How a Beauty Pro Gets Her Skin So Smooth and Clear


ELLE Beauty and Health Director Katie Becker lives and breathes beauty every single day. When it comes to skincare, she's tried countless products—honing and refining her list of personal favorites over the years—and has her routine down to a science.

First, she cleanses, making sure to get every speck of makeup off before she puts anything on her skin. "For layering products, the rule of thumb is to always go from the lightest weight to the heaviest," says Katie. So her next step is to spray on a water-based facial mist.

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Next, Katie adds a serum. She's using L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 10% Pure Glycolic Acid Serum. It's ultra-effective because it has the highest concentration of glycolic acid available over the counter, but it's infused with ingredients like aloe and hyaluronic acid to keep skin hydrated. It leaves skin feeling instantly smoother and more refined, and over time it helps to reduce dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Finally, she applies her night cream, massages it into her skin, and voila! Check out the video above to see Katie's full routine in action, and to get all of her pro application tips.

Eden Univer I'm the senior branded content editor for Cosmopolitan and Seventeen.

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