July 24, 2015 03:40 PM

At 17, Bella Thorne already looks like she’s got it all figured out in the beauty department (if you haven’t seen her turn out the red carpet — or flaunt some seriously amazing nail art on Instagram, you better catch up). But the actress admits she has a few beauty habits that need breaking, and came to PEOPLE to spill her secrets.

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For someone who loves to sport plaits (sometimes accessorized with intricately placed ribbons!), the Scream star let us in on a some confidential info: She actually can’t braid her own hair — or do anything else with it, for that matter.

“I’m terrible [at braiding]. To be honest, I do not know how to do my hair,” she tells PEOPLE. “I just go out with it either blow-dried or with my natural wave, and I don’t do anything to it.”

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When it comes to skincare, the star also keeps her regimen to a minimum. “I wash my face with my Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit, and then I put on my moisturizer and SPF,” says the face of the makeup and skincare brand.

But Thorne didn’t always follow a daily routine. In fact, it took some help from a pro to break her bad beauty habit. “I used to go to bed without washing my face. I’m very lazy,” she admits. “My makeup artist Amy Oresman gave me this trick: Put makeup wipes under your pillow, so any time you [lay down], you hear that little crunchy [noise] and you’re forced to take them out and use them on your face,” says Thorne, who shares her struggles with acne for Neutrogena’s “Let’s Solve it” initiative, aimed at helping acne-sufferers find the right routine for their skin (watch her video below!).

While the rest of the star’s beauty process is pretty streamlined, there’s one beauty accessory she can’t get enough of: fragrance. When asked about her favorite scent, she couldn’t decide on one, or two, or three (!) and shared that even her boyfriend, fellow actor Gregg Sulkin, weighs in on her obsession. “I like the Wildfox fragrance, Princess Vera Wang and the Candie’s fragrance,” she confesses. “The boys really like the Candie’s fragrance. Gregg really, really likes that one because it’s very sweet.”

What’s your worst beauty habit? Have you ever gone to bed without washing your face? Sound off in the comments section, below!

–Sarah Kinonen

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