Ever wonder how celebrities maintain their beautiful skin? The following is part of an interview between AnnaLynne McCord of Beverly Hills 90210 and Scott-Vincent Borba, Celebrity Esthetician & Founder of BORBA Skin Care.
My conversation begins with AnnaLynne telling me that she started in stage very young at the age of nine. She shared with me that while her parents loved her quoting Shakespeare and bringing on tears at will, they were afraid for her to do the Hollywood thing and didn’t quite support it.
Now with her talents being noticed, she just finished two new projects in a genre she said she loves most – Action! She stated “ I love bad ass, strong female roles.”
I told her that this is awesome because she reminds me of an Angelina Jolie type. Since her response to what I said was so awesome and I don't think I can do it justice, I'll just let you see what she said:
" Thank you! I’ll definitely take that. I love her so much. And for a million reasons. She incredible woman/actress/mother. And she’s one of the actresses who’s also really using her voice in a humanitarian way to make the world better. The whole package is amazing. So thank you so much."
I can see the same career path for her too.
I then let her know that I watch 90210 and am a huge fan of how good she is at expressing facial emotions before she even says anything and that a lot of people I see on screen can’t. She told me about a book she read that helped her see how she does this called “the Power of the Actor” by Ivana Chubbuck which talks about actors who think they’re really good because they can cry on cue. Yet people in real life don’t really want to cry in real life in front of other people – that they fight it like it’s the worst thing in the world. That you’re supposed to see the emotions and it becomes a secret – like guilt, shame, fear or pain and then you cover it. This provides a connection to you and the audience that other players on the stage might not see and it’s your secret. For both of us, it was a really cool understanding of connecting with the audience.
I then started to talk to her about beauty and skin care. Here’s our dialog:
Scott-Vincent Borba (SV): What [has been] your biggest skin care challenge, and what is your biggest skin care issue that you’d like an answer to?
AnnaLynne McCord (AM): That would be acne. It’s more or less just keeping a handle on it 9 months of the year knowing that I’ll be going to work and going to have to be in makeup, or debris, or have to do what I’m doing all day.
(SV): How does your look affect you?
(AM): [It affects me] everyday when I’m outside. Yesterday I was at Rite Aid and I was being photographed buying packing tape. And that’s apparently headline news!
(SV): That’s right, it is nowadays… anything you do!
(AM): Packing tape? Whatever. So I keep my head down [because] I don’t like putting makeup on when I don’t have to. But then I go out of the house and get photographed. I have to walk out you know… and they just see sunglasses. I like to be able walk with my head held up high without ever worrying about embarrassing photos showing up.
(SV): It’s a process, I do my [skin care] routine morning and night, and throughout the day I drink [BORBA Skin Balance] waters. But man, it's …
(AM): I See...
(SV): So If I can give you something that keeps you maintained and do something regularly and not have to stress about it…
(AM): That would be the ultimate goal.
(SV): What are your home beauty secrets?
(AM): I just cleanse and moisturize.
(SV): That’s it? Really? Would you like to add any additional steps in the future?
(AM): The cool thing I’ve been hearing lately is the internal/external method…If I’m taking something so intense for the body orally… that’s working on the inside, then clearly something internally has to be happening.
(SV): …It’s finally taking off. After six years of knocking on doors, people are finally getting it…You can use anything topically, but if you don’t fix the inside, it’s never going to work on the outside.
(SV): See you get it! So how does your diet affect your skin?
(AM): I know my diet affects my skin.
(SV): So what do you avoid?
(AM): I don’t avoid it, that’s the problem.
(SV): So you like the doughnuts?
(AM): No, I’m the Taco Bell girl.
(SV): A lot of things are a fallacy though, so once you go on the system; you should be able to do what you’re doing now. But obviously the better you are the better.
(AM): The system is going to change my life?
(SV): I’m not trying to change you – you’re not only going to eat salmon and blueberries, that’s not real life – not for most people. So,
(AM): I’m lucky I have the genetics I have. I love to eat!
(SV): What skin care items do you carry with you and what items can’t you live without?
(AM): When traveling, I love tinted moisturizers. They have the brightening, serum, and a little bronze. A little bit of concealer [and] lip balm that feels good, not icky.
(SV): What have you learned that causes your skin care problems?
(AM): Definitely genetics is the first thing and also climate change.
(SV): What is your best skin care tip that you can give on your experience today?
(AM): Use Borba!…
(SV): Ha aha ha
(AM): I love exfoliating. I love exfoliating skin.
(SV): Now with diamonds it will take you to a whole [new] level.
(AM): Awesome. I love the feeling of freshly exfoliated skin. You know all the bad stuff just goes away.
(SV): What do you think about Borba and me?
(AM): It feels like you’re more knowledgeable than my Dermatologist. It’s nice to have someone who has studied and knows the human body and knows what certain things do. For me that’s really great.