updated 12/21/2012 AT 6:30 PM ET
•originally published 12/22/2012 AT 12:15 PM ET
Josh Bowman prefers his girlfriend Emily VanCamp to be au naturel.
“When I take off my makeup, that’s my boyfriend’s favorite,” the Revenge star, 26, tells Women’s Health in its January/February issue of her Revenge costar and real-life beau, 24. “And that, to me, is a symbol of a great guy – someone who doesn’t care about all that [glamorous] stuff.”
VanCamp first realized this special quality her man possessed when she was on a fishing trip with him and his dad in England.
“I was there in my baseball cap and these crappy fishing clothes,” she explains. “And I remember thinking, this is when I feel 100 percent comfortable – in these dirty clothes with fish guts all over them. I know it sounds horrendous. I’m at my most confident when I’m in nature and I don’t have to dress up.”
But even a lady in love appreciates her alone time.
“I like to reflect,” she says. “I need that sort of peace and quiet. It’s something my friends and I laugh about: ‘Oh, Emily s having a night to herself.’ It centers me.”