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The Lineup is a monthly series in which we give you an insight into the beauty lineups of cool fashion people, editors, makeup artists, hairdressers and beauticians – all the people we trust the most. Get ready for a look behind the scenes of all the products that cannot live without products that move their worlds. After nearly a year of social distancing, we've all become professionals at adjusting our entire lives, especially our beauty routines, to staying at home. If that moment inspired you, like so many others, to jump into the home training game, then you probably already know fitness pro Megan Roup, founder of the popular training app The Sculpt Society. You may recognize Roup as the dancer and trainer responsible for keeping countless models and celebs in fighting shape, but now she's sharing her grueling, upbeat workouts with anyone who has a screen and a call to sweat. Since the pandemic started, the app has grown a whopping 700%, signaling that their responsive dance cardio classes are not only effective, but fun too. To be honest, what more could you ask for in a workout? It's no secret that fitness is one of the best ways to promote physical and emotional well-being, but daily sweating comes with challenges. Aside from disrupting our carefully planned hair washing schedules, you might fear that the increased secretion is having a number of effects on your skin as well. According to Roup, that's not really the case! "I think what you eat is incredibly important for skin health and exercise," she tells us. As someone who grew up with relatively clear skin, Roup assures us that her switch to daily sweat sessions never resulted in copious breakouts. "Fortunately, I always had pretty clear skin growing up. I got and occasionally got pimples, but I never had hormonal acne like so many kids," she says. Your Biggest Skin Problems These Days? Dryness and melasma. Derms point to melasma as one of the most difficult forms of hyperpigmentation to treat because it is largely linked to hormones. Roup recently announced that she was pregnant, so that fact is particularly poignant now. But she pointed out some treatments that changed the look of the dark spots significantly. "Before my wedding last summer, I did a mix of Clear + Brilliant and Fraxel lasers with Dr. Paul Frank and I have seen amazing results for my melasma. Finding a good dermatologist is so important, and me would recommend these treatments, "she says. In addition to her penchant for laser treatments, Roup says that watching her mother's diligence in beauty and skin care taught a lot about how she takes care of herself today. "She has always taken care of herself and put time into her skin care routine. I love watching her do her makeup – she always keeps things very simple and natural and knows how to work with her features." Scroll on to learn more about Roup's beauty insights and the 19 products she can't live without, including the sunscreen she loves most (her beauty philosophy is to keep it simple and always wear sunscreen) and the care products she relies on to support her skin as it expands during pregnancy. "I love Megababe products and their hand sanitizer came out immediately when COVID hit. It's hands down my favorite out there." "I've been wearing Supergoop! Products for years, and these two are my absolute favorites. The invisible sunscreen is perfect as an invisible primer and leaves the skin feeling super silky." "Glowscreen blends perfectly with your moisturizer or on its own to give you a glowing, moist look and protection from the sun." "I love this foundation on the days when I don't want to wear a lot of makeup and want a little coverage and shade." "I've used this serum for years and it's been a staple in my routine. Estée Lauder makes some of the first products I remember when my mom suggested I invest in them. They're timeless and never disappoint." "I recently discovered this moisturizer and love the way my skin feels. I have incredibly dry skin and I'm always looking for a thick moisturizer – this one does the trick." "I love using facial oil after serum and moisturizer. I got this oil in an Amazon Luxury Store bundle called Forever Favorites. The oil feels so nourishing, especially in winter." “Hands down the thickest cream I've ever tried, and it's also the cheapest cream on the list. I love using it all over my body and face. If you have super dry skin, this is for you ! " "This lightweight cleanser smells so good and I use it a lot in the shower to give off some aromatherapy. Kora Organics has beautiful products and I love that this cleanser doesn't dry out my skin." "I love using this at night to take off my makeup and cleanse my skin. It's thick and feels very rich on the skin so it doesn't dry you out. I'm usually not a great cleansing balm person but Elemis made me a believer. " "I'm obsessed with the glowing scent. It's so delicious and the belly butter literally melts on your skin." "My friend Nicole Berrie from Bonberi got this oil for me when I got pregnant and I love how thick and nutritious it feels." "I recently discovered this balm and am totally obsessed. Whether on its own or with lipstick, it's so, so good! Plus, a little bit goes a long way." "These bronzing face drops are really easy to use. Mix them into your face cream or use them yourself and they leave you with a buildable, natural-looking tan." "I take Prenatale, but Ritual also has amazing womens essentials for 18+. I love this brand so much. It is very transparent about what it goes into its vitamins, and everything is 100% scientifically backed and without Allergens Formulated It also has a sustained release capsule so it doesn't upset my stomach. " "I am a firm believer in gut health and how it can affect your overall wellbeing. I've been using Seed for years and it's definitely one of the best pre + probiotics out there." "Some of my favorite body washes! The brand has amazing fragrances that make showering more of a spa experience." "I love magnesium spray at night and this is one of my favorite products when I'm relaxing before bed. It really relaxes my muscles and I always sleep much better." "I'm about to finish this bottle and I'm so sad. Not only does it smell great, but it's also light and the perfect serum before I apply my moisturizer." Next, my skin changed drastically after having children – this is how I got my shine back