9 Fascinating Beauty Secrets From Top Models
The beauty industry is a giving one—we're always picking up new tips and tricks from artists and hairstylists, which we eventually share with you, dear readers. And models aren't excluded from this group—they're equally as generous with their industry insights and beautifying remedies, and for that, we are forever grateful.
To glean even more model-approved advice, we spoke with several beauty-savvy models from the agency MSA. These women sound off on their most reliable tips, from a proven cellulite remedy to the cure for an itchy scalp. See their responses below.
"As a mom, you're always up at least once a night to check on your little one, and I've started to keep a nightly rescue kit by my bed that I apply in the middle of the night to double up on hydration and treatments. When I've put my baby back to sleep at 3 a.m., I apply a thick second layer of serum, night cream, lip balm, and hand cream, and I drink a big glass of water with lots of organic lemon. I prep a little tray with the creams and the lemon water, and I do it practically in my sleep, but I see a huge difference in the morning. My skin is super moisturized and glowing, and I feel hydrated and rested."
"I learned a great trick from a renowned makeup artist at a Maybelline mascara shoot one day: You can curl your eyelashes with a simple metal teaspoon instead of a lash curler. Start at the lash line, and press your finger on your lashes against the edge of the spoon, then rotate and pull the spoon upwards. Voilà!"
Ariel Couvertier Pierre-Louis
"For hair, I use a shea butter, warm beer, and egg yolk mask. For skin, I concoct a coffee grind, egg white, and avocado mask."
Julie Ann Luna
"My number one tip—especially in the winter—is that in order to get the most out of your facial mask sheets, use them directly after a warm, steamy shower so that the product can be rapidly absorbed! It'll add moisture and seal in all that much-needed hydration."
"I am crazy-obsessed with beauty and skincare. This past year, I have been using and experimenting with so many different at-home beauty remedies. But my number one tip that has been saving me the past couple months is scalp care. I had been struggling with a dry, flaky scalp this winter, and this has cured it—not to mention I saw a huge change in my hair health and speed of growth. Once a week, about an hour before I wash my hair, I slather my scalp and ends of my hair with coconut oil. Then, when I get in the shower, I double shampoo. Next, I grab a spray bottle full of diluted apple cider vinegar and spray it all over my scalp and massage it in. I finish off with conditioner. When my hair dries, it is super shiny, soft, and voluminous."
"My favorite beauty tip is to find the perfect-sized water bottle that fits in your purse. Refill it regularly, and drink water all day long. The secret to having model-like, clear skin lies in staying hydrated."
"The skin is the largest organ, but most people focus on their face rather than their entire body. Once a week, I give myself the ultimate skin treatment: a full-body clay mask. It removes toxins from your body and leaves your skin refreshed. Just mix the clay with water or apple cider vinegar to create a paste and apply all over your body and face. You can also put a few tablespoons in your bath and soak. I buy the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay."
"It's crazy how Clarins Body Lift Cellulite Control works. I usually use it before photo shoots—it lifts and firms to minimize the appearance of cellulite. You can see the skin transform before your eyes. This product and I are besties—I can’t live without it. Also, Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle 24k Gold Intense Wrinkle Sheet Mask is my Sunday-night must! Each mask energizes, illuminates, hydrates, and makes your skin glow. It's my favorite skincare product—I start my week glowing!"
"I've been using an LED light for two years for my skin and haven't had a single blemish since I started using it. It's super affordable, and I use it religiously every day. It's definitely given me the best skin of my life, and I recommend it to everyone who asks me about my skin."