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7 Fat-Melting Tricks from Gwen Stefani

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Gwen Stefani is a pop-culture icon. She first got her start as the frontwoman of the ska band, No Doubt. From there, she launched a solo career, with hits like "Hollaback Girl", "The Sweet Escape", and "Wind It Up." Stefani has also launched her own clothing line, and has appeared as a coach on The Voice. Stefani has also become known as a sex-symbol, particularly for her impressive abs. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 7 ways Gwen Stefani stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


She Found Balance

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In 2012, Stefani appeared on the cover of Harper's Bazaar. She says that she makes sure to find a balance between her work and her personal life. "It's, like, the real deal, dude," she says. "It's superfun being a mom, but it's hard too. Finding that balance between work and family is the hardest thing I've ever done—by far."


She Keeps Her Health & Wellness Simple


Stefani shared some of her wellness secrets in an interview with Shape. She says that she makes sure to live a healthy lifestyle, and that she also keeps her routine pretty simple. "I have no magic thing that I do to stay fit. I eat really clean, do my shows, and work out. I always feel better when I'm in a routine even though I sometimes hate it."


She Stays Consistent


Stefani tells Shape that she's all about staying consistent when it comes to fitness. "I always feel better when I'm in a routine even though I sometimes hate it," she admits. "I play tennis badly, with Blake. Then we go to the gym. I like to do squats and lunges and light weights. I don't go crazy like I used to. I do just enough to make my body feel good."


She's Organized

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Stefani lives a busy life, which means she has to be organized. "One thing the kids have taught me is how to be more organized," she says to Shape. "I lived at home until I was 26, then I had a tour manager, then a manager, then an assistant. On tour, you even have somebody who has the key to your hotel room. But as a mom, you have to be the one in charge."


She Keeps Her Skincare Simple

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Stefani has amazing skin, and she makes sure to take care of it. She shared some of her tips with Forbes. Stefani says that she keeps her skincare pretty minimal."Skin care is a moving target as you age. Your skin is always changing and evolving. And there are constantly new and improved products being released to try. I've always kept my skincare pretty simple and minimal though."


She Keeps Her Skin Hydrated


Stefani tells Forbes that she makes sure to stay moisturized. "The one skincare rule that I love, especially as I've gotten older, is hydration. I like to keep my skin looking super dewy as opposed to matte, overly dry and powdered. I love using the GXVE All Time Prime face oil because it really helps give you that smooth, glowing, youthful look."


She Changes Her Skincare

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Stefani tells Forbes that she adjusts her skincare depending on what she needs for the day. "Everyone has days where your skin isn't looking its best. On a day like that, I still make sure to do my regular [beauty] routine, but it really depends on what I have going on that day that determines how I treat it. If I'm going out or at a photo shoot or have a performance, I might switch out the type of foundation or concealer I use for something with a little more coverage. If I'm home with my family, I keep my routine simple and just embrace it and let it be."

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