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Olympic athletes (and California girls) share beauty tips

June 24, 2012 |  9:04 am

Jennifer Kessy
Swimmers Dara Torres and Natalie Coughlin and volleyball player Jennifer Kessy have some things in common.

They are all Olympic athletes. And they are all California girls -- those storied creatures of beachy myth, who come with glowing complexions, fit figures and healthy, casually styled hair.

With the London Summer Olympics slated to start July 27, writer Alene Dawson asked them how they manage to keep skin and hair in such great condition even after hours in the sun, beach sand and chlorinated water. (She didn't need to ask how they keep the fit figures -- that's pretty obvious. It kind of goes along with four-hour sessions in the pool or running on the sand for volleyball fitness.)

Their routines are simple, Dawson found, and have something to do with overall health coupled with prevention of problems. Read about it  here.

Then go for a run on the beach or a dip in the pool.

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-- Susan Denley

Photo:  Jennifer Kessy of the United States in action during a 2012 Swatch FIVB World Tour Beijing Grand Slam preliminary match in Beijing in May. Her beauty routine includes fighting sun, heat and sand. Credit: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

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