The Neutrogena model ambassador is keen about discovering simple methods to maintain herself.
Lana Condor can’t stress sufficient the significance of a great bathe. And once you’re as busy as she is, that small act of self-care is typically all you may handle.
Since Condor was first launched to the world as Lara Jean Covey, the quirky teen lead in Netflix’s To All The Boys I’ve Beloved Earlier than, the actor has been the unofficial on-screen finest buddy for followers of the movie. Her charming, loveable character made us really feel like we have been rising and studying alongside her whereas she navigated the challenges of her first romantic relationships.
However because the sequence got here to a detailed initially of 2021 with Lara Jean going off to school, Lana Condor, too, has moved into a brand new section of life. “I’ve been sort of enjoying the identical position for the previous three years, so I actually can’t look forward to individuals to see me in a distinct mild,” she tells FASHION.
Together with headlining upcoming tasks just like the Netflix sequence Boo, Bitch and HBO Max movie Moonshot (the place she stars alongside Cole Sprouse, we’d add), the 24-year-old well being fanatic has additionally immersed herself in beauty- and wellness-related tasks.
Her position as model ambassador for Neutrogena Haircare, which launched its Wholesome Scalp assortment in Canada earlier this 12 months, has taught her new, simple methods to maintain herself. And that’s a promoting level for Condor, who’s without end keen about achievable self-care.
Over Zoom, Lana Condor chatted with FASHION concerning the physique picture recommendation that modified her life, the one haircare product that has her (and her complete household) hooked, and why you need to *at all times* pressure your self to take a bathe.
You’ve spoken overtly about scuffling with physique picture points up to now. How do you cope with unfavorable self-talk when these ideas creep up?
For anybody who struggles with any kind of unfavorable self-talk or physique points, it’s necessary to recollect that you’re not alone. It’s a without end studying curve. When the unhealthy voice in your head is available in, the most effective recommendation I used to be given was to fight nervousness with gratitude. It sounds so easy, but it surely’s truthfully modified my life. My job is to be on digicam, so that you see each little factor, and it’s very simple to evaluate or examine your self to others. After I begin to hear that unfavorable self-talk, I’ve to catch myself instantly and fight it with the gratitude that I used to be given this physique and it has carried me by means of among the hardest occasions of my life. It has protected me by means of loopy issues. I’m very grateful to have it and I like it. Combating that creeping unfavorable voice with gratitude is I feel the simplest, most accessible device that you are able to do the second you hear that unfavorable voice. Actually simply assume, ‘This physique protected me and carried me by means of the pandemic.” We must be so grateful. Our our bodies are actually lovely and have carried out a lot extra for us than we give them credit score for.
What’s one self-care ritual you by no means skip?
It’s so foolish, however having a shower. [laughs] It’s so easy! However for instance, I wakened at the moment and I used to be feeling just a little bit funky. And I mentioned, “No, Lana. You go in, simply take bathe, wash your face, mild a candle and also you’ll be effective.” So it’s quite simple steps. I’m all about comfort — issues which might be simple and accessible. [The same] goes for my skincare and my haircare journey: I would like issues which might be approachable, and that’s why I really like working with Neutrogena. However yeah, take a bathe! Wash your hair, wash your face. Take a look at your self within the mirror and say, “Good job!”
How has Neutrogena’s Wholesome Scalp assortment made a distinction in your hair?
Particularly, I actually love Neutrogena’s Wholesome Scalp Hydro Enhance. It has hyaluronic acid in it, which is basically useful for me as a result of I’ve at all times had a dry scalp. I bear in mind after I was a child — and even nonetheless sometimes at the moment — one in every of my largest insecurities was that I had a lot dandruff as a result of I’d have such a dry scalp. It at all times confirmed so intensely as a result of I’ve black hair and dandruff is white, and I’d be so jealous of ladies that had lighter hair as a result of they may cover their dandruff higher. However the Hydro Enhance shampoo and conditioner has been superb as a result of it’s actually helped lock moisture into my scalp and within the strands themselves. I take advantage of warmth on my hair virtually on daily basis for my job, so I’ve to take additional steps to be sure that I can preserve the softness and pure moisture in order that I don’t have dandruff. I actually love the Hydro Enhance product. My boyfriend and I take advantage of it. My dad and my mother use it. It’s a household affair.
How has your journey with haircare advanced as you’ve grown?
Working with Neutrogena has been very integral to my deal with caring for my hair. I bear in mind after they began speaking concerning the Wholesome Scalp assortment and utilizing the masks and exfoliant in your scalp, that was such a game-changer and one thing I’d by no means carried out earlier than. We do masks on our faces, however at the very least for me, I by no means thought to do a masks or scrub for the pores and skin on my head. So working with Neutrogena has truthfully helped me begin on a haircare journey.
What are you most enthusiastic about for 2022?
I lately shot a film referred to as Moonshot and I shot a present referred to as Boo, Bitch, and I’m hoping they arrive out in 2022. I’m excited for individuals to see each of these tasks, as a result of I’ve been sort of enjoying the identical position for the previous three years, so I actually can’t look forward to individuals to see me in a distinct mild and see these tales that we instructed. I had a blast doing them and I really like each of the tasks. I’m additionally actually trying ahead to persevering with to work on my psychological well being and my bodily well being. I feel that in 2022, I’ll have an enormous deal with that.
This interview has been edited and condensed for readability.