Watch Camila Mendes Share Her Nightly Skin Care Routine
You may know Camila Mendes as the fiery character Veronica on The CW's Riverdale. Now, you can also get to know her as a vigilant skincare fiend. In this episode of Go to Bed with Me, Mendes walks us through her entire routine, covering everything from luxurious moisturizing and ginseng cream to Secret deodorant and lip balm.
"My skin is pretty balanced," Mendes begins, "but it does get on the drier side, so I think I just try to layer on as much moisturizer as I can."
As with any good skin care routine, the first step is to take off any makeup, which Mendes does with Burt's Bee's makeup remover wipes. "I don't love using makeup wipes, because I feel like it's rubbing paper on your face," she says. "But also, I think they just work the fastest, and I ain't got time to waste."
Mendes adds that working on Riverdale has negatively led to consequences for her skin. "Just 'cause the schedule, and that with the lack of sleep and the long days, your skin just really reacts," she says. "I went from being someone with really easy skin, and I think, comparatively, my skin is pretty chill, but I break out a lot more than I ever did when I was growing up."
To combat the more frequent breakouts, Mendes makes use of skincare goodies like Renée Rouleau's Rapid Response Detox Cleanser, Detox Masque, the Triple Berry Smoothing Peel, and more.
Mendes's most unusual beauty hack? Apply antiperspirant at night before bed. "I've heard that it's actually more effective to put it on at night. Then it actually works into your body. By the time you wake up it's done its work," says the actress, who works with Secret on their new line of essential oil-infused deodorants. "I have a weird thing about dry armpits. I need to feel moisturized all over my body."