Who’s ready for some sexy skin?
First things first, incorporate a mask like Herbivore Botanicals Brighten mask into your skincare regime to increase hydration and brighten skin.
“I love the Herbivore Botanicals Brighten mask!!! I used to be red and splotchy with some serious hyperpigmentation and scarring. Now my skin is soft like a baby’s butt and so much clearer.” —emmaleighs4abe6b158
Get a 2-ounce bottle from Amazon for $48.
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Incorporate Neutrogena Clear Pore mask to kill bacteria and clear acne breakouts.
“If you experience mild acne or breakouts, I would recommend trying out a low-strength benzoyl peroxide mask or treatment. I used the Neutrogena Clear Pore mask to clear any residual bumps. So, if you’re ever worried about a breakout before an event, benzoyl peroxide is a good option.” —solivia
Get a 4.2-ounce bottle from Amazon for $6.
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Use Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay — which has over 13,000 reviews on Amazon — to deep clean pores and tighten skin.
Get a 15.5-ounce jar from Amazon for $9.29.
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To remove excess oil and clear up acne, incorporate Thayers Witch Hazel as a toner into your daily routine.
Get a 12-ounce bottle from Amazon for $7.
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To give your skin an extra boost of hydration, spray with Mario Badescu Facial Spray.
Get a 8-ounce bottle from Amazon for $14.
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Lock in moisture, tighten pores, and give your skin a youthful glow by washing your face in cold water.
“Start your day and night routines by washing your face and your hands with COLD water. It’s a French beauty secret that’s proven to work. Cold water will refresh the skin and tighten the pores. Our skin is very thin and needs hydration in layers.” —debc40a9c068f
Apply The Ordinary Squalane Oil to intensely hydrate to your skin.
Get a 3.2-ounce bottle from The Ordinary for 7.90.
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Of course you can’t forget the ~miracle oil~ for flawless skin, The Ordinary Rosehip Oil.
“I put a couple drops of The Ordinary Rosehip Oil on my hands and rub them into my face every morning before the rest of my makeup. It's really done wonders for my skin, especially in the dry winter. ” —quidsquid
Get a 1.6-ounce bottle from The Ordinary for $9.80.
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Exfoliate your skin at least weekly with a Clarisonic Mia 1. It removes dead skin cells, increases blood circulation, and allows your products to seep deeper into your pores.
“I have experimented with a lot of different creams and serums to help my dry and blemished skin, but the best thing I've ever done was get one of those battery-powered face scrubbers. It's soft and I don't apply too much pressure because I know that physical exfoliation is frowned upon, but it has made ALL the difference in the world. My face actually feels cleaner and I can tell that I'm getting better benefits from all of my other moisturizers because of it.” —bauxjangles
Get it from Amazon for $129.
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Use Bio-Oil to tackle scars, stretch marks, and uneven, aging, and dehydrated skin.
“I apply a good layer before going to bed and it gives me that 'good-night’s-sleep glow' even if I only slept a few hours! It’s primarily meant to target pregnancy stretch marks, but it can also be used for dry skin, uneven tone, and scarring. Best kept skin regimen secret yet!” —biancan489198221
Get a two-ounce bottle from Amazon for $9.
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Daily use of Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel will help out inflamed skin, sunburns, skin wounds, acne-prone skin, and the appearance of stretch marks.
“When I wake up, I use aloe as my daily moisturizer, which gets rid of any redness or flakiness. It also feels cool on my skin, which helps me wake the fuck up. This routine is also cheap AF!!” —katej4e5013d64
Get a 6-ounce bottle from Amazon for $3.97.
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To thoroughly remove your makeup, use Garnier Micellar Water.
“I'll tone in the mornings, and then in the evenings I remove my makeup with Garnier's Micellar Water on a makeup wipe. Then I'll wash my face with a charcoal cleaner and exfoliate a few times a week. Honestly, the best thing ever.” —lawrenm
Get a 13.5-ounce bottle from Amazon for $7.
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Apply a turmeric face mask to calm inflamed skin, reduce acne, and clear hyperpigmentation.
“Something that all Desi people love and swear by: turmeric. Just a pinch of turmeric in some gram powder and milk will create the best DIY face mask. Wait until dry and just wash off with cold water. You'll have firm, radiant, and glowing skin that will feel super, super fresh!” —jhashikha2000
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Incorporate Clinique Vitamin C Powder Cleanser into your skincare routine for bouncy, sexy skin.
“I started adding a high-potency vitamin C powder to my moisturizer. I have gotten TONS of compliments on my skin with reduced breakouts, even skin tone, and smaller pores. There's the Clinique Vitamin C Powder Cleanser, which is amazing!” —joyc41f61ce6e
Get a 7-pack from Sephora for $27.
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Used as an astringent, Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar clears dead skin, fights age spots, and tackles sunburn.
“Apple cider vinegar is amazing. I make my own toner with two parts water and one part ACV. Using it twice a day, my acne scars have faded and I rarely break out anymore. Be warned: Your skin may get worse before it gets better. The ACV is like a detox for your skin. And always remember to moisturize!” —k4b048a5ce
Get a 32-ounce bottle from Amazon for $12.
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Be sure you’re drinking water daily to flush out toxins and promote digestion.
“You can buy all the fancy-schmancy potions you like, but if your liver and skin are dehydrated, you will look like crap no matter what. Also, working up a sweat eliminates toxins and brings blood to the surface, making your skin take that GLOW. ” —mandelam
Use Pixi Glow Tonic to exfoliate, improve circulation, and hydrate skin.
“Three words: Pixi Glow Tonic. I LIVE for the stuff. It's a toner that exfoliates the skin, and it literally makes your skin glow. I've gotten tons of compliments on my skin since I began using it, usually at the end of the day after I've double cleansed.” —maryamwar
Get an 3.4-ounce bottle from Target for $15.
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To fix dry or cracked skin, apply Vaseline to seal in moisture.
“The magical skin care product I use is actually Vaseline. After the First Aid Beauty moisturizer has sunk in a bit I cover my face with Vaseline and then go to bed. I wake up with dewy (albeit somewhat oily-looking) skin, then wash my face with cold water in the morning. That way, I have a perfectly balanced, moisturized glow all day without it being greasy, shiny, or tacky-feeling.” —chelseym4f457db4b
Get two 3.75-ounce jars from Amazon for $7.62.
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