In a conversation about skin care with New York magazine, Jennifer Aniston talks about the importance of exfoliation, her favorite lip balm and … the time she ate at McDonald’s!
Yes, the actress, 44, who is known for loving salads and yoga, was asked if she had ever been in a situation where she had no other choice but to grab some fast food.
She then recounted a time when she and fiance Justin Theroux stopped by Mickey D’s.
You can read the full interview here (as well as a Q&A with her makeup artist Angela Levin), and here are some highlights:
NY Mag: What is your typical daily skin care routine?
Jennifer Aniston: The skin care rule I stand by is simply cleanse, tone, and moisturize. I also try to exfoliate pretty regularly. Awhile back I was doing a movie in the summer heat. Long days with a face full of makeup made my skin react badly. My makeup artist on set did a great thing, she gave me a tube of Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Scrub to use every night. And I’ve been using it ever since.
Do you believe women occasionally make the wrong choices with products and their skincare routines?
When I started making enough money to afford high-end, fancy skincare products with sexy bottles and impressive claims, I decided to give them a try. As a result my skin acted up and got irritated. I think sometimes women may be overcleansing their skin. Some products and masks can be too aggressive and irritating for certain skin types. I believe the more simple, natural, and easy the skin care regime, the better off your skin will be.
What beauty essentials are always in your bag?
I like to have my favorite lip balm by Dr. Hauschka. I always have Fig lip liner by Estée Lauder, I’ve been using that pencil forever. I really like this concealer pencil by La Femme, which is double ended, one side is a concealer and the other is a highlighter. Sometimes I’ll throw some makeup wipes in my bag, they’re great when I go to the gym or yoga. I usually have a small bottle of my Jennifer Aniston fragrance, in case I need a quick scent touch up.
Can you share any other beauty tips that you believe help keep your skin looking gorgeous?
I can never stress enough to my friends that they must do as I do … hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Drink lots of water, get enough sleep, exercise, and eat a clean healthy diet, whenever possible.
Have you ever been in a situation where you had no other choice but to grab some fast food?
I’ll never forget when Justin and I were on a road trip and we were so hungry. The only thing around was McDonald’s. I think I ordered a Big Mac. Wow, my body did not react well to that! It was like putting gasoline in a purified system. I am always trying to eat organic and natural foods, so that just made my stomach turn and made me feel terrible. And I think what you put in your body, as well as stress, is reflected in the quality of your skin.