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Kat McNamara in Bathing Suit Says "Life's a Beach"

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Kat McNamara is one of the busiest young actresses right now. She's made appearances on TV series like Shadowhunters, Arrow, and The Stand. She recently did a swimsuit photoshoot on the beach. McNamara shared a photo and video from the shoot on her Instagram. In it, she posed on the rocks and by the water in different outfits. She captioned the post, "Life's a beach. Make a splash." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Kat McNamara 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 Chooses Skincare Products Carefully

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McNamara shared some of her favorite skincare products and tips with Harper's Bazaar. She says that she is particular about what products she chooses. "With my sensitive skin, I have to find a way to cut through all of the makeup products, while still not being too harsh on my skin," McNamara explains. She cites a face wash from Chanel as a favorite products. "This has a way of moisturizing and cleansing simultaneously, where it leaves your skin with the perfect level of cleanliness."


She Keeps Her Skin Moisturized

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McNamara tells Harper's Bazaar that she makes sure to keep her skin moisturized. "I have experimented a lot with moisturizers over the years, with my skin changing as the years go by," she says. McNamara says that her favorite moisturizer is a jelly from Clinique. "And this is potentially my favorite moisturizer I have ever had. It's so hydrating for your skin, but it doesn't leave behind an oily residue that other moisturizers can leave behind."


She Reset Her Life


McNamara opened up about the effect the pandemic had on her in a 2021 interview with Byrdie. "This pandemic has been sort of the best and biggest change that I've had in a long time. It has a silver lining in that it's caused me to slow down a little bit. I'm never a person that slows down. I love my job and I'm a huge workaholic, so I never stop moving. And if there's anything I've learned this year it's that sometimes it's good to take a brief pause and just reset and learn. And that's been the biggest positive."


She Works Out Regularly

McNamara tells Byrdie that she works out on a regular basis. "Fitness is a huge part of my life," she says. "So obviously not being able to go to the gym or spin class or boxing training—which are the things that I would normally do—I've been hiking and trail running and exploring ways in mu house and outside that I can still stay active and still feel good mentally and physically."


She Makes Time For Herself

McNamara always makes time for herself. "I take an hour or two every day and that's my time to do something good for my body," she revealed to Byrdie. "I disconnect, throw on a podcast, and just take a minute to decompress. And that's my favorite time of day. I get up really early in the morning and usually get it done before the day starts. Sometimes I'll only get time to run for 10 minutes—but even if I do that, it just wakes me up, shakes the cobwebs out, and I'm able to start my day with a fresh perspective."

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