Ashley Tisdale on the Beauty Products She Splurges On (and the Important Reason Why)

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"If I'm going to spend money, I'm going to spend money on skin care," Ashley Tisdale told POPSUGAR. Her investment in skin care isn't just for the sake of . . . well, good skin. It's also a means to keep her from overstressing.

The actress and singer said she dedicates her Sundays to indulgences like face masking and exfoliating — and the reason makes perfect sense. "For a while I was working and overworking," she said. "I realized that, yes, you can keep working and, yes, you can work on the weekends, but you know, you'll just burn out."

When it comes to picking out makeup, she also knows what is important to her. "It really depends on the quality of the makeup," she said. Her commitment to quality formulas is reflected in her own beauty line, Illuminate Cosmetics, which she pours her efforts into while maintaining a range of products that are all under $20. (And $20 pays for a set of five brushes.)

Ahead, see Tisdale's go-to beauty investments.

Joanna Vargas Exfoliating Mask
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Joanna Vargas Exfoliating Mask

Tisdale mentioned that her skincare go-tos include ones from her longtime facialist Joanna Vargas, like the Joanna Vargas Exfoliating Mask ($75).

Shani Darden Resurface Retinol Reform
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Shani Darden Resurface Retinol Reform

Tisdale also loves the retinol-infused Shani Darden Resurface Retinol Reform ($95).

Illuminate Cosmetics Pretty in Pink Brush Set
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Illuminate Cosmetics Pretty in Pink Brush Set

The Illuminate Cosmetics Pretty in Pink Brush Set ($19) is the newest launch from Tisdale's line, which includes five soft-bristled, sturdy highlight and contour brushes.