Catherine Zeta Jones is one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood and how, exactly, does she stay looking gorgeous and youthful? She admits she’s a cosmetics junkie, saying, “I am absolutely devoted to cosmetics.” However, there’s more to her beauty and fitness regime than that!
The 39-year-old actress says, “I came out of the womb wearing makeup, and I never leave home without my eyelash curler,” but says there’s also every day items that she can’t live without – beer, honey and salt!
Zeta Jones is the face of cosmetics firm Elizabeth Arden, but she has some natural methods that she swears by as well.
Honey and salt make a great combination for exfoliating.
She says, “I rub a mixture of honey and salt all over my body to moisturize and exfoliate. You wash it off and your skin is gorgeous.”
And teeth, what sort of natural remedies does she have to keep teeth looking beautiful?
“I love to eat an apple after a meal, just to cleanse my teeth – they always look polished afterwards.” And she recommends brushing teeth with a strawberry – seriously.
“The juice or pulp of strawberries contains malic acid which serves as an astringent and can lighten surface stains. Pineaplles work the same way.”
Catherine keeps her hair silky and glossy with beer and honey.
“I do condition my hair with honey and beer though. I smell like the bottom of a beer barrel for days afterwards but it’s very good for the hair.”
How does she keep that fabulous figure, even after having two children?
“I like to swim, and I swim a lot.” She’s also an avid golfer.
“It’s the greatest exercise. I also like to play golf, oftenn twice a week, with my girlfriends in Bermuda. A golf course is right next door to our house.
“We have a girls’ day which is always fun because it’s like: ‘Oh, we’re not playing well. Let’s go for lunch and have a glass of wine!’.
She adds, “I also love to ski with my children. That’s why we bought a place in Mont Tremblant in Canada. I have a great time with my children.”
Catherine watches her diet and eats sensibly.
“I eat so much chicken and fish – when it’s fresh.
“We live in Bermuda most of the time and my husband is an avid deep-sea fisherman. I’m pretty good at it too.
“I’ve caught mahimahi, and last summer, I reeled in a 40-pound wahoo, like Richard Dreyfuss in Jaws. Michael took photos and we has sushi that night for dinner.”
But she admits she’s a peasant at heart, and she loves bread and cheese and would eat it all the time if calories didn’t count.
Catherine talks about the pressure in Hollywood for women to get back to their pre-baby figure.
The mom of two (with actor Michael Douglas) – Dylan, 7, and Carys, 5 – says she put on over forty pounds with each pregnancy. And she’s appalled by Hollywood’s obsession with thinness, especially celebrity moms who rush to get back to their pre-pregnancy weight.
“I think it’s awful, this competition between actresses who just had a baby to see who can be the first to get back to their normal weight.
“It’s insane! I find this wave of super-skinny women scary…. and I don’t trust mothers of young children who are too well groomed. Let’s see – you’re not with your children, you’re not with your husband – you’re with your manicurist and your pilates teacher!”
Catherine admits that she looks different off screen, and people have to realize that she doesn’t always look like a movie star.
“There are people who expect me to look the way I do on-screen, where I have a great director of photography and fantastic lighting.
“I’m sorry to disappoint people, but I don’t look like that all the time – no actress does.
“I like women who look like women. I hated grunge. No one’s more feminist that me, but you don’t have to look as if you don’t give a… you know.
“You can be smart, bright and attractive aesthetically to others – and to yourself.”
Now, she sounds like a celebrity mom who is well-rounded and will pass those traits on to her kids!