beauty queen: jessica hart

Models aren’t born with perfect skin—they just know the secrets to keeping it glowing. Now you do, too.

by rebecca willa davis

There is no easy way to perfect skin--unless your parents are, like, the greatest DNA sources ever (and professional dermatologists to boot). No, not even models have flawless faces. So what's the key behind Jessica Hart's glowing skin at the premiere of Blue Jasmine? A lot of prep, we bet.

Because what you do before you put on makeup is as important as the actual makeup you put on (and there's no time we'd rather go makeup-free than in summer). Whether you're in the shower or spending five minutes in front of the mirror, here is our three-step plan to model-off-duty skin.

DEEP CLEAN IT: Olay Fresh Effects Va-Va-Vivid Powered Contour Cleansing System - $11.69

For times when a simple cleanser won't do, try a power brush to really clear skin of dirt, oil, makeup, and everything else that--let's face it--gets caked on there.

GLOW IT: Ren Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask - $55

Apply this mask once a week for a, "Wait, my skin can look this good?!" radiance--all without the help of scary chemicals, too.

PREP IT: Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control - $42

The secret to applying foundation that won't disappear a few hours later is a primer. This one also treats breakouts and offers up oil-free hydration, so you'll always be camera ready.