A favorite of photographers, attracting maximum attention on all red carpets with an angelic blooming view, Katerina Spitsa shared her beauty and fitness secrets with Marie Claire. We must admit that many of them pleasantly surprised us, and we even decided to adopt them. Will you follow our example?
My daily beauty ritual is micellar water, wash, shower and rough foot wash. Twice a week, I use a gentle homemade facial peel with fruit acids. Usually I also wipe my face with a moisturizing lotion, apply serum, face cream (it is important ─ only serum if you cannot wash your face 2 hours before bedtime!), Then ─ cream for the bust and décolleté with a special application technique.
But I don't use eye cream.
What else? Once a week, body scrub, body milk every day, as well as hand and foot cream, cuticle oil, lip balm, sometimes a night hair remedy.
On weekdays, I do almost without makeup: I only need a ss-cream (I love it!) Instead of a dense tone, brown mascara and lip balm with a tint. I respect fabric face masks. Previously, I rarely used them: there is not enough time and patience to lie down quietly. But a classmate gave a Korean holder for such masks ─ a silicone pad with ear locks ─ and I appreciated it. It is very convenient: you can safely walk, do business, and the mask remains in place.
These are Kanebo, Mary Kay (the same CC-cream and eyeliner), Crimean (scrubs) and Belarusian (Vitex) cosmetics, as well as Wella, Nioxin and L'Oréal products for hair.
Adequate sleep for me is in the first place (and this is the most difficult ritual to perform!). I have a special anti-wrinkle pillow ─ with a notch for the face on both edges. A humidifier in the bedroom is also a must. In general, my day begins with a glass of hot water: hot - 55 degrees. By the way, it ends too ─ I drink half a glass of water at room temperature with salt on the very tip of the knife (literally a few crystals on my tongue) before bed. This helps to saturate the cells with water and ─ sounds amazing ─ reduces the swelling.
I train myself to do gymnastics for the face: I recently started doing it. I can already see that if you do the exercises regularly, the result will be great. I am also experimenting with hand sculpting of the body at the Volynkin Center for Hand Plastic. This is a completely new method for me - painful but effective.
Perhaps the main thing for me is to closely monitor the spine. Osteopathic observation is necessary for everyone, but especially for women during pregnancy and the postpartum period. All health problems are associated with the condition of the skeleton, starting with the skull. And yes, even the asymmetry of the face is corrected by a good specialist!
Beauty hacks by Katerina Spitz:
- A cuticle file and an abrasive oil pencil for her ─ I don't like edged manicure!
- A special comb for washing hair ─ you can massage in the shower and rinse off the care products well and completely.
- The best remedy for unexpected inflammation on the face ─ "Bee celandine" from Kirov cosmetic company.
- Another favorite multifunctional remedy of mine is the Malavit hygienic liquid (it treats a runny nose, throat, teeth, and sudden pimples). The dietary supplement "Citrosept" (taken orally) helps to cope with these problems.
- Before brushing with toothpaste, it is good to first brush your teeth with a brush soaked in hydrogen peroxide (and do this not from time to time, but constantly ─ twice a day). I have naturally yellowish enamel, but I don't want to bleach it with powerful professional means. And in this folk way I "squeeze" the maximum whiteness out of my teeth, keeping them healthy.
- Take a detox, liver cleanse, or at least a home antiparasitic course once a year.
I was lucky with genetics, and it was not difficult to get in shape after pregnancy ─ I did not get out of it. She ate according to her usual scheme, went in for sports and gained only 9 kg. She was discharged from the hospital with an addition of 3 kg to her usual weight. After a month of breastfeeding, I reached a pre-pregnant weight of 49 kg, and then for another two years, while feeding my son, the weight was stable at around 47-48 kg.
Of course, I would like to be more disciplined in terms of fitness and training: sometimes I don't have the opportunity to exercise for 2-3 months in a row! General physical activity and dance performances help out. But I, frankly, plan to take my mind, and to begin with, accustom myself to fall asleep no later than 23:30 in order to get a good sleep and every morning to have free and vigorous 30 minutes for a home workout. A sample lesson plan is below.
A set of exercises by Katerina Spitsa from Ruslan Panov, an expert methodologist and coordinator of the direction of group programs of the federal network of X-Fit fitness clubs
Exercise 1: Overhead Squat
This exercise is necessary in order to quickly warm up the muscles and prepare the joints for training under time pressure.
How: the shoulders are relaxed and "pulled" from the head, the press is tense, the legs are hip-width apart.
Perform: raise your arms above your head, lower your shoulders and take your buttocks back until your hips are parallel to the floor. Rising to the starting position, do not straighten the knees to the end!
How much: to warm up and work out the legs, I do a couple of approaches 20-30 times, depending on my mood.
Exercise 2: WoodChopper
Since the main tasks are maintaining an active vitality and working out the targeted female parts, lunges cannot be avoided.
How: In the starting position, the feet are slightly wider than shoulder width.
We perform: turning to the right 90 degrees, simultaneously with the turn, we perform a lunge squat and touch the floor with our palms (back straight), after which we turn to the left with the arms raised above the head and tension of the abdomen, stretching up.
How Much: 20 reps per side is more than enough (especially when this exercise is repeated from left to right).
Exercise 3: Half Skirunner
The regular symmetrical skater cardio set is not as effective as the half with added balance work. We are trying this option.
Perform: from a position on one leg, jump into a squat position with an incline on the other leg, adding a slight rotation of the body to the supporting leg. We return to the balance position. It is important to remember about the tension of the press and keeping the supporting knee in the vertical projection of the foot!
How many: 20 jumps on one side and the same for the other side.
Exercise 4: Wide Plank
When your legs are working great, you can actively work out the upper body. The most common practice is the plank. I like the plank with a wide set of hands: the exercise becomes much more effective, and it takes less time to complete it (50-90 seconds). It is important to remember about the plank technique: the spine is straight (keep the shoulder blades, "twist" the pelvis to the lower ribs with the tension of the press), the knees and elbows are slightly bent.
Exercise 5: Dynamic V-Stab
The final exercise is V-stabilization in dynamics, an exercise that perfectly works out the abs and stabilizers.
How: while sitting on the buttocks, bring the shoulder blades together and make a 90-degree corner between the legs and torso.
We perform: by moving the back back and simultaneously rotating the torso and moving the legs down, we lie down, touching the floor with only one shoulder and an arm extended back (this is necessary to increase the load). Then we return to the starting position and repeat in the other direction.
How many: 20-40 repetitions will be enough to feel the entire abdomen, including the obliques.
Photo: Nikolay Temnikov, @daryaorlova, Instagram (@katerinashpitsa)
Make-up & Hair: Elena Chub
Style: FV Sport, Reebok
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