Brandi Glanville
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I don’t like to take a lot of chances on my face. I believe you have to walk a fine line between taking care of your skin and gooping it up with unnecessary elixirs and potions. To me, skin care should be simple and easy. The more random products you add to your routine, the more you start messing with your skin’s natural balance. Here are some of my favorite tips to help you achieve flawless skin at any age!

firming eye gel Wrinkles and soft, smooth skin

I love the brand EMK, which is a Beverly Hills-based company (gotta rep the homefront!) that uses plant placenta ingredients to fight wrinkles, scarring and sun damage. I know the word placenta sounds freaky, but essentially it’s just plant extract. And it works wonders on wrinkles, especially the firming eye gel ($65)! But, if that’s not your thing, I also use Epicuren products for my daily regimen. The Pro-Collagen Plus Serum (call for price) is like Botox in a bottle (when you’re in-between treatments...). In the summer, when your skin gets extra dry, I like to use the Ultra Rose moisturizer (call for price) at night, which is super hydrating and smells good too! During the day, I always make sure to have a moisturizer with sunscreen. At least SPF 30.

Neutrogena blotting sheetsProblem spot quick fixes

Most people may not know this, but I suffer from a skin discoloration called melasma and bouts of adult acne, which started in my mid-20s and has been an uphill battle ever since. I’ve used Retin-A Micro since I was 17 to combat blotches, acne and discoloring. To that end, Garnier makes an awesome dark spot corrector ($17) and also a tinted moisturizer with vitamin C called Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector ($13) that helps cover up my imperfections. I am also obsessed with their Anti Dark Circle Eye Roller ($13). When I’ve had a late night, I put this on in the morning and no one would ever know I didn’t get eight hours! For shine, I love blotting papers. Neutrogena makes a great and cheap option that goes from blue to dark blue when you touch a greasy area so you can really see that it’s done the job! Can’t beat instant gratification.

NuFace Microcurrent machine Monthly maintenance -- your new routine

Once a week I take a steam shower to really get my pores opened up and exfoliated. If you don’t have access to one of these little pieces of hazy heaven, using a mask with built-in exfoliation, like Kate Somerville’s ExfoliKate ($65) or Murad’s AHA/BHA Exfoliator ($35) works wonders too!

In lieu of facials, I try to see my dermatologist once a month for a microdermabrasion treatment. I usually pair that with a photo facial or Genesis laser to zap any age or sunspots and keep my face looking as fresh as possible. And, I’m a sucker for gadgets I can use at home. I’ve been using my NuFace Microcurrent machine ($325) for five years. It’s like giving yourself a quick face lift. I also have a Baby Quasa light therapy tool ($350) which uses four different light wavelengths to stimulate your skin’s cellular activity. They’re both investment products, but the cost is still better than paying a doctor for something more permanent!

If you stick to the basics, see your beauty doc as regularly as possible and embrace Botox (yep! I said the B word), you’ll keep your skin looking like it's only seen 25 years on this planet for longer than you thought possible.

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Comments on "Brandi Glanville's top tips for flawless skin"

Lisa July 15, 2012 | 4:22 PM

thanks for the tips! your skin always looks so clear and nice in photographs and on tv. i love your honesty and realist attitude.

kiks July 14, 2012 | 7:27 AM

Such immature people on these sites, please don't mind them any business Brandi. Anyway, love the tips, and you look wonderful. I am 46, and the one thing I regret, is basking in the sun, in my teens/20's without using suntan lotion, now paying for it. So, all you youngins (or just everyone).. out there, use your suntan lotion..please.! Brandi has a wonderful outlook on life. Put yourself in her shoes what she has been through, people are so uncaring.. Ok, my speech for the day is DONE :)

Kristi July 13, 2012 | 9:43 AM

OOOoooo-I want the Quasa and the Nu-Face tools! I'm going to put them on my Christmas list! Thank you Brandi for the great tips! I use the Garnier eye roller too and I love it!

Emma July 12, 2012 | 4:25 PM

I love that you rely on not a lot of products and keep up with regular visits. It seems so easy and your skin really is flawless. I love the idea of at home treatments and that you mix both affordable items and splurges!

Rachael July 12, 2012 | 2:54 PM

Thanks for the tips Brandi

anon July 12, 2012 | 2:52 PM

your skin is okay for a 50 yr old, but your superfluous personality, and your soul need a major makeover! Not Impressed. And don't make remarks on your twitter about haters, when you were hating on a dead guy

manny July 12, 2012 | 11:21 AM

im gonna give myself the mask thank you for sharing your tips brandi i love you :D

Kim July 12, 2012 | 11:02 AM

I use blotting sheets all the time! They are great and really do their job well. Another tool I have recently started using and love is a Clarisonic! It's like a toothbrush for your skin and is a solid investment.

Rita July 12, 2012 | 10:42 AM

Brandi really does have beautiful skin but then, so do most 27 year old blondes. It's a gift of youth.

brinn s. July 12, 2012 | 9:50 AM

Your skin looks flawless, Brandi. I love reading about skincare products so your tips are definitely up my alley! Thank you for sharing!

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