Jordana Brewster

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Jordana Brewster Beauty Secrets + Diet and Fitness Routines & Regimens

Jordana Brewster is an American actress. She began her acting career in her late teens, with a 1995 one-episode role in the soap opera All My Children. Her breakthrough role came in the 2001 action film The Fast and the Furious.

Read below to get the scoop on all of Jordana Brewster beauty secrets, beauty tips, skincare secrets, diet and fitness tips and more.


Jordana Brewster Skincare Secrets and Routine

I don’t follow a lot of trends because they change so often.

I stick to the tried and true–drinking lots of water and good nutrition.

I can’t live without Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat for under my eyes––its an instant pick-me-up.

I also wear Kate Somerville’s SPF 55 Serum Tinted Sunscreen. I love that it protects my skin while making me look tan.

Since I’m constantly losing my lip moisturizers, I have about six or seven Burt’s Bees Lip Balms scattered in my car, makeup bag and purse.

I also love coconut oil as a moisturizer.

My mother consistently advised me to always, always wash my face and take my eye makeup off before going to bed. I’ve been pretty good about it (with the exception of a few nights in my 20s). She also advised me not to touch my face because of germs. That one is too hard to follow. I touch my face constantly!

I use Kate Somerville SPF 55 on my face. It’s a serum, so it doesn’t feel very dry. It also doesn’t give you a matte white look, which I really don’t like. I tanned my body recently, but then my face was really pale because I always use sunscreen, so I also use self-tanner on my face.

Jordana Brewster Makeup Secrets and Routine

When I do my own makeup, I keep things pretty simple.

I also really like liquid eyeliner by Armani and lots of mascara. My favorite right now is Armani Eyes to Kill mascara.

I used to love gloss, but I have found that lipstick is a bit more grown-up and gives me a more polished look. I’ve been really into Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lately, in Sari D’Eau. It’s a pretty, happy, coral color, which I love for summer.

Always wear mascara. It opens up your eyes.

I use baby oil to take eye makeup off.

I always have to have my makeup bag with me in my purse. I keep hand sanitizer and blush in it.

I’m a big fan of the Armani blush with the two different shades.

I also love Dr. Hauschka lip balm.

Jordana Brewster Hair Secrets and Routine

I use Moroccan Oil.

I’m a fan of this hair stuff called Macadamia Natural Oil. It’s kind of amazing and so yummy. I straighten my hair a lot, so anything to protect it is good.

Overstyling is the worst thing for hair. I only wash mine every couple of days. It’s better for it, and I get the texture I like when its dirty.

I also think that what you put in your body affects how your skin and hair look so I eat plenty of vegetables and drink tons of water.

Jordana Brewster Diet Secrets and Routine

I used to have crazy dietary restrictions: Eat [energy] bars for lunch, do the protein shake thing. But now I eat healthy six days a week.

Breakfast might be pancakes made with oatmeal, lunches are usually wraps, and dinner is, say, a turkey burger or fish with brown rice.

…One day a week, I eat whatever I want. On my days off I’m a frozen-yogurt fiend. I get a big frozen yogurt with brownies on top. I also splurge on white wine, bread, and thin-crust pizza. The great thing about that is you crave healthy food the next day. It’s a mini holiday, but it also gets me really excited to be healthy for the rest of the week.

I don’t eat red meat. I grew up in Brazil and would go churrascarias a lot. Since then, red meat grosses me out.

I do like chicken, egg whites, fish, and shrimp. But my diet is pretty balanced. I eat a lot of grains and fresh fruits/veggies.

I buy organic and try to eat as few processed foods as I can.

I like kale a lot. I bought a steamer that steams vegetables in 4 minutes that gives me veggies for the whole week.

…berries are so good because of their antioxidants. I love blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries. It’s amazing how they can protect your brain.

Greek yogurt is one of my magic foods, too.

I… bought a Vitamix and it’s really cool. I find that when you buy juice, it doesn’t have fiber, pulp, or protein. I’ll put in kale, celery, yogurt, and fruit. It’s a way of having a really healthy, delicious lunch.

Jordana Brewster Fitness Secrets and Routine

I used to get fit for a film, then let loose right after. I think a lot of people do that: You look your best for the big event and then slack off. But it’s good to have structure in your life—I like having a routine, because everything else…is so unpredictable.

I do cardio six days a week, with weight resistance in between. I also work with [celebrity trainer] Harley Pasternak three times a week.

I used to run, but can’t anymore because [it hurts my knees]. But what’s just as effective? Putting the treadmill at an incline of 12— that’s steep!—and climbing for 30 to 40 minutes.

I used to work out harder than I had to. I’d take a spinning class and stress if my heart rate wasn’t at 170. But Harley says my heart rate should be under 165; otherwise, I’m working too hard and not burning anything extra.

I’ve learned you don’t have to go to extremes to maintain a healthy weight. There was one day when I just didn’t feel like I could do weight training after my cardio, so I didn’t. You do have to know when to stop, or you can hurt yourself.

I never ask what set we’re on, and I don’t count. That makes the workout seem longer. I don’t want to focus on exercising, and the truth is, you don’t need to.

I download TV shows to my iPod. Any marathon that’s on, like Keeping Up with the Kardashians, is right for me. I love working out, but I need my brain to be someplace else as my body does the work.

My mom still works out about five days a week. Back in the day we would go to step class together. She instilled in me the importance of an active lifestyle and healthy diet.

I work out with a trainer five days a week. I do cardio on all five days, weights and interval training about three times a week. I also practice vedic meditation twice a day, which helps keep me sane.


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