This Is the 1 Beauty Tip Carrie Underwood Swears By

Carrie Underwood performs

Country singer Carrie Underwood keeps her beauty routine simple. | Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Mastercard

Carrie Underwood may be a famous country star, but her beauty routine is far from star-studded. More in sync with her humble upbringings, the singer is a big fan of simple and affordable. In fact, she often opts for drugstore and two-in-one products. However, that’s not her only beauty secret.

Curious to know more? We share the No. 1 beauty tip Carrie Underwood swears by, plus some of her other tried-and-true beauty secrets, ahead.

1. Never skip cleanser

One thing Underwood never skips out on? Cleanser. According to Good Housekeeping, the country singer doesn’t like to travel with her entire arsenal, but always keeps a “decent cleanser” on hand. In addition, Underwood also doesn’t like to spend too much on beauty products and is a devoted drug store beauty consumer.

Next: How she sticks to two skin care products when traveling

2. 2-in-1 products are a must when traveling

Carrie Underwood performing on stage

Especially while traveling, she uses two-in-one products to make packing simpler. | Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT

Another travel beauty tip Underwood swears by? Two-in-one products. To avoid overpacking, she uses a moisturizer formulated with SPF.

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3. She exercises regularly

Carrie Underwood doing lunges

Breaking a sweat is good for the skin. | Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Calia

In addition to washing her face and protecting her skin with SPF, Underwood also exercises regularly. While exercise can have a beneficial effect on health, it can also be the ultimate secret weapon to healthy skin. Thanks to its ability to improve circulation and cleanse the body of toxins (through sweat), exercise can result in healthier-looking skin.

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4. She drinks 64 ounces of water a day

Woman's Hand Pouring Fresh Pure Water From Pitcher

She knows the importance of hydrating. | puhhha/iStock/Getty Images

Carrie Underwood’s No. 1 beauty tip? Drink water! “Drinking water, I think, is amazing. It has ridiculous benefits for every single part of your body,” the country singer told Elle Magazine. “That’s the first thing I notice if my skin looks dull: I realize I haven’t been drinking enough,” she added.

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5. When in doubt, reach for coconut oil

jar of coconut oil and fresh coconuts

Coconut oil is part of her beauty arsenal. | iStock/Getty Images

In addition to hydrating her skin from within, Underwood also turns to the popular natural beauty ingredient, coconut oil. “I’ll wash my face, then use coconut oil to moisturize if I’ve forgotten my lotion,” she told Good Housekeeping. “It’s good right out of the show and if you’re just feeling dry,” she added.

Next: Her must-try makeup hack

6. Vaseline is a makeup bag must-have

Singer Carrie Underwood arrives at the Staples Center for the 55th Grammy Awards

She uses it on her eyes. | Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Underwood’s must-try makeup tip? Use Vaseline for the perfect evening makeup look. “To make an eyeshadow look more dramatic and dewy, put a little Vaseline on a Q-tip and apply it to your lids,” she told Good Housekeeping.

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7. Use your fingers to apply blush

Carrie Underwood holdsthe Grammy award for the Best Female Country Vocal Performance

She uses her fingers to apply blush. | Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images

For a more natural-looking flush, Underwood likes to skip her makeup brush and use her fingers to apply blush to her cheekbones. “When you’re using a blush, you want it to look natural,” she told Good Housekeeping. Using your fingertips to apply blush can help you achieve a more natural-looking rouge.

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