Michelle Keegan avoids doing cardio in the gym because it makes her look too skinny.

The 'Ordinary Lies' actress has revealed although she hits the gym three to four times a week she steers clear of fat burning exercise regimes as she worries about appearing too slim.

She explained: ''I've been very busy at the moment but if I have time, I go to the gym three to four times per week.

''Cardio is good for getting you sweating but it slims you down and I think it makes me look too skinny.''

The brunette beauty, 27 - who was recently unveiled as the face of Garnier Ambre Solaire's No Streaks Bronzer Self Tan range - also shared the secret to applying the product in order to replicate her own glowing complexion.

She told MailOnline: ''I am really lucky. I have always been a fan of the range and have been using it for years so when they asked me to work with them, I was over the moon.

''Always exfoliate first and not just knees and elbows, all over your body.

''Next, I moisturise all over and then use Garnier Dry Body Mist all over my body, including the underside of my arms.''

Michelle also enjoys indulging in her favourite beauty treatments and swears by LVL eyelash lifts for longer and thicker-looking lashes.

She said: ''It helps make my lashes darker and more voluminous.''