Sue Bonanno, 44

Canton, Massachusetts
DHC Customer since 2002

"I practice yoga for my body and my mind. I try to eat healthy for my insides, and DHC takes care of my outside!"

Occupation
Former marketing executive-turned-yoga instructor. As a yoga instructor, I consider it a privilege to do what I do—hold safe, sacred space for yogis looking to de-stress, get fit and, most importantly, access their own inner wisdom, peace and calm. It's about using a physical practice that settles the mind and allows you to sit comfortably in your skin.

Getting into the flow
I teach five regular classes each week—warm vinyasa flow and hot power yoga. I also run special class series for mother/daughter yoga and spa yoga workshops.

Communicating Calm
I am a communicator by nature. My skill lies in taking complex ideas and distilling them into easy-to-understand, relatable terms. The ancient practice of yoga has so many layers to explore, so my job as a yoga instructor is to open that world to people and help them with their own yoga journey.

Interests and hobbies
Besides my passion for yoga, I also enjoy painting with watercolors, especially at the beach. I also love horses and rode for several years but have not been doing it recently—hoping to get back to it soon!

You might be surprised to learn
I love old-school rap music—like Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Biggie Smalls (The Notorious B.I.G.)—seriously!

How to feel beautiful in your own skin
Do some work to truly know yourself, then embrace that. Figure out what makes your heart sing and work that into your life. Always trust your instincts and gut feelings. Don't be afraid to try new things.

Why skincare is important
The skin is the largest organ of the body and reflective of your overall health. Taking time for skincare also means that I'm taking some time for myself so that I can be at my best for others.

More about Sue

Tell us about the non-profits in which you're involved.
Following the births of my sons—and in recognition of how lucky we are, I began to focus our family's charitable giving on organizations that help youths. I sit on the Board of Directors for School on Wheels of Massachusetts, an organization that provides educational support to children experiencing homelessness.

Who are your beauty icons?
My mother was a fan of old movies, so Katharine Hepburn and Audrey Hepburn are two favorites, and, of course, Jacqueline Kennedy. To me, these women were strong and self-assured with a very clear sense of their own style.

Favorite DHC products

Revitalizing Moisture Strips: Eyes
These immediately plump and brighten my undereye area! I love them before going out at night. I put them on while blow drying my hair or better yet, take 20 minutes to meditate.

Deep Cleansing Oil
By far my favorite! It is so gentle and soothing on my skin, removes all traces of makeup and leaves my skin soft.

Kakonjuka Line
The Kakonjuka line is really nice. I use the essence—my skin literally drinks it in and becomes smooth and ready for makeup.