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Top Model Charlotte McKinney Talks Diet/Fitness/Beauty

by
LAURYN

The Skinny Confidential talks models, diet, and fitness.charlotte mikinney

Ok. I get it.

Charlotte McKinney is absolutely beautiful.

I mean, it’s pretty freaking obvious right?!

BUT.

She’s one smart cookie too. The babe totally ‘gets it.’

First off, she’s a sunscreen psycho ( like me ; ) )— rad considering she lives in Miami where many people are sun worshipers. ANDDDDD she loves sleep. Like, love, loves sleep.

Sleep is for sure my number one beauty tip…& Charlotte agrees. Read on for more because I’m sure you’ll this hot dime’s tips:

| Tell us about yourself!! You’re gorge! |

Charlotte McKinney: Hi everyone, I’m Charlotte, a twenty one year old Florida girl, born & raised!

I’m currently living in Miami where I pursue my modeling career. I love to travel, whether it being for work or pleasure, but am always practicing a healthy/active lifestyle by choosing healthy food options on the go and finding time to get my work outs in. I’m a total yoga fanatic & am always searching for a studio to get my yoga flow on.

| Quick skinny tip/trick please! |

CM: If I know I’m going to be on the beach in a bikini— which I usually am, or want a last minute prep for a shoot, I’ll hop in the sauna or take a hot yoga class to get my energy and metabolism up and also shed any extra water weight and toxins that can be bloating.

| Weekly workout sch? |

CM: For my weekly work out I alternate between hot power yoga & Pilates. I love the way both these work outs give you long lean muscles instead of bulking you up…not a huge fan of that look. A combination of the two are sure to do the trick! If I’m traveling and neither are an option, I like to take power walks on the beach and practice my postures there.

| Fav go to healthy food? |

CM: My fav go to healthy food would be any kind of fresh fish ( I have many great options living in Miami ) or anything with quinoa. I keep a consistent diet of lean proteins to keep me full & energized through the day.

| Cocktail of choice? |

CM: My favorite go to cocktail would have to be a simple vodka & water. I’m not a big fan of overly sweet drinks. I get hangovers pretty easy so sometimes mixing coconut water with alcohol hydrates me while I’m drinking and taste great…kills two birds with one stone : )!

Charlotte McKinney model health secrets

| Favorite beauty product? |

CM: I definitely wouldn’t be able to live without a spray tan! I’m always in a bikini so this gives my body a healthy glow without having to bake in the sun/tanning bed. A spray tan makes me feel skinner instantly and helps cover up any flaws. I don’t tan very well, so a weekly spray tan is the best for an instant boost! ( <<—– this is a girl after my heart— love it! Check out why I’m a sunscreen psycho here ).

| Secret model tip |

CM: A model tip would be to ignore the negativity & take any criticism and turn it into positive energy. Try your best but don’t beat yourself up if something really isn’t practical for your own self. As long as you’re feeling confident and don’t take anything too seriously, you’ll have a fun time with it.

| Natural beauty remedy |

CM: I would have to say that sleep is my ultimate beauty trick ( <<—— me too! ). When I am getting lots of sleep & keeping hydrated I don’t have to worry about covering up dark circles or faking a bright eyed, healthy complexion. Lots of sleep and tons of water is key for looking and feeling healthy, I’m also a lot more productive after a good night’s rest!

| When you wake up?… |

CM: When I wake up I wash my face and slather on the sunscreen/moisturizer which is a necessity when in Florida with harsh sun year round.

Charlotte McKinney model health secrets

Charlotte McKinney model health secrets

| In your purse? |

CM: In my purse I’m always prepared with hand sanitizer ( total germ-a-phobe ), my daily vitamins, lip gloss, & sunglasses- all my necessities when running around town from castings to the beach.

| Naughty indulgence? |

CM: My naughty indulgence is anything chocolate!! Lately, my favorite thing is lava cake I can’t get enough! Nobu has the best!

| Quick, easy recipe |

CM: When I’m craving something sweet after dinner & need to limit my lava cake intake, I make this quick banana ice cream recipe. It pleases my sweet tooth and totally tastes like real soft serve ice cream ( obsessed! ):

+ 2 frozen bananas, sliced

+ 1 tablespoon almond butter

+ 1 tablespoon of cacao powder

Directions: put the frozen banana slices in a food processor and pulse. After a few minutes of stopping to scrape the sides down, the banana begins to blend into a creamy texture. When the banana looks like whipped ice cream, you can add your mix-ins like almond/peanut butter and/or cocoa powder, chocolate chips, raspberries, anything goes! Straight out of the food processor, the ice cream is like soft serve. You can also freeze it for a firmer texture.

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Charlotte McKinney model health secrets

Why I’m CRAZY About SPF {!!!}

by
LAURYN

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks all about sunscreen and how to avoid the sun.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks all about sunscreen and how to avoid the sun.

Hi. I’m Lauryn and I’m a SPF addict. A total bat-shit crazy, sunscreen psycho.

Examples?

1.} I paid to get my windows tinted. Not to be cool. Nope, nope. This isn’t a I’m-too-cool-for-school-so-I-black-out-my-windows-like-rapper situation. It’s to protect my hands & chest area from the sun.

2.} There’s a trucker hat in my oversized purse. I use it daily.

3.} I put SPF on my hands, fingers, chest, face, neck…everyday.

4.} Like, it’s so bad I won’t even let my boyfriend open the sunroof.

5.} I asked my vet if there’s sunscreen for dogs. Pixy desperately needs it- she’s a total sun worshiper.

6.} I’m petrified of UV lights at the DMV, underground offices, &/or super markets.

7.} I use a SPF protector on my hair. Because yes, the sun is harmful for hair too.

8.} I’d rather die than go in a tanning bed.

9.} My sunglasses cover my whole face. Literally.

I’m seriously, serious.

The sun scares the shit out of me.

Why am I so psycho?

Instead of giving you a long, huge explanation, let me just break it down quickly:

Wrinkles.

Skin cancer.

Aging.

Pigmentation.

Fine lines.

Sallowness ( a yellow discoloration of the skin ).

Benign tumors.

The destruction of collagen— buh-bye youth!

SO!!! Here’s my point: IF YOU WANT TO AGE QUICKLY, GO LAY OUT IN THE SUN WITHOUT PROTECTION!

Don’t worry, even if you protect your bod from the sun you’ll still get a daily dose of Vitamin D. AKA when you’re getting in and out of the car, walking to the mailbox, &/or opening windows in your house.

Recommendations: I’m OBSESSED with Colorescience’s powdered, colored sunscreen called ‘Sunforgettable’. I literally swear by it. It’s a TOTAL game changer. Once you try it, you’ll fall in love. However, when I’m applying makeup I’ll also use this SPF tinted foundation. For my hands/arms/neck/chest/etc., this all-natural brand is my favorite.

Lather up!

x.L

P.S. I’m not saying never lay out again- just take proper precautions. Wear a hat, tons of SPF, and body sunscreen ; )!