Jennifer Aniston is one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood, and it seems like she has a time machine because she never seems to age. So how does she stay looking so great all the time? Well, we know the Aveeno spokeswoman is all about fitness and health, and she shared some of her beauty secrets in a recent interview.
Aniston sat down with comedian Amy Sedaris to discuss her beauty rituals, what job she has her sights set on outside of acting, and a few other surprising things we didn’t know about the actress. Here’s what we learned from her no-holds-barred interview — including what she called the “dream” job that she hopes to have one day.
She de-spooks her houses
Yes, it’s true that Aniston actually has to have a house de-spooked before she can move into it. This stems from a supernatural experience she said she had years ago in one of her very first homes. She recalls:
One of the first houses I rented was in Laurel Canyon, and things would literally fall off the shelves, the televisions and stereo system would all of a sudden blast, and the coffeemaker would start making coffee. My roommate at the time, who talked to dead people, if that doesn’t sound too crazy, did a little ceremony, and that freaked me out. I was new to Los Angeles and the spirit, past lives, New Age thing. And now every house I go to, I have a healer or a medium come through. This makes me sound like an absolute insane human being.
She revealed her ‘dream’ job outside of acting
Already a successful film and TV actress, Aniston talked about another job that she would really love to have one day.
“My dream is to open a wellness center,” she revealed. “I have a fantasy where you have this beautiful space with facialists, rotating workouts, meditation classes, and a café with recipes that are healthier versions of delicious foods so you’re not deprived. I’m working on it in my brain.”
She also went on to add, “Not to sound all woo-woo, but if you go out into the world with inner peace, you’re more joyful. There’s a life’s-too-short policy that I now have with my work; no negative Nancies.”
How her beauty ritual changed after Justin Theroux proposed
When asked if she gets her nails done regularly, Aniston answered that she had to start after Justin Theroux popped the question.
“I usually just buff my nails. I don’t have the patience to let my nails dry,” she said. But that all changed when she got engaged. As she explained, “When Justin proposed he put that freaking ring on my finger, and I was like, ‘Holy crap, now I’m gonna have to get manicures.’”
How she really feels about sunscreen
It’s no secret that Aniston loves tanning under the rays, but she’s more of a spray tan kind of girl these days. When she is out in the sun though, she knows how important it is to use sunscreen — but that doesn’t mean she’s a fan of it.
“I hate it,” she admitted. “I’ve been experimenting with ones that don’t make you look like you have Kabuki makeup on or like a corpse. I understand we’re saving our skin, but they gotta figure that stuff out. Who wants to be in the sun and not look cute?”
Her own perfume isn’t her favorite scent
The actress has a perfume line she launched several years ago, but her favorite scent isn’t one of those fragrances.
“I love the smell of acrylic nails,” Aniston said. “We were talking about the nails of the character I am playing in a movie called Dumplin’, and she’s got to have these horrible French tipped nails. So we were trying out different ones, and I loved the smell.”
What her vitamin regimen is
Aniston is always very conscious about what she puts into her body and everyone wants to know what vitamins she takes.
“I take a lot of vitamins, I’m not going to lie,” the star said. “It changes all the time because someone will say, ‘Oh, my God, you don’t take activated charcoal?’ Then you go down a Googling hole to understand the benefits of that, or turmeric or dandelion for water retention. Now I’m doing apple cider vinegar in the morning.”
What she hates about technology
Something Aniston dislikes about technology is how attached people are to their phones nowadays and how they would rather watch a movie on a tablet, laptop, or smartphone than go to a movie theater.
“Everyone is so addicted to their damn phone,” she said, adding, “Kids are watching movies on their phones or a computer. It’s sad to see the filmmaker’s and everyone’s hard work diminished down to a computer screen.”
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