The 5 Beauty Products Penélope Cruz Swears By
Do you follow a strict diet?
I try to avoid dairy and sugar, and I can’t eat gluten because I have a big intolerance. I eat lots of fruits, vegetables, and quality protein from free-range animals. I also drink gallons of water now, which is something I wasn't doing. I barely drink alcohol, and I quit smoking years ago. I don’t miss that in my life.
What about exercise?
I do Bikram yoga, which has completely changed my body. You’re drenched in sweat throughout the entire class. It’s 90 minutes, but once you conquer 60, the last 30 gets easier. I used to be sluggish, and now my level of energy is through the roof. It’s like magic, but you have to earn that magic.
I once read that you wear a different fragrance each time you play a character.
It’s true. Scent is very powerful. When I smell a fragrance, it transports me to a time in my life and I’ll revisit the same feelings. I wear Lancôme Trésor, but I never want to smell like myself when I’m playing a role. I need to smell how the woman would smell.
When do you feel most beautiful?
When I’m serene, relaxed, and present and I’m able to have gratitude for all that I have. That’s when beauty can be there. Otherwise, it doesn't matter what my hair looks like or what makeup I put on.