Most mornings, hitting the snooze button is all too tempting — and Cindy Crawford can relate. "I never wake up thinking, 'Gee, I really want to work out today!'" Crawford, 51, says. "When I was modeling, I made myself do it so I could look good in a swimsuit." What drives her today? "Knowing that when my husband asks if I can help move the couch, I can do it." The founder of skin-care line Meaningful Beauty also keeps cardio interesting by jumping on a "tiny trampoline" to thumping pop music. "Just knowing I'm strong has a huge impact on my mental health." Read on for her favorite picks for looking and feeling good.
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Crawford is religious about applying SPF in the morning and retinol at night. After putting on foundation, she follows with a dose of Meaningful Beauty Melon Serum for a natural-looking highlight. "I dab it where I want to look dewy," she says.
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Though Crawford uses her home gym every day, she incorporates a hike or fitness class into her routine at least once a week. "S Factor pole-dancing class in L.A. is so much fun to do with a group of friends," she says. "They keep it really dark, so it's almost impossible to feel embarrassed."
"I definitely need a piece of dark chocolate after dinner every night. If I don't have it, I could eat a hundred other things and still not be satisfied," says Crawford. "I try to be 80 percent good 80 percent of the time."
"If I know I want to shampoo later in the day, I'll leave on a hair mask while I work out," says Crawford, who likes this lightweight conditioner. "The body heat from doing cardio helps it penetrate even better."