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Kelly Ripa's body, beauty and Botox secrets

Cristina Gibson studied journalism at Loyola Marymount University. While completing her senior year, she landed an internship at E! as an online writer and reporter. Cristina went on to write her own daily column called Hollywood Party G...

Kelly Ripa's beauty secrets

The 43-year-old talk show host and mom of three manages to look great all of the time thanks to working out religiously, eating right and a little Botox! We caught up with the charming Kelly Ripa at the NYC launch of AKT InMotion, a cardio dance toning class, to find out how she juggles it all.
Candid confessions
Kelly Ripa

SheKnows: What tips do you have for balancing a busy career, motherhood and working out?

Kelly Ripa: I will say this, to women who have young children: It gets exponentially easier when your children go to school full time. That's when I started exercising — when my kids went to school because before then, I really could not find time for myself at all. So it's really a question of just being patient and not beating yourself up, because eventually, they will go to school full time and you will have a few hours of the day to yourself.

SK: How does being a mom influence your fashion and style?

KR: I'm constantly being told that I'm wearing the wrong thing by my daughter, like this tonight. She thinks it's not cool for a mom to wear a short skirt. Most of my clothes are activewear, like jeans and sweatshirts, because I spend a lot of time at sporting events and running from place A to place B, so I'm not usually dressed up besides on the air or if I'm at a party.

SK: How are you in such great shape after having three kids?

Kelly Ripa: I come to AKT minimally four times a week. In the summer, I try to go six times a week. I love fitness. I love what it does for my body, but I love what it does for my mind more. I feel like [my trainer] Anna Kaiser has changed my life in a very profound way. She makes me feel like impossible things are possible. When I met her, I was not very flexible; I had limited motion; I had some back and neck issues and she's really changed all of that for me.

Kelly Ripa at AKT event

SK: Do you watch your diet closely as well?

KR: I always think about my diet because I feel like I work too hard to just suddenly eat a pizza. But I feel because I work out a lot, I can afford to have the occasional dessert or the extra carbohydrate if I want it.

SK: What beauty secrets have you learned over the years?

KR: Nothing works for me as well as Botox. Literally, nothing works as well as that! It's true — I say it on my show too. I put on all the eye creams and I put on all the other stuff, but for me, that really does somehow have a profound effect on my face.

Kelly Ripa's favorite beauty products

SK: What are your favorite beauty products?

KR: I think whatever comes free in a goody bag is my favorite. It's true. Whatever's free, that's what I like! I love that Rose Salve balm. I think it's so nice everywhere. I put it everywhere... lips, elbows, knees, everywhere that might chafe. I love Tom Ford Nude Vanille lipstick. It's very Farrah Fawcett in Charlie's Angels. But as soon as the cameras are off, I wash my face. I'm a no-makeup girl!

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Photo credit: WENN.com, AKT
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