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White Lotus Star Haley Lu Richardson Shares Swimsuit Photo Feeling "Stinky"

Here’s how she stays in shape. 

Haley Lu Richardson has starred in some of the biggest films and TV series in the past few years. Her film roles include, The Edge of Seventeen, Split, Five Feet Apart, and Unpregnant. Her best known TV role is as Portia in the second season of the anthology series, The White Lotus. Richardson shared a new set of photos on Instagram this week. In them, she lounged in a jacuzzi in a floral swimsuit. She captioned the post, "Stinky." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Haley Lu Richardson stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Takes Care Of Her Skin

Richardson has amazing skin, and she makes sure to take care of it. She shared her favorite products and tips with Byrdie. "I love Eminence Organics and use a face wash and exfoliator from the brand. I also use Derma-E's hyaluronic acid serum ($30). I love Starface pimple patches ($15), and then there's this brand called Squish that makes these gorgeous little floral patches with rhinestones at the center ($14). Fun pimple stickers are the best invention since sliced bread. I wish they existed when I was a teen because they make having acne fun."


She's True To Herself


Richardson opened up about her time in the acting industry to The Daily Beast. She says that she always wants to be true to herself. "I feel like there are few things sadder than someone not feeling like they can express themselves. I try to just do things for me as opposed to for some sort of reaction, or for someone to look at me and like me or be like, 'Oh she does this so we give her approval.'"


She Builds Confidence


Richardson tells The Daily Beast that having confidence in herself is important to her. "At the end of the day, I just want to go home and feel completely confident in myself and what I'm doing and what my worth is. And the second you start putting importance in how other people view you, and what other people do to get their way, or how they speak to you or about you—that's for me when I start getting lost."


She Uses Natural Makeup


Richardson tells Byrdie that she lives a natural life, and that includes makeup. "I try to use natural formulas," she says. "I love the Ilia skin tint, which is so many people's favorite these days, and it feels like I'm applying skincare when I put it on. I also love the brand 100% PURE, and all of its products are made from natural ingredients like fruit extracts and coffee beans. The brand's mascara is tinted with black tea, berries, and cocoa, and it's amazing. I like trying new things, but once something works, I like sticking with it because it takes time to come by something that works for your skin and preferences."


She Makes Time For Herself

No matter how busy she gets, Richardson likes to make time for herself. "I'm learning all the beautiful things about being on your own and not owing anything to anyone else," she tells Byrdie. "There's beauty in having a partner, but in my house, I can do whatever I want, and whatever fills me up and makes me happy, and I'm not responsible for anything but me and Darbin."

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