6 Simple Strategies for Flawless Skin That Kendall Jenner Swears by
There are few people who do fresh skin as well as Kendall Jenner—the model is known for the luminosity of her complexion; whether it's tricked up with highlighter, or completely makeup-free. While the 20-year-old doesn't have fine lines and wrinkles to deal with, she has successfully sidestepped the post-teen skin freakout many women deal with at the same age. So, is Jenner's seemingly flawless skin simply down to spectacular genes or a professional Glam Squad? While we'd be naive to think neither play a role, it's obvious the Estee Lauder ambassador knows her stuff in the skincare department. (Growing up with a gaggle of sisters in the public eye probably helped, too.) The good news: Jenner's effortless and unaffected nature translates to her beauty routine, meaning it's fully accessible to the average Jane. Keen to delve deeper into the model's tried-and-true strategies for keeping her skin luminous, we pulled together 6 tips she swears by.
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BareMinerals Clay Chameleon Transforming Purifying Cleanser ($32)
In an interview earlier this year Jenner told us the simple secret behind her blemish-free complexion: Cleansing. "I’ve always been super OCD about washing my face—and that’s even before I started modelling," she said. Jenner cleanses her face up to three times a day, but for us non-working models, morning and night is just fine. For a deeper clean, read up on everything you need to know about double-cleansing.
Perricone MD Pre:Empt Series Oil-Free Hydrating Cream ($112)
Jenner travels more than most so you'd better believe she's got her in-transit skincare routine down. Far from layering on endless lotions and potions in the air, Jenner sticks with a few hydrating basics: "I need to have lip balm with me always, and if I’m on a plane I like to have my moisturiser because you get really dry so it’s important to keep your skin hydrated." If you don't share Jenner's commitment to moisturising it could be time to reconsider your stance.
Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Foundation Duo ($100)
While this flawless skin strategy isn't for everyone, Jenner likes to keep her face bare when she can: "I’m cool to go makeup free, but usually to make myself feel better, I’ll throw on a light foundation and some mascara." If you can do without foundation, you might find your skin enjoys a breather here and there. If not, consider switching your usual base for mineral makeup—this compact from Pur Minerals contains shea butter for extra nourishment. Lash-wise, Jenner relies on Shu Uemura's cult eyelash curler to make her eyes pop, even without mascara.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Makeup To Go ($68)
When Jenner does decide to go all out with her foundation, she makes sure she's working with the right shade. When asked to name a beauty secret taught to her by her mum, Jenner said: "My mum taught me, don’t wear foundation that’s four times darker than your skin." Jenner went on to explain that this lesson was actually learned via seeing photos of Kris sporting mis-matched foundation. Sounds obvious, but nothing can ruin a glorious complexion like a coating of too-dark (or light) base. You live, you learn.
Caudalie Premier Cru The Eye Cream ($103)
Jenner has repeatedly named her sisters as obvious go-tos for beauty advice. The most valuable piece of skincare knowledge they've passed on? Never touch your face. "They’ve always wanted to help prevent anything that they’ve gone through when they were our age. So they’re like, Never touch your face, never pick your face, always wash your face, and wear eye cream." That last tip—to always keep your delicate under-eye skin hydrated—is quite possibly part of the reason Jenner's foundation-free skin shows zero signs of tiredness.
Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen SPF 50 with Cellular Response Technology ($31)
In addition to washing her face morning and night, and keeping her moisture levels up at all times, Jenner wears sunscreen every day. Beauty experts often refer to broad spectrum sunscreen as the most important anti-ageing product in any skincare routine due to it's ability to help protect against photoageing. (Trust us, there's no point splashing out on skin-changing serums if you're not covering the basics.) If you adopt just one strategy Jenner swears by for flawless skin, make it wearing SPF rain, hail or shine.