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Unveiling the Workout Secrets That Keep Saoirse Ronan in Star Shape

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Saoirse Ronan is fit as can be. She is known for her collaborations with Greta Gerwig. Ronan appeared in the 2017 film Ladybird and the 2019 adaptation of Little Women, both directed by Gerwig. She also appeared in the film Brooklyn, which earned her an Academy Award nomination. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Saoirse Ronan stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She's Authentic

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Ronan shared her opinion of womanhood in an interview with Vogue. "Womanhood, I suppose, is about being as authentic and honest with yourself as you can be and not being tied down by what the idea of womanhood is to other people. Not trying to fit into the moulds others have created. It's an ongoing journey to figure out who you are as a person and womanhood is a huge part of that, but you also have to create your own version of it."


She Doesn't Wear A Lot Of Makeup

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Ronan is known for rocking the natural look. She tells Vogue that she limits the amount of makeup she wears. "I don't wear a lot of make-up when I'm not at work. The only bit of make-up I use every day is concealer, under my eyes. I use By Terry, the stick one. That's really good. I might wear a tiny bit of Chanel foundation – Perfection Lumière Velvet – because I get really oily skin. And then if I'm feeling foxy, red lipstick. The classic Chanel rouge. I like Nars's reds as well. I don't really use anything on my eyes anymore."


She Takes Care Of Her Skin

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Ronan makes sure to take care of her skin. She shared her routine with Vogue. "I use an oil cleanser by Tatcha – they come in these beautiful boxes, which I love. So I use that in the morning and at night. Then I use a bit of vitamin C serum and a moisturiser – I like Aesop. And that's it."


She Plays Interesting Characters

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Ronan shared what characters she wants to play in her Vogue interview. "I think for me the most important thing is always just to play a person who's really interesting. And genuinely, if a character had come to me who was written as a boy, if I found it interesting and thought it would be a challenge to play I'd want to play it. So the best approach for me is to take gender out of it and look at the person and how the person is written and what makes up their personality. When I was a teenager especially there were no roles like Lady Bird, there just weren't. And the fact I only got to play a part like that when I was 22 is saying something. The only things out there were the girlfriend, the sister, the receptionist. And I was like, I don't want to do that, because they were so underwritten. I hope that's something that's starting to change now."


She Gets Reflexology

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Ronan revealed in an interview with ELLE that she loves reflexology for her skin. "I love getting reflexology. Nothing makes me more relaxed. When I'm doing hair and makeup for press, I have my hair and makeup team give me a full-on massage beforehand: my arms, my shoulders, feet. It's brilliant before you do red carpet or anything, it just chills you out."

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