We all know that the life of a celebrity requires much more beauty maintenance than that of the average person. But we didn’t know quite how much until we read LeAnn Rimes’ interview on Into the Gloss.
The singer admits to an intense beauty regimen that involves traveling with lotion (she keeps three in rotation) at all times and taking 40 pills a day. “I’m a big vitamin person. I take like 20 pills in the morning and 20 at night — fish oil, prenatal vitamins, probiotics, biotin,” she says. “I have an herbalist I work with who has put me on a bunch of different things. I’m very strict about making sure I take them.”
As for the lotion addiction? It stems from her psoriasis — which was once so bad she was afraid to leave the house in the summer without wearing several pairs of pantyhose. “When they say beauty is way more than skin deep, it’s hard for people who have psoriasis to wrap their minds around that. Some people even think it’s contagious and want to stay away,” she says. “I’ve had it under control for about 10 years, so it’s been this liberating thing for me to be able to wear shorts and a bikini. People make so much fun of me and my bikinis, but I would walk around naked if I could because I was one big scab at one point!”
She also admits to a “like seven-product” face-care routine and a regimented fitness schedule that always includes a jump rope (they’re portable, so great for touring), but perhaps her most surprising beauty purchase? A self-tanning machine for her house. “My assistant, Kiki, and I love to spray-tan so much, so we finally bought a machine and started to spray each other,” she says. “The machine is like $500, so we save so much money. We do it once or twice a week. It’s like a car wash.”
And though she has a good sense of self (and a good sense of humor) these days, she does admit to having off days. “There are moments where I feel insecure, and I have to … put on a happy face and look like I feel beautiful when I feel completely bloated and disgusting. For me, to have to do that is difficult sometimes, especially when I was younger with my skin issues,” she says. “Working out, taking care of myself, and knowing that I’m doing the best things for myself and putting healthy things into my body makes me feel beautiful — even on the days when I feel like crap … I’ve finally learned how to pull myself together to feel like I’m presenting the real me to the world, instead of being all made up. Sometimes, when you take it all down, you become even more beautiful.”
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— Alex Apatoff