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Two beauty questions we always hear: Is Rach's skin as amazing in person as it looks on TV -- and what's her secret? Well, the first one's easy to answer (yup), and as for the second, we went straight to the source.
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Two beauty questions we always hear: Is Rach's skin as amazing in person as it looks on TV -- and what's her secret? Well, the first one's easy to answer (yup), and as for the second, we went straight to the source.

Celeb-Quality Skin

Heed Rachael's advice -- and bonus tips from other experts -- to give your own skin a new starring role.

Celeb-Quality Skin

Rach's Hydration Tip

Moisturize twice a day. You're never too young to start!

Why? "Consistently moisturized skin not only glows, it's like a really well-sealed brick wall: great at keeping bad stuff out and good stuff in," says David Bank, M.D., director of the Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic and Laser Surgery in Mount Kisco, New York. By day, wear a high-SPF lotion to help prevent cancer and premature aging, and save treatment potions for bedtime: With the slight rise in skin temperature overnight, active ingredients seep in more easily.

Operation Hydration

L'Oreal Paris Advanced Suncare Silky Sheer Face Lotion

For hydration with built-in UV defense, try this cream in SPF 30.

From $10, at drugstores

L'Oreal Paris Advanced Suncare Silky Sheer Face Lotion

Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream

While moisture alone adds glow, try this for bonus brightening.

$25, at drugstores

Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream

RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum

Smooth things out with a light gel that works on its own or under another moisturizer.

$23, at drugstores

RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum

Rach's Makeup Tip

Go easy on foundation. Rachael goes without as often as she can.

Why? Constantly wearing makeup can stunt the natural exfoliation process, Dr. Bank explains. You may also want to save the heavy-duty foundation for times that you're really "on," and make a tinted moisturizer your go-to otherwise. "You'll get much subtler coverage," says celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose. "Even a nearly naked face can look pulled together with a tinted lip balm -- and maybe some mascara."

Easy Beauty Looks for Fall

Votre Cu Love Me Deux

Pop the top for concealer; open the cap closer to the tube for Nick Barose's favorite tinted moisturizer.

Votre Cu Love Me Deux

$43, votrevu.com

Beautyblenders

For a light, natural-looking application of foundation and tinted moisturizer, Barose swears by these.

Beautyblenders

$20, sephora.com

It Cosmetics Vitality Flush Stain Stick Lip & Cheek Reviver

Doubling as blush, this stick, in Je Ne Sais Quoi, goes from shell pink to light berry on contact with skin.

It Cosmetics Vitality Flush Stain Stick Lip & Cheek Reviver

$24, qvc.com

Rach's Cleansing Tip

Always wash your face before bed. No exceptions!

Why? You already know that cleansing helps prevent breakouts, but it can also give you more glow: "If you're sleeping with a day's worth of buildup on your face, you're hindering the sloughing of dead, dulling cells," Dr. Bank says. "You've basically glued the top layer down with leftover makeup." And though clean, healthy skin should shed on its own overnight, you may want to nudge the process along by adding an exfoliator to your routine once or twice a week.

Rachel Going to Cut Garlic

Garnier Clean + Purifying Foam Cleanser for Combination Skin

Lather up to cleanse without drying out.

$8, at drugstores

Garnier Clean + Purifying Foam Cleanser for Combination Skin

Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying Face Exfoliant

Ciao, bella! This product polishes your skin beautifully and gently.

Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying Face Exfoliant

$32, fresh.com

Burt's Bees Brightening Refining Tonic

Unlike old-school, parching toners, this one soothes as it helps even out tone.

Burt's Bees Brightening Refining Tonic

$12, burtsbees.com