.S. market with the 1999 launch of “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” he’d already been solo for eight years, a long-established Latin heartthrob.
And Martin, who simply turned 50 this previous December, nonetheless is. In June, once I sat down to speak with him, Folks en Español named him considered one of 50 más bellos (that is most lovely), and you realize what — honest. If Martin is something, it is well-maintained. And as 2020 taught him, an important side of that features slowing down, taking a breath, and searching round. “I began [to feel] this want to essentially get nearer to wellness,” Martin tells Attract. “Typically you are on the highway and this velocity of life makes you overlook the significance of taking time for your self if you’re within the rest room in entrance of a mirror.”
It is a part of the rationale why in July 2021, he signed on as an envoy for Kumiko Skincare, a model produced in Barcelona that, per the model’s web site, combines the facility of Japanese matcha tea with European skin-care expertise. The partnership continues to be going robust — as, apparently, are the consequences of the merchandise on his pores and skin. If his face is any indication, they’re working. As we chat, he calls out a number of of the model’s merchandise as go-tos in his every day routine and cites the Matcha Excellent Pores and skin Refiner and Matcha Sculpting Eye Elevate as vital instruments in his skin-care arsenal.
However whether or not it is principally genetics, the tutelage of expert medical professionals, a little bit alchemy, or all three, one factor is evident: Ricky Martin appears to be like rattling good, feels rattling good, and is prepared for his subsequent chapter. On July 14, the singer made his return to music with a brand new album, aptly referred to as Play. It is an providing Martin describes as “very chill, very elegant.” Grown and horny, if you’ll. It is the results of a long time of expertise, cultivation, studying, and permitting himself to evolve.
We communicate to Martin about his forthcoming musical efforts, his magnificence routine, and his legacy.