Joanna Canton is a writer and actress with the cutest pixie haircut (pictured) who created My Skin Affair, a site with skin care product reviews and celebrity interviews (this month: The Hills' Stephanie Pratt). She believes that a good skin care routine can be uplifting and inspiring. Who are we to argue? Let the wisdom begin! I Heart Daily: What are some of your favorite body care splurges?
Joanna Canton: I'm in love with Lavanila's Healthy Deodorant and Healthy Body Butter in their "vanilla coconut" scent. Delicious! Korres Pomegranate Makeup Removing Wipes are the absolute best. I love the way they smell and they make my face feel so refreshed. Julique Lavender Body Oil is amazing. I'm a fool for the scent of lavender. It takes me to another place.
IHD: And for the face?
JC: Bobbie Brown Extra Face Oil. It's on the pricey side of things, but it's ab-fab! I roll out the red carpet for this one. You have to have Fresh's Sugar Lip Treatment. It's now available in Rose (the tinted version) and I can't get enough of it. I also love Murad moisturizers, and you should definitely splurge on a Clarisonic. It takes cleansing your face to the next level.
IHD: What kinds of skin care tips have you picked up through the site?
JC: I always ask each celeb if they have any great tips, and the basics are the best! Drink tons of water, never go to sleep with your makeup on, know your skin type and make sure you're using the correct products for your skin, get enough rest, it's never too early to start using eye cream, and try heating up your washcloth in the microwave for a mini-facial. It's skin care magic at home. And, I love the tip of shaving your legs with olive oil. Try it!
Thanks, Joanna! Yes, this is total product overload, but maybe pick one to splurge on and call it a spa day. Stay tuned for part two of this interview -- Joanna's drugstore favorites and little-known brands she loves.