Also called “normal” skin, this type is in fact very rare. It’s even-toned with invisible pores, neither dry nor oily, feels smooth, hydrated and has a glow.
Causes: “Perfect skin is mainly luck of the draw based on genetics,” insists Omaha dermatologist and founder of lovelyskin.com Dr. Joel Schlessinger. That said, what your mama gave you will only take you so far: At some point, you don’t just have the skin you were born with but the skin you deserve.“It’s all about prevention,” says New York City dermatologist Francesca Fusco, M.D. “If you always wear sunscreen, don’t smoke, stay hydrated and eat right, your skin will stay great well past your 30s and 40s, which is when damage like wrinkles and hyperpigmentation starts to show.”
Tips for optimal skin:
- Use a light moisturizer that contains antioxidants like green tea to prevent wrinkles and dark spots.
- Protect your skin with SPF 30 or higher every day of the year, rain or shine.
- Skip toner—you don’t need it.
- Exfoliate once a week with a scrub that contains enzymes to maintain a healthy glow.
- Stay hydrated by eating water-rich foods like fruit and vegetables. How much water do you really need? Find out here.