Millie Court in Bathing Suit Remembers "This Time Last Year"
Millie Court is swinging into summer. The Love Island star shows off her curves via her latest social media post, wearing a bright pink swimsuit. "This time last year bby," she captioned one of her Instagram Stories with Love Island co-star Lucinda Strafford, also in a swimsuit. How does the reality star stay fit? Read on to see 6 of Millie Court's top tips for staying 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!
Don't Be Too Skinny
Skinny does not equate to healthy. Millie pointed this out to fans after gaining weight post-Love Island. "[In] the weeks leading up to Love Island, I felt the need to lose several pounds because I knew I was going to be surrounded by beautiful, slim girls. I worked out every single day and ate salad for lunch and to tell you the truth I was miserable while doing it," she said in a post. "I went from a size 10 to a six, and it's the smallest I've ever been as a young adult. Because of my height, this made me look unhealthily skinny, of which I was (not eating barely anything, feeling ill all the time, tired, dizzy) and I remember looking at myself, I'd lost my boobs and my bum and those curves I once had and I missed them."
Live in Self-Love
Millie is a big advocate for self-love. "We're all different shapes and sizes, each size perfect in our own way. But please don't get stuck to the beauty standard of 'perfection'," she wrote in the same post. "Loving our imperfections can be difficult, but when you learn to embrace them and realise that our imperfections don't define us, they are just a part of us alongside everything that creates you as a person."
Millie, who has struggled with skin issues, enlisted the help of a professional instead of attempting to tackle it on her own. "I suffered from acne about a year and a half ago and then I started to work with a skin aesthetician, who helped me to find my skincare routine and helped me to start dealing with the breakouts. Now that my acne has gone, we are on more of a journey to find the right products; doing treatments like microneedling once a month to deal with the scarring. I am so happy with the outcome because the difference from what it was to now is just incredible," she told Hello. "I genuinely used to think there was never going to be a time when I could get rid of the acne and I think when you are suffering you think it's going to be with you forever. Don't get me wrong, it isn't an overnight process – it took me a year and a half to be acne free, but through a good skincare routine and using the right products it can be combated. My skin aesthetician advised me that the products you use to treat acne don't start working for 4-6 months, so it took six months before I started to see a difference. The secret to good skin is also about good lifestyle, it's all about looking after the inside to make your skin glow."
Millie is big on self-care. One way she treats herself is by taking a hot bath. "Drowning my sorrows in the bath because my Met Gala invite got lost 💔…," she captioned this Instagram snap. How can baths do your body and mind good? They have been linked to better sleep and even found helpful to minimize anxiety and depression. One recent study even found that they may even boast cardiovascular benefits.
Indulge on Occasion
Millie eats healthy most of the time, but allows herself to indulge on occasion. "Last stop in LA," she captioned this photo of herself standing outside of SoCal's famous In-N-Out Burger.
Take a Hike
One way Millie likes to exercise? Hikes al fresco. "Obligatory Hollywood sign pic wearing all @puma," she captioned this snap from one of her excursions. "The experience of hiking is unique, research suggests, conveying benefits beyond what you receive from typical exercise. Not only does it oxygenate your heart, it helps keep your mind sharper, your body calmer, your creativity more alive, and your relationships happier," says Berkeley.