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Riverdale Star Camila Mendes Shares Swimsuit Photo Saying "Thank You"

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Camila Mendes recently wrapped up her run on the hit CW series, Riverdale. She also took a recent trip to the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Mendes shared some highlights from the trip on Instagram. In them, she is seen swimming in the ocean and in a pool. In another photo, she poses in a floral swimsuit. Mendes captioned the post, "You really know how to show us a great time @airbnb thanks for the memories." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Camila Mendes stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She No Longer Pressures Herself

In this Instagram post for National Eating Disorder Awareness week, Mendes talked about her struggles with body image. She writes that she is no longer pressuring herself. "About a year ago, I decided to stop dieting and chasing this idea of a body that I was conditioned to believe is the only acceptable shape. I was never concerned with weight and numbers, but I cared a lot about having a flat tummy, no cellulite, and those 'give that girl a sandwich' arms that make you look slender from every angle. When I stopped obsessing over the details of my everyday dietary choices, I started thinking more generally: am I drinking enough water? Getting enough sleep? eating enough veggies? I started trusting myself, and trusting that I care enough about my well-being to make healthy choices more often than not."


She Changed Her Skincare Approach

Mendes broke down her skincare tips and tricks with Glamour. She says that she has learned to pay more attention to skincare, and adjusts her routine depending on what her skin needs. "Before Riverdale, I wasn't someone who wore a lot of makeup or had an extensive skin care routine," Mendes said. "But when I started spending hours and hours wearing heavy makeup on set, I saw that my skin was suffering and knew I needed to do more for myself…When my skin needs some extra TLC, I'll adjust my routine accordingly."


She Cleanses Her Skin

Mendes tells Glamour that she likes to cleanse her skin, and shared her two favorite products. "If I'm wearing a full face of makeup, I'll usually rinse that off first using Sunday Riley's Blue Moon Clean-Rinse Cleansing Balm. Then I'll follow up with Good Light's Cosmic Dew Water Cleanser, which I recently started using. I love how clean and gentle it is. It doesn't dry out my skin and keeps my skin barrier intact, and if there's anything I've learned since becoming creative director at Loops, it's the importance of preserving your skin's natural barrier. "


She Keeps Her Skin Hydrated

Mendes makes sure to keep her skin hydrated. "I'm really obsessed with my Tatcha Water Cream," she told Glamour. "It's not heavy, so I know my skin is still doing its own work. I don't like when moisturizers overcompensate for what your skin should be doing for itself. The Water Cream is thin but also hydrating, so it's the perfect combination." 


She Uses A Jade Roller

Mendes tells Glamour that she likes to use a jade roller, and not just for her skin. "I keep a Loops jade roller in the fridge that I reach for whenever I wake up with a puffy face. I also suffer from the occasional panic attack, and using this tool afterwards is a great way to soothe both my skin and my nervous system."

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