If anyone has access to top-tier skincare experts, it’s our favorite A-listers. So, when they procure genius hacks from their dermatologists, we’re all ears. Whether your concern is breakouts or aging, you can learn a thing or two from these It girls, from Kendall Jenner to Rosie-Huntington Whiteley. Ahead, their best pro tips, at no cost to you.
Everything In Moderation
Our EIC Rachel Zoe is known for being a fashion icon, but she also happens to be a major skincare junkie. Her dermatologist-approved lesson focuses on balance. "Sometimes ingredients you think are helping you can actually be hurting," she says. "Basically, too much of a good thing can be bad." For example? "Overcleansing can strip your skin, causing the oil glands to work overtime and in turn causing breakouts."
Skip The Cleansing Devices
Kendall Jenner has always been open about her struggles with acne. To keep her breakouts under control, she enlists the help of Beverly Hills skincare expert Christie Kidd. Possibly the most valuable lesson she's learned is to forego scrubs, rotating brushes and washcloths. Instead, she uses her hands and a great cleanser to gently keep her face clean and healthy.
Swap Lip Balm For Face Serum
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is known for her pillowy pout, and she's got a trick up her sleeve that keeps it looking full. Picked up from Dr. Barbara Sturm, Rosie's nighttime routine includes applying face serum to her lips. Filled with essential nutrients and complexes that help promote younger, smoother skin, serums also work wonders for your kisser.
Don't Go To Bed With Makeup On
We all know how important it is to wash your face before bed. Any dermatologist will tell you that sleeping in your makeup can contribute to free-radical damage and early aging. But even Kim K sometimes feels too lazy to hit the sink before hitting the sheets. She tells Allure, "My most essential product has got to be Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes in Night Calming. I need a makeup wipe at all times. That's the only way I take my makeup off." A clean face without even having to get out of bed. We've learned our lesson.
Say No To Extractions
Hailey Baldwin tells Elle, "I don't like to do facials. I don't like extractions." And while we love a really deep clean every now and again, maybe she's on to something (clearly it's working for her). "I typically like to leave my skin alone, and I go to the dermatologist just to have it checked." Well played, Hailey.
Give Your Face A Massage
Khloé Kardashian is known for her perfectly chiseled face, and it's not just the work of expert contouring makeup. The youngest Kardashian sister swears by her Nurse Jamie Uplift Massage Beauty Roller. She writes on her app: "Not only does it lift and smooth, but it preps your skin to absorb products so you get the most out of them. This little gem is a lifesaver for jet-lagged, post-party or just plain meh skin. I call it my 'magic wand of beauty.'"