'Riverdale's' Madelaine Petsch reveals her No. 1 tip for clear skin

While actress Madelaine Petsch may portray a character that is rarely seen without her iconic red lip, the "Riverdale" star knows the importance of keeping her face makeup free to ensure it stays clear and healthy. In the Know's Julia Webb caught up with the Bioré spokeswoman over the phone to get all of her skincare tips and details on what is to come for her character this season on "Riverdale."

In the Know: Have you always been interested in skincare? You live a clean a lifestyle and have always eaten a plant-based diet, but has this aspect of a healthy life always been an interest of yours?

Madelaine: You know, it’s funny. I remember when I was probably 10 years old -- I told the Bioré team this when we first started talking about working together -- the first skincare product my mom ever bought me were the Bioré pore strips, and I think that was my first entry into skincare. It got me so excited and so, as I got older, I think I got more interested in [skincare] and doing more research and figuring out what my skin type was and all that stuff. So I think it kind of stemmed from age 13.

What would you say are some of your absolute favorite skincare products? 

I have to say the pore strips because her and I go way back! I’m really into the new rose quartz line. I’m very into my crystals right now, so when [Bioré] told me they were doing rose quartz I got way too excited! My two favorites from that are the Purifying Cleanser and the Pore Refining Scrub.

I love to exfoliate a couple times a week, especially with how much makeup I wear on the show, and I think the purifying cleanser is so nice and it really gets all of your excess oils out and your skin just feels fresh. And it's also aligned with my meditation and my crystals, so why would I say no?

RELATED: Shop Bioré's new Rose Quartz + Charcoal products here!

On set, I'm sure you wear a full face of makeup, so how do you keep your skin clear and healthy when you know that day in and day out it's going to be loaded up with products?

You know, one of my favorite little tips is if I'm working one scene and then I've got one scene off in between or maybe two scenes off, I'll actually take my face makeup off. So I'll wash my face with usually whatever cleanser I have on set — right now it's the Rose Quartz + Charcoal Daily Purifying Cleanser -- and I'll take all my face makeup off and I'll leave my eye makeup and my eyebrows and sometimes my lipstick on. And then when it's time [to shoot] after we’ve blocked, I'll put my face makeup back on and it really allows my skin to breathe -- that’s like my number one tip.

And then on the days where I’m really heavy and I'll do 6 scenes in a row, I'll come home and use a scrub like the  Rose Quartz + Charcoal Gentle Pore Refining Scrub, something like that to make sure everything gets out of my pores, because I'm really crazy about that stuff, and I want to make sure all of the makeup is out of my pores. That’s my number one concern and that’s what I think the scrub does for me.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 25: Madelaine Petsch (L) and Travis Mills arrive at the 2019 GLSEN Respect Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 25, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
STUDIO CITY, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 15: Actress Madeline Petsch visit’s 'The IMDb Show' on October 15, 2019 in Studio City, California. This episode of 'The IMDb Show' airs on November 18, 2019. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 20: Camila Mendes, Madelaine Petsch, Lili Reinhart, KJ Apa and Cole Sprouse attend the #IMDboat at San Diego Comic-Con 2019: Day Three at the IMDb Yacht on July 20, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for IMDb)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 09: Madelaine Petsch attends the launch of M3, her second capsule collection with Privé Revaux at The Butterfly Bar on May 09, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Privé Revaux)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 09: Madelaine Petsch enjoys the launch of M3, her second capsule collection with Privé Revaux at The Butterfly Bar on May 09, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Privé Revaux)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08: Madelaine Petsch leaves the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2020 Fashion Show at JFK Airport on May 8, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Actres Madelaine Petsch is seen outside good morning america on May 7, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 6: Madelaine Petsch attends The Metropolitan Museum Of Art's 2019 Costume Institute Benefit "Camp: Notes On Fashion" at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Madelaine Petsch attending the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala 2019 in New York, USA. (Photo by Jennifer Graylock/PA Images via Getty Images)
US actress Madelaine Petsch arrives for the 2019 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019, in New York. - The Gala raises money for the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institute. The Gala's 2019 theme is Camp: Notes on Fashion" inspired by Susan Sontag's 1964 essay "Notes on Camp". (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
Actress Madelaine Petsch attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party following the 91st Academy Awards at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Jean-Baptiste LACROIX / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - MARCH 03: Actress Madelaine Petsch speaks on stage during day 3 of Fan Expo Vancouver at Vancouver Convention Centre on March 03, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Chin/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Madelaine Petsch attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Madelaine Petsch attends the 12th Annual Women In Film Oscar Party at Spring Place on February 22, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 06: Actress Madelaine Petsch attends the 2018 GQ Men Of The Year party at Benedict Estate on December 06, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic,)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 06: (L-R) Marisol Nichols, Camila Mendes, and Madelaine Petsch attend the 2018 GQ Men of the Year Party at a private residence on December 6, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for GQ)
WESTWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 01: Actress Madelaine Petsch attends the world premiere of Sony Pictures Animation and Marvel's "Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse" at The Regency Village Theatre on December 01, 2018 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 19: Actress Madelaine Petsch attends the premiere of Netflix's "Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina" at the Hollywood Athletic Club on October 19, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 20: Madelaine Petsch attends Prada Spring/Summer 2019 Womenswear Fashion Show on September 20, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Prada)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Madelaine Petsch attends the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Madelaine Petsch attends Glamour x Tory Burch Women To Watch Lunch on September 16, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Glamour x Tory Burch )
US actress Madelaine Petsch attends the Teen Choice Awards 2018 in Los Angeles, California, on August 12, 2018. (Photo by LISA O'CONNOR / AFP) (Photo credit should read LISA O'CONNOR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Season four of "Riverdale" is currently on TV and the season has been so touching and suspenseful already. What can you share about what fans can expect from the rest of the season and for Cheryl? (*Answer contains spoilers*)

There’s so many fun things happening with Cheryl. I'm actually really happy with what’s going on with my character! You’ll see more of Jason of course, which is something I never thought I'd say in season four. You’ll see more of the 'Choni' relationship [Editor's note: 'Choni' refers to Cheryl and Toni Topaz's relationship] and how that unfolds, and I think you see a really beautiful side of Toni, like her supportive nature. I think that’s really beautiful to watch the way that she can really take care of Cheryl through these kind of crazy moments.

And you’ll see Cheryl's fire comeback a little bit. Especially -- we're shooting episode 11 right now — around the back half [of the season] you really see Cheryl's feisty side come back out and I really love it.

This interview has been edited and condensed.

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