Earlier this month, music mogul Pharrell Williams finally opened up about his skin-care routine, revealing how he maintains his youthful glow. To everyone’s surprise, the superstar believes the key to defying the aging process is exfoliating. He told Dazed Magazine, “I exfoliate like a madman. When you exfoliate and you drink a lot of water, that does good for you. To me, the key is just exfoliating, like a monster. There’s a lot of dead skin. All the time. Like a narcissistic madman.” The regimen seems to be working for Williams who, at 44, appears to be aging in reverse. Nuff said.
Cop these 4 skincare musts that will keep you looking forever young.
The Almighty Exfoliator
Exfoliating not only removes dead skin but also helps balance uneven pigmentation. For everyday use, like Pharrell, opt for a gentle daily exfoliator that nixes dark spots. TRY: Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant ($55; Dermalogica.com)
The Balancing Toner
Toners helps nourish your skin while eliminating excess oil and dirt. Apply to skin right after washing and just before moisturizing. This baby is packed with anti-aging ingredients that help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. TRY: Urban Skin Rx pH Balance All Skin Toner ($28; urbanskinrx.com)
The Nourishing Moisturizer
A nutrient-rich moisturizer is a must for healthy skin. Despite being pretty lightweight, this one is ultra hydrating without leaving behind any oily residue. Try: MALIN+GOETZ Replenishing Face Cream ($76;malinandgoetz.com)
The All-Star Acne Treatment
Introduced to Pharrell by his dermatologist, Dr. Elena Jones, this fragrance-free cleanser rids skin of excess oil in seconds, while treating and preventing pesky breakouts. Try: Glytone Acne Self Foaming Cleanser ($40; glytone-usa.com)