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Madison Pettis in Bathing Suit Issues "Red Flag Warning"

Here’s what her wellness routine looks like.

Actress Madison Pettis is enjoying what she calls an endless vacation in Punta Mita, Mexico. Pettis, 24, shared pictures of herself wearing a stunning red bikini and matching skirt, posing against a background of herself of beautiful greenery and palm trees. "Red flag warning 🚩," she captioned the post. "Queen," a fan commented. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Pettis stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She's a Dancer

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Pettis grew up dancing, and loves how it makes her feel. "Dancing was my first love before acting," she says. "I started competitive dancing when I was four years old, but there wasn't enough time to compete once I started acting full time. A few years ago, I was missing dance and decided to get back into it. Dance makes me so happy, and the environment in my classes is so incredible and supportive. We all hype each other up. I love watching everyone perform and shine at the end of a class."


Sleep and Pilates

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Pettis makes sure to get enough sleep every night for optimum health and energy. She also swears by regular Pilates sessions for physical and mental benefits. "I'm really big on getting 10 hours of sleep if it's possible," she says. "I also do a lot of Pilates, and I feel like that's a big part of my wellness routine because I just feel so good afterward, it's like a mood booster."


Beauty Secrets

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Pettis is diligent about removing makeup and nurturing her skin health. "Everything you do ends up on your face and it's such a simple lesson that took me a while to truly understand," she says. "Mistakes you make with your skin when you're young can last so long, like picking at your skin, getting too much sun exposure, etc. From late nights, to wearing heavy makeup, to everyday stress, you don't realize how all of that is affecting your skin and how it affects it as you grow up. If you take care of your skin now, you'll thank yourself later!"


Down-Time Rituals

Pettis makes a point of carving out time for herself. "Every night I play some music and unwind while I take off my makeup and do my nighttime routine," she says. The actress also makes sure to do fun things that she enjoys. "Self-care is watching a basketball game, ordering food, and drinking a glass of wine," she says.


Simplified Skincare


Pettis has simplified her skincare routine, and the results speak for themselves. "My skin is really sensitive—I have combination skin, and I'm acne-prone—so I've always had a hard time figuring out what products are right for me," she says. "I've seen some people have skincare routines that are 10 steps long, and it seems so fun, but I've learned less is more with my skin."

Ferozan Mast
Ferozan Mast is a science, health and wellness writer with a passion for making science and research-backed information accessible to a general audience. Read more
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