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Maria Menounos's Surprising (and Surprisingly Elaborate) Trick to Get Perfect Skin

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If you haven’t already downloaded PEOPLE StyleWatch’s March issue on your tablet, it just hit newsstands today — so put “picking it up” on your lunch break “to do” list. Inside, you’ll see amazing tips for every shape, plenty of fun spring trends — and, as always, smart and sensible beauty and fashion advice from our monthly columnist (and Extra host) Maria Menounos.

We asked the question many of you have been dying to have answered: What’s the secret to her amazing skin, especially with all the travel she does and makeup she wears for work. As it turns out, she’s got quite a routine. “My main thing is that I make sure I wash my face every night, no matter what. Neutrogena wipes, [then] wash,” she says.

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But wait, there’s more: “I even do a white glove test to make sure it’s all off … My other trick is that I use one white face towel and then put it the hamper. I use a clean towel every time I wash. You can go to Big Lots and buy a pack of 10 or 15 towels for cheap. Just never re-use towels, they have all that bacteria!”

And Menounos’s thriftiness doesn’t stop at Big Lots towels in bulk. “There’s no reason to spend a lot on fashion when there are so many thrifty options,” she says. “It may make you feel better inside knowing that you have the Chloe boots, but I always am totally more moved by my friends who are like, ‘I got these at the flea market, or at H&M.’ It’s just how you assemble the outfit.”

Would you go to such extremes to make sure your skin was clean? What’s your skincare secret?

–Alex Apatoff, reporting by Suzanne D’Amato

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