The Acne-Fighting Habits He Swears By
Perez has a holistic philosophy about wellness and skin care that is without a doubt a result of his mom's teachings. "If something in nature can fix it for me, I'll use that first," he said. That's why tea tree oil is his go-to spot treatment when a breakout pops up on his face. For things where he can't find a fix within nature, he looks for beauty products with ingredients inspired by nature.
"I've been using Clarins for 10 years now, and I do see really different results with it for me," he said. "My mom always pushed [the brand] for us because of all of the natural components in it that they researched before formulating their products."
Along with seeking solutions from nature when it comes to topicals, eating healthy is another important aspect of skin care for Perez, which is why he avoids dairy products, excess sugar, and drinking alcohol. "Wine — whiteheads. Milk products — whiteheads. It's just simple cause-and-effect for me," he said. "My friends are always like, 'Live a little!' and I'm like, 'I am living, and I'm happy, and I'm healthy.'"