There’s a reason that models have so much sway in the beauty world. Yes, they’re (extremely) genetically blessed, but they also have regular access to the best in the beauty biz. They work with some of the largest, most influential brands, and we’re assuming they’ve learned a thing or two from sitting in a makeup chair for hours upon end. What we’re saying is, yes, they deserve our undivided attention when it comes to beauty advice and product recommendations; they’re experts in their own right.
Recently, though, we’ve been caught up on all things skincare. The weather is turning cold and skin issues are popping up all across the board. There are breakouts, dryness, and irritation (must we go on?). Yet, somehow, certain models are able to maintain their #flawless complexions. We thought it was time to delve into their favorite skin treatments—namely face masks. Keep scrolling to see seven face masks, both store-bought and DIY recipes from some of today’s most influential and glamorous models.
She’s the star of runways the world over (and one of our favorite Snapchat accounts). Gigi Hadid shared a face mask selfie while declaring her love to this mask from Charlotte Tilbury. In this clay formula, Spanish clay draws out impurities, rose hip oil softens, and sweet almond oil nourishes and provides anti-aging effects. We can see why Hadid loves it.
In an interview with Into the Gloss, model extraordinaire Karlie Kloss name-dropped this pick from REN. It brightens and chemically exfoliates through four different acids—glycolic, lactic, citric, and tartaric. It’s essentially the easiest way to achieve immediate radiance.
Miranda Kerr reaches for products from her own skincare line when in need of a little TLC. This hydrating pick is the star of many a face mask Instagram selfie. With various vitamins and minerals, along with Noni Extract, this mask cleans, refines, protects, and hydrates skin.
One of our favorite VS Angels Lindsay Ellingson shared this genius DIY mask in a Byrdie exclusive. All it requires is a little bit of mango mixed with 1 tbsp. of raw honey. As Ellingson says, “There are so many benefits to using raw honey on your skin. It’s full of antioxidants. It brightens, helps to promote cellular renewal, hydrates, and is also a natural antibacterial.” Mango’s list of benefits is a mile long as well. “Mango contains vitamin C, which helps to boost collagen production as well as fruit acids, which soften dead skin cells for a brightening effect.” There you have it. Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes to see improvement in your complexion.
In her Byrdie exclusive, Model Dree Hemingway called this mask “amazing.” She uses it alone, or layers it under other masks, and sleeps with it overnight. It certainly packs in a variety of powerhouse ingredients. Hyaluronic Acid, glycoproteins, soy proteins, and aloe hydrate, protect, and do away with dull skin. Chances are that you’ll like the results, as it comes from famed NYC-based Esthetician Ling Chan.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley reaches for this mask to treat her (#flawless) skin. “It’s a drying mask, good for getting rid of any impurities. I keep my skincare regimen really simple. I don’t like too many products in my cabinet. I don’t want to confuse my skin too much. I keep it simple. I don’t want to travel with a million products either—that’s a nightmare.”
Good for breakouts and oiliness, this mask also calms and cools skin on contact. This mask is a T-zone match made in heaven.
Kendall Jenner shared this simple yet effective DIY face mask on her website. All it requires is one egg and one lemon. Beat the egg white, then add the juice from half a lemon. Jenner recommends keeping the mixture on your face for half an hour. Just enough time to banish pesky breakouts. Be sure to do a patch test first, as lemon can be irritating to sensitive skin.
She also shared an equally handy DIY spot treatment recipe. Combine 1/2 tsp. lemon juice, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, and 1 tsp. honey to simultaneously dry and soothe breakouts.
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