The Beauty Treatments and Workouts That Make These Stars Feel Beautiful
For Swank, fitness is the key to feeling good. The Oscar winner has been working with the same trainer since her turn as a boxer in 2004's Million Dollar Baby, and loves movement-heavy workouts that keep her strength up. "I do two days of weights at the gym — I go to Equinox — and that's important for women after 30, because they start losing calcium," she told Into the Gloss. "I'm obsessed with tennis, too. I play almost 10 hours of tennis a week if I can. I should probably be doing yoga to get out of my mind but I don't like it because it makes me slow down. And anything that makes me slower, I don't like."
The model-turned-actress still feels her best when she’s rocking beach-tousled waves — even if she doesn’t have time to go to the beach to get them. “For my hair, I’ll use one of those professional curling irons to give it more of that blown-out look,” she told Into the Gloss. “I started seeing Melanie at Propaganda Salon in Austin, and I told her I wanted Lauren Hutton natural hair, but like I’ve been surfing all summer. Clearly, my thing is ‘fake natural.’ “
The singer, who has dealt with heart condition Wolff-Parkinson-White since she was a child, uses exercise as a way to cope — and make herself feel stronger. And for the “Bang Bang” crooner, getting her sweat on is the key to getting fit. “I just wanted to recreate the way people see the word ugly,” she told PEOPLE. “For me it’s like, don’t care, stop judging yourself, get on with it, get sweaty, get fit. Who cares what you look like? Don’t wear makeup; your hair’s going to be a mess. Just do it.”
Though Watson is a self-declared makeup lover who adores peeking in other people’s makeup bags, she says she prefers to let her natural side shine through — like her freckles. “The object for me when applying makeup is you should be able to see as much skin as possible,” she told Into the Gloss. “As I’ve gotten older, I’ve embraced my freckles much more and I want to be able to see them. When we were filming Beauty and the Beast, I insisted on keeping my freckles as a part of the movie.” She added: “There are so many young girls who are going through puberty who really hate having them, so I felt the need to say that I have them and that I think the look of natural skin is beautiful. I didn’t want to get blanked out!”
Contouring has transcended from a Kardashian-spurred trend to a full-on essential in any beauty routine. But for the Orange Is the New Black star — though she loves a good contour — she doesn’t want it to disguise her features. “I’m all for the contouring stuff, but I like to look like myself,” she told Allure. “I don’t have a thin nose. You can see my African features, so I like to embrace these things as opposed to covering them.”
Lima told Into the Gloss it’s her “job” to look good (a job she does exceptionally well, we must say), and also shared a few secrets on how to get there. For her Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show-ready waves, Lima uses a natural ingredient to get her hair looking just right. “In Brazil, we’d take our conditioner or hair mask and mix it with avocado and put that in our hair for a treatment,” she said. “It leaves your hair super shiny. I’m not joking! And avocado doesn’t have a strong scent, so you won’t smell funny. I promise.”
You’d think that someone as stunning as the Scandal star has a routine filled with secret, hard-to-find products made of unicorn hair and diamond dust. Nope! Her go-to beauty product isn’t even a product — it’s water, whether it’s for exercise or self-care. “I did water aerobics the whole time I was pregnant with my son,” she told Glamour. “I drink tons of water — particularly now, as a nursing mom. With my skin, even, I use products all about hydration. It’s all about water!”
Simplicity is key for the Nashville star, who rarely puts on makeup when she's lounging around her house — with one tiny exception. "When I'm home and not going somewhere I never wear makeup — just ChapStick," she told Allure. The actress undoubtedly avoids cracked lips because sometimes, beauty isn't pain.