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'A Little Exercise Poorly Done Is Better Than Nothing Expertly Done' and More Live-Your-Best-Life Gems From Rob Lowe


If you’ve been watching Rob Lowe lately (it’s hard not to, seeing as he’s on two hit shows, The Grinder and You, Me and the Apocalypse) then you’ve undoubtedly noticed one thing — the actor has not aged since the ’80s. And being the wrinkle-resistant miracle that he is, he’s been asked to reveal the secrets of his unlined skin once (or three hundred times) before. So much so, in fact, that he bottled up his secrets in his skincare line, Profile, and now he’s taking it a step further by answering your questions directly.

Rob Lowe
Courtesy Profile

He’ll be ready for the hard-hitting questions today at 8:00 p.m. EST, but we got a head start, getting to ask Lowe our many questions one-on-one. Read on for a peek into Lowe’s mind (and medicine cabinet) and then come back to see his answers to the questions you asked on Twitter yesterday!

You’re in such great shape, are you doing [Parks and Recreation character] Chris Traeger-levels of exercise to achieve it?
First of all, let’s be clear. No human being could approach Chris Traeger’s level of fitness or workout. Not even the actor who played him. There are days where I’m working so hard and I think, “It’s not really worth going for a run or to go the gym. I don’t have the time, or I’d rather rest.” One of the things I learned is that a little bit poorly done is better than nothing expertly done. Everybody could do 30 push-ups at lunch. There’s no reason you can’t do it.

[No offense Lowe, but it sounds a little bit like Chris Traeger to us!]

Rob Lowe
Courtesy Profile

Why did you want to branch out from your skincare line into fragrance with your new scent 18 Amber Wood?
The underlining ethos of Profile is that the true barometer of success is to be comfortable in your own skin. And one of the ways people do that is presenting the best version of themselves to the world. And one of the ways to do that, which to me is pretty fun, is through fragrance. I wanted to make a fragrance that spoke to the “red carpet moments” of your own life — the big job interview or the important date or anything that you look forward to.

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What is your next goal for Profile?
We will launch our second fragrance later this year, which I actually developed before 18 Amber Wood. And we’re moving into my next big obsession, which is haircare. Dirty secret — guys are more obsessed with their hair than woman are. And I’ve never met a guy who didn’t want more hair. No matter how little or how much they have, they always want more. So we have tremendous hair care stuff that’s all created with cutting-edge science in hair thickening that will be our next product out.

Was there a time in your life where you regretted a look or a hairstyle you’ve had?
Anybody who lived through the ’80s has something to regret. My St. Elmo’s Fire mullet looked really cool in that movie, but I would not recommend that to men today.

30 years ago today, "St. Elmo's Fire" opened in theaters. It was outta hand.

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How do you manage working on two shows at the same time on top of running your grooming line? How do you balance it all?
It’s a real challenge. But we all go through feast and famine periods in our lives and sometimes I don’t know which is tougher to deal with. Right now it’s a feast period and I realize I will sleep another day, I will rest another time, but right now I’m just enjoying being creative and enjoying people being so receptive to it.

Have other burning questions? Be sure to join the Twitter Q&A March 9 at 8:00 p.m. EST and again on March 18 at 4:00 PST

— Colleen Kratofil