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5 ways Gemma Chan stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.

Gemma Chan is a very successful actress. She is best known for her roles in the films Marvel's Eternals, Don't Worry Darling, Disney's Raya & The Last Dragon, and Crazy, Rich Asians. She recently enjoyed a vacation to Joali Being, and shared some highlights on Instagram. In them, Chan enjoyed time at the beach. She captioned the post, "Reset…Magical island." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Gemma Chan stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Preps Her Skin

Chan has amazing skin and makes sure to take care of it. She tells Marie Claire that skin prep is important to her. "For me, it's all about prepping the skin. If I've been travelling, had a late night or not had too much sleep, I get quite puffy. So using anything that's cold or that vibrates is good. I keep my face roller in the fridge and I have ice globes. I also have what I call my 'eyebrator'. Anything like that is good to encourage lymphatic drainage [and reduce puffiness]—these tools are essentials for me."


She Wears Sunscreen

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Chan tells Marie Claire that she makes sure to protect her skin from the sun. "A good sunscreen is essential—especially during summer. My hands down favourite UV product is L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Clinical Vitamin C UV Fluid SPF 50. It only just came out in the UK but I first came across it when I was shooting in Thailand last year. I was like, 'why do they not sell this in the UK?!' and, thank God, they do now! It doesn't leave any white cast. It's really sheer and it doesn't leave me too shiny."


She Does Pilates

Chan shared some of her fitness secrets in an interview with British Vogue. "I've just started Pilates which is brutal–so brutal, deceptively so. But I do enjoy that and I have a mini morning routine." Better Health states that Pilates has a lot of benefits. "Pilates can be an aerobic and non-aerobic form of exercise. It requires concentration and focus, because you move your body through precise ranges of motion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Each exercise has a prescribed placement, rhythm and breathing pattern. In Pilates, your muscles are rarely worked to the point of exhaustion, so there is not always sweating or straining, just intense concentration. The workout consists of a variety of exercise sequences that are performed in low repetitions, usually five to ten times, over a session of 45 to 90 minutes. Floor based exercises performed on a mat and specialised equipment for resistance are often used."


She's Consistent With Skincare

In an interview with Women's Weekly, Chan shared some of her skincare secrets. She says that she makes sure to be consistent with her routine. "My skincare routine isn't that complicated. One of the first things my mum taught me was to never go to bed with your makeup on. No matter how tired you are or how drunk you might be, always cleanse, tone, and moisturise."


She Loves Hyaluronic Acid

Chan tells Women's Weekly that she loves to use hyaluronic acid on her skin. "In the morning, I'll cleanse, use a hyaluronic acid serum, and I'll always use a good moisturiser with SPF. I love the Revitalift Filler Day Cream ($36 from Lookfantastic), which has hyaluronic acid in it – I take it with me during the day so I can top up my skin if I ever have a bit of dryness. When I am tired, I get puffy eyes, so I use [an eye cream] with a roller to help wake up my skin in the morning."

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