IRL, my skincare regimen is more chill than Hermione Lodge’s

And I’m absolutely fine with it

I recalled an interview I did with Untitled magazine about my beauty routine a few years back, and for all of you wondering, these haven’t changed much since then. I thought I’d share some of these tidbits again for your reference – and mine.

For starters, Hermione’s routines are “way more meticulous” than mine, owing to the fact that obviously, she’s rich as can be.

I think she has learned to do her own makeup over the years, but she’ll still go and get a blow-out at least once or twice a week. I think having come from so much money, she probably uses extremely expensive products and is a lot more organized than I am.

On the other hand, I’m more laid back. Because my days can get hectic, I wear less makeup and would like to keep things simple, as much as possible.

That being said I’m pretty good at doing my own hair and make-up. I do it myself for several red carpet events and even sometimes do my own hair and makeup for films I do. More on all that later.

Still, one of things me and the Riverdale girls bond over is beauty advice. We usually share what works for us – treatments and facials – with the goal of lifting each other’s spirits. Like I’ve said, “we share the wealth,” because us girls have to stick together, right?

Instead of doing multi-step rituals, I go for long-term treatments and rituals that help me achieve eternal beauty, or so I thought.

I previously mentioned that I “absolutely swear” by different laser and light treatments and I do. My dear friend Joanna Vargas has introduced me to micro-current facials…omg what a miracle! Her facials are amazing and she has a wonderful skin care line as well. Her exfoliating mask is the best in the business. I always love trying new things so I could go on and on and if you check back in here you will see just that! Haha!

She has introduced me to facials utilizing micro-currents. What a miracle it is. Her lasers and facials are amazing. As far as products, I’m always trying new things. I’m always amazed at the results you can get from new lasers and lights. It’s truly miraculous technology.

What has worked for me over the years are sticking (mostly) to clean eating and light exercise.

Even in exercise, less is more for me. It might seem a bit odd, but that’s part of my self-care philosophy. Some pilates, light strength training twice a week, and brisk walking already do the trick.

My body prefers things lighter and gentler and I get better results that way. Whenever I push too hard or too often, I find my body reacts as if it’s injured and won’t drop weight or become lean no matter what. I know that’s not popular, but that’s just what’s worked for me.