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4 Beauty Tips From Kristin Davis

Ever since we first saw Kristin Davis burst into the scene as the conniving Brooke Armstrong on the original Melrose Place, followed by her portrayal of the sophisticated, yet naive, Charlotte York on Sex and the City, I think we've all been mesmerized by her stunning, ageless looks. In fact, many of you agreed that the actress barely looks a day older than when she first became famous back in the mid-'90s. When it comes to beauty, there's no doubt Kristin, now 44, has got some fountain-of-youth secrets to spill. For the October issue of Self, for which she shares the cover with her Couples Retreat costars, Malin Akerman and Kristen Bell, each of the women spill all their beauty secrets. Find out Kristin's at the link below.

Get Kristin's beauty tips when you read more.

Here are the highlights:

  • On her mother's influence: "My mother was a great example of beauty because she was true to herself. She never wore makeup. She was wearing Birkenstocks before they were in. It was good to grow up with a woman so confident she didn’t need to put on lipstick."
  • On staying smoke-free: "The best beauty gift I’ve ever given myself is not smoking. I get so upset when I see girls in their 20s smoking. When you’re young, you think you’re never going to get wrinkles or cancer. I am in my 40s, and I've seen a lot. It's not fun to watch your friends go through cancer."
  • On what keeps her centered: "If you want to summon confidence, go to yoga. It’s about tuning in to yourself on the inside. If you start thinking, I’m not thin enough or whatever enough, you can tune back into that powerful place. It gives you a sense of your self."
  • On tanning: "I am a big sunscreen devotee. I wear SPF 30 or 50 every day. In Couples Retreat, we were supposed to be in Bora-Bora and be tan, but I get a rash from most self-tanners. The filmmakers wanted me to lie in a tanning bed, and I said, 'No, I can’t do that. My dermatologist would kill me!' So I found this great organic self-tanner, called Chocolate Sun ($40). It’s a lovely lotion that smells like chocolate and doesn’t streak."

Photos courtesy of Self

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fashionplate525 fashionplate525 6 years
Love her!!!
biarose biarose 6 years
lol filmgirl81- it's funny that you say that yet you have a picture of someone smoking as your avatar.
eshellmoyer eshellmoyer 6 years
so basically, have good genes, don't do anything to mess up those genes, and do yoga. I would like to try Chocolate Tan.
sham28 sham28 6 years
I smoke, I don't think it's cool, I think I"m an IDIOT for smoking. I quit for a few months and then I think I can have just one. Just wanted to speak out for the people that aren't necessarily "stupid," thinking nothing bad will ever happen. Quitting is HARD! And it often doesn't stick, and it's harder to quit again.
Blue24 Blue24 6 years
She really is looking simply AMAZING! Oh, I hope I can look that good when I'm her age... Great advice, I mean, nothing new here but everything she says is so true. I also wear SPF each day, I don't tan and I will NEVER smoke. I'm in my teens and right now most of my peers are just so stupid. Smoking is so "cool" in their opinion and they laugh when come back from vacation in Greece pale(HA! SPF 50, giant hat and an airy blouse with long sleeves all the time). But in 20 years from now they will regret so much their stupid actions!
blondie829 blondie829 6 years
she's beautiful! good advice. :)
acyl acyl 6 years
I hope I age as well as she has! Kudos to the no smoking and no tanning!
hottpink hottpink 6 years
Great simple advice!!
marleenguillen marleenguillen 6 years
love her!!!
cupcake_ cupcake_ 6 years
Love her!
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 6 years
good common sense advice many women just don't follow
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