8 Celeb-Approved Tricks for Brighter Skin

Celebrities have a lot of hidden beauty secrets that I'd love to tap into — like how does Whitney Port always have that dewy glow, and how do makeup-loving stars like Katy Perry keep their makeup looking fresh? It's game-changing to learn how celebrities get bright and vibrant skin, but when it comes to skin care hacks, a lot of them are easy tricks you can actually use yourself.

Don't believe me on how attainable celebrity skincare secrets really are? Take the first rule of maintaining bright and vibrant skin into account: When it comes to having a healthy and clear complexion, you have to protect yourself from the sun. Most celebrities prioritize saving their skin from sun damage, including Jennifer Garner, who uses a strong yet gentle SPF 60 sunblock with naturally-sourced ingredients to keep her and her family safe on a day outside.

Also, if you envy Julianne Hough's amazingly clear and radiant skin, you can consider her daily skin care regiment to refresh your skin during the day and keep breakouts from popping up from excess dirt and oils. It's one of the ways she keeps her face feeling bright and vibrant when she's traveling and on-the-go. Read on to learn the other celebrity-approved skin care tricks you can easily work into your beauty routine.

Use Katy Perry's Favorite Hydrating Spray To Refresh Makeup Mid-Day

Caudalie Beauty Elixir, 3.4 oz, $36, Amazon

Katy Perry told Allure that she swears by this herbal-scented moisturizing beauty elixir, saying, "[I always travel with] Caudalie Beauty Elixir. It's a hydrating spray, and on the plane it's really helpful." This treatment uses rosemary, peppermint, and orange flower oils to awaken your skin and give a new radiance to a dull or dry complexion. Plus, just mist it on at any time during the day to have smoothed features and tighter-looking pores.

Moisturize Nightly With A Hydrating Cream, If You Want Radiant Skin Like Demi Moore's

Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief, $17, Amazon

In her 50s, Demi Moore maintains a gorgeous, glowing complexion. What's her big secret? "I moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. No matter how late it is, when I get home, I take the time to clean and moisturize my face," she told Marie Claire. Work an effective nightly moisturizer into your beauty routine, like this deeply hydrating moisturizer. This formula awakens skin and brightens your complexion with natural ingredients like caffeine and green tea extract — making it totally worth the splurge. One user gives it rave reviews, saying, "it's what pale pink silk would feel like if it were turned into face cream— or how about the inside of a cloud? It is amazingly light and delicate, almost evanescent on the skin, a pleasure even to dip your fingers in."

Brighten Cheekbones With This Whitney Port-Approved Lightweight Blush

NARS Blush (Orgasm), $30, Amazon

For days when your skin is feeling a little dull, you can fake a bright glow with this lightweight, natural pink blush that Whitney Port uses as part of her daily makeup routine. “I am not a big fan of heavy makeup,” she told People, "I brush a little bit of NARS Orgasm Blush on my cheekbones, a little on my forehead, nose, and chin to keep it constant." The secret to this powder's sheer color is the transparent pigments that won't sit heavily on your skin. One user gave this blush five stars, calling it "a pretty, shimmery powder that anyone can pull off."

Wash Your Face Daily With Leandra Medine's Essential Gentle Cleanser

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, $19, Amazon

Leandra Medine (aka Man Repeller) told Into the Gloss that she likes to keep things simple by using this gentle facial cleanser as the essential foundation for giving her a clear, bright complexion. The best part about this moisturizing cleanser is that it works for most skin types — no matter how sensitive — and rinses off without stripping your skin of any natural oils it needs to stay hydrated, smooth, and radiant. One user praised this cleanser, giving it five stars for improving her skin tone.

...Or Try A Mild Cream Cleanser Made Specifically For Cleansing Sensitive Skin

SkinCeuticals Gentle Mild Cream Cleanser for Sensitive Skin, $30, Amazon

If your skin becomes easily dried out or irritated by most facial cleansers and other beauty products, this mild cream cleanser will be your new go-to. It removes every trace of excess dirt and oils on your sensitive skin while it conditions, soothes, and calms. Plus, it's gentle enough to be used more than once a day. One user raved about this cleanser, saying, "I love this product. I have combination problematic skin, and this is the first cleanser that has really worked for me. It reduces redness and blemishes, and it doesn't dry out my skin."

Protect Skin From Sun Damage With Jennifer Garner's Must-Have, High SPF Sunscreen

Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Sunscreen Lotion, $13, Amazon

Protecting your skin from the harsh, damaging effects of the sun is key to maintaining healthy and vibrant skin. When it comes to choosing the best sunscreen, Jennifer Garner told Marie Claire this waterproof sunblock is delicate enough for her little ones and strong enough to protect adults, too. "My mom has always been a big believer in sunblock, and now I use this sunscreen on myself and my daughters. I like that it contains naturally sourced minerals and a strong SPF," Garner said.

Flawlessly Blend Foundation With Emma Robert's Go-To Makeup Sponge

beautyblender Original Makeup Sponge, $20, Amazon

This popular washable makeup sponge blends makeup flawlessly and gives coverage to blemishes, while giving you a completely streak-free application. Emma Roberts told Hollywood Life that she swears by this sponge, saying "It’s my favorite thing...I love it!...It’s so easy for a touch up. When you’re out, your hands get dirty, you don’t want to touch your face.” So, how does she recommend using it? "You have to get it wet, put it under warm water and then squeeze it out really well and then it just makes your foundation go on really dewy and nice." Plus, this sponge isn't just for foundation — you can use it for applying primers, powders, cream blushes, and other beauty products.

Care For Breakout-Prone Skin 'Julianne Hough' Style With Proactiv Travel Kit

Proactiv 3-Step Acne Treatment System (30 Day), $33, Amazon

To keep a clear and bright complexion like Julianne Hough's, she suggested to StyleCaster that Proactiv's travel skin care system makes a great on-the-go companion. She said it's always with her in general, and seeing as it's the number one best seller in skin care kits right now, it's not hard to see why. Cleanse, tone, and repair skin, all while killing acne-causing bacteria and preventing future breakouts with this simple three-step system.

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