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"Fast X" Star Nathalie Emmanuel in Bathing Suit is on "Desert Island"

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Nathalie Emmanuel has had a career spanning almost two decades. She first started her TV and film career with a role on Hollyoaks. She then appeared on the hit series Game of Thrones, and in films like Army of Thieves, the Maze Runner series, and The Fast and The Furious series. Most recently, she's appearing in Fast X. Emmanuel posted a new photo on Instagram from Antigua this week. In it, she posed on the beach in a pink swimsuit. She captioned the post, "If you were on a desert island." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Nathalie Emmanuel 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 Focuses On The Positive

Emmanuel is all about having self-confidence and embracing your natural beauty, especially when it comes to her hair. The Zoe Report asked her what advice she'd give to others so they could develop this mindset. "My advice to myself and others is to not let it dominate your thinking. I go through phases when I hate my hair and I'll be in scarves and puffs. But there is also something culturally really beautiful about wearing a scarf on your head and so I just try to enjoy it. The versatility is actually my favorite part of my hair."


She's Aware Of Her Food Sensitivities

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When it comes to her diet, Emmanuel is all about avoiding certain sensitivities. "It's very much about trying to identify things that your body doesn't want," she tells WhoWhatWear. "Like, I've been vegan for a long time, and with so many vegan options now, I started consuming a lot more soy than I ever did before, and I realized my body doesn't like digesting it. I have it occasionally as a treat, but I know when I've been having too much of it, my skin will be affected."


She Eats Healthy In The Morning


Emmanuel broke down her favorite healthy meals to WhoWhatWear. She says that she makes sure to eat healthy in the morning. "I'll also have some fresh celery juice first thing because it's really good for the gut and recalibrating things in the body. I'll wait maybe 15 minutes or a half an hour, and then I'll have a cup of tea (usually an earl grey with a splash of almond milk because it's delicious), and then make some breakfast. I'm really into oats in the morning—it's just a really good, hearty breakfast. I'll usually add plant-based milk, blueberries, cinnamon, some banana, and just make it really delicious."


She Takes Care Of Her Hair

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Emmanuel makes sure to take care of her hair, and shared some of her tips with WhoWhatWear. "Hydration is key. Also, combing your hair when it's wet, and if you can kind of detangle with your fingers beforehand, that's even better. There are better brushes than others, so use one that's gentle on your hair and take your time so you're careful not to cause breakage. Another tip would be to set your hair when it is sopping wet with a good leave-in conditioner—something that's got a little bit of hold—or you can even mix a leave-in with a curl gel when your hair is wet. Lastly, if you can avoid heat and let your curls dry naturally and let them expand over the coming days in your wash cycle, then cool, but if you are going to have to dry it with heat, use a diffuser and keep it on the low setting!"


She Takes Care Of Her Skin

Emmanuel also shared some of her favorite skincare products and tips to WhoWhatWear. "For my morning routine, I like to use Dr. Barbara Sturm's Darker Skin Tones regime. It's just so amazing, and it's actually been sort of a game changer. I start with the Foam Cleanser ($70) followed by the Balancing Toner ($75), and then I use the Hyaluronic Serum ($300) and the Face Cream ($215) from that range as well. On top of that, I'll do her Anti-Pollution Drops ($145) and her Sun Drops ($145). If I have any blemishes, I'll use the Clarifying Spot Treatment ($55) on any of the little friends that have popped up that day, and then I'm sort of good to go!"

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