Deep clean your pores
Courtesy Nikki Phillippi It doesn’t matter how expensive your foundation is or how much you cake on, if your pores are clogged, those spots are bound to stick out. That’s why Youtuber and beauty guru Nikki Phillippi takes the extra step of deep-cleaning her pores. “I take a nice hot bath or shower and exfoliate my skin with a gentle exfoliant,” she says. Phillippi rotates the products she uses, between masks and a chemical exfoliator (like a glycolic acid wash), for the best results. Even if you don’t have fancy products on hand, the steam from the warm water alone can help improve the appearance of your pores. Find out the bad habits that could be clogging your pores.
Always wash your face first
Courtesy Nikki Phillippi Just like your body needs an a.m. pick-me-up, so does your skin. “I always wash my face with a gentle cleanser each morning so I have a clean slate before applying any cosmetics.” Pick a calming, rejuvenating face wash that cleanses your skin without stripping away healthy oils. These are secret signs your skin products are damaging your face.