You know her as the "Beauty and Lifestyle" expert who regularly appears on Ellen, The Doctors, and The View. Besides seeing
her on the above shows, you may have read one of her four (count 'em!)
best selling books on Beauty, Health, Diet, Pregnancy and Fashion. There's
no doubt about it, Kym Douglas is the guru of gorgeousness, and 24-7
Style is excited to have her help when it comes to deciphering the
questions we've been pondering for a lifetime. Keep reading for the
delicious details and visit KymDouglas.com for more info.
Adult acne. Why do we get it and how do we stop it? There
are so many reasons that we get adult acne...stress, oily skin, eating
the wrong foods, lack of sleep, intense pressure, etc. How can we stop
it? We often times over scrub the faces and over exfoliate. Leave your
face alone! As we age we lose oils in our skin so rinse your face in
the morning with warm water only or add just a green tea bag and run it
over the face, this is often times enough. One of my favorite simple
and fragrance free cleaners is Cetaphil, available at the local drug
store for under $10 and lasts for months. Don't use the scrubbers on a
daily basis or the machines. Just be simple but consistent with your
skin care routine as you age. Lastly, Vitamin C is a big anti-aging
secret here in Hollywood as you head into the 30's and older.
What are your favorite drugstore-available hair removal treatments?
I like the old stand by's like Nair. However, I never slow down long
enough to not get the stuff all over the place when I use it to remove
the hair on my legs and I end up washing it off too soon.
know we are supposed to eat our fruits and veggies...but we still don't
always get them in. How do we easily increase our intake? This
is one of my newest addictions. I invested in a Vitamix blender and I
throw into it every morning a menagerie of fresh green veggies and an
apple and a banana. It is is called a green smoothie and it's the new
craze in Los Angeles, all the celebs swear by it for weight loss and
clear skin along with the added bonus of healthy hair and nails. Use
what ever you have, if it's green, and thow it in there with an apple
and some ice. You will love it and lose weight! Whoo hoo!
What is your favorite secret from your best-selling Black Book of Hollywood Beauty Secrets? I have three Beauty Secrets I have learned from the stars that I do almost everyday from my book The Black Book of Hollywood Beauty Secrets.
I always grab a toilet seat cover in every bathroom I am ever in and
dab my T-Zone for oil or to eliminate shine. I use a little baking soda
and Cetaphil almost everyday as a cleanser and I take my used morning
coffee grinds in the shower with me each day and scrub my butt, hips and
thighs with them to stimulate circulations and helps reduce the
appearance of cellulite. It's almost all free, quick and easy and stuff
you already have in the house! Yay!
In general, what are some of your favorite beauty tips?
I think when you feel good you look good when you look good you can go
achieve your dreams and make this world a better place. So when I am
bloated and puffy I don't feel good at all. I jump in a bath with Epson
salts or throw in a ramen noddle spice packet or drink a cup of
dandelion root tea. It helps with water retention and bloating and
helps you slim down INSTANTLY! I also love to wipe a used green tea bag
across my face in the morning to help with antioxidants and it feels
cooling and healing. And of course, see previous question/answer.
What accessories do you choose to complete a look? The
best advice I ever got and I got it too late in my life, was to get
dressed, look in the mirror, walk out of the room, come back, look in
the mirror again and take ONE thing off! It always works for me. I am
not really a "less is best" person but usually one thing will make all
the difference. My favorite accessory is a wide, tight, belt - this
gives every woman, of every age and body type an instant waist. Men
love the curves of the female body and who wants to look like a young
boy when you are a woman? So ladies, SHOW OFF YOUR CURVES!