Golden Globes winning actress, funny woman and bootylicious babe, Tracee Ellis Ross, surprises us about not always loving her bubble derriere and the ways she preserves her beauty at the age of 44 in the April issue of Health magazine.
“I love my butt in a way I didn’t growing up. I really didn’t like it growing up. It was so much bigger than everyone else’s, and I wanted jeans to look the way they did on everyone else, and mine didn’t. I’ve been—to a certain extent—at odds with my body for many years, wanting it to be something other than it was, wanting myself to be something other than I was. Then, in my 30s, I started to get comfortable with the largeness of my personality. The same thing with my butt. I tried getting really, really skinny, and I learned that no matter how thin I got, I was still gonna have a butt.”
Here’s how she keeps herself up and healthy:
“I don’t starve myself, but I work my ass off at the gym. I am aware of what I’m eating. I moisturize, and I dry brush, and I infrared sauna, and I do acupuncture, and I get facials. And I drink water, and I don’t drink a ton of alcohol. Alcohol makes the folds go deeper—one glass of wine is like being on 17 airplanes; it just dries you out. And the biggest thing is I get my sleep. Sometimes it’s not eight hours, but my sleep is sacred to me.”
There you have it, things we’ve heard and known all along but didn’t always practice, such as water intake and proper sleep. Knowing that these simple yet effective habits have kept Ms. Ross so fine throughout the years, will you take it seriously now?