Zoe Lucker reveals health and beauty secrets

zoe luckerActress Zoe Lucker has done an interview with Mirror.co.uk in which she reveals her fitness routine and her New Years resolutions.

When asked if she got fit doing Strictly Come Dancing she said

“I really did. One minute I was my normal size, and the next I was doing the jive and my trousers fell down! It was extraordinary, but you are dancing non-stop.”

When asked how she stays in shape she replied

“I walk a lot, and just recently I’ve started doing Your Shape on the Wii. It’s like having a personal trainer in my own home, because the camera scans my body and gives me feedback on how I’m doing, then devises workouts for me. It’s absolutely brilliant. I hate going to the gym – it’s just not something I ever do, or ever have done – but I genuinely enjoy this.”

When asked if keeping fit was her New Year Resolution she answered

“Yes, that, plus to keep dancing and try to stop smoking. I’d also like to pass my driving test. I think that’s probably enough for now. I’ll fail if I try any more…”

She was asked if she was any good at sticking to resolutions she replied

“When I get focused on something, I’m quite determined. For me, the most important thing is giving up smoking. My one-year-old daughter Lilly has never seen me smoke, because I only have a couple when she goes to bed. I don’t ever want her to know I’ve ever done it, because I don’t want her to smoke, so I have to give up.”

When asked how body confident she was she said

“I think I’ve become more body confident as I’ve got older. When I was younger I felt more pressure to look perfect, but having Lilly last year was very liberating. I put on quite a lot of weight and I was a lot bigger than I’ve ever been. But now I feel like I’m in the best shape ever.”

When asked what her favourite part of herself was she answered

“I show off my legs at the moment. I might as well, because I’ll be 40 in five years, so I won’t be able to do it then. And I’m not averse to showing off my cleavage sometimes.”

She was then asked what body parts she wasn’t keen on she said

“I’ve always had to work on my tummy, especially since having a baby, and also my arms. They’re the two areas I put weight on most quickly. The older I get, the harder it is to lose it. I can’t just rely on eating salads. I have to stay toned by exercising as well, because if I lose weight everything goes a bit looser.”

When asked if she would ever have plastic surgery she answered

“I’d never say never, especially with the industry I work in. I couldn’t cope with anything too extreme, though. I saw a woman last week who had clearly gone too far. Her lips were massive and her skin was so taught I actually jumped when I saw her. She was terrifying. It makes me sad when I see women like that, because they must have such body-confidence issues.”

When asked what her diet was like she said

“I’m a healthy eater, but my other half (fiancé James Herbert) is always trying to make me non-healthy food, like sausage and mash with garlic bread. It’s gorgeous, but I couldn’t eat it every night. I like salads and fish and chicken and lean meat, but it’s about balance. I’d get bored if I couldn’t eat nice food. I love cheese and carbs – pasta’s my big thing. I’d eat it every night if I didn’t think it would bulk me up too much. And I love pizza, curry and anything with cheese.”

When asked if she had ever dieted she answered

“I have in the past. I tried SlimFast while I was at drama school and I attempted Atkins once, but I was waking up wanting pesto pasta with loads of cheese for breakfast. I don’t think diets work long-term, so I’ve resigned myself to the fact I have to eat healthily and exercise from now on.”

She asked is she a high street girl or a designer girl

“High street. H&M and New Look are my favourites, and sometimes River Island. I have a few nice designer bits from when I did Footballers’ Wives, like a lovely Gucci and Joseph dress and a few Betty Jackson pieces, but that’s it. I love designer bags, though, and I’ll splash out on them. My favourites are Prada, Gucci and Louis Vuitton.”

When asked if she will have a clothes clear out this New Year she answered

“Now, that, I do have to do. James has just done his and now I have to. My wardrobe is such a mess, but I can’t bear the thought of getting rid of anything.”

Asked if there is anything she won’t give up she replied

“Yes, wine! I always think I’m not going to drink, but I always end up having one or two. It’s relaxing and it represents downtime to me. I would never, ever drink at work, so it signals that I’m in a secure environment where I can wind down.”

when asked what products she uses on her body she answered

“I use a lot of Clarins Toning Body Polisher (£26) and Elemis Cellutox (£30). My friend Jo Wood has given me a gorgeous Jo Wood Organics Exfoliating Salt Scrub (£24) from her range. I like trying all sorts of products. I’ll rub anything on if I think it’ll make a difference. Fake tan wise, I use St Tropez (£20) every four days or so, because I’m so pale.”

Asked what else she couldn’t live without she replied

“Crème De La Mer (£160) for a treat, and I’ve discovered Space NK Talika Eye Therapy Patches (£34), which are incredible before a night out. They make wrinkles disappear. I used to straighten my hair so much when I was in Footballers’ Wives it was in really bad condition, so I now try to use dry shampoo and tie it up instead of washing it every day.”

Asked what helped her recover from the party season she said

“Clarins Beauty Flash Balm (£25) is a must-have for an instant glow, and I’ve also been using La Prairie Eye Gel (£93) – it really helps skin that’s been dehydrated by alcohol. If you get spots from overdoing it. Dermalogica Special Clearing Booster (£35) is the best spot treatment ever. It’s what I go back to time after time.”

Asked what her fave product of the moment was she answered

“Mascara’s my big thing. I use Dior Show (£20) and MAC Plush Lash (£12). I also love Max Factor kohl pencil (£4.49) and MAC Eye Shadow in Green Smoke or Club (£11 each). They’re nice, because they’re not too heavy. My Armani concealer (£22.50) is a must-have too.”

When asked if she would have a bathroom clear out she said

“Absolutely no way! It’s never going to happen. I love them all too much. I use more and more products every year. As soon as something new comes out, I get it. I believe everything a product promises and I’m a terrible hoarder.”

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