Ariana Grande looks so glamorously put together that it's easy to forget just how much work goes into looking that flawless. The "Thank U, Next" singer also doesn't discuss her skin-care routine very often and speaks more about her hair maintenance and struggles.
Still, Grande superfans are always keeping tabs on their fave. They got her to spill the details on her go-to skin-care products on Twitter after (lovingly) calling her out for sleeping in her makeup. Surprisingly, every product she named can be found in drugstore aisles.
Oh, how we stan a relatable queen!
For the record, Grande actually does care about not sleeping in her makeup.
"I try not to fall asleep with my makeup on ever, but I fail all the time, I think everybody does," she told InStyle in 2014.
News flash that isn't really news: Ariana Grande is a human. She falls asleep with her makeup on occasionally, because sometimes life can tire anyone out just that much. However, she has been adamant about washing her face thoroughly for years.
She responded and pleaded with the fan to give her a break.
"Still exfoliated and did a La Mer mask LEAVE ME ALONE SIS," Grande responded.
In other words, Grande wants the world to know her face is good because luxury La Mer says so. For the record, this is just how Grande and her fans communicate — with love and mutually respected wig-snatching.
"You know what I actually use on my face as well as my body? I feel like people would think it would make you break out, but it doesn’t make you break out: coconut oil," she told Byrdie in 2016.
"Like, cooking oil. I put it everywhere—in my hair, on my body. It’s the answer.”
No, ma'am, it's not. Thankfully, Grande seems to have stopped assaulting her face with coconut oil. Instead, she's traded the oil for makeup remover wipes.
People have given A LOT of bad advice about the beauty benefits of coconut oil, so I get why Grande fell into the trap.
This is why the best people to take advice from about best skin-care practices are dermatologists and estheticians who have studied and are licensed to deal with skin. According to Nayamka, aka La Beautyologist, "Coconut oil does not belong above your neck or below your hairline."
"Coconut oil rose to popularity because of its antimicrobial and antibacterial benefits and its ability to penetrate the hair shaft. People think 'antibacterial' and think it's great for acne, but coconut oil has an extremely high likelihood of clogging your pores," the licensed esthetician explains on her YouTube channel.
"There are some skin types that can use coconut oil without breaking out. However, the large majority of people do break out with coconut oil. And just because it doesn't break you out doesn't necessarily mean it's beneficial to your skin. I guarantee if you're using coconut oil on your face that there is a better facial oil for you."
Since the pop star is using her wipes, masking, and exfoliating, it seems she's taking much better care of her face now.
And isn't that all of us, really? When you know better, you do better! Skin care isn't a one-size-fits-all kind of thing, so it takes a minute to really lock down what works for your skin. That includes breaking old habits.
Ariana Grande has everything under control, and she's using drugstore beauty picks to get the job done!
So everybody just keep calm. The world tour isn't canceled. The album is still great. Ariana Grande isn't falling off anytime soon. Also, Burt's Bees and Neutrogena are the brands to pick if you want to remove your makeup like a pop star.
We're all good here!