Lucy Hale may be best known for playing Aria Montgomery on Freeform’s TV series “Pretty Little Liars,” but she’s nothing but honest when it comes to sharing her beauty and fitness routines.
Yahoo Lifestyle caught up with the star as she trains for Propel Co: Labs Fitness Festival (July 20-21) in Santa Monica, Calif., where she shared her beauty and fitness favorites. When it comes to maintaining her flawless complexion, Hale says she doesn’t get caught up in the price tag when choosing skincare products.
“I use all sorts of products — high end, low end,” Hale tells Yahoo Lifestyle. One of her go-to skincare items is Lucas Papaw Ointment, which is available at Amazon for only $8. The ointment is a celebrity cult favorite from Australia, and contains fermented papaya in a petroleum jelly base. “It is virtually good for anything,” she says. “You can put it anywhere — chapped lips, dry skin — and it’s a one-for-all salve.”
Hale adds: “It’s good and it’s cheap.”
That doesn’t mean it’s not a struggle to get herself to the gym some days — something many can relate to. “There are times when I have to make myself work out on my own and it’s — I just don’t always get there,” she admits.
But when she does, the 30-year-old actress makes it count and likes to “push myself to the limit” with high-intensity workouts. “I want to feel like I’m going to pass out by the end of my workout,” she shares. And there’s one fitness move in particular that she says is “the ultimate full-body exercise”: burpees.
“You’re doing push-ups, you’re doing a squat, you’re jumping,” she says, “and then you don’t need to workout as long if you’re shooting your heart rate up.”
Hale is set to star as the lead character in the CW’s new series, “Katy Keene,” which is a “Riverdale” spinoff debuting this winter or next spring.
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