How to Do Lucy Hale's Skincare Routine

Her strategy for sensitive skin and cystic acne.
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"The day I turned 21, my skin just went nuts," says Lucy Hale.

The 'Pretty Little Liars' star, now 28, was suddenly hit with cystic adult acne, hormonal issues AND sensitivity, as she recently explained to Byrdie.

Not that you'd ever be able to tell, though—because she is now "totally obsessive" about her skincare regimen.

"I have really sensitive skin; I'm acne-prone," she told StyleCaster. "I've struggled with my skin, so I have to keep it really basic."

Lucy Hale skincare routine

Close-up of Lucy Hale's skin.

Well, I'm not sure I'd describe Lucy's routine as "basic" (ha!), but judging by her glowing skin, it's working very well!

She's also the first to admit that she gets a lot of help. "It's important for young girls to realize things like we have fake eyelashes on, some of us have extensions, we have good lighting," she told Into the Gloss. "It's the same thing as Photoshop! We are normal girls, we have zits, and it's important that girls know that. I work with very beautiful people, don't get me wrong, but there are a lot of tricks of the trade."

Here's the lowdown on what she uses.

Lucy's Morning Skincare Routine

1. Cleansers:

Obagi Nu-Derm Gentle Cleanser: "Obagi is the skincare that I use the most. It's great; it's really gentle."

Lancer The Method: Cleanse: "I'm a big believer in Dr. Lancer's products."

2. Toner:

Obagi Nu-Derm Toner: "I use Obagi toner twice a day."

3. Serums:

SkinCeuticals C + AHA: "[I use] a ton of serums."

SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF 

iS Clinical Active Serum

4. Moisturizers:

Chanel Hydra Beauty Crème Riche: "Chanel makes this really good face cream."

Obagi Hydrate Facial Moisturizer

Lancer The Method: Nourish

5. Eye Creams:

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream

Kate Somerville Goat Milk De-Puffing Eye Balm

6. Sunscreen:

SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50: "I always wear a sunscreen every day, that's really so important! I don't really find a huge difference between SPF products, but I've been using this lightweight SkinCeuticals SPF 50. I mix it in with my moisturizer."

7. Face Oils:

Sisley Black Rose Precious Face Oil: "I never leave the house without Sisley Face Oil mixed with Laura Mercier foundation."

Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum

8. Lip Balm:

Lucas' Papaw Ointment: "I had a friend from Australia get me some, but now I can just order it on Amazon, and it's pretty legit."

Lucy's Nighttime Skincare Routine

1. Makeup Removers:

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes: "[They] can take anything off without irritating me."

Bioderma Sensibio H2O: "At the end of a long day, wiping my makeup off and feeling so clean, it's the best feeling in the world."

2. Oil Cleanser:

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil: "Double-cleansing is what it's really about for me."

3. Foaming Cleanser:

Restorsea Reviving Cleanser (with Clarisonic): "Always, always, always go to bed with clean skin."

4. Cleansing Brush:

Clarisonic Mia 2 Skin Cleansing System: "Good skin starts with a Clarisonic brush."

5. Toner:

Obagi Nu-Derm Toner

6. Acne Treatment:

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion: "Go to bed in clean sheets with a clean face, your Mario Badescu Drying Lotion on, and you're good to go."

7. Prescription Retinoid:

"I use a prescription retinol cream. I mix retinol with my moisturizer at night. It's good to start an anti-aging regimen early!"

8. Moisturizer:

CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion: "The most underrated product."

SkinCeuticals Daily Moisture: "I'm a huge fan of SkinCeuticals. I want everything. It's so expensive, but it's worth it. SkinCeuticals moisturizer and eye cream are great."

Sisley Restorative Facial Cream 

9. Eye Cream:

SkinCeuticals Eye Cream

Lucy's Skincare Treatments

Exfoliators:

Fresh Sugar Face Polish: "I make sure to exfoliate three times a week using Fresh Sugar Face Polish."

Lancer The Method: Polish: "I like Dr. Lancer's products a lot."

Eye Gels:

Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels: "[I picked them up] from my makeup artist and friend Kelsey Deenihan."

Facials:

Molly M. Lucio at Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center: "She's the shit. I've been seeing her for over five years. I'm really diligent about facials. If I can go once a week, I'll do it. I've tried all different kinds of facial products... but the one thing I have to be consistent about is a facial every two weeks."

Dermatologist:

Dr. Zein Obagi: "[My biggest splurge is] skincare, definitely—I spend a lot of money on good skincare and a good dermatologist."

Lucy's Diet, Exercise and Lifestyle

Diet:

"I definitely feel my best when I'm eating whole and raw foods and good protein. But I also believe that life is short and you should eat what you want (in moderation)."

"I try to keep it healthy during the day, but I don't really follow a particular diet, per se. I'm lucky because I like healthier foods…though I definitely have a sweet tooth. I could never cut out sweets. I do try to avoid dairy because it makes me congested. But I love my sugar and I love my coffee. Coffee is a must."

Exercise:

SoulCycle: "I've joined the cult! I used to be so against spinning, but I feel really strong while I'm doing it. Mentally it helps me, too. Even though you're in a class with people—it's still like you're in your own little zone. There's something about it that just works for me, mentally and physically, I just love it."

CorePower Yoga: "I'm really into Core Power's hot yoga—not Bikram, but the step below that—and originally I just wanted a good workout, but it's actually been really good for me. It helps me slow down and it forces me to relax. It was miserable and hard at first, but now I'm addicted to it." 

Personal training with Jana Finkbiner: When I'm in LA, I also see a trainer two or three times a week."

Thanks to Byrdie, W Magazine, Into the Gloss, Refinery29, Teen VogueBustle and Stylecaster.

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