California Olympians Share High-End Beauty Secrets

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California girls Dara Torres, Natalie Coughlin and Jennifer Kessy are pushing themselves to go for the gold this summer at the 2012 Olympics, and this dedication has carried over to their beauty routines.

Beverly Hills-born swimmer Torres uses only the best, and prefers to moisturize with La Mer or Sisley face creams.

She tells the LA Times: “I have Spanish blood in me, so getting burned really isn’t an issue, but I’m so worried about my skin,” Torres says. To deflect the suns harmful rays, she uses MD Solar Science and Ocean Potion sunscreens.

To banish chlorine-related damage, Torres uses WEN shampoo. She says:  “Some swimmers’ hair turns green and some doesn’t. But hair definitely can get damaged from the chlorine. What I suggest to people who aren’t heavy-duty, in-elite-training-for-the-Olympics swimmers is to put conditioner underneath your swim cap.”

Volleyball player Kessy, a San Clemente born USC graduate, happens to be a Covergirl ambassador. That said, she’s a huge advocate of the brand’s Waterproof LashBlast Volume Blasting mascara and Outlast All-Day Lipcolor.

Swimmer Coughlin, a Berkeley graduate, is a Pantene spokesperson and says she uses gentle shampoos and conditioners after every heavy duty session in the pool.

Though she has a natural frizz to her mane, Coughlin now knows what works for her. She says: “It’s important that hairstylists shape my layers so that when I do wear it wavy and play up my natural curls it looks good. But as I’ve gotten older I’ve learned to really embrace my hair’s natural waves and natural texture rather than constantly straightening it.”

She adds that to be a true California girl, you have to embrace who you really are. “Natural beauty,” she says, “is what defines California style.”

[Source: LA Times]

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