Half Their Age
updated 04/25/2011 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 04/25/2011 AT 01:00 AM EDT
"If I don't do squats while I'm drying my hair, it's a waste of time," says the multitasking mom of three, who's currently on Broadway in Chicago, playing twentysomething Roxie Hart. As far as skin care goes, "I don't ever apply makeup without scrubbing my face first," she says. "And I'm very careful with my makeup. Too much emphasizes your wrinkles. After I put it on, I'll wet a washcloth, squeeze it out and then pat it on my face to blot it."
"Too platinum can look gray. Golden-y tones are more youthful."
"I got carded on vacation in Switzerland recently," says the Clueless actress, currently playing a thirtysomething babe on VH1's Single Ladies. "They were shocked!" Her secret? "I've been washing my face before I go to bed since I was 15. I work out really hard four days a week. I eat healthy, and I drink a lot of water. And thinking young is key. Fear will age you. I enjoy life."
"Keeping a constant weight is key," she says. "Fluctuating is not healthy."
"Not sitting idle is how to stay young," says the Kung Fu Panda 2 star. "I do Pilates four times a week, I run, and I take vitamins. I feel better now than I did in my 20s."
"Stretching is really important. A lot of times while doing stretches you'll have your head down, and it helps bring circulation to your hair and face."
She runs, swims and took up boxing to get into character for her FOX cop drama The Chicago Code, but Beals says she's aged so well since her Flashdance days thanks to a healthy combo of "sleep, water, sex, meditation, having a good diet and not letting stress affect me."
Beals takes a sober approach to maintaining a healthy complexion. "I drink very rarely," she says. "Maybe three or four glasses of wine a year."
Delany is proud of her "attitude," she says. "I'm a bit of a rebel. I'm not married. I don't have kids. I live in total freedom." She also eats a diet of mostly fish and vegetables and does yoga five days a week. "I just learned that my Body of Proof role was written for a 35-year-old, but they offered it to me."
"I've been using a skin-care line called NuSkin for 20 years. It's like a pyramid thing. I'm a distributor, and I just distribute it to myself!"