While Katy Perry dazzles on stage in cupcake bras, pink wigs, and cotton candy makeup, what really stands out about the American Idol judge is her glowing skin. The “Never Really Over” singer has been taking care of her skin ever since she developed acne in her teens.

Today, you’ll notice that the 35-year-old popstar has a radiant, blemish-free complexion, thanks to tried-and-true routine. Here, everything we know about how Katy Perry gets her glow.

1. She swears Proactiv really did change her skin.

You may remember seeing Perry’s Proactiv commercials flash across your TV screen in 2011. The longtime brand ambassador said the brand’s skincare products truly helped clear up her teenage acne. “They do not pay me to say that! It actually solved my acne problem,” Perry told Refinery29 in 2018.

“I used to have really, really bad skin in my early 20s when things were starting to pop off, so it was stress-related and my body was changing from coming out of the teenage years,” she explained. After trying laser treatments, various ointments, and facialists, Perry said that nothing could clear up her skin. “Someone recommended I try the Proactiv cleanser and I thought, ‘No way, no how will that fix anything.’ And I’ve been using it for 10 years and it’s been incredible. I don’t break out because of that.” 

2. She uses a cleansing oil.

You would think Perry walks away from a performance sweaty and shiny, but the singer told Elite Daily that she doesn’t really sweat much. “I’ve got combination skin, so it’s not too oily,” she said. 

But while Perry told the outlet she loves using “a lot of powder” and her face “holds makeup really well,” she goes to sleep with a freshly-cleansed face every night. “I never sleep with my makeup on” she told Elle. “To wash my face I use Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil and have for several years now. I used to be deathly afraid of putting oil on my face but it really pulls out the dirt from my skin.” Take a peek at her beauty stash below:ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

3. She’s opted for a few cosmetic treatments.

In 2018, rumors were swirling that a then 33-year-old Perry had gotten plastic surgery on her face, but Perry shut them down. “I haven’t had any,” she toldRefinery29. “I’ve done lasers and got [filler] injections under my eyes for the hollowing—which I’d recommend for everyone who wants a solution for their dark circles—but all of my assets are real. People tend to think they are fake, but it doesn’t really matter.”

But Perry has made it clear that she is not against cosmetic treatments. “We’re getting away from that negative stigma about physical alterations. Of course, always be your authentic self—but if someone wants a nose job that makes them feel better, and they love their profile more because of it, it’s like ‘Go ahead!’ Do whatever makes you feel better about yourself. Stay in therapy, but get it, girl,” she said. 

4. And loves the occasional facial.

Last February, Perry shared a glimpse of her red carpet prep on Instagram. The singer visited her longtime esthetician Thuyen Nguyen for an Instant-Lift facial. Ngyugen’s treatments feature FaceXercise, which involves a unique mix of facial cupping and lymphatic drainage to sculpt and tone the face. 

“It’s completely natural, which most of my celebrity clients like,” Nguyen shared in Perry’s story, Spotlyte reported. “It resets the face if someone is tired or puffy.”

He also applied three products from his skincare line: Multi-Vitamin Nourishing SerumHydrating & Tightening Instant Dew Travel Whip, and Smooth Out Wrinkle & Frown Line Cream. “I used three, in this case, because the winter has been so dry, and she’s a non-stop traveler,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

5. She knows good skin comes from within.

An avid yogi who practices transcendental meditation, Perry prioritizes her health to maintain her glowing complexion. The singer told Refinery29 that she has cravings, but has learned how to defeat them by following a balanced diet (and sipping apple cider vinegar.)

“I love food, and sometimes if I’m in a bad mood, all I’ll want is the classic ice cream from McDonalds that tastes the same no matter what country you’re in,” she said. “But that quick dopamine hit that makes you feel good for one second turns on you in the long run. In the past year, I’ve eaten better than I have ever eaten—less fast food, less sugar—and the sustainability of my body is so much better. My face just glows.”


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