When it comes to being on an uber-popular television show like
Pretty Little Liars, 12-hour workdays in makeup is part of the job description, which can wreak havoc on skin. Ashley Benson, who plays fierce fashionista Hanna Marin, has been totally transparent in sharing her skin struggles, as well as her secrets for a flawless complexion. Want to glow like Benzo? We've rounded up five of the skincare products that make her must-have list:
In January, Benzo announced she was partnering with Differin. The
new Differin Gel is the first prescription-strength retinoid cream available over-the-counter. And, Ashley swears by the stuff.
Benzo dished to
Bustle's Kelli Acciardo why she loves Differin:
"Being in the industry and working and having makeup on 24/7, I finally found something that works for my skin," she explained. "I have super sensitive skin and it doesn't irritate me at all. It takes away the acne and prevents it from coming back."
In fact, Ashley makes Differin part of her daily skin routine. Each morning, after a light face wash, she applies the gel in an effort to halt breakouts before they happen.
Egyptian Magic Skin Cream
Ashley carries this
Egyptian Magic Skin Cream on the plane when she travels.
"I look insane with it on while I'm flying, but when I get off, my skin is super moisturized,"
The "magic" cream is all-natural and made from only six ingredients (Olive Oil, Beeswax, Honey, Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly, and Propolis Extract). And, hey, if it's good enough for the Ancient Egyptians, it's good enough for us!
Benzo's must-have lip balm? This
Rosebud Salve. You can also use it on elbows or knees to relieve dryness.
Hydrating Facial Wipes & Cleanser
Benzo shared her nightly skincare routine with Bustle, too, and her one piece of advice? Hydrate skin.
"I usually always try to take my makeup off at night with wipes or wash my face and put on moisturizer—it depends on how tired I am,"
We're not sure what brand of facial wipes Benzo loves, but these
"YES to Coconut" face wipes are a great choice to hydrate and restore skin.
In the morning, Benzo's routine is just a few key steps:
1) Light face wash
2) Apply Differin Gel to prevent breakouts 3) Smear on Coconut Oil
Moisturizing is key, Ashley said.