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Billy Porter told Glamour his secret to maintaining youthful, glowing skin at 51-years-old.
Porter, known to many fans as Pray Tell on FX’s “Pose,” said he’s been invested in his skincare since his first pimple when he was 14-years-old.
“I really take care of my skin,” he told Glamour. “Your skin is the way that you treat it. So I treat my skin well, and it treats me well in return.”
Porter uses a mixture of face wash, moisturizer, face mist, serums, and face masks to keep his skin hydrated and dewy.
Porter rotates his face wash to make sure they continue to be effective
Cleaning your face can be crucial to prevent oil build-up and it clears pores of dirt and debris collected throughout the day. Insider previously reported that when sebum builds up in your skin, it can be a breeding ground for the bacteria that causes acne.
Porter occasionally splurges on expensive moisturizer, but typically sticks with one under $30 he’s used for 30 years
Moisturizer is key for Porter, as it helps prevent premature aging and can help your face properly regulate grease and sweat. Porter said he grew up understanding the importance of moisturizing.
“I grew up with moisturizing, because Black people moisturize,” he told Glamour. “A lot of my white friends ask me, ‘Oh, my God, how do you get your skin this way?’ And then I show them how I get it this way, and then they complain that their face feels too greasy!”
While Porter has tried more expensive moisturizers like La Prairie and Shiseido, he tends to stay loyal to Kiehl’s moisturizer with SPF (another important ingredient to protect from the sun and prevent wrinkles).
“It was there 30 years ago, it was affordable 30 years ago for me, and it did the trick,” he said. “I became loyal, but I do like some of this other stuff.”
The actor is a big fan of misting his face to keep cool and hydrated
While face mists aren’t necessary to have a solid skincare routine, Washington DC-based dermatologist Dr. Melda Isaac told the Huffington Post they can add moisture, give you more radiant skin, and reduce inflammation.
CBD serums help tighten Porter’s skin and keep it looking youthful
As CBD-infused skincare products become more common, Porter said he’s dabbled with using Herbivore’s Emerald CBD + Adaptogens Deep Moisture Glow Oil.
“The CBD oil is one of my favorites—she tightens up the skin,” Porter told Glamour.
Porter is a huge fan of eye patches and face masks to unwind
To finish off his routine, Porter likes to end his days with some eyes patches or a sheet mask to give him that extra layer of moisture to replenish his skin overnight.
His favorites include Wander Beauty eye patches which hydrate specifically under the eye to reduce puffiness and premature aging.
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