Laura Whitmore reveals her beauty secrets: The TV presenter on the gadget that helped her body bounce back post baby

Laura is brand ambassador for Thérapie Clinics’ Core to Floor treatment. 

She's one of the most glamorous presenters on TV at the moment - hosting mega shows such as Love Island and Celebrity Juice. And while she may make it look easy, Laura Whitmore, 39, says it's anything but.

The Irish star, who gave birth to her daughter in March 2021, reveals it takes a lot of effort to get that red carpet look.

Here, the TV presenter shares with YOU magazine her top budgets buys passed down from her mum as well as how her body bounced back post-baby...

Love Island host Laura Whitmore gave birth to her daughter in March 2021

Love Island host Laura Whitmore gave birth to her daughter in March 2021

My secret weapon

A red lip really works if I’m feeling washed out or tired before an event. My favourite is Trish McEvoy Liquid Lip Colour Matte. It stays on brilliantly. If I have time, I’ll use a lipliner but normally I’ll just swipe it on. One of my tips for looking really awake is using Charlotte Tilbury nude eyeliner in the waterline.

Trish McEvoy Liquid Lip Colour Matte in Red, £29, selfridges.com

Trish McEvoy Liquid Lip Colour Matte in Red, £29, selfridges.com

How I tame my Irish hair

I’ve got good strong hair and lots of it. I’ve never needed extensions. But when I’m on holiday it can get huge – like Monica’s in that episode of Friends. I love Moroccan oil – it smooths it down and helps with split ends. I’m really unattractive in bed at nighttime. I’ll say, ‘Don’t touch me, I’ve got a hair mask on!’ My colourist Zoe Adams at London’s Taylor Taylor salon got me into treatments. I like the ones by Olaplex and also use B3 Brazilian Bond Builder Color Care Conditioner.

Moroccan oil Treatment, £34.45, lookfantastic.com

Moroccan oil Treatment, £34.45, lookfantastic.com

The hot seat that helped me

I didn’t know anything about my pelvic floor until I had my baby in 2021. A week after I gave birth I was working on Celebrity Juice and they asked, ‘Can you get on a trampoline?’ I said, ‘I don’t know, but I want to!’

So I did the Core to Floor course at the Thérapie Clinic. This involves half an hour of sitting, fully clothed, on the Emsella chair, which stimulates the pelvic floor muscles. Then half an hour of Emsculpt – a machine that works your core. You do this once a week for six weeks.

Yes, you get abs, but there’s more to it. It helped knit my tummy muscles back together post-birth. [From £135 per session, for both machines, therapieclinic.com.]

I’m a fragrance butterfly

Gucci Flora Gorgeous Jasmine, £95, johnlewis.com

Gucci Flora Gorgeous Jasmine, £95, johnlewis.com

I’m weird with smells. When I was pregnant, if something smelt bad, I couldn’t be near it.  I change my perfume through the year. At the moment I’m wearing Gucci Flora Gorgeous Jasmine. I also adore Tom Ford F***ing Fabulous, but that feels more wintry. Then I have nostalgic ones I go back to. CK One reminds me of my teenage years.

Why I don’t eat red meat

I gave it up at 15 after I watched the film Babe. That was a hard thing to do more than 20 years ago in Ireland. There weren’t many vegetarian options back then. Thank god for Linda McCartney. Now there’s much more choice. They do a good vegan sausage roll at Greggs.

The one thing I keep forgetting

When I was breastfeeding, I was conscious about how much water I needed to drink. But when I stopped, I lost focus and was left with this shrivelled body. Staying hydrated is a good thing to do, both for your skin and for your organs.

I love a beauty bargain

Nivea Creme, £2.49, superdrug.com

Nivea Creme, £2.49, superdrug.com

My mother has always used Nivea, and I think the moisturiser is great. I lash it on my dry skin. I also love coconut oil – sometimes my husband is cooking and says, ‘Where is the coconut oil?’ and I’m, like, ‘Sorry!’ I also rate Sally Hansen hand cream.

  • Laura is brand ambassador for Thérapie Clinics’ Core to Floor treatment. 

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