Brooke Shields & Her Healthy Upgrade Team
If you’ve been dying to steal Brooke Shields’ beauty secrets since the early ’80s, take heart. Colgate Total has enlisted a Healthy Upgrade Team to help Brooke and women like her (cough – you and me) look and feel good. Free, easy-to-implement tips from the “Lipstick Jungle” star’s trio of wellness & beauty experts are available at ColgateTotal.com – now, isn’t that something to smile about? Read on for a sampling of expert advice. After all, if it’s good enough for Brooke, it’s good enough for you, right?
Jeanne Yang, top beauty and fashion stylist to the stars (including Brooke Shields):
*”Carry a little bottle of jojoba oil, which serves multiple purposes for women on the go. Rub it into your nails and cuticles to moisturize, or apply a few drops to your hair, which will help you sweep it up into a quick ponytail or bun.”*”To maintain soft skin and a tanned look, mix a bronzing lotion with body lotion and self tanner. This is also an easy way to skip applying foundation on the face and still achieve a bronzed, even skin tone.”
Dr. Michele L. Dozier, D.D.S., Director of Operations for the Maryland Children’s Oral Health Institute and an Associate Dentist for Valley Dental Pediatrics in Baltimore, Md.:
*”Take a break from tooth-staining antioxidants such as blueberries and cherries. Instead, try eating oranges, pineapple, and kiwi, each of which is rich in the antioxidants that dieticians recommend but are less likely to stain your teeth.”
*”Look for a toothpaste that proactively protects against problems like plaque, tartar build-up, and gum inflammation. Colgate Total® Advanced Whitening delivers this protection with a unique 12-hour germ-fighting formula. It combines this long-lasting protection with an advanced whitening silica system to help you achieve a bright, healthy smile.”
Stacey Griffith, 22-year fitness veteran, founder of SoulCycle, a premier indoor cycling studio, and a New York-based trainer to celebrity clients like Brooke:
*”Turn on the music and dance. You can even do it while you are washing dishes or folding laundry. It provides a cardio boost to your day and helps burn body fat. One of Brooke’s favorite pastimes is dancing with her children.”
*”Take the time to “speed smile” by making an exaggerated smile and repeating it at a medium pace for about a minute. It works several muscles in the face and is great for skin elasticity. Smiling also releases endorphins that make you feel happy.”
The beauty of these tips is that they’re all easy adjustments that any woman can make…so follow Brooke’s lead and make a Healthy Upgrade of your own!
Speaking of upgrades, perhaps it’s time to switch up your scent? Paige Rylann has penned a terrific new article for SingleMindedWomen about “The Power of Perfume.” I can certainly vouch for this – I tried a new fragrance yesterday and it went over so well with le boyfriend that I practically had to kick him out of the house so I could finish watching “Law & Order” (priorities, girls, priorities). Check it out and you’ll be spritzing away in no time.
-Erin Donnelly, Style Editor