Dita starts every morning with the Glowing Green Smoothie made of 70 per cent green foods – such as spinach, romaine lettuce, rocket, coriander and parsley – and 30 per cent fruit, such as pears, apples and bananas.
‘I've trained my body to enjoy things that are healthy. If you stop eating sugar, your body doesn't want sugar anymore’ she said.
‘I haven't had a soda in 15 years!’
‘I drink green smoothies with spinach, kale, and dark leafy greens mixed with fruit. Then something salady for lunch and then I can eat what I want at night. Ever since I stopped eating a big breakfast of eggs, toast and cereal, I feel so much better.’
Everyone asks me for the secret to good skin. Put down the cigarettes, slather on the sunscreen, get your beauty sleep, and drink your greens!
"I think that exfoliation is the key to beautiful skin, I really do. I use scrubing gloves every day in the shower. They just make you glow and get your blood flowing… Your skin is your biggest organ! It’s important to slough off dead cells all the time. For example, today I flew in on a red eye from L.A. and slept for four hours. So, I took a steam shower with essential oils and I scrubbed my skin, conditioned my hair, and I used the Clarisonic—just that gets your blood flowing. Your skin is flushed, awake, and alive. I’m a big believer in that type of thing. Like, if I had to go to a big event, a couple hours before, I’d take a crazy-hot bath with tons of salts and oils a few hours before.But I do more than that—I take a couple of baths a week where I use a whole box of epsom salts and either a bottle of hydrogen peroxide or a packet of baking soda. Equal parts salt and hydrogen peroxide. It makes you sweat all of the toxins out and all of the bad stuff. I learned about it from a hippie-natural-amazing pediatrician, actually, for when kids get sick."
"I rinse my hair with apple cider vinegar, and it takes all the product out. You can pour apple cider vinegar in your bath too. I’m really obsessed with what you can put in your bathtub—I am a bath person, but only in a sort of detox-y way. I get too antsy sitting in there for too long. I’ll put oatmeal in my coffee grinder, and pour that powder in my tub. Super good for your skin. You have skin like a baby!And I put Greek yogurt on my face—you know, the 0% Greek yogurt, the Fage. You just scoop it out—it’s all cold when you put it on—and by the time it’s so warm that you don’t want it on your face anymore, you take it off. It’s really good for you—I mean, your skin looks so good. It hydrates because of the milk, but the lactic acid just gently takes the thinnest finest layer of skin down. And it’s cheap; you can get it at the bodega."
"I prefer more minimal skincare. When I was younger—when you’re going through that period of trying everything to try to make your skin better and it actually makes it worse—I learned that the best thing you can do is steam your face and use a warm flannel [washcloth] when you’re in the bath. "