Sophia Bush Shares 5 Tips For Feeling Beautiful And Living A Happy, Healthy Life

Between traveling the world to shoot movies and TV shows and doing her own stunts on hit show Chicago PD, Sophia Bush has learned a lot about living a kickass life. Whether you're looking for ways to feel more confident about yourself or are in need of some simple beauty tips, Sophia Bush has some killer advice to share for creating an awesome life that is full of good food, conscious living, and downright gorgeous looks. Basically, I'm all ears.

Bush, 32, is an actress, activist, and foodie. She’s constantly promoting eco-friendly everything – from living tips, fashion, and beauty. She’s our ultimate Earth Day role model, always promoting recycling and other everyday routines that help improve your life and the lives of others.

Bush has been the voice (and face) of numerous brands and causes, and now she has a new gig. Bush is the new ambassador for Philips Sonicare and Philips Zoom, and we can see why: her One Tree Hill smile is recognizable anywhere. And it turns out she has some pretty particular things to say about her pearly whites.

Sophia Bush was kind enough to give us advice on how to feel more beautiful, live a happier life, and of course, how to achieve a sparkly smile! Here are her 5 must-know tips:

1. Always Have A Lip Color & Liquid Eyeliner On Hand

“I love to keep a bold lip color and dark brown or black liquid eyeliner in my purse. It makes transitioning from day to night as simple as adding a swipe of lipstick and a quick winged liner. I’ll throw my hair up in a bun, and I’m done.”

2. Never Underestimate The Power Of Your Smile

“A healthy smile is so important. I pride myself on being an enthusiastic and inviting person, and there’s no better way to make people feel welcome than with a big smile. It’s the first thing you see when you meet someone, so I visit my dentist to whiten my teeth with Philips Zoom and maintain using my Philips Sonicare DiamondClean power toothbrush!”

3. Find The Perfect Balance Between Casual And Put-Together

“For a put-together casual look, I go for a great pair of jeans instead of sweatpants, a well cut shirt or sweater and a pair of shoes that completes the look.”

4. Focus On Feeling Good And Staying True To Yourself

“Staying true to yourself is pretty unique these days. Rather than focusing on standing out to be successful, I’m focused on feeling good in my own skin.”

5. Make Yourself Smile And Feel Confident — Every Day!

“To really savor all the indescribable moments in life, I try to take a few moments a day to focus on the things that I feel a deep sense of gratitude about. I find that I’m more conscious of those special moments since I’ve made an active choice to appreciate them. Focusing on those things makes me smile and feel full.”