What if we told you we had the key to perfect skin? Well, we don’t –– unless you want us to tell you to drink more water (which you should!) — but we talked to Ashley Hall of @curlsfothegirls, a beauty blogger whose smooth, poreless skin comes pretty damn close to perfection. We caught up with her recently to ask just how she manages to maintain her glow –– without the highlighter.

Keep reading for tips on how to improve your skin and the one product to add to your skincare routine:

What tips do you have for someone trying to improve their skin?

I definitely suggest researching your skin concerns and going from there. It may even be helpful to visit a Clinique counter to take the skincare test, which is what helped me when I first really got into skin care. The test helped me to determine my skin type and figure out the best products that would work for me, which are mainly gel based products. I also suggest drinking lots of water, avoid touching your skin with dirty hands and investing in great quality products!

What do you use to maintain healthy, glowy, skin?

I drink lots of water and maintain a regimen that has made a huge difference in the appearance and texture of my skin. I absolutely LOVE my Clarisonic Mia 2 because it has greatly improved the texture of my skin. My skin is a lot cleaner/clearer and it’s mainly because of my cleansing device. With my Clarisonic, I love to use the Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser, which warms up when you apply it to the skin, or the La Roche-Posay Purifying Foaming Cleanser. I tone my skin with the Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3, replenish the moisture in my skin with the  Boscia Balancing Facial Mist, and moisturize with the L’Oréal Paris Hydra-Genius. I also ALWAYS use SPF!  

Best skin advice you've ever gotten?

My best skin advice I’ve ever received was to invest in a Clarisonic and to always use SPF. The Clarisonic has improved my skin greatly, creating a smooth canvas, and the SPF comes in handy at all times. Women of color often feel that SPF isn’t needed because our skin has some sun protection, but we all need sun protection, more than what our skin provides to us. SPF ensures that we look our best for a longer time.

What’s one thing you can't wait to add in/try on your skin?

Hmm.. This is a hard one, but I’d probably say a facial! I’ve honestly never had one and I think I should treat myself to my best skin ever.

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