Secrets to Great Skin from Beauty Bloggers and Experts

You likely already have your own tried-and-true skin secrets, but there’s always something new to learn from the pros. We reached out to seasoned beauty bloggers and experts to find out about their beauty routines, and what keeps their skin fresh and youthful. 

The best part? You can easily integrate any and all of these to-dos to your existing routine. Up your skincare game with their help. Read on.

Sheet Masks Do Wonders for Travelers

“I always travel with sheet masks. Air travel is SO drying, so when I get to my hotel at night, I don a sheet mask and have some solo spa time before going to bed,” says beauty expert Aly Walansky of “Even better to do post shower when the bathroom is kind of steamy!’

Want to give the sheet mask a try to moisturize and hydrate? Orgaid Anti-Aging & Moisturizing Organic Facial Sheet Mask moisturizes with aloe vera and hydrates with hyaluronic acid. 

The Importance of Clean Skin

“I’m really intense about cleansing my skin every night before bed — it’s the one step I never skip. After loads of kids, sleepless nights, stress, and hormonal rollercoaster rides that seem to never end, it’s easy for my skin to get out of whack,” says Bryce Gruber, founder of “Whether I invest in pricey skincare or totally cheap out with a washcloth, religious facial cleansing at night is the one reliable trick that always works for me. Oh, and I never wash my face in the morning. Sorry if I just horrified my dermatologist friends. Forgive me, I have sinned.”

There are so many facial cleansers out there on the market. Some are better than others, but our readers rate the Alaffia Coconut Reishi Collection Purifying Facial Cleanser,  Every Man Jack Clearing Face Wash Cleanser and Acure Brightening Facial Cleansing Gel highly. 

Unclog Those Pores With This Wonder

“I don’t go anywhere without Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid. Without it, my pores are clogged and I just look… older,” says beauty-blogging veteran Amber Katz. “I use it every night and apply it with my (clean) fingertips — cotton pads are a scam of Big Beauty, IMO.” You can follow Amber on Instagram @rouge_18

BHA, or beta hydroxy acids are derived from foods or plants. Salicylic acid is a commonly-known BHA. 

DIY Scrub That’ll Keep You Radiant

“Add a packet of white sugar to your facial cleanser to turn it into an instant exfoliating scrub,” says Alexis Wolfer, beauty expert and author of The Recipe for Radiance: Discover Beauty’s Best-Kept Secrets in Your Kitchen. “Use with warm water and it will dissolve in the perfect amount of time to prevent over scrubbing. It’s one of my favorite quick fixes especially when traveling!”

Have You Heard of Derma Planing?

“One thing that I do often to keep my skin looking fresh is at-home dermaplaning with DermaFlash,” says Jeannine Morris, lifestyle expert and contributor for New York Live TV and NBC New York. “I love the device! It’s easy to remove and not only does it exfoliate well, but it also removes peach fuzz leaving my skin soft and clean.” You can follow Jeannine’s Instagram @jeannine_morris.

If you’re not familiar with dermaplaning, it’s an exfoliating treatment that removes the older layer of your dead skin cells, which includes both build-up dirt and peach fuzz. The result? A smoother, more radiant skin! It’s important to note that the procedure does require a surgical scalpel to “shave” your skin’s surface though. Not quite ready to go “under the (gentle) knife”? Try Giovanni’s D:Tox System Purifying & Exfoliating Facial Cleansing Towelettes.

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By Ysolt Usigan
Ysolt Usigan is a longtime lifestyle editor whose work has appeared at, CBS News,,,, BestGifts,, All You Magazine, and, just to name a few. As a freelance writer for's blog, she educates readers of the benefits of various health and wellness products.


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