Celebrity beauty secrets. Sure we think celebrities have perfect skin and bodies because they can afford the best products and trainers out there right? While I’m sure they have that extra cushion to spend, they also have some amazing tips that any one of us can follow. Here are a few of my favorites to share with you.
Jennifer Lopez: Her diet and skincare routine is actually very strict, but one thing we can try to follow from her to see results in healthy body and glowing skin is to remove sugar. David Kirsch, personal trainer to Jennifer Lopez, states about sugar "It’s awful. It’s a huge, huge industry and it’s poison. They have done clinical studies on what it does to your brain and it’s highly addictive—terrible." So think twice about reaching for those twizzlers. I have a stash of goji berries at my desk for when I get those afternoon sugar rushes.
Olivia Munn: Sleep, water, and sunscreen. Sounds too easy right? It is that easy. Getting into the routine of putting sunscreen on daily is a must. If adding that extra product on your skin seems like a hassle, no worries at all. So many products out there have SPF in them making it a two for one win. As well, your body needs 8 hours of sleep and 1 liter of water for every 50 lbs you weigh. Once you add these three things into your routine, in just a few weeks you will notice your skin glowing, body feeling healthier, and your metabolism going up.
Kristen Bell: "I mostly go for hour long hikes with friends," Kristen Bell said to Self magazine, "but sometimes, I'll do Pilates or 20 minutes of calisthenics…I go through spurts. Working out for me has nothing to do with body image. I refuse to look in the mirror and hate myself. My goal isn't to change my body—it's to make my body happy." Very well said. As you get into exercising mode, your endorphins will increase and give you a great “exercise high”.
Jessica Alba: If it comes in a packet, it’s not real food. “Always try to have as many fresh and natural things in your diet as possible and the least amount of processed things and things that have unnatural sugars”. There we go again, no bad sugar. I hope you are seeing the trend.
Gwyneth Paltrow: Queen of natural beauty. One of my favorite tips from her is this: “I make my shakes and have my spirulina and omegas and my superfoods, and I also really like my French fries and martinis. There is always a natural balance I’m working with but I really do not believe in not depriving yourself of anything.”
I saved this tip for last as I’m a firm believer in balance. Some days we will want to dip into the chocolate cake or have a lazy day at home instead of hitting the gym. And that is perfectly fine. As long we maintain a great balance, the results are happiness and positivity. What are some of your best kept secrets?