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Maika Monroe: 'We need to crack down on comparing bodies'

Independence Day: Resurgence actress Maika Monroe loves keeping fit through her second passion in life, kiteboarding.

Actress Maika Monroe urges women not to compare their bodies to others when in swimwear.

The Independence Day: Resurgence star, 23, flaunts her fabulous physique in the latest issue of Women's Health magazine, wearing everything from an orange two-piece to a navy swimsuit. To feel confident in such skimpy pieces, Maika recommends females focus on their own figures.

"(When you're in a bikini), stop comparing yourself to others," she explained to the publication. "Everyone has flaws, but some know how to embrace them. Have goals. Work on what you'd like to work on, that's all good, but give yourself credit."

One of the reasons why Maika boasts such a toned body is because of her other love in life - kiteboarding. Before appearing in movies like Labor Day and It Follows, the blonde star made literal waves with the sport and benefits from it even more now as it keeps her in shape.

"Kiteboarding is a fun way to stay active and get fit," she enthused. "My dad taught me it when I was young, and I just fell in love with it. I also like stand-up paddleboarding - it's one of the best workouts because you're using every part of your body and you're having a good time."

With so much swimming in the sea, Maika needs to take extra care of her tresses and skin. Luckily she has her routine down and knows just what product to turn to when reviving her locks.

"My hair gets super dry from the salt in the ocean; I use Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Masque twice a week if I'm training, and once a week if I'm not," she said.

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