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If there's one thing you should know about me, it's my unwavering love for romance movies, specifically teen romantic comedies that hit you right in the feels. So when Netflix's To All the Boys I've Loved Before, starring Lana Condor, came out and dominated the trending list for weeks on end, it also dominated the Friday nights I spent rewatching my favorite scenes with a pint of ice cream and eye masks. But let me make one thing clear: I may have come for the love story, but I stayed for Condor's flawless skin. Condor is the definition of a true multi-hyphenate: She's an actress, producer, YouTuber (her vlogs are top-tier), and skincare enthusiast. Like any movie fanatic, I watched her press interviews for a behind-the-scenes look at the movie. But as a budding beauty fanatic, I truly wanted the inside scoop on the routine that leaves Condor with glowing skin on and off-screen. Luckily for you and me, she did us all a favor and shared her top beauty picks with us.
"I was a dancer when I was younger, so I wore a lot of stage makeup. I always loved playing with makeup and creating different looks that would match my moods or outfits, etc.," says Condor. With age, she has come to realize that true beauty encompasses so much more than appearance and starts from within. To her, beauty is about "taking care of yourself, listening to your instincts, and choosing kindness even when it isn't necessarily easy. We need to take the time to tend to our minds and hearts the same way we wash our faces every night."
And while we can all agree that inner beauty is the most important, there's nothing wrong with giving your skin a little extra love to achieve that lit-from-within glow. When it comes to investing in skin treatments, Condor says that infrared saunas and cryotherapy are worth the splurge. "Sweating out toxins in the sauna has worked magic on my skin, and the tightening anti-inflammatory benefits I get from cryo have been amazing for my skin, too," Condor says. "I also maintain the position that good skin starts with your gut health. I don't believe you need to spend a lot of money on crazy expensive skin treatments. Rather, start with healing your gut. When you care about your gut and start to heal that, your skin is directly affected."