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5 Secrets of Mindy Kaling's Stunning Beach Body as She Launches Swimwear

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Mindy Kaling is an actress and TV writer, and now heading up a swimsuit collab with Andie Swim. She recently announced her swimwear line with a video on Instagram of herself modeling pieces from it. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Mindy Kaling stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Manages Her Hyperpigmentation

Kaling tells Bustle that she struggles with hyperpigmentation and has found products that help with it. "I've always had really specific skin problems. I have incredibly oily skin. I still break out. I have hyperpigmentation issues. I have keloids. What was really cool about Lion Pose is it's the first company that ever contacted me where the two founders were Indian women with darker skin tones who were dealing with my exact issues. They met at Harvard Business School and are so knowledgeable about dermatological things that I didn't even know or think about. I started using their Unspotted [serum], and it completely got rid of all of my hyperpigmentation marks that I got from my acne scarring."


She Removes Her Makeup


Kaling makes sure to remove her makeup, and shared her process with New Beauty. "So what I always do when I take off my makeup is I use a hot washcloth, so I'm not using my expensive products to take stuff off that could have just been taken off with a cloth," Kaling explains. "Then I'll do some kind of an oil-based makeup removing balm. Or if it's not oil-based, it has that smooth, creamy feeling to take off most of my makeup. The one that I've been using these days is the Drunk Elephant Slaai. I also really like the Augustinus Bader cleansing balm. That one's pricier so that'll be like, if someone gives that to me for a gift for Christmas, my birthday, I'll use that one."


She Uses Coconut Oil In Her Hair

Kaling revealed to Bustle that she likes to use coconut oil on her hair. "On Sundays when I was in high school, I remember my mom microwaving coconut oil that we would get from the Indian store. My dad loves sports, so we'd be watching John McEnroe or Andre Agassi at Wimbledon or the U.S. Open. My mom would sit on the sofa, and I'd sit on the ground in front of her, and she'd put coconut oil in my hair. By the time the match was over, I could go rinse it out."


She's Consistent

Kaling makes sure to workout on a regular basis. She shares how she does so with People. "It's hard with two kids that I wake up really early and I fit it in — and I basically live in workout clothes so I can get it in, get an extra mile in. I just tell myself I have to do basically 20 miles a week of either hiking or running. And so that's been incredibly helpful to me."


She Wears Sunscreen

Kaling shared some of her skincare secrets in an interview with Bustle. She says that wearing sunscreen is extremely important to her. "The biggest [skin concern] for me is that I have dark brown skin, and I really do care about sun protection. For the longest time, anything I found would have such a white cast on my skin. I love the new Ghost-Buster Sunscreen that Lion Pose came out with. It just blends in perfectly."


Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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