The supermodel set may have the world’s top aestheticians, dermatologists and beauty professionals on speed-dial, but they also have their own amateur tricks for maintaining their gorgeous, glowing skin. The pros may be essential for getting camera-ready, but these healthy habits and lifestyle hacks are key for maintaining an ageless visage between photo shoots and red-carpet appearances.
Silk bedding is more than luxurious, it goes a long way for youthful skin and healthy hair as well. The nature of this fabric minimizes tugging and pulling, and leaves you less likely to wake up with “sleep wrinkles.” Gisele Bundchen has been spotted traveling with her own chic marble Shhh Silk pillowcase (above), while Cindy Crawford has shared her love for Slip Silk’s dermatologist-recommended offerings.
Younger models may insist they eat pizza, burgers and everything else under the sun, but older and wiser OG supermodels understand the importance of a healthy diet that incorporates supplements. Elle MacPherson created WelleCo’s The Super Elixir to up her intake of alkaline greens, while Christy Turlington swears by Imedeen Time Perfection supplements for skin, hair and nails.
Touted for its ability to boost circulation, flush out impurities and exfoliate the skin to leave it soft and supple, dry brushing is a tried-and-true practice with supermodel support—just ask Miranda Kerr and Cindy Crawford. Aromatherapy Associates’ Polishing Body Brush features natural cactus sisal bristles that invigorate the skin and the body as a whole.
Wearing makeup is part of a supermodel’s job, but Lily Aldridge and Tyra Banks try to keep it to a minimum in between gigs for the sake of their skin. At the end of a long workday, coconut oil is the go-to makeup remover for Karolina Kurkova, and Molly Sims uses Clarisonic’s Smart Profile Uplift to get her skin spic-and-span while its micro-massage action fights visible signs of aging.
Go for the glow
Even supermodels need a helping hand when baring almost-all, and nothing makes skin look better than a sexy sheen. Gigi Hadid, Behati Prinsloo and Candice Swanepoel have all turned to Charlotte Tilbury’s Supermodel Body to instantly contour their curves and enhance their skin’s firmness and tone.