Actress Katherine Heigl went without makeup for a day at the Embodyment Salon and Spa in New Orleans on May 28, 2013. Credit:

She may have starred in a movie called The Ugly Truth, but Katherine Heigl is an honest-to-goodness beauty. On Tuesday, May 28, the Grey's Anatomy alum let her natural glow shine through when she stepped out in New Orleans without makeup for a spa day with her mom, Nancy.

Dressed comfortably in rolled-up jeans, a navy tank top, and white flip flops -- so as not to ruin her fresh pedicure -- the 34-year-old actress revealed her makeup-free, blemish-free complexion as she emerged from the salon. Her blonde hair was pulled back into a casual bun, and she carried a pair of orange suede flats in her left hand.

Heigl is currently in Louisiana to film her new movie, North of Hell, which also stars Jordana Brewster, Patrick Wilson, and current Grey's Anatomy star Kevin McKidd. On Friday, May 24, the mom of two (to adopted daughters Naleigh, 4, and Adalaide, 13 months) hit the town for lunch with husband Josh Kelley, 33, and some of the couple's friends.

The Knocked Up star seems to be enjoying her time in the Big Easy. Earlier in May, she tweeted a message to her 468,000 followers asking for suggestions for the "best food, drinks, music, places to visit." And it appears they came through -- on Monday, May 27, Heigl had "the most amazing dinner at Emeril's in NOLA."

"Thanks Chef David!!" she tweeted after the meal. "And a big thank you to Emeril's pastry chef. Good lord, the banana cream pie!"