Skin

This Is How 6 Supermodels Take Care Of Their Skin

From Helena Christensen’s bodycare routine to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s game-changing skin peel and Claudia Schiffer’s pared-back regimen, these are the skincare secrets of some of the world’s most famous supermodels, as told to NEWBY HANDS

Beauty
Claudia Schiffer; Pritika Swarup; Anja Rubik; Miranda Kerr

Claudia Schiffer

“I like a skin regimen that’s straightforward, so my skincare tends to be the same, regardless of the time of year. I start with Bamford Cleansing Balm, followed by the Refining Exfoliator. Depending on how dry my skin is, I mix my moisturizing cream with different oils and massage it into my skin – adding the oil makes the skin look fresh and healthy. If I’m looking a bit puffy, I drink more water and stop eating anything with milk or wheat – and chocolate, which usually makes me break out.”

Helena Christensen

“If I’m working from home, I love to apply a face mask – otherwise, I wash my face with Ole Henriksen Face The Truth gel cleanser and tone with Christine Chin’s Hydrating Toner. Then I use Joanna Vargas’s Rescue Serum and Lumity Natural Anti-Ageing Facial Oil and moisturize with Nimue Ai Day Cream. I use coconut oil on my body and love to take a bath with salts and Herbivore Coconut Milk Bath Soak. It’s rare that I don’t clean my face before bed – I use Joanna Vargas’s Vitamin C Face Wash – it’s so delicious, but it’s not a massive issue for me if I forget.”

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

“My skin is acne-prone, so it’s a moving target, but I’ll look at it daily to see what it really needs. I use the iS Clinical Cleansing Complex and I love my Rose Inc Radiant Reveal Brightening Serum – I use it before bed and under makeup, as it’s a great primer. I really like Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Sun Drops, too. If I do have a breakout, [face] icing is great to take down any puffiness or acne. I keep cooling globes in the fridge or use an ice cube wrapped in gauze and smooth that around my face. LED therapy is really beneficial for me, and I often sneak off to the bedroom to lie under the red and blue lights for acne – and to heal any scars. I do love a face mask, too – especially the Rose Gold Brightening Mask from 111Skin for that instant hydration, while Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare’s Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel pads have been a game changer.”

Anja Rubik

“I only use water – no face wash – as my skin is very dry, so I always moisturize to keep super-hydrated. I’ll do my own DIY face mask, especially if I’m traveling. I just ask the hotel to bring me an egg and honey, and I mix the egg whites with a tablespoon of honey and apply it to my face for 15 minutes – it tightens and firms, and makes pores appear smaller. I never sleep with my makeup on; this is my number-one beauty tip – that and keeping skin moisturized at all times. If it’s irritated, I’ll use a natural face sponge to gently exfoliate instead of using a gritty face scrub. I always have some Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream on my nightstand; my secret to having baby-soft feet all year round is to apply it to my heels before I go to sleep.”

Pritika Swarup

“There are so many traditional remedies that I’ve used since I was young: like mixing honey, lemon, turmeric, yogurt and chickpea flour, then leaving it on my face for 15 minutes. For a breakout, I mix neem powder, rice powder, olive oil and turmeric – it’s a great antiseptic for the skin. Every day, I take half a teaspoon of turmeric mixed with clarified butter and black pepper. My mom studied Ayurvedic medicine for years, and a lot of the tricks that I do are from her, or were passed down from my grandmother – like using oil on my hair and body: sesame oil in winter and coconut oil in summer.”

Miranda Kerr

“I dry brush everywhere, and I’ve done it for 10 years; it’s good for circulation and the lymphatic system and, on an energetic level, it’s quite clearing. I then jump in the shower and use the Kora Organics Foaming Cleanser and Turmeric Brightening and Exfoliating Mask – it’s a great scrub or detoxifying mask. I often run the shower cold, as it’s a good kick-start for the day. On my face, I use Kora Organics Energizing Citrus Mist, Vitamin C Serum, followed by my Radiant Eye Oil and Noni Glow Face Oil all over my face, neck and chest. If my face feels puffy, I use my rose-quartz gua sha with oil and massage it out; and if I have a blemish, I put eucalyptus or tea-tree oil on it. I also love the NuFace microcurrent device and can really see a difference in my face when I’ve used it. I’ve also just started using the NuBody.”

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