Dolly Parton is the queen of country music, an accolade she doesn’t take lightly. The singer-songwriter has been in the limelight since the 60s when she released her first album, Hello, I’m Dolly. Parton has curated dozens of hit songs, many of which have entered the pop culture lexicon, including “Jolene” and “9 to 5.” These days, Dolly Parton is still going strong, working hard while looking great at 76. And recently, she opened up about how she keeps her skin smooth and flawless.
Artist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and beauty icon
Dolly Parton wears many hats in her life. From managing her music career and making time to organize experiences at her bespoke theme park to donating her time and effort to the many charities she works with, Parton stays busy. Rising to fame from humble beginnings, Parton never lost her affection for her home state of Tennessee.
In addition to her work in the entertainment industry, Parton is widely known as a beauty icon. Her signature blonde hair and buxom figure made her a talking point in pop culture, and over the years Parton has repeatedly spoken about her affinity for edgy beauty looks. In a recent interview, Parton opened up about how she maintains her youthful beauty and clear, healthy skin.
Dolly Parton saves her life by staying out of the sun
In a recent interview with Insider, Parton talks about a ritual she avoids: getting a tan.
“I have never been out in the sun. I don’t have the same problems as women my age because I’ve never sunburned myself. I would have done it if I could have tanned, but I couldn’t, so now I’m happy!
While many women opt for baking in tanning beds or basking in the sun’s natural rays, experts don’t recommend it. The Skin Cancer Foundation states that tanning is dangerous – damaging your skin cells and leading to early signs of aging and even skin cancer. In fact, it is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer before the age of 70.
Parton’s tendency to stay out of the sun likely helped her skin stay beautiful.
Dolly Parton reveals her other beauty secrets
Although you’ll never find Parton in a tanning salon, the singer does have some unmissable beauty secrets. She tells Insider that she’s not averse to trying products from all brands, as long as they’re not too expensive.
“I don’t think you have to pay a ton of money to have good products. Most products that cost less are just as good and sometimes better than those that cost a fortune. I don’t buy for fame. I just buy the ones that work for me.
Parton also says she likes to start the day early, and part of her beauty routine is waking up at 3 a.m. every day.
“I do some of my best work there, but I get enough sleep,” she says, noting that the tendency to wake up early is a “Parton family trait.”
Whatever her secret, Parton’s beauty comes from a mix of things, including hard work and happiness.
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