One of Sophia Loren`s beauty secrets is to take the occasional bath in virgin olive oil.
In an interview in People magazine Sophia gave a peak into her daily routine and
how she mantains her gorgeous looks:
``"A lot of rest. Good thoughts. Exercise," says the star. She rises most days at 5 a.m. and usually goes to bed by 8 p.m. In between, her daily beauty rituals are decidedly low-maintenance. She washes her hair with baby shampoo and colors it herself when necessary. She does her own manicures and her own makeup, using products blended to her skin tones by a movie-makeup-artist friend from Italy. Her only indulgences, she says, are the potions—such as an eye cream containing vitamin A and a rosewater face lotion. These are specially formulated for her caramel-smooth skin at a lab she won't name tucked away somewhere in France.
Loren opts for daily exercise: 45 minutes of stretching and abdominal crunches and a one-hour walk. She also keeps a lid on la dolce vita. She eats European style: a light breakfast of decaf and an English muffin, mid-morning sandwiches, a large lunch (usually pasta, chicken, salad and fruit) and little, if any, dinner.``
I think her routine is smart and sensible. However, I would struggle with the
getting up at 5am and to bed by 8pm part!
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I also think this quote from Sophia is something we should all glue to our computer screens:
``Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so much further than people with vastly superior talent.``
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