Star Spotlight: Katie Lee

The host of Beach Bites on Cooking Channel shares her best advice for beauty and the beach.

Katie Lee

She used to be afraid of the ocean, but now Katie Lee is an avid surfer. She shared what she's learned with Food Network Magazine.

Surf-Day Suit

"I started surfing in 2009 and it was the hardest thing I ever learned to do. I had to overcome my fear of the ocean. It's the best when the water is warm enough to surf in just a T-shirt and bathing suit, without a wetsuit."

$44 for top and $40 for bottom,

Workout Gear

"My number-one beauty tip is to sweat. I love to eat, so I have to work at staying in shape. I start most days with a one- to two-hour Tracy Anderson Method class. When I do Tracy's workouts, I can eat whatever I want. Plus, I sleep better — which is key to looking fresh!"

$40 for bra and $70 for leggings,

Summer Footwear

"For a beach cover-up, I am just a white T-shirt and cutoff jeans kind of girl. And I wear Havaianas flip-flops."


Bold Brows

"I'm really into full eyebrows, and I color them in with Giorgio Armani Eye & Brow Maestro. I used to pluck my brows within a centimeter of their life. Julie Tussey, who does my makeup on The Kitchen, told me not to touch them for six months. It was hard, but when you let them grow in, you look younger. I almost never use my tweezers now — just to pluck the occasional hair on my chin."


Sun Protection

"I use Neutrogena Ultra Sheer lotion on my face and body every day. I had a couple of spots that needed to be removed, so I'm vigilant about sunscreen."

$10, at drugstores

Natural Hair

"In the summer, I don't ever turn on the blow dryer — I just shampoo and air-dry. My hair is naturally curly, and if it gets a little frizzy, it's just a beachy look. I also treat my hair with coconut oil — the same stuff I cook with."

$8, at grocery stores

Home Away from Home

"I joke that my car is my beach house because I have a permit to drive on the sand, and everything I need — a cooler, a little grill, my beach chairs — is in my Jeep."