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Leah McSweeney Shares Swimsuit Photo "41 Around the Sun"

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Leah McSweeney is celebrating her birthday this week. She's a businesswoman, known for her clothing line, Married To The Mob. She once appeared on an episode of Bravo's The Millionaire Matchmaker. A decade later, McSweeney returned to the network as a cast member of The Real Housewives of New York. McSweeney shared a photo from Miami Beach for her birthday on Instagram, captioning it, "41 around the sun. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Leah McSweeney stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Wears Sunscreen


McSweeney has amazing skin, and she makes sure to take care of it. She shared some of her favorite products in an interview with Glamour. McSweeney says that sunscreen is a big part of her routine. "I use Elta's SPF 45 and 55. I put it on every day, even in the winter. It doesn't clog your pores, and my dermatologist recommended it."


She Keeps Her Skin Moisturized

McSweeney tells Glamour that she makes sure to keep her skin moisturized. "I'm always on the quest for the perfect moisturizer and jump around from one to the other. For a while I was using Cetaphil, which was great. Currently I'm using Tatcha's Water Cream. I like it a lot, but I'm not totally sold quite yet. It feels lightweight, but it's still creamy. It's kind of a between-seasons moisturizer. Your skin care is obviously going to depend on your environment, but in New York, it goes from brutal, freezing winter to humid swamp weather in the summer, so I base my moisturizer on the seasons."


She Cleanses

McSweeney shared some of her favorite ways to cleanse her skin in her Glamour interview. "I like Revision Skincare's Papaya Enzyme Facial Wash and the Daily Brightening Facial Wash. I switch off between the two. The Papaya Enzyme is a little stronger, but I have pretty tough skin—I could probably exfoliate every fucking night if I wanted to. And then three times a week, I use Obagi's Professional-C Microdermabrasian Polish + Mask. None of these are amazing-smelling face washes, though! Sometimes I'll also use the Fresh Soy Gentle Face Cleanser. That's really good too."


She's Living A Healthier Lifestyle

McSweeney has been working on living a healthier lifestyle. Earlier this year, she shared her results and what she's been doing on Instagram. "Now versus 10 months ago. I've been putting in that WORK," she wrote in the caption. "Not just working out but therapy, sobriety, meditation and not depriving myself of carbs! Yes I look stronger but the most important aspect is I FEEL stronger. And healthier. And happier. And that's what I'm after."


She Uses Retinol

McSweeney tells Glamour that she likes to use retinol on her skin. "I use prescription Retin-A every night. I swear by that stuff. Sometimes certain areas of my skin, like my chin, will start to peel from it, and I'm like, 'Oh, fuck.' So I take a couple of days off, but then I go right back to it."

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