If there’s one celebrity who’s the epitome of wellness, then it definitely has to be Gwyneth Paltrow. The 49-year-old is constantly in the headlines for her wellness-driven lifestyle and while some of her choices are questionable (vagina-scented candles, anyone), you can’t deny that the Shakespeare in Love actress knows what she’s doing when it comes to her health.
Now while the Goop founder is now the ambassador for Xeomin, a pharmaceutical brand whose injectables are free of proteins that may potentially affect our immune system, that doesn’t mean that she relies on aesthetic treatments to make her look like the goddess she is. Speaking to Vogue as part of their Well Intentioned series, the Academy Award winner shared the top 5 ways she keeps herself looking and feeling good.
5 Wellness Tips From Gwyneth Paltrow
1. Less is more with skincare
If there’s one person you won’t find adopting a complex skin routine, then it’s the Talented Mr. Ripley star, sharing that, “the concept of skin minimalism has really resonated with me: the idea that I don’t need a 30-step routine to keep my skin looking great, and that a few select products can help me look and feel my best.”
So which select products keep her skin looking good? Because she deals with dry skin, the wellness guru always includes a face oil or a moisturizer in her skincare routine, with the GoopGenes All-in-One Super Nutrient Face Oil being a personal favorite.
Paltrow also adds that while she’s never had a complicated skincare routine, if there’s one thing that she enjoys then it’s definitely exfoliating, which may be the secret behind her glow. After all, exfoliating helps to remove dead skin cells, making room for healthier ones.
2. Love your curls
Due to the fact that her hair has multiple textures, The Politician star has no choice but to pay extra attention. To do this, she uses hair treatments that help to smooth out her curls.
Additionally, she also has praise for the new GoopGlow Restore + Shine Hair Serum. Thanks to the presence of vitamin C and buckthorn oil, which is rich in omega fatty acids, the hair serum helps to target damage as well as soften and strengthen the hair.
3. Stay active
To stay fit, Paltrow works with fitness entrepreneur Tracy Anderson to stay fit and active at least four to five times a week.
However, exercising isn’t the only way that the mum of two breaks a sweat, as the actress also uses her sauna to sweat out and detox. In addition to flushing out toxins, saunas can also help to relieve stress, cleanse the skin as well as improve your overall health.
4. Walk it out
“A long walk outside is my stress release, and it’s so good for the body. I really think that walking brings the body and the soul together.”
When’s the last time you took a walk? For Paltrow, it was one of the things that kept her and her husband sane during the pandemic. Walking isn’t just great for your health, but doing so in nature can have amazing benefits for your mental health as well.
5. Meditation is key
“I’ve been trying to find ways to get back to my body. I really believe that if you get back to your body then that’s when you start to heal and that’s when you start to really feel what’s wrong; things start to bubble up. So I try to meditate every day, even if it’s only for two minutes, or even if it’s just awareness of breath for a few minutes.”
So what’s the Iron Man’s actress favorite way to meditate? Transcendental Meditation (TM), which is something her husband learned during the pandemic.
That said, when her anxiety gets a bit too much, the Se7en actress does turn to different practices that place a stronger focus on breathing,
“…I’ll do box breathing, which is when you inhale for four seconds, hold for four seconds, exhale for four seconds, hold for four seconds. It’s the quickest way to synchronize your mind and your body.”
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