Beach Babe: Beauty Secrets From a Hawaiian Model

Mahina Alexander has one of those faces you don’t forget. With dark hair that falls easily into salt-sprayed waves, naturally sculpted cheekbones, and wide blue eyes that reflect the ocean, the model of the moment is the epitome of a beach goddess—which makes sense, considering her father is surf legend Kala Alexander (to refresh your memory, we have two words: Blue Crush). A quick scroll through her Instagram (which features 127K followers and counting) shows that Mahina inherited her father’s passion for the ocean. “I’m a beach rat, so my main concern is staying hydrated and moisturized,” she tells us when asked for the secret to her flawless, well, everything. “I would describe my beauty style as simple—I like to look raw and real.” With that in mind, we chatted up the Hawaiian model and RVCA advocate about her entire beauty routine, from the sunscreen she counts on to last through an ocean swim to the secret hair line she uses for beachy waves (coconut oil is involved, natch). Keep scrolling to get to know Mahina Alexander!