Ashley Benson's Makeup Free Selfie Makes A Case For Letting Your Skin Breathe This Summer — PHOTO

When it comes to the perfect summer beauty routine, you’re usually focused on using lightweight products so we don’t completely sweat through your makeup, but this PLL actress has the right idea when it comes to beauty that beats the heat. Ashley Benson went makeup-free on Instagram because if you think about it, going without product is the way to go during the summer months.

She’s proving that all you really need to make this season perfect is a bathing suit and a minimal makeup look. The sun, the sand and the shore. Those are the essentials. Forget about all of the “what’s in your beach bag” nonsense. All you need is sunscreen lotion!

This definitely isn’t the first time Benson has posed without makeup. She’s a natural beauty, and she’s definitely not afraid to show it off. That said, she’s also had some major glam moments. From red carpets to playing the ultra fashionable Hannah in Pretty Little Liars , this girl knows how to rock a glam look. But, she also understands when it’s time to ditch it all and go lay in the sand.

Channel your inner Benson and slip that bathing suit on (and nothing else) this season I promise, you’ll look and feel great if you do! Don’t believe me? Check out how Benson does it.

This beach babe's got the right idea.

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She even works minimal glam on the red carpet from time to time.

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But, that's not to say that she can't go bold every now and then.

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A dramatic lip look is amazing on her.

But, then again, nothing beats this fresh face.

Swimsuit, sunnies and something to sip on. Yep, that's all Benson needs this summer.

And if it's good enough for her, it's good enough for me!