Ana de Armas is hot. Literally. It'll be really warm for a few days, then it will rain, but it's like that everywhere right now, the in-demand actress and soon-to-be Bond girl says from her hotel in Prague, where she is still shooting The Gray Man with Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling after a grueling, months-long schedule. It's been hard to keep a routine when living in a hotel, de Armas laments of the extensive hours on set and away from home, which has left her a little wistful for slower summer pastimes. But she's found solace in an unexpected new hobby. I've been going to this beautiful pilates studio very close to my hotel. It's in this gorgeous old majestic building on the top floor with windows to the river, de Armas says of the reformer, chair, and bench work that she credits for keeping me saneand for physically changing her body and her breathing. When the film wraps, the 33-year-old newly minted Este Lauder ambassador plans on sticking with the practice. Until then, she is relying on the 7 essentials below to keep cool, in body and mind, as the summer swelter rages on.
Havaiana Flip Flops
Maybe it's because I'm Cuban, but I grew up in flip flops. I could live in plain, black Havaianas forever. They really look good with everything!
Therabody Theragun Mini
I hold all of my tension in my shoulders and my legs, and this device is truly incredible. I have two of them: the big one is very intense, and someone has to use it on you; but I also have a mini that I travel with. It's a triangle shape that fits anywherein all of my pursesand I bring it with me on the plane, to set, to my trailer. Especially on this movie, there's so much action, and this is great for a warm-up before we start the choreography as it activates everything, and you can use it again to cool down. It's a good complement to Epsom salts and arnica cream as it helps the muscles to relax.
Este Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix
We've been shooting nights, and I'm not 15 anymore, so I have a double supply of this eye concentrate: one in my trailer, one in my hotel room. It depuffs, dark circles go away when I use it, and the little wand is heavenespecially when it's cold. I usually keep my eye products and face rollers in the fridge, which is something my makeup artist taught me.
Gua Sha Facial Lifting Tool
I use a pink quartz gua sha tool all the time, every day. When they're doing my hair in the trailer, I'm doing the gua sha movements on my face.
No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering
I'm reading three books at the same time right now. But I always have this book on Buddhism on my nightstand. You can keep coming back to it. Every chapter is a good reminder of what matters. It gives you tools to know yourself better and to have more control over what you want and who you are.
Coola Classic Body Spray Sunscreen
I love Coola Suncare. The body spray is super light and I love that it smells of cucumber, pineapple, and guava. It also gives you a beautiful shine, which makes it easy to re-apply because I like the shiny! It looks so pretty.
Triangl Swimwear and Solid & Striped Bikinis
I will have time off, just not that much time off. But I'm planning on going swimming this summer for sure, and I like bikinis from this brand called Triangl and I love Solid & Striped. The shapes are so classic and elegant.
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