On this episode of Straight Up With Stassi, Lala joins Stassi for the first time to chat all about her skincare routine, her workout regimen, and feeling good about yourself.
“Do you, boo.”
“I got so many questions not only about your wedding, but about your body and your skincare,” Stassi says. “Meaning, what you do with your face to keep your face looking this perfect and your body this perfect. I can’t even tell you how many questions I got about that.”
“That is crazy to me,” Lala says.
“Why?” Stassi asks.
“Because I was broken out for such a long time, so to have people be like, ‘What do you do with your skin?’ — it’s still foreign to me that people would even… you know?” Lala says.
“I had acne for a long time, I went on Accutane, I’ve been through that,” Stassi says. “So when I notice that my skin is good, I’m like, ‘Fuck yeah, I know why I’m being complimented, fuck yeah, my skin looks good.’ So you don’t recognize that you have amazing skin?”
“I recognize it, but when you’ve only had a small amount of time when you’ve had good skin compared to not having good skin, it’s still weird when people are like, ‘Wow you have great skin.’ You’re like, ‘Oh my gosh, that feels good,’ because for a long time I had never heard that before,” Lala explains.
“I understand that,” Stassi says. “But we want to know what you do. When you wake up in the morning, do you just wash your face? Do you wash your face?”
“Yes,” Lala answers. “I’m obsessed with washing my face. If we film a day scene and I have a couple of hours in between, I go home and start over.”
“I noticed that in Paris, you start over,” Stassi says. “We would wake up, do our makeup in the morning, then go out for the day, come back, take a nap, and you would start over. You’re so cute, I could literally plan your day for you because now I know your patterns. You do your makeup, hair, put on your pimp outfit, go about your day, you come back, you have to shower and wash your face before you take a nap — I noticed that.”
“Yes,” Lala confirms.
“I don’t do that, I pile it on,” Stassi laughs.
“Do you, boo,” Lala says. “For me, makeup is so drying for your skin, and I want to have no wrinkles forever, so my skincare routine is usually always the same. I don’t use super expensive products. I have them, but my favorites are, like, a bar of Dove soap and St. Ives apricot scrub.”
“I think that washing your face is drying, and that’s my reasoning for not doing it,” Stassi says.
“Well then you gotta put your oil on,” Lala says. “I love my oils.”
“That’s another thing I want you to talk about,” Stassi says. “I tried doing that, Lala, sleeping in it… I used to wash my face 24 times a day, and that’s when I did have acne, and then an esthetician told me, ‘Your skin probably can’t handle soap, so try washing your makeup off with oil and just water.’ Did that, breakouts went away. Then I stopped using oil, and I literally take my makeup off with water, and moisturize my face. I can’t tell you the last time I actually used soap on my face. It’s been years because my skin gets irritated so easily. So when you said you slept in oil, I’m like, ‘I’m going to try that.’ That made me break out. Everything is different for everyone.”
“Every single person is going to have different skin,” Lala agrees. “For me personally, I found something that I love and that works and that keeps me dewy and nice. And it doesn’t even cost a lot of money. I swear by St. Ives apricot scrub. I don’t do it every day, but I exfoliate more than probably most people. And I love my Vitamin E oil that you can literally get at a drug store, or jojoba oil. Those both are great to take your makeup off, so once I do my routine, I’ll do the oil and wipe it off with a damp rag, and then reapply the oil. I’ll go to sleep and wake up and my skin feels nice and soft. Also, the Vaseline around the eyes. From the brow bone all the way out to where you’d get crows feet.”
“Oh, should I do that? I was just going to rely on Botox,” Stassi says.
“Botox is amazing, but can I tell you?” Lala dishes. “My mom has never had Botox around her eyes, and she looks fantastic. She’s almost sixty years old. My grandmother, my great grandmother, they all used Vaseline.”