I'm practically obsessed with getting a flawless complexion. So, I try to do a lot of research on the topic--experimenting with the best products, reading up on the subject, etc. Embarassingly enough, even though I'm 27, I still get the worst breakouts. Plus, since moving to Mobile, Ala., I've experienced some not-so-hot breakouts due to the high humidity here, which has only fueled my interest in getting a peaches 'n cream complexion.
So what does it take to get perfect skin? Let's start with pore cleansing. Your pores are so important to care for because that's the root of all breakouts. Cleaning your pores daily helps prevent those unsightful blemishes and puts you one step closer to better looking skin.
An exfoliant helps to clean off dead skin cells, grease, and impurities. If you suffer from very oily skin--this is what you need!
A mask will help to lift up dirt from your pores. I always feel so much better after using a mask! I love doing an overnight spot treatment with mask, too. Just dot it on blemishes and sleep on it. Most of the time, those unsightly pimples will be gone by morning! It's effect is best when used after an exfoliant.
A cleanser is also necessary to remove dirt and oil. I recommend using it at least once daily. I am pretty much in love with Neutrogena's wide range of cleansers, so much so that I use it over my expensive Meaningful Beauty cleanser.
Lastly, a pore-minimizing makeup primer is also a great option to minimize the appearance of pores. I absolutely love the POREfessional Makeup primer, although it's so pricey! I try to use it sparingly to make it last as long as I can.
And don't forget to always take off your makeup at night! No matter how many glasses of wine you've had or how busy you are, do not ever forget this step!