As an actress and model, Yara Shahidi is always front and center in the public eye. And of course, being ever present in front of a camera, make-up comes as a part of the territory. As the face of Clean & Clear, Shahidi has nailed down the perfect skin-care regimen that works for her and she spills the deets to People Magazine.
“We have HD makeup on set to make us look poreless and non-human,” Yara told People Magazine. “But that means it’s really thick foundation and that’s all day every day five days a week from the end of July to the beginning of March, which is a lot on one’s skin. Especially when ever there’s a mark that pops up, then you treat it by putting on more foundation. Isn’t that great? Not the greatest solution. I think that’s why it’s important for me to have that cleansing routine, otherwise I have had to deal with three seasons of continuous breakouts from the makeup.”
Shahidi makes sure to keep makeup wipes on hand and immediately uses them as soon as possible when she’s off set as to not irritate her skin and when a blemish does pop up, she uses a Benzoyl Peroxide spot treatment to help heal. Additionally, she “exfoliate[s] maybe two days a week. And the rest I usually like to use one of the foam cleansers too because they are soft-and because of the bubbles. I’m a sucker for bubbles.”
So, just what is her one skin-care regimen must-have? Well…it is plain and simple…H2O! “I mean DJ Khaled says to hydrate so I take that pretty seriously. Asahd Khaled also said it, so finding things that don’t deplete your skin of moisture, that’s really important.”