Lau­ren Con­rad

Shape (Malaysia) - - Fit & Famous -

You may know Lau­ren Con­rad from her MTV days, but the for­mer TV star has come a long way since then. She’s a New York Times best­selling au­thor, fash­ion de­signer, life­style guru, a phi­lan­thropist and new mum to a 9-month-old. Lau­ren re­veals to SHAPE her go-to well­ness hacks – plus her re­fresh­ing ap­proach to body con­fi­dence as a new mum. “If I’m go­ing to work out, I al­ways do it with a girl­friend be­cause if I’m able to catch up with a friend, that’s al­ways a win. One of my go-tos is a hike. Or I’ll go to a stu­dio class. I pre­fer boot­camp-like classes where I’m get­ting in my car­dio, [strength train­ing] floor ex­er­cises, and stretch­ing all in one.”

“I’m not great with the slower stuff. I’ve never been able to en­joy yoga or any­thing like that. I like the more fast-paced, fun kind of classes.”

“I had a baby about nine months ago so I’m pretty close to get­ting back to where I was. He’s very ac­tive so I spend most of the day kind of chas­ing him around, which helps! Even though I look a lit­tle dif­fer­ent, I’m just so in awe of the fact that I was able to make a per­son, so I’m proud of my body in that way.”

“There are a lot of things you can try to re­lax. Most nights, I take an Ep­som salt bath and just take my quiet time once my kid goes down. I do like adding laven­der oil to re­lax, or some­times if I just worked out and am sore, I’ll use a pep­per­mint Ep­som salt. If I’m ever feel­ing sick I use eu­ca­lyp­tus oil – that’s as wild as I get with aro­mather­apy.”

“I haven’t been able to do much to my skin or any in­tense treat­ments be­cause of breast-feed­ing, so I do a lot of masks. I’ll use a hy­drat­ing one, or a char­coal mask to detox. I’ve been keep­ing it sim­ple and nat­u­ral with my beauty rou­tine since there’s a lot that new moms can’t use.”

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