Shona Vertue Shares Her Best Beauty Advice

Shona Vertue is a personal trainer with 400K+ Instagram followers and flawless skin that glows. In a recent interview with Glamour, she shared her experience being a woman in sport and dished out her best beauty advice and the products she can’t live without.

When asked to recall the best piece of beauty advice she had been given, her answer was simple.

“Dark skin needs SPF too!” she says. “I was very naughty and never wore sun protection until I began consulting with Dr Sam Bunting, my dermatologist, who reprimanded me immediately for being so reckless. I wear factor 50 every day now and always choose a foundation with SPF in for extra protection – Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Makeup has the bonus of SPF10.”

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A warning to those using youtube and IG as a resource for fitness…⁣ ⁣ As I sit here and plan out the content that I will film and release on youtube for y’all this week, I am faced with somewhat of an internal conflict. ⁣ ⁣ The conflict involves knowing that new content inspires motivation to exercise and move (which is great) but on the flip side, this never ending flow of new content also encourages you to potentially switch from workout to workout without any structured consistency. ⁣ ⁣ I know that not everyone can afford workout programmes, but if you are going to use a free resource like Youtube (or instagram) as your weekly workout supply, it’s important not to fall victim to the temptation of choice (lol, sounds like I’m about to segue into a discussion on datings apps and their troublesome impact on long-term relationships and true intimacy – I guess it applies to both – anyway I’m totally digressing here, let’s get back to the point).⁣ ⁣ Exercise, or more specifically ‘results’, are best achieved through some sort of consistency and repetition (with that repetition getting harder over time – aka. Progressive Overload). ⁣ ⁣ Just like Tinder, with Youtube and Instagram you have a HUGE array of choice. This can be problematic because it makes it difficult to COMMIT to something, and it’s that commitment that yields the benefits. ⁣ ⁣ Choose videos that fit your goals and aspirations (not just aesthetically, but from a skill based perspective) and stick to them for at least a month. Monitor your progress according to how well you’re performing the exercises. Can you do more reps? Are you able to get into the positions more easily? Do you find yourself needing less rest? ⁣ ⁣ I’m always going to encourage that you follow a programme because a good one will have considered protocols, like progressive overload and specificity (check the link in my bio) BUT, if that’s out of your means right now, at the very least, try to cultivate consistency with the tips I’ve mentioned above. ⁣ ⁣ Also VERTUE CREW – Im going to do those Live Q&A’s this week on the Vertue Crew Facebook page. Lastly: Kettle Breasticles T’s and Jumper hopefully available end of April/early May.

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Shona also revealed the product that helps her skin look flawless in her videos despite working up a sweat.

“Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Makeup,” she said in response to the question of what product can be found in her bathroom. “Most weeks I film anywhere between 10 and 20 workouts and this gives me a flawless, fresh coverage that I know won’t be sliding down my face or creasing. It’s also non-acnegenic so it doesn’t cause breakouts which is great news for my temperamental, sensitive skin.”

You can read the full interview here and catch her workout videos on her Instagram.