Dolly Parton might sing about working from 9 to 5, but most of her days start at 3 a.m.
As in, 3 a.m.
Recently, Dolly Parton sat down with Insider to discuss her new line of Southern desserts with Duncan Hines and also revealed her morning routine.
“I don’t need a whole lot of sleep,” Parton said. “I go to bed pretty early, but even if I’ve been up late — it’s just kind of like a little clock inside of me that says ‘it’s 3 o’clock!'”
“I do some of my best work there, but I get enough sleep,” she added. “I don’t require as much sleep as a lot of other people do, that’s kind of a Parton family trait.”
Dolly Parton said her late father, Robert Lee Parton, was also a very early riser.
“I’m like my daddy,” she said. “He was always up early, even if he had to go to bed late.”
Although Dolly Parton is an early riser, She said she does not have any big skin-care secrets to looking well-rested.
“I don’t do any big rituals with my skin or anything, and I don’t think you have to pay a ton of money to have good products,” Parton said. “Most of the products that cost less are just as good, and sometimes better than the ones that cost a fortune.”
“I don’t buy for fame,” she added. “I just buy the ones that work for me.”
In January, Dolly Parton celebrated her 76th birthday and also credited her great skin to the fact that she never got out in the sun when she was younger.
“I never got out in the sun,” she said. “I don’t have a lot of the same problems that women my age do ’cause I never baked myself in the sun. I would’ve if I’d been able to tan but I couldn’t, so now I’m glad!”