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Chrissy Callahan is the Contributing Beauty Editor for SheKnows and helps manage the Beauty & Love sites' content. Before joining SheKnows, Chrissy freelanced for a variety of different websites and covered everything from NY Fashion Wee...

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The quest for perfect skin is often an uphill battle, but we’re sharing some of our best secrets to help you get your sexiest, clearest skin ever.

Get your best skin ever

Never sleep with your makeup on

We know it's tempting, ladies, we really do. But sleeping with your makeup on is just a bad idea. Think about all the products you slap on your face on a daily basis and then factor in all the dirt/grime your face is exposed to when you're out and about during the day, and you likely will realize just how clogged your pores can get after even one night of not washing. So do your pores a favor and wash them each and every night before you go to bed.

Always wear SPF

There's a lot more to great skin than a pimple-free surface, beauties. Youthful skin is sexy skin, and it's not likely that you're going to look too youthful if you're racking up the wrinkles from all that time you've spent in the sun sans SPF. To make sure you get the most radiant, healthy skin possible, always wear a daily moisturizer of at least SPF 15 under your makeup and remember to reapply frequently when directly exposed to the sun for prolonged periods of time.

Invest in a good facial

Before we started going for regular facials, our skin was not happy. After years of struggling with off and on acne, we decided to take control and give facials a chance, and we've never gone back. A good facialist, like a good hair stylist, can revolutionize your look and really get to know the ins and outs of your personal needs. Regular facials can clear up skin, make it appear more youthful and give it some much needed pampering, so get thee to a spa right now, ladies!

Don't pick your face!

When you've got a pesky pimple or a bothersome blackhead, it's pretty tempting to pick at your face and try to be your own facialist, but don't! Picking at your skin can make it a lot worse than it is now, and old habits are hard to kick, so stop them before they start. If you're really in need of a good pore cleansing, visit your facialist, like we already suggested.

Watch what you eat

You are what you eat, and your skin sure does show it. If you're constantly subsisting on a diet of junk food, your skin's going to look, well... junky. Make sure you feed your skin with the nutrients it needs, and it will thank you by glowing and staying beautifully clear.

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