Last night at Hearst’s Real Beauty launch party in New York City, the REAL beauty who stood out most was undoubtedly the guest of honor Katharine McPhee, 25, who’s blossomed beautifully (and recently, blonde-ly!) since her debut on American Idol Season 5.

She appeared angelic with her new platinum blonde ‘do, a 3.1 Phillip Lim Resort 2010 white lace dress, knit ribbed white tights, and perfectly porcelain pale skin.

After wowing the small, pampered crowd with a couple songs from her new album, Unbroken, I had a moment to chat with her and ask the question on everyone’s lips: “Your skin is absolutely flawless! How do you do it?”

Take note: a creamy complexion like this takes no small commitment.

Katharine McPhee’s Top 5 Skincare Secrets:

• She gets a facial every 6 weeks from her Dermatologist Ava Shamban in Los Angeles She says, “If you don’t go every 6 weeks, things build up in your skin that you can never get rid of.”

• On a daily basis, she washes with Murad, her favorite brand of skincare.

• She also uses various products from her favorite professional skincare line, AVA-MD, created by Dr. Shamban.

• It takes more than just morning and night cleansing: she wipes her face down 3 or 4 times a day with a Glycolic cleansing pad.

• Skin protection is paramount. Katharine wears SPF 30 every single day, no matter the season. “You absolutely must!” she advised me. “You can’t take any chances when it comes to your skin.”

Tell us… how much effort do you put into your skincare regimen? Would it be worth it to you to take a time-out 4 times a day to cleanse and rework your face… if you could have skin like Katharine McPhee’s?

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Griffin/Hearst Digital Media

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