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21 Skin Care Products And Hacks Everyone Should Know About

Who's ready for some sexy skin?

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the skin care hacks and products they absolutely swear by, mostly because we're nosy and want beautiful, poppin' skin too. Here are their responses:

1. First things first, incorporate a mask like Herbivore Botanicals Brighten mask into your skin care regimen to increase hydration and brighten skin.

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"I love the Herbivore Botanicals Brighten mask!!! I used to be red and splotchy with some serious hyperpigmentation and scarring. Now my skin is soft like a baby’s butt and so much clearer." —emmaleighs4abe6b158

Get a 2-ounce bottle from Amazon for $48.

2. Incorporate Neutrogena Clear Pore mask to kill bacteria and clear acne breakouts.

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"If you experience mild acne or breakouts, I would recommend trying out a low-strength benzoyl peroxide mask or treatment. I used the Neutrogena Clear Pore mask to clear any residual bumps. So, if you’re ever worried about a breakout before an event, benzoyl peroxide is a good option." —solivia

Get a 4.2-ounce bottle from Amazon for $6.


3. Use Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay — which has over 13,000 reviews on Amazon — to deep-clean pores and tighten skin.

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"I can’t live without the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay. It seriously makes your face pulsate, and your skin feels incredible afterwards." —emilyr41d0ec3dc

Get a 15.5-ounce jar from Amazon for $9.29.

4. Get glowin' skin simply by slatherin' egg yolk onto your face. Or, if that grosses you out, buy a Too Cool for School egg mask.

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"I do this once a week and I swear it’s better than all of the $100 face masks: Take an uncooked egg and separate the yolk and whites into two little bowls. Rub the white all over your face, let it dry, and then rinse it off. Then take the yolk and rub it in. Let it dry, and then rinse it off. The white acts like an astringent and tightens pores. The yolk is very hydrating. My skin always looks happy and healthy after this." —alialie

Get a 5-pack from Sephora for $24.

5. To remove excess oil and clear up acne, incorporate Thayers Witch Hazel as a toner into your daily routine.

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"Witch hazel! It’s awesome for people with oily skin. It isn't drying at all. I have rosacea and I see a huge difference when I apply it to my cheeks vs. when I don’t." —cheerfulk

Get a 12-ounce bottle from Amazon for $7.  

6. To give your skin an extra boost of hydration, spray with Mario Badescu Facial Spray.

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"Mario Badescu Rose Water Facial Spray is really the bomb. I use the facial spray and it makes my skin glow like crazy. It's super affordable and makes the biggest difference!" —lilyp4543f0984

Get an 8-ounce bottle from Amazon for $14.


7. Use the Body Shop Tea Tree Oil as a spot treatment for pesky pimples and aggravated skin.

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"Tea tree oil! Amazing results for your skin if you're prone to blemishes. It also lasts for a while because you only need a tiny drop on a cotton ball." —jackiec4b9d082d2

Get a 0.34-ounce bottle of from Amazon for $9.

8. Lock in moisture, tighten pores, and give your skin a youthful glow by washing your face in cold water.


"Start your day and night routines by washing your face and your hands with COLD water. It’s a French beauty secret that’s proven to work. Cold water will refresh the skin and tighten the pores. Our skin is very thin and needs hydration in layers." —debc40a9c068f

9. Apply the Ordinary Squalane Oil to intensely hydrate to your skin.

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"The Ordinary Squalane Oil is the best! I use it on my face every night and it has made my skin feel brand new! It absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave my face feeling oily." —jenniferh4a412e151

Get a 3.2-ounce bottle from the Ordinary for $7.90.

10. Of course, you can't forget the ~miracle oil~ for flawless skin, the Ordinary Rose Hip Oil.

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"I put a couple drops of The Ordinary Rose Hip Oil on my hands and rub them into my face every morning before the rest of my makeup. It's really done wonders for my skin, especially in the dry winter. " —quidsquid

Get a 1.6-ounce bottle from the Ordinary for $9.80.


11. Exfoliate your skin at least weekly with a Clarisonic Mia 1. It removes dead skin cells, increases blood circulation, and allows your products to seep deeper into your pores.

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"I have experimented with a lot of different creams and serums to help my dry and blemished skin, but the best thing I've ever done was get one of those battery-powered face scrubbers. It's soft and I don't apply too much pressure because I know that physical exfoliation is frowned upon, but it has made ALL the difference in the world. My face actually feels cleaner and I can tell that I'm getting better benefits from all of my other moisturizers because of it." —bauxjangles

Get it from Amazon for $129.

12. Use Bio-Oil to tackle scars, stretch marks, and uneven, aging, and dehydrated skin.

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"I apply a good layer before going to bed and it gives me that 'good-night’s-sleep glow' even if I only slept a few hours! It’s primarily meant to target pregnancy stretch marks, but it can also be used for dry skin, uneven tone, and scarring. Best kept skin regimen secret yet!" —biancan489198221

Get a 2-ounce bottle from Amazon for $9.

13. Daily use of Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel will help out inflamed skin, sunburns, skin wounds, acne-prone skin, and the appearance of stretch marks.

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"When I wake up, I use aloe as my daily moisturizer, which gets rid of any redness or flakiness. It also feels cool on my skin, which helps me wake the fuck up. This routine is also cheap AF!!" —katej4e5013d64

Get a 6-ounce bottle from Amazon for $3.97.

14. To thoroughly remove your makeup, use Garnier Micellar Water.

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"I'll tone in the mornings, and then in the evenings I remove my makeup with Garnier's Micellar Water on a makeup wipe. Then I'll wash my face with a charcoal cleaner and exfoliate a few times a week. Honestly, the best thing ever." —lawrenm

Get a 13.5-ounce bottle from Amazon for $7.


15. Apply a turmeric face mask to calm inflamed skin, reduce acne, and clear hyperpigmentation.

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"Something that all Desi people love and swear by: turmeric. Just a pinch of turmeric in some gram powder and milk will create the best DIY face mask. Wait until dry and just wash off with cold water. You'll have firm, radiant, and glowing skin that will feel super, super fresh!" —jhashikha2000

16. Incorporate Clinique Vitamin C Powder Cleanser into your skin care routine for bouncy, sexy skin.

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"I started adding a high-potency vitamin C powder to my moisturizer. I have gotten TONS of compliments on my skin with reduced breakouts, even skin tone, and smaller pores. There's the Clinique Vitamin C Powder Cleanser, which is amazing!" —joyc41f61ce6e

Get a 7-pack from Sephora for $27.

17. Used as an astringent, Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar clears dead skin, fights age spots, and tackles sunburn.

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"Apple cider vinegar is amazing. I make my own toner with two parts water and one part ACV. Using it twice a day, my acne scars have faded and I rarely break out anymore. Be warned: Your skin may get worse before it gets better. The ACV is like a detox for your skin. And always remember to moisturize!" —k4b048a5ce

Get a 32-ounce bottle from Amazon for $12.

18. Be sure you're drinking water daily to flush out toxins and promote digestion.


"You can buy all the fancy-schmancy potions you like, but if your liver and skin are dehydrated, you will look like crap no matter what. Also, working up a sweat eliminates toxins and brings blood to the surface, making your skin take that GLOW. " —mandelam


19. Use Pixi Glow Tonic to exfoliate, improve circulation, and hydrate skin.

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"Three words: Pixi Glow Tonic. I LIVE for the stuff. It's a toner that exfoliates the skin, and it literally makes your skin glow. I've gotten tons of compliments on my skin since I began using it, usually at the end of the day after I've double cleansed." —maryamwar

Get a 3.4-ounce bottle from Target for $15.

20. To fix dry or cracked skin, apply Vaseline to seal in moisture.

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"The magical skin care product I use is actually Vaseline. After the First Aid Beauty moisturizer has sunk in a bit I cover my face with Vaseline and then go to bed. I wake up with dewy (albeit somewhat oily-looking) skin, then wash my face with cold water in the morning. That way, I have a perfectly balanced, moisturized glow all day without it being greasy, shiny, or tacky-feeling." —chelseym4f457db4b

Get two 3.75-ounce jars from Amazon for $7.62.

21. Lastly, make sure you're applying your daily dose of Glossier sunscreen. It neutralizes harmful free radicals and prevents skin damage and cancer.

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"Sunscreen every day. Oh, and make sure you reapply every three hours." —melanieflores77

Get a 1-ounce bottle from Glossier for $25.

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