7 Supermodels Share How They Really Take Care Of Their Skin

From Kate Moss’s gua sha routine to Christy Turlington’s makeup-removal rule and Winnie Harlow’s pre-event peel hack, these are the skincare secrets of some of the world’s most famous supermodels

As told to Newby Hands
Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, Helena Christensen, Pritika Swarup

Kate Moss

“I wash my face with my Cosmoss Face Cleanser – I’ve always preferred to use a face wash with water, and this one is gentle but effective. Then I use the Cosmoss Face Cream to moisturize, and finish with a spritz of the Sacred Mist, which instantly lifts my mood. My old go-to trick is to plunge my face into a bowl of iced water and cucumber slices – it instantly tightens and gets rid of any puffiness. I then use Cosmoss Golden Nectar drops with my gua sha tool. Together, they give your skin that extra glow and are great for detoxifying and lymphatic drainage.”

Christy Turlington

“I start the day by washing my face with Noble Panacea The Elemental Cleansing Balm & Exfoliating Refiner, followed by the Noble Panacea The Absolute Active Replenishing Moisturizer to give my skin the added hydration and nourishment it needs. I’ve always enjoyed the ritual of taking off my makeup before bed, too – when my sisters and I were teenagers, our mother stressed how important it was to wash your face. Now, my routine is pretty much the same in the morning and the evening, except I add in the Noble Panacea The Exceptional Vitamin C Booster to my morning routine, then use the Noble Panacea The Absolute Rejuvenating Night Balm as part of my evening regimen. I love getting massages and facials, but I don’t do it as often as I would like. If I’m doing a shoot, which is very rare, I use that as an excuse to book a facial. Nothing harsh or invasive – just [something] very holistic and deeply relaxing.”

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’ Rescue Serum and Lumity Skin Nutrients 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, but it’s not a massive issue for me if I forget.”

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 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.”

Winnie Harlow

“I’m quite disciplined when it comes to my skin. I definitely try to do skincare every night – if I miss a night, I really want to get on it the next day. Every evening, I’ll do a double cleanse, a mask, toner, serums, moisturizer, and then oil. I also like using body scrubs at night because I feel like my moisturizer is really penetrating that top layer of skin, which is important because it repairs overnight. In the morning, my regime is quick: I use Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream Moisturizer and Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Sun Drops SPF50. When I have something special coming up, rather than doing anything the night before, I prefer to do a peel at least four days prior to an event to let my skin have time to heal. But I’ll definitely also use a mask the day before and ensure I’ve moisturized my skin well, too.”

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.”

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.”


Winnie Harlow, Claudia Schiffer, Anja Rubik