It is no taboo – models are hailed as such for a reason. They are the ultimate representation of whatever they are modeling may it be an hourglass body for a fashionable dress, beautiful eyes to feature color contacts or extraordinarily smooth skin for a new makeup line. By all means, having healthy skin is one of the primordial foundations in the modeling industry. On the other hand, the road to perfection is not a walk in the park. Some have spent countless hours in the gym, dieted in strictest ways, and probably have made juicing as their primary source of nutrition. When it comes to glowing skin, we have scoured the entire internet to snag some beauty secrets from top models around the world.
Moreover, who can exemplify beauty than the angels from Victoria’s Secret? Here is a compilation of skin care beauty secrets from the Victoria Secret angels as well as top models around the world.
According to Victoria Secret angel Rachel, getting as much rest, sleep, and hydration is the best way to take care of your skin. Hydrating constantly helps rid the body of unwanted toxins that can plague skin and cause breakouts. It is best to drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day or more. Rachel likewise drinks a probiotic every morning before breakfast to enhance detoxification.
The power of hydration. Beauty begins from the inside. Body mass is approximately 50% to 70% water – and the skin, 60% water. A dehydrated body leaves the dermal layer weak and dry – and it will not be able to provide effective protection against bacteria. In addition, a dehydrated body will not be able to efficiently remove toxins and waste products from the body. Thus, a sufficient six to eight glasses a day is enough to flush out toxins from the body and keep skin integrity in optimum condition – making the skin appear healthy, glowing, and hydrated.
“Beauty shines from the inside out”. According to this Victoria Secret angel, hydration is the number one secret to healthy skin. It keeps skin looking fresh and it keeps your energy up. The second secret, according to Josephine, is to smile often. Yes, smiling often. A positive attitude is a key to a healthy body and mind. Moreover, hot water with lemon with a bit of ginger is perfect to rid the toxins out.
Lemon as a detoxifying agent. Aside from being an effective detoxifying agent, lemon is rich in vitamins and minerals. When taken, it helps rid the body of unwanted toxins and free radicals. When applied on skin, it is an effective exfoliating and bleaching agent. Lemon is a species of small evergreen tree in the flowering plant family Rutaceae and is native to Asia. Aside from its whitening effects, lemons are also known to keep acne and blackheads at bay due to its antibacterial properties.
“Eat your fruits and veggies!”. This Victoria Secret superstar keeps her skin and body in top shape by increasing her fruit and vegetable intake. According to Bridget, it is best to avoid refined products and just eat real food. As per Bridget, “eat the rainbow in produce”. Another addition to her beauty secret is not focusing too much on makeup. “Don’t use makeup as a mask’, she added. The clean skin trend is in and one should not overdo with makeup. Moreover, Bridget adds: “the best glow you can get is a good workout”.
Watch what you eat. Of course, what you eat will definitely reflect in your skin and body. Carefully choose your meals. Make sure to make healthy food choices that are beneficial not only for your skin but for your entire body as well. Take note of the food groups that trigger hormonal fluctuations and inflammation. Top tip: avoid food groups that include processed food, deep fried, and salty food. Instead, opt for healthier options.
Who doesn’t love Karlie? This Victoria Secret beauty is a product of determination and hard work. One beauty secret she revealed is to never exercise or workout with makeup on. It is important to clean your face before and after a workout. You will be surprised by the amount of dirt your face excreted during an exercise session. This also teaches us about the importance of letting your skin breathe as much as possible – from makeup, dirt, sebum, oil, sweat, etc. Keeping your skin clean before and after a workout is also the beauty secret of the legendary and famous Adriana Lima.
The importance of cleaning your face. One of the most fundamental practices to a youthful and glowing skin is cleaning your face. Undeniably, cleaning your skin is still the number one way to rid your face of unwanted dirt, oil, sebum, and bacteria that can clog up pores and cause outbreaks. On a 24 hour schedule, it is best to clean your skin: upon waking up and before going to bed. Exfoliation is best done in the morning. During the night, skin renews and regenerates leaving your face with dead skin cells. If not washed and exfoliated, dead skin cells accumulate, combine with dirt and sebum, and cause breakouts.
Of course, when you are one of the top models of the worldwide brand Victoria Secret like Alessandra Ambrosio you need to level up in taking care of your skin. Surprisingly, Ali patronizes proper hydration and eating foods rich in antioxidants. She also advises using quality sunscreen with high SPF to protect skin against the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Food high in antioxidants. What are the food types to eat to achieve a healthy glowing skin? You should choose those that are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, as well as food groups that help in the production of collagen and elastin to keep skin soft and supple. Investing in fruits and vegetables yield amazing results. Moreover, green tea, dark chocolate, soy, aloe vera juice are also recommendable finds.
Jasmine has an interesting beauty secret and it is through the use of ice cubes. Yes, ice cubes. Just take an ice cube and run it all over your face until it melts. This is effective in keeping the pores tight thus preventing unwanted guests such as dirt and makeup product inside your pores. Jasmine learned this secret from her mother’s dermatologist years back.
The cure in cubes. Skin is sensitive to temperature. Remember the principle of constriction and dilation. Skin pores open (let’s say dilate) when exposed to heat. Thus it is best to steam your face prior exfoliation to open up pores. Then it is best to expose it to cold, to keep pores tight shut. The benefits of ice cubes on your face include the following: reduce pimples and inflammation, boost circulation, soothes sunburn, relieves puffy eyes, exfoliates skin, and reduces wrinkles. Ice on!
According to Isabeli, it is best to mist a mineral water spray after a shower as ordinary water can be dirty for your face! On the other hand, it is not surprising. Your skin deserves the best even in the quality of water that you rinse your face with. Keeping your skin hydrated with a good moisturizer is the secret of Isabeli’s fellow Victoria Secret fellow, Joan Smalls. “Moisturize a lot”, according to Joan.
Your skin needs to be hydrated. Here are some tips when washing your face. 1.) Wash your face with warm water. Do not use extremely hot or cold water as it may irritate your skin. Warm water is best as it opens your pores to give your skin a good wash. 2.) Do not use hand or body soap for your face. It is called ‘hand soap’ and ‘body soap’ for a reason. Moreover, hand and body soaps have more ingredients in them to make more lather and are not suited to be used for the face. 3.) Rinse and pat dry with a soft towel. Pat not rub. Rubbing instead of patting may cause fine lines and wrinkles.
Again we say, who doesn’t love Kendall Jenner? Kendall has recently walked the runway with the angels from Victoria’s Secret. We have seen her model for countless brands and her face has been an epitome of beauty together with best friend Gigi Hadid. What’s Kendall’s secret? “Never touch your face, never pick your face!” Kendall washes her face at least two or three times a day. Kendall owes it to her elder sisters for the tip.
Never pick your face! Of course, everyone almost always has that zit that is painstakingly irresistible to pick. It looks tempting to just put two fingers, nail inwards, and just pop that pimple! It takes a strong will to just let it stay there and use sensible means that just let the pus out. A natural way to get rid of a zit the natural way is to take a band-aid, saturate the cotton portion with apple cider vinegar, and tape in on the zit. Leave it overnight and you will see it smaller and calmer in the morning. Repeat until the desired result.
You think Jasmine Tooke’s ice cube remedy is weird, wait until your hear Bella’s. Bella Hadid, sister of Gigi Hadid, swears by toothpaste. Yes, toothpaste. She got the beauty secret from her sister to use toothpaste whenever a pimple appears. As per dermatologists, it is not recommended. Toothpaste irritates the skin and may even cause over drying and burning. Although most believe it dries out pimples, but experts are against the practice. On the other hand, we see Bella’s face and can’t help but contemplate.
Alternatives for your skin. We’re not quite sure about the toothpaste part. Most toothpaste contain whitening ingredients and fluoride, which may not be compatible as a skin care product. However, here are alternative facial masks that are proven to be safe and effective for your skin: honey, turmeric, banana, lemon, yogurt, and oatmeal. Most of these can be standalone ingredients that can be applied to your skin. These are facial masks that can be applied for a few minutes and rinsed thereafter.
It is surprising to know that the world’s most admirable models use simple and inexpensive means to keep their skin beautiful and glowing. The secret to a youthful and beautiful glow is simply in these three steps – what you eat, how you take care of your skin, and keeping toxins out. We agree with Josephine Skriver when she said that “beauty shines from the inside out” – which means that how you take care of yourself will definitively show in your skin and body. We also want to highlight what Bridget Malcolm said “don’t use makeup as a mask”. Good skin is always one of the core foundations of beauty.