Alisha Boe’s 13 Reasons Why character, Jessica Davis, is a survivor; and with what she’s gone through in the show’s three seasons, it would make sense that you might not have noticed her dramatic beauty evolution.

But Boe tells POPSUGAR that Jessica’s beauty look is an indicator to how the character develops and becomes more empowered throughout the series. “When you meet my character in the first season, she is going through the hardest moments of her life,” Boe said. “There’s not much thought that goes into [her hair and makeup] because she is really stressed, struggling, and not in the right headspace.”

It’s the third season where you’ll notice a shift. Boe said that she hadn’t styled her for seasons one and two, and that this changes in the show’s newest episodes. “Jessica’s gone from a victim to a survivor,” Boe said. “She’s fully taken on the role of being an activist and her role in her community. She is empowering to students around her . . . She really wants to take care of herself.”

In real life, the actress’s beauty routine is simple. Boe said she typically only follows two skincare steps – cleansing and moisturizing – because of her sensitive skin. (In fact, she only adds more steps to address her changing skincare needs while filming.) Her uncomplicated approach is what makes her newly minted status as a Burt’s Bees spokesperson feel kismet, because she says she had already been using the brand’s gentle products in her day-to-day.

Learn more about Boe’s sensitive skin picks, ahead.

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