Gillian Jacobs.

Photography by Mark Segal. Styled by Sally Lyndley.

Actress Gillian Jacobs has more than proven her comedic chops, first as a high school dropout on the cult TV show Community and most recently as a sex and drug addict on Judd Apatow’s Netflix series Love. This Friday, she’ll star as a member of a small improv group waiting for its big break in Mike Birbiglia’s new film Don’t Think Twice.

When it comes to her beauty routine, Jacobs evinces a bare bones, no-nonsense approach and has the gleaming, flawless visage to show for it. And though she has some sound advice (namely, drink more water…), if you’re a product junkie, you might just be the punch line of this joke.

Go-to beauty look:
Moisturizer, no makeup and a smile.   Beauty from the inside out:
Sleep and drink lots of water. I don't do enough of either.   Exercise obsession:
Hikes with my dog on a rainy day.   Drink of choice:
Water, but we need to be better friends.   Medicine cabinet snapshot:
Midol, Neosporin and blister Band Aids.    A good hair day starts with:
It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-in Product.   Favorite sheet mask:
Le Mieux or Lancer [Skincare].   Product you borrow from the boys:
Old Spice deodorant every once in a great while.   Products you've picked up from the pros:
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder and Kevyn Aucoin mascara (my mascara tends to wind up underneath my eyes almost immediately and the Kevyn Aucoin [one] doesn't go anywhere!).   Preferred reading material when taking a bath:
The New Yorker or work or The New York Times crossword puzzle.   Beauty appointment you'd most love to nab:
Facial with Shani Darden [in Los Angeles].   Most searing beauty question:
How do I not look as tired as I feel?