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7 Amazing Bodies of 1990s Female Pop Stars

They remain fit and relevant today and here's how.

A song can take you right back to where you were when you first heard it. So although it's madness to think the 1990s were more than 25 years ago, you can dip right back in time with this story, a tribute to Shania Twain, Gwen Stefani, the Spice Girls, and other iconic female pop stars from the era. They remain fit and relevant today and here's how.


Shania Twain

Shania Twain shared her secrets behind her incredible skin with The Cut. "I exfoliate every day, I wear sunscreen every day, and I use a C complex as well. That's made a huge difference with my skin. This is going to sound weird, but because I'm traveling so much, I take sugar and a bit of olive oil or any face cream that I've got handy, and mix it with a little bit of warm water, and I gently scrub my face. I came up with it myself. It's very hard to find an exfoliator that I really like. I tried so many. I have tried very fine sand before as well, but it's a little bit too abrasive. Sugar works well because it softens with a little bit of warm water and it's not sharp on the skin."


Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani started her career in the 90's as the frontwoman for No Doubt. She's known for having incredible skin, and shared her secrets with InStyle. "I don't have a huge routine, but I wash my face with some cleanser that takes makeup off. I just recently started using these pads from a dermatologist that takes more makeup off. I cannot believe how much makeup was on there for all those years. I think about [when I was on tour] on a bus, trying to wash my face in that little sink. That's what I did forever!"


Mel B

Mel B started her career as Scary Spice from the Spice Girls. She shared some of her wellness secrets with Body & Soul, including her diet secrets. "For me it's all about moderation. So if my girls want to get a pizza on the weekend, we're going to get a pizza. I'd go crazy if I denied myself the occasional treat."


Emma Bunton

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Emma Bunton, aka Baby Spice, was another member of the Spice Girls. She shared her wellness routine in an interview with Good To. "I try to look after myself, stay active and drink lots of water, but I'm not neurotic about it. I don't want to be in the gym when I could be with my kids. One thing I could definitely do with more of though… is sleep!"


Victoria Beckham

Before she was a fashion designer, Victoria Beckham was known as Posh Spice from the Spice Girls. Beckham works with trainer, Bobby Rich, to help her stay in shape. "It's as much mental as it is physical," Rich tells Vogue about working with Beckham. "Victoria treats training like brushing her teeth–it's something she wants and has to do and it sets her up for the day. It's just part of her lifestyle–in fact, I train both of them five days a week, in person. When they're on the road, it's remote, five days a week. Nothing changes."



Madonna is known as the Queen of Pop. In an interview, she revealed that yoga is one of the secrets behind her amazing body. "You have to take it really slowly," she said of the workout. "You can't rush. You can't skip to the next position. You find yourself in very humiliating situations, but you can't judge yourself. You just have to breathe, and let go. It is a workout for your mind, your body and your soul."


Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera started her career in the 90's. She has amazing skin, and shared some of her secrets with Vanity Fair. Aguilera says that she makes sure to keep her face hydrated. "Travel can be brutal and dehydrating," she says. "An ice bath for your face can be a treat, and it can help puffiness and stress from long hours and demanding schedules. It can also help rejuvenate your skin and perk up your mental state!"

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