Yara Shahidi spills on skincare and self-love

When it comes to beauty, everyone loves to offer up their tips and expertise. But if you're going to listen to anyone, let it be someone with skin as clear as actress, model and activist Yara Shahid’s. With a starring role as Zoey in the ABC sitcom Black-ish, Yara’s no stranger to stress or hectic schedules—something we all know can cause brutal breakouts (#relatable). Yara—who has risen as a major role model for teen girls (and people everywhere in general, TBH)—recently partnered with Clean & Clear to help share her complexion confidence. Ahead, she spills on skincare secrets and self-love...

1. Find an exfoliator you love
Trying to find the right exfoliator for your skin can be difficult, but Yara recommends the Clean & Clear Acne Triple Clear Exfoliating Scrub because "it's really gentle on my skin, but it also does have the exfoliating factors so you can end up with extremely soft skin." Also a must? Clean & Clear Makeup Dissolving Facial Cleansing Wipes. Yara says they're "an essential, especially when you're on the go." 

2. Stick to the basics
While Yara "loves a great green juice or something with ginger" to help keep her complexion in tip top shape, she also keeps her makeup routine pretty light when she can. Her must haves? "A great mascara, a shiny, clear lip and nice, full brows." Yasss, girl.

3. Wash your face (duh!)
We can't stress enough how important it is to wash your face. Yara agrees, saying it's one thing in her beauty routine she can't miss or skip. "Even if I'm not wearing makeup or working that day, just being in this air and environment and walking around, you have a layer of things that are not supposed to be on your face."

4. Don't self-diagnose
We're all guilty of doing it (including Yara), but don't try to diagnose a skin issue you have on your own. "After watching one episode of House or something, I'm like 'Oh, I know exactly what's happening to my skin!'" Although she's been correct a time or two, she says going to a dermatologist is always best.

5. Love yourself
With so many opinions out there claiming to be the authority on skincare and beauty, it can make the already difficult process of loving your skin—clear or not—even harder. Yara shared some words of wisdom, saying, "Taking care of my face is the most important part, and to be able to say that I'm comfortable in the skin I am in helps me maintain a sense of confidence in whatever space I'm in."

What is your favorite skincare product? Do you wear makeup on the reg? Let us know in the comments below! 

Photo credit: Clean & Clear

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by Cali Drouillard | 4/6/2017
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