Coconut oil: As if we needed more reasons to use coconut oil, Swanapoel says she uses our favorite oil as a hair and body moisturizer. “Occasionally, I use coconut oil all over my body, or in my hair if my hair is feeling really dry,” she says. “It can take awhile to wash out, but it always leaves my hair feeling healthy and shiny!” Not sure how to use it? Click here for our coconut oil hair mask recipe.
“I love to use lemon juice as a toner,” she shares. “It really cleans my face!” And that’s not the only thing—lemons are full of vitamin C, an antioxidant that naturally brightens your complexion. They also act as a natural astringent by restoring your skin’s pH balance and tightening your pores. Note: always use fresh lemon juice, and if your skin is sensitive, just dilute with water.
(Click here for our blackhead-busting DIY lemon scrub recipe!)
Before you roll your eyes at yet another model who swears that drinking water is the key to her perfect skin, hear us out: Swanepoel uses ice cold water on her face. “I [splash] extremely cold water on my face to help de-puff my ‘morning face,’” she says.
First of all, we’re still reeling at the fact that even Victoria’s Secret models suffer from AM puffy-face. Second of all, is there a glass of ice water in our near vicinity?