Teenage actress Yara Shahidi is encouraging young fashionistas to try acupuncture, revealing the needle point therapy helps her look and feel great.
The black-ish star has become one of the most influential young style and health gurus in the past year, and she admits one of the big secrets of her glowing skin and healthy look is acupuncture and cupping.
Raving about the alternative Chinese techniques during an appearance on Access Live on Tuesday (27Mar18), Yara said, “I just started and so far it’s worked really well… It brings blood to the surface and helps release tension. It’s been very cool.”
But she reveals she had to start planning her sessions better, so she’s not marked for awards shows and premieres, where she likes to show a little skin.
“You have to explain the marks wherever you go,” she chuckles.
The cupping marks Yara showed off as she arrived at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday (24Mar18) became a big talking point, as did her pretty polka dot outfit.
The actress insists she doesn’t stress out over what she wears for parties, premieres and awards ceremonies, because she loves fittings with Jason Bolden, who was recently named one of Hollywood’s top stylists.
“Our fittings are so much fun because it is really about finding things that feel like Yara rather than being like, ‘Strategically you should wear this’, or, ‘This is what you should do’,” Yara explains. “It’s really about, ‘What do we wanna do? How do we make it fun? How do we make it enjoyable? How do we make it even (more) impactful?'”
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