This is an awesome new site and it's all about taking great care of your skin and spoiling yourself! I had the opportunity to work with the site's creator, Joanna Canton, a super cool chic, who I had a blast working with! Check it out: www.myskinaffair.com
Celebrity Skin: Corri English
Corri English, actress and lead singer of the modern country band BrokeDown Cadillac is currently starring with Cybill Shepherd in “Mrs. Washington Goes to Smith” airing on the Hallmark Channel on August 1st. This talented beauty is sharing her skincare routine and skincare favorites with us. She’s got great taste in products and really knows how to pamper herself. Check out what she has to say!
What is your skincare routine?
I love waking up and washing my face in really cold water. I’m not sure if you’re supposed to use cold water or not but I love the way it feels and it wakes me up! I use Kiehl’s Yerba Mate Tea Cleanser. It makes my face feel fresh and smells really nice and clean. And I follow up with this awesome product from Dr. Tony Perrone’s 3-step Skin Renewal System. It’s his Antioxidant Anti-Aging Skin Renewal Moisturizer. It gives my skin a great texture and a nice glowy look. And also - I think it is important to remember that what you put on your skin will be absorbed into your body, and his products are 100% natural - so much so that they are edible - how great is that? Hmmm, I am busy with my skin care routine and could use a snack - well, I don’t think that’s quite what he has in mind but pretty cool nonetheless! I have also recently become addicted to MAC’s Fix + for during the day when my skin needs a pick-me-up. It is a spray that you can use even if you have make up on. It wakes your skin up and gives you a really fresh look. At night I wash and moisturize again, and also use Nivea Eye Makeup Remover, then dab on some Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. And My Skin Affair just turned me on to Murad’s Essential-C Night Moisture Cream - and this stuff rocks. It is now an essential part of my nighttime routine. My lips get really dry in the LA air, and I like to make sure I moisturize them at night too, so I use MAC Lip Conditioner (the non-tinted kind). It feels nice but is not too goopy. And to keep my body moisturized I use Body Butter from The Body Shop. Strawberry is my fave.
What are your favorite products?
My favorite lines are Kiehl’s, MAC, and Giorgio Armani. I mentioned some of the Kiehl’s and MAC products earlier, and Armani makes great, light foundations . It feels like you have nothing on! It’s what I like to use when I’m on set because I don’t break out when I use their products, even when I am in makeup 24/7. I use the Lasting Silk UV Foundation and the Face Fabric. I also love Stila’s tinted moisturizer. When I don’t feel like putting on makeup, a few dabs of this make me feel like I don’t need anything else.
What’s in your purse?
I have way too much stuff in my purse, it takes me 10 minutes to find a darn thing in there! But I always have hand sanitizer - Purell right now, and it smells good. The scent is “Crisp Apple.” Also some hand lotion, I love Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Hand Cream in Eucalyptus Spearmint. It is supposed to be for stress relief, so if you see me sniffing my hands, you know why! And my other favorite hand cream is Jaqua’s in “Pink Buttercream Frosting.” Yum!! I’m not sure if lip gloss is considered skin care, but I feel like it is for me because it is my alternative to chap stick. I like to have something on my lips at all times so that they don’t feel dry. I probably have 6 or 7 lip glosses in my purse at any given moment. I mean, who knows what shade of pink a girl may need at any given moment, right? My faves are Lancome Juicy Tubes, Stila Lip Glaze, and my all time number one is Armani Lip Shimmer. It rocks! If I had to choose one lip gloss (god forbid!!!)…this would be it.
How do you pamper your skin?
I am a huge believer in facials. I have a great facialist who does some great peels that make my skin glow. And massages…oh man, I live for deep-tissue massages! I like to get them a couple of times a month. I like to exercise a lot and it is great for my muscles and also great for my soul. I always feel so relaxed afterwards, and I think relieving stress is extremely important in keeping your skin looking great.
Is there any product that makes you feel especially spoiled rotten?
A friend just bought me a body scrub by La Licious in “Sugar Kiss Souffle” that makes me feel totally spoiled. Just smelling it makes me feel spoiled actually. It smells like dessert! I don’t often take time out for a bath and a scrub so when I do it’s a treat.
Do you have a favorite spa?
I love Burke Williams. I have been to a few different ones in LA and have had a great experience every time. I leave feeling like a noodle and I love it. And my facialist works at a spa called “New You” in Encino, Ca. She gives a very clinical facial. It is hard core! Not always enjoyable but I swear I stay blemish free for a year after a session with her. Go see Irene if you need to get your skin cleared up. She is the master!
Favorite spa treatment?
That is an easy one for me. Hands down it would be a full body massage - usually deep tissue. I also love mani/pedi’s!
Favorite tip/advice for skincare?
My number one tip would be to find a great moisturizer and use it often. Dry skin makes you look older, and makes it very difficult to get nice, glowing skin. Even if you have trouble with acne, it is important to moisturize. It is much easier to cover up a blemish than to hide flaky, cracked skin. And it will keep you looking young too!