Models aren’t just born beautiful. Thanks to their job, they meet many beauty experts and try different beauty treatments. If we had that kind of round-the-clock pampering, we’d have glowing skin too!
But don’t worry – not all of their skincare secrets need a VIP pass. Here are some of the most affordable (and accessible) skincare secrets that everyone can do.
The beauty influencer’s been vocal about her acne-prone skin. Her dermatologist, Christie Kidd, told her this life-changing advice on cleansing: “So many people make their irritated skin much worse by scrubbing it raw with a washcloth or facial device. Use your hands, and start cleansing your face like you’d wash a newborn baby — super gently.”
And since not everyone has Jenner’s beauty budget, Kidd says that you just need to focus on four products: a gentle cleanser for acne-prone skin, medicated pads that can kill bacteria, a resurfacing serum, and SPF. Kidd also says that if you have very sensitive skin, avoid benzoyl peroxide. While it’s effective for treating pimples, a lot of women find it too drying and harsh. “If you develop red, itchy skin then try switching to gentler ingredients like salicylic acid, lactic acid and glycolic acid.”
We were surprised to find out that this model’s skincare routine uses almost all drugstore products! She uses Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Cleanserand Nivea Soft Moisturizing Cream. And despite being able to get skin treatments any time she wants to, she still turns to DIY face masks something she learned from her grandmother.
“To get rid of dark circles, take a potato, cut it into slices like a pepperoni, and put one slice over each eye for about 15 to 20 minutes once a week. Also, to get rid of blackheads, grab a cup, fill it with sugar, and then grab half a lemon, squeeze out all the lemon juice, and rub the mixture onto your skin for five minutes, and it will feel like a baby’s bottom. I do that once a week, usually on Sunday night.”
The supermodel also has her own favourite DIY beauty mask, which she saw Joan Crawford do in the movie Mommie Dearest. “If I wake up in the morning and look tired and puffy, I fill a sink with ice and cucumber and submerge my face,” Moss says. “It instantly tightens everything, making you feel and look instantly awake.”
The American model and actress is extra careful about removing eye makeup. “Everyone tells me that the eye area is the first thing that starts wrinkling.” Even when she’s really tired, she never skips steps when it comes to cleansing her eyes. “Even if I just use makeup remover wipes on the rest of my face, I’ll always use lukewarm water to gently remove mascara.” For waterproof eyemakeup, she soaks cotton pads in makeup remover and then presses them on her eyelids before doing a quick, gentle swipe. “Never, ever rub the eyes.”
Looks like Victoria’s not the only one who loves DIY beauty treatments! Victoria’s Secret model Lily Aldridge makes her own body scrub with coffee grounds and coconut oil, or sugar and coconut oil. For her face, she mixes Greek yoghurt and honey to moisture her skin and fight puffy eyes.
Her favourite sunscreen is Aveeno SPF 30, and she never goes to bed without applying La Mer Moisturizing Soft Cream.
She’s always been a fan of natural skincare, and uses brands like Kora Organics and Kate McLeod. Since she’s pregnant, she’s also vigilant about preventing stretchmarks with the $12 Belly Mask by Hatch.