Nicole Ari Parker Gives Back, Shares Beauty Secret on Her Birthday
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We caught up with Nicole Ari Parker last night at the Harlem School of the Arts Fall 2014 Benefit Gala on the eve of her 44th birthday. Not only is she into supporting children through the arts, but the actress and a former model knows a thing or two about maintaining a healthy body. As she celebrates her special day, she shines light on how she’s maintained glowing skin and hair for so many years. Her biggest secret? Maintaining her beauty from the inside.

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“I’m really into nutrition from the inside out,” she says. “I enjoy using coconut oil not only for my skin and hair, but I’ll digest it. I’m really fascinated by all its [different uses].”

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Aside from advocating nutrition, Parker enjoys helping artistic children prosper. “[The arts] allows children to find and strengthen their inner self and use that [as they navigate] the world.”

Well said, Nicole! Happy Birthday!