Hermione Granger was hands down the most diligent student in the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Although she came from a muggle family with no magical bloodline, this little girl with fuzzy hair stood out from the rest of her classmates due to her excellent comprehension of magic, her sharp mind, and her determination to be top of her class. She was also a faithful and courageous friend to the main character of the most popular book series in children's literature: Harry Potter.
Emma Watson has left little Hermione behind. She has become a fashion and beauty icon for many women around the world due to her classy and refined style. It doesn't matter the hairstyle, dress, pair of shoes, or makeup that she chooses, she always achieves a stunning and sophisticated look. How is that possible? Well, it's definitely not sorcery. Below we unveil seven beauty tips which are the key to her shining allure and personality.
1. She bases her workout routine on three main principles
Stretching: She does postural correction stretches to prevent bad posture, which is a common issue most people have. She also carries out a special routine to strengthen her leg and gluteus muscles and maintain a good posture.
Strength: Her pilates routine includes ball passes, plié squats, lunges, and step ups to strengthen and tone her core muscles.
Relaxation: To clear her body and mind from stress, she carries out a meditation practice called "stillness." This includes a two-minute yoga routine which ends with meditation that consists on repeating positive affirmations.
She cooks her own meals at home and only allows herself very few cheat days to indulge in junk food like pizza, chocolate cream, and Mexican food. She eats a moderate amount of these foods so as not to spoil the results of her rigorous exercise routine.
Emma's style is inspired on fashion, art, and performance icons she looks up to. Some of the women who have inspired her outfits are Jane Birkin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Jean Shrimpton.
Emma prefers facial massages and treatments over body massages. “I love having facials. I think it makes more of a difference to how I feel than a full body massage does." This is the secret behind her fresh, lively, and youthful skin.
Whenever she is not shooting, Emma prefers to take a break from glamorous and over the top makeup. She wears her face naturally, only touching up her lips and brows. She thinks that makeup does not equal beauty: "I truly, truly believe that beauty is something that comes from within. You can only really look beautiful if you feel beautiful on the inside. It shows through your face, the way you move and the way you hold yourself."
When Emma finished shooting the Harry Potter movies, she decided to cut her hair short and dye it in a dark color. This was her symbolic goodbye to the role she played in Harry Potter, as well as the symbolic beginning of a new phase in her life as a woman and as an actress. If you're feeling like you need a substantial change in your life, start with your hair. You'll be surprised with how good you'll feel and the impression this will leave in those around you.
Emma has stated how much she loves a relaxing bath. She can take a bath three times a day if given the chance: "I have a bath every single day of my life. And if I can have two or three —amazing. Nothing bad is going to happen in the bath, so I always find time for that. I'll take phone conversations in the bath, anything." In addition, she uses mineral salts and milk with rose petals to enjoy her bath time thoroughly.
With her charming personality and classy style, Emma Watson sets the best example for any woman. She takes care of herself and she knows that beauty comes from within. She is the living proof that beauty, far from being shallow, is an art that lives in all of us.
Translated by Andrea Valle