35 Best Healthy Beauty Tips

Best Healthy Beauty Tips

Go to your local mall or drugstore and you'll see the handiwork of these nine women — they lead teams at some of your favorite skin, hair, and makeup brands. They also know that taking care of what's on the inside (we've got runners, meditators, and juicers here) is how you glow on the outside. So listen up: This is the advice they give their friends.

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1 Jill Scalamandre

Mom, morning meditator, and senior vice president of philosophy and marketing officer of Coty Skin Care

As a working mother with a packed schedule that includes plenty of travel, Jill knows a thing or two about staying sane (and looking great) when life's a blur. We love her five stay-healthy nonnegotiables.

POP THESE: Jill takes 2,000 mg of fish oil daily. "I find it helps my skin, and it's good for the heart and nervous system."

CALM START: Every morning, she meditates while stretching. "The activities sync up well," she says, "and I'm a total multitasker."

BALANCING ACT: "Three times a week, I work out in the morning to get energized, and then I enjoy a glass of wine at night to start the chill-out process."

SKIN RITUAL: "My secret weapon is a nightly acid peel, which gives me a dewy, radiant glow." Many at-home glycolic peels are gentle enough for daily use.

KEEP IT REAL: As volunteer chair of Cosmetic Executive Women, Jill stays grounded by connecting to the issues affecting women. Her happiness advice: Get involved.

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2 Margo Marrone

Pharmacist, homeopath, juicer, and founder of The Organic Pharmacy

Margo has a personal prescription for great skin: a regimen using natural products powered by plant ingredients. That's what you'll find at her high-end apothecary with locations in Europe, the U.S., and Asia. "Plant oils are full of nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, and omega fatty acids," she says.

One favorite is rose hip seed oil, and she recommends looking for one that's a deep orange color (a sign that it's rich in antioxidants like carotenoids and flavonoids). Add it to your moisturizer or use a little on its own. Another radiant skin must-have: an enzyme-based exfoliating product. "Use it in the morning to even out skin," she says. "It gives you an instant glow."

Margo's Green Juice Recipe

Juice ½ cucumber, 3 celery stalks, 1 carrot, 1 small ginger root, and 1 fresh turmeric bulb (you could also use some of the spice). Combine with juice of 1 lemon.

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3 Tata Harper

Eco-beauty expert, smoothie aficionado, and founder of Tata Harper Skincare

This Colombian-born entrepreneur has brought the locavore trend to skin care, creating products using ingredients plucked from the fields of her 1,200-acre Vermont farm. Her look-luminous secret is a healthy, nourishing diet and this weekly ritual: "Every Saturday morning I take time to deeply clean my skin," she says. Tata starts with a double cleanse, using oil and purifying cleansers. She smooths on a clay mask, and when it's dry, finishes with a steam infused with peppermint, lemongrass, nettle, and calendula.

A Day in Tata's Healthy Diet

BREAKFAST: A smoothie with fruit, yogurt, chia seeds, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and apricots.

LUNCH: Salad with avocado, artichoke, cucumber, carrot, corn, and pine nuts, dressed in a vinaigrette including an omega-rich oil.

DINNER: Fish with veggies or pasta with chicken.

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4 Alex Keith

Marathon runner and president of global skin and personal care for Procter & Gamble

Being at the helm of brands like Pantene and Olay puts Alex at the forefront of beauty innovation. How does she look (and live) so energized? It's all about compromise.

WORK OUT FIRST THING: "There are fewer demands on your time and attention at 5:30 a.m. than there are at 5:30 p.m. Getting out of bed is painful at first, but once it's done, you're free to do whatever comes your way the rest of the day."

STREAMLINE: "Decide on the elements of your beauty routine that are most important to you and invest time there. For me, that's a low-maintenance hairstyle and taking great care of my skin. I always wear sunscreen. Always. I even put it on for my morning run, in case the sun rises while I'm still out there."

GET YOUR SLEEP: "To have the energy to work out, I need at least seven hours of sleep. This sometimes makes me miss things that happen after 9:30 p.m., but it's a sacrifice I am willing to make."

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5 Lisa Price

Natural beauty pioneer, curly hair pro, and founder of Carol's Daughter

Lisa started whipping up her own beauty goodies 30 years ago, and although her company is now a multimillion-dollar business famous for its rich, hydrating hair and skin products, she remains committed to making clean products with a small-batch feel.

WHAT GOOD-FOR-YOU BEAUTY REALLY MEANS: "I approach beauty from the inside out. If I don't feel good, it makes it harder to look good. Diet, exercise, vitamins, minerals, and doctor visits all help with that."

THE TEXTURED-HAIR SECRET: "Condition, condition, condition. I shampoo once a month, but cleanse weekly with a cleansing conditioner. Every two or so weeks, I use a treatment mask-and-oil combo. My hair absolutely loves it."

HOW SHE KEEPS HER SKIN GLOWING: "I like to layer on moisture. I start with an oil — jasmine, coconut, rose hip seed, or monoï — and follow with a cream or lotion. Sometimes skin needs a deep conditioning treatment, like what you'd do with your hair."

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6 Karen Frank

Tea lover, skin-care expert, and vice president of U.S. mass and global skin-care marketing at Kao U.S.A

Karen, who works on brands like Jergens and Curél, has rosacea, so her skin demands a pared-down routine. Sensitive types, take note: You'll learn a lot from her simple but effective strategies.

HER MAKEUP: "A tinted moisturizer helps camouflage any redness I may be experiencing. On days when I need more coverage, I dust on a little mineral powder."

HER MOISTURIZER: "I use a basic normal-skin lotion with SPF because I'm outdoors so much on the weekends. I'm not big on experimenting with facial products — I truly believe less is more."

HER CLEANSER: "I use a salicylic cleanser daily. It's a great anti-aging product, and it gently exfoliates."

HER HEALTHY GO-TO: "I like to drink a chamomile-green tea blend during the day for its calming properties. It also helps with digestion, along with its natural benefits for body and skin."

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7 Ellen Marmur, MD

Author, mountain climber, and Dove consulting dermatologist

Whether she's scaling Mount Kilimanjaro (she climbed it to raise skin cancer awareness) or navigating New York's urban jungle, Ellen knows how to care for her outer layer.

BE LOYAL TO A ROUTINE YOU LOVE: "It should include a gentle cleanser, a moisturizer, and an easy-to-use sunscreen. And give your skin a few months to respond to products."

EAT PLENTY OF UNPROCESSED FOODS: "Food is the best source of the vitamins and minerals you need to keep skin healthy. My go-to is a big salad with kale, arugula, herbs, onions, and low-fat dressing."

EMBRACE GOOD STRESS: And filter away the bad. "Stress messes with hormone balance and can make skin lose moisture. I feel creative under pressure, but can also say no thanks to things that might only lead to overscheduling."

CARVE OUT "YOU" TIME: "It's easy to become an afterthought in your own life. I make an effort to do something for myself every day. I don't have hours, but I do find the time to exercise — preferably outdoors."

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8 Cipriana Quann

Style icon, healthy baker, and founder of UrbanBushBabes.com

This beauty blogger launched her überpopular site — a smart collection of makeup and skin-care tips, cool DIY recipes, and spot-on product reviews — in 2011 with best friend Nikisha Brunson. Since then, Cipriana has become a poster child for embracing your hair's natural texture. Her dizzying success keeps this 27-year-old busy, which can make staying healthy hard. Here is her keep-it-simple approach:

A SAVING-GRACE SECRET TO BEAUTIFUL HAIR: "Since I started using coconut oil on my hair eight years ago, I've noticed a tremendous change in the thickness, length, and softness of my strands."

WHAT COMPLETELY CHANGED HER SKIN: "As crazy as this sounds, keeping my hands off my face has made my skin so much clearer. Once I became more conscious of not touching my skin, I noticed fewer breakouts."

HOW SHE INDULGES — AND STILL LOOKS SO GOOD: "I have a humongous sweet tooth. But when I want a treat, I bake it myself using natural and organic ingredients. The more effort I put into what I am consuming, the more I savor every bite."

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9 Kristen Comings

Motivator in chief and vice president of Integrated Consumer Communications at L'Oréal Paris U.S.A.

Kristen has built a career around inspiring others, thanks to her involvement with L'Oréal's Women of Worth campaign. Her philosophy: She wants you to look closely and find inspiration all around you.

DON'T WAIT FOR YOUR WAKE-UP CALL: "I was diagnosed with osteoporosis at 33. You think you're invincible at that age, so the news was a massive shock. Before, I was a chronic dieter, filling up on diet soda, artificial-sugar substitutes, and microwave popcorn. I had to change my relationship with food. I stopped drinking diet soda and started eating organic."

FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE EVERYTHING: "All my spare time goes to my husband and four-year-old daughter, so I work staying fit into that. We walk a lot — it's a benefit of living in New York. And for me, the best stress reliever is spending time with my friends."

SURROUND YOURSELF WITH POSITIVITY: "I'm proud to work for a company that honors women doing great things in their communities. It's a reminder of how one person can really make a difference in the world. That's pretty powerful."

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2016 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.

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