Meet Evie - The Instagrammer with the Most Perfect Skin.

Beauty Secrets
For many years, I've crept on the Insta feed of countless women in hopes that they'll one day reveal the products and routines that create their admirable results.  This year, I've decided to step out of the shadows and actually reach out to them directly to find out more first hand.  I'm excited to bring you guys in-depth interviews of these beautiful muses in the year ahead.

Let's meet Evie from Sknperfct.  I happened to stumble on her IG feed completely by accident (or was it fate?).  The moment I laid my eyes on her skin, I immediately jumped into her dm's and requested an interview so he could divulge her greatest skin secrets.

Thankfully, she happily obliged. Keep reading you want to learn more about what makes Evie's skin so perfect.

Q First, tell us a little about yourself. 
A: I’m 25 and I’m from London where I’ve lived my whole life. The best city in the world obviously!!!

You are obviously into all things skincare.  What got you interested? 
A: When I was about 15 I really started struggling with my skin. Back then we didn’t have all the knowledge we have now. All we had was drugstore skincare which was just really harsh and did nothing for my skin. I had to do a lot of my own research and started looking into more clinical treatments. That’s when I started learning about ingredients and what they do for your skin. 

Q:  Looking at your skin, I assumed that it was always perfect. What issues did you deal with specifically?
A: Definitely not. Whilst I’ve never struggled with extreme acne, whenever I got a breakout it would leave a dark mark that took AGES to go away. I was really self-conscious about this. It’s been a really long journey. 

What products/regimen did you use to turn things around? 
A: I started using Obagi Nu Derm. The main ingredients in it that really turned my skin around was their Retin-A and their product with hydroquinone. That’s also when I started using SPF daily!

Q:  Describe your current morning, night, and weekend skin routine? 
A: Morning: I use a gentle cleanser, a hyaluronic acid serum (I’m loving Glossier super bounce) followed by a vitamin C and an SPF. 
At night I use a cleansing balm followed by a foaming cleanser, a hyaluronic acid again and twice a week I use retinol followed by a moisturizer or facial oil depending on what my skin needs. Weekend: I will do pretty much the same but will add in an exfoliating mask with AHA’s or fruit enzymes.
via @sknprfect

Q: How does your routine vary from winter to summer? 
A: In summer I ditch the heavier moisturizers, especially during the daytime. I prefer to layer serums instead for hydration. I also tend to use oils a lot less. 

Q: For glowy skin, what are your go-to products?
A:  Loving the Lancome 15% vitamin c serum at the moment, it gives me such a glow. I’ve also been using their 0.2% retinol. My all-time favorite product is Paula’s Choice BHA lotion

Q: Do you have any favorites to treat hyperpigmentation? 
A: The Koji-San Konica acid soap is a miracle worker. It’s very drying so I make sure I follow up with lots of hydration. But also wearing at least SPF 30 every day. 

Q: Have you tried any skincare gadgets?  If so, are your thoughts? 
A: I’ve tried a few but haven’t been blown away by many. I do really like using a facial steamer with an enzyme mask. It’s a nice luxurious treat. 

Q: Do you ever incorporate professional facials or do you mainly prefer caring for your skin at home?
A: I try and get facials at least once every two months. I love the Skinlaundry laser and light facial. It literally destroys any dirt in your pores.

Q: What are your other favorite beauty routines (body care, hygiene, etc)? 
A: Body care is really important to me. I can get little bumps on my legs from waxing so I make sure to exfoliate. I use an exfoliating glove in the shower daily. I’ve also started using the REN aha body serum and that stuff is magic. 

Q: You seem to love wearing natural makeup, what are your go-to items for your every-day face? 
A: Boybrow from Glossier gives me a lovely natural brow. I love the La Mer foundation but it’s so expensive. I’ve started using the Lancome Tient Idole nude and it’s absolutely gorgeous. It looks like skin.  I use the Bobby Brown Shimmer Brick to highlight but also on my eyes as a shadow. It’s such a pretty natural look. Then I will finish off with mascara.

Q: You're stuck on an island and can only have access to 5 beauty items? What would you bring with you? SPF. A good cleanser, a body oil or moisturizer, hair serum, and some lip balm! The serum I love is the Aussie hair 3-minute reconstruction serum
A: If someone asked you for tips on how to get skin like yours what advice would you give? Don’t follow someone else’s routine and didn’t jump in every skincare bandwagon. Find out what works for you and stick to it or see an aesthetician if you’re struggling. But mainly and a bit more controversial, don’t over-exfoliate. I have people as young 16 telling me they use an AHA every day. For me that’s insanity and it can really damage your skin. Give those new skin cells a chance to live! Finally use an SPF every day, there is no point investing in great skincare if you are not tackling one of the biggest factors that damage skin. 

*Editor's Note*
I don't know about you, but Evie's routine gave me some major inspiration on how to tweak my regimen for the better.  First and foremost, I need to get on retinol ASAP.  I recently purchased Ordinary's Granactive Retinoid 2%.  Can't wait to see what results are in store.  After studying Evie's regimen, it became clear to me that her amazing skin isn't just a matter of great genetics.  She puts in a lot of effort to achieve the skin she has.  Let us be reminded to always wear sunscreen and to never forget the power of Retin-A (or retinol) for glorious skin. 

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