In a new Vogue Beauty Secrets video, singer, actress and brand founder Selena Gomez dishes on some of her best beauty and skin-care tips while getting ready for a night out, complete with a fleet of her Rare Beauty products.

Setting the Mood

“I love to light candles—it’s just super romantic, if that makes sense” she says, then reaching for one of her favorite essential oils, patchouli. “It’s super calming and usually I put some right here on my wrist,” explains Gomez, also dabbing onto her neck for an extra dose of calm.

Skin Prep

“I’m going to use the Sephora Cucumber Eye Mask ($3.50),” says the star, crediting her eight year-old sister for the intro. “I like to start with a nice eye patch to get rid of any inflammation. While I’m doing that I’m going to use my Tatcha Dewy Serum ($88), one of my favorites.”

Mind-Body Connection

“I think the most important part of my beauty and my routine is working out,” says Gomez. “As miserable as it can be for me, I think it helps me mentally, it helps me physically of course, but it just keeps me in a good headspace. That is something that I think is part of a beauty routine, and it should be.”

Breakout Buster

When it comes to blemishes, Gomez trades in her Sephora favorites for a drugstore staple. “When I have any sort of breakout, I’m not going to lie, I love the toothpaste [laughs]. For some reason that’s what I used when I was like 17 and it’s just a trick that works,” she says.

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