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What Dylan McDermott Can’t Live Without

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If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch or the Louis XV chair, but the hand sanitizer and the electric toothbrush. We asked Dylan McDermott, who stars in the new film The Clovehitch Killer (now in theaters and on Amazon Prime), about the sunglasses, vitamins, and dog accessories he can’t live without.

The FURminator is a specialized deep brush that lets you actually take out the bottom hair from a dog’s coat. [Editor’s note: We’ve written about this brush before.] Let me just give you the preamble for why I have so many dog things on my list. I was allergic to dogs my whole life, and then I met Maggie [Q (McDermott’s fiancé)]. She is the biggest dog lover in the entire universe. I told her I would tear up and get asthma attacks around dogs, and she said, “Actually, I feed my dog raw food, which makes a big difference. The regular dog food is what causes the allergic reaction.” And it was true! So here I was, a man in his 50s who was allergic to dogs his whole life, and then I met the love of my life and had to learn about dogs. So now I am brushing the dogs, and I’m feeding the dogs and walking them. Anyway, the FURminator goes to the deepest core of the hair and pulls it all off, especially if they’re shedding.

I’m a compulsive cleaner, so I need a cleaner you can use all the time that won’t damage your lungs if you’re breathing it in all day. I always go with natural things if I can, and the Method glass cleaner is the perfect thing for that. Plus it just smells nice.

You have to have the dog boots for winter, which I didn’t know. The dogs’ feet get cold, especially if they have metal in their legs. Our littlest dog, the terrier (or the terrier-ist, I’ll call him) has metal in his legs because he was hit by a car and had to have surgery, so now he definitely needs these boots.

These are very good California-made sunglasses that have a classic shape. They’ve lasted me a long time, and I like that they were made in the U.S.

I mean it’s the ultimate song. I listen to the lyrics. TBS bought a half-hour comedy that I sold, and I really wanted to use that song in it because it’s one of those that follows you your whole life. It’s like the theme song to your life. Everyone should listen to it. When I was younger, I would hitchhike across three states to see KISS. I grew up going to concerts, and it didn’t matter how I got there. I loved hair bands like Whitesnake and Foghat and Kansas and Poison.

We all need vitamin D. Even if you live in a sunny area, people are still vitamin D deficient, but it’s so important because the vitamin helps keep the cancer away. Most people don’t know what their vitamin D levels are, so when you get your blood panel, keep an eye on that.

Christine Chin is the greatest facialist on the entire planet, and she has a facial scrub that will — wow, if you don’t want to get old, you should use something every day, and hers is the best. She has a shop down on the Lower East Side, and this facial scrub will change your life. The little scrubbers are not so abrasive. They’re actually quite fine. That’s what I like about it. I use it every day.

You gotta have it with you at all times. They say if you don’t floss it’s like not wiping your ass. Take your vitamin D, listen to Poison, and floss.

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