10 Things Girls With Perfect Skin Always Do

Updated 10/08/19

Achieving flawless skin can feel like an impossible goal, which is why the emphasis should be maintaining the health of your skin. But we're always looking for the best skincare routine. So the questions remain: Is there more we should be doing to keep pores at bay, breakouts under control, and get rid of pesky, dry skin for good? We chatted with a few of our favorite celebrities that always seem to have a gorgeous complexion to get their tips on how they do it.

Keep scrolling to see our list of simple skincare habits for perfect skin.

1. They Know How to Work a Dry-Brush

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Miranda Kerr said she dry-brushes her body before showering because it “aids circulation and lymphatic drainage.” Not sure how to start? Here’s our comprehensive guide.

2. They Know That Ice Is a Low-Maintenance Cure-All

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Gabrielle Union-Wade goes to extremes when her skin is “dead to the world:" She submerges her face in ice water. “Not only does it wake you up, but it’ll also tighten your pores and make your skin feel smooth,” she says. Using an ice roller on the face will also help with puffiness and dull-looking skin. If you're searching for more ways to incorporate ice into your beauty routine, we have a simple suggestion.

3. They Put the Right Foods on Their Faces

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On a press trip to London, actress Zosia Marmet chose to scrub her face with a mixture of honey and sugar to brighten her dull skin. Read on for more of Mamet’s beauty tips and to find out what other foods reap beauty benefits.

4. They Never Skip Moisturizer

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“My biggest thing is to keep my face hydrated and healthy with a lot of moisturizers,” Kristen Stewart tells us. “I use creams from Dermalogica and Dr. Hauschka.” You might be surprised by Stewart’s other favorites.

5. They Use the Right Products for Their Skin Types

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Mary-Kate and Ashley may be known for their chic style, but their beauty routine is pretty simple. Ashley told us she only uses products from one brand: Biologique. “I’m a die-hard fan,” she says. “It’s helped my skin.”

If you need help finding the best SPF, cleanser, or exfoliator for your skin type, we’ve got you covered, too.

6. They’ve Mastered the Art of Concealer

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When it comes to purse essentials, Vanessa Hudgens told us there’s one thing that always makes her list: Laura Mercier’s Secret Camouflage Concealer ($35).

7. They Get Excited About Exfoliating

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Lea Michele told us that she swears by a homemade brown sugar, sea salt, and olive oil body scrub. “I have a whole basket of concoctions I’ve made in my bathroom!” she says. While she loves to DIY, there are still a few store-bought beauty products she loves.

8. They Have a Good Skin DIY Recipes Under Their Belts

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“I like to have a bit of fresh rose water with me,” Kristen Bell once told us. “I mix a little rose essential oil with water and keep it in a little bottle to spray on my face when I get off the plane. You can use peppermint or lavender essential oils, too.” Here’s another skin soother you can DIY to soothe irritated skin.

9. They Always Use SPF

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“I always wear SPF!” Amanda Seyfried said when we asked her the one skin product she can’t live without daily. She says she reaches for Neutrogena’s Sunscreen ($11) because it’s easy to spray on. Here’s how to find the best SPF for your skin type.

10. They Always Wash Their Faces—No Excuses

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“My mother always told me to wash your face, no matter what,” Jaime King told us when we asked for the secret to her perfect skin. “I don’t care how tired and lazy you feel! Sleeping in your makeup is so bad and toxic to your skin.” Preach.

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