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What Glenn Howerton Can’t Live Without

Photo: Courtesy of Glenn Howerton

If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair, but the hand sanitizer and the electric toothbrush. We asked Glenn Howerton, star of A.P. Bio on NBC and co-creator of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, about which items he can’t live without.

There’s always a part of me that’s afraid of becoming some horrible coastal liberal elitist fucking guy who’s like, I’m gluten-free now. I’m not totally gluten-free, but we got these Simple Mills crackers that are as good, and in some ways actually better, than the regular thing. Anyone who’s health-conscious has tried gluten-free versions of foods they like, and they’re not ever as good. But these crackers, they’re just fucking great. If I’m eating a giant disgusting salad, I need a little something on the side. They’re like the healthy version of French fries. I like the salty crunch.

I’m not 16 and breaking out all the time anymore, but once in a while I get a little zit that just decides its only way out is through my face. When that happens, this is the only thing I’ve ever found to work. If I feel a zit popping up, I put this Fixzit on it, and it’s dried up and almost gone the next morning. It definitely works better if you catch it early. Again, everything you’re reading about is coming from a rich elitist asshole, but I just want to say that he recognizes that he’s going to be accused of that. I don’t want people coming at me like I’m Gwyneth Paltrow, though I actually think she and her site are pretty great (not that I’m reading it all the time).

The great thing about coconut oil is that it’s a multipurpose thing: you can eat it, you can put it on your skin, you can put it in your hair, it’s a natural antimicrobial, so you can even put it on a cut. I hate the way I sound right now. I try not to eat too much dairy, so if I don’t have time to make a smoothie, I’ll take a spoon of coconut oil and put it in my coffee.

Hurraw, which I have in my pocket right now, is a lip balm company that I’ve introduced many people to. They’ve got about 30 different flavors, but the Moon Balm in particular is great because it goes on a little thicker than a regular lip balm. If it’s really cold and dry I’ll put that on right before bed so I don’t wake up with dry, cracked lips. We just got back from snowboarding in Big Bear, and the Moon Balm was a big lifesaver.