Bethenny Frankel: Beauty is an escape
Bethenny Frankel uses her beauty routine as "alone time" away from parenting.
The Real Housewives of New York City star has revealed how her skin care regime has changed after giving birth to her child Bryn in 2010.
Bethenny, 41, spends more time on looking after her appearance since becoming a mother.
"I really am more into it now, I like the ritual of being in my bathroom for 10-15 minutes and just having that alone time," she told Stylist.
"I also think that because I am getting older, I want to take better care of my skin and moisturising and using SPF, which I never really cared about that when I was younger."
Bethenny has released a new skin care range through her company SkinnyGirl - which originally launched a range of cocktail recipes. The reality TV star went from margaritas to moisturiser because she wanted to release skin products that were good value for money.
"It bothered me that products were so expensive for really no difference," she said.
"The money that most companies put into their skin care goes into the packaging and not the ingredients, with our line I really wanted to focus on great, natural and affordable ingredients and honestly, [the product] does the same thing as [what's in] the $150 crystal jar."
The 41-year-old is also known for her appearance in reality shows Bethenny Getting Married? and Bethenny Ever After.