We Asked 14 Models to Give Us Their Tricks for Glowing Skin

When it comes to getting—and maintaining—amazing skin, models definitely know a thing or two. It’s practically a job requirement that they have glorious complexions at all times, and when you consider that Fashion Week is synonymous with multiple makeovers every day, late nights, and lots of coffee, you realize that their perfect skin is the result of some seriously great skin care. So we went straight to the source and asked some of our favorite models for their best skin care tips—and they really delivered.


Lineisy Montero
“I mix sugar and honey and make it into a scrub. I also always have moisturizer on because it gives me a nice, healthy glow—and I drink a lot of water, so I feel good inside and look good outside.”


Martha Hunt:
“I try to use SK-II Masks and other than that, just trying to take the makeup off!”


Greta Varlese
“I hydrate in the morning and the evening, always. But it’s a different process. In the morning, I wash my face with a normal cream cleanser, then a toner, then a serum, then a moisturizer. In the evening, it’s just toner and moisturizer. And then once a week, a mask—I leave it for like fifteen minutes, then I wash it off. But before the mask, I exfoliate, and before I exfoliate, I open the pores. I put water in a bowl and let the steam come up onto my face, and it opens my pores! And then after the mask, toner to close the pores, then moisturizer.”


Willow Hand
“It’s definitely important to wash your face a lot, and exfoliate, and moisturize, and keep up with your daily beauty routine, even during Fashion Week. I use a Dermalogica set—that’s my favorite.”


Ash Walker
“You have to stay hydrated! I always have moisturizer or lotion in my bag. My skin is pretty good, and I was always told, don’t mess with it. Don’t think, oh, my skin is so nice, I have to do something crazy to maintain it. If you’re not doing anything and your skin looks good, leave it alone!”


Renata Zandonadi
“I clean my face with Bioderma, and I apply moisturizer. I like to change moisturizers once in a while. Right now I’m using the Charlotte Tilbury one. I also wear a lot of sunscreen!”


Jessica Barta-Lam
“I usually use an oil cleanser to take off the makeup. That really gets it off—it’s better than using a wipe or anything. Then I use a cream cleanser after the oil cleanser.”


Julia Van Os
“I sleep with Vaseline on my skin during the night—I’ve been doing it for a few years now, and it’s been working for me. I do it all over my face in a really thin layer, and I think it’s better than the expensive stuff like night creams.”


Madison Whittaker
“The most important thing you can do for your skin is moisturize every night and don’t sleep in your makeup. My mom has taught me so many amazing things to take care of my skin, but that’s the big one. I gotta give it to her there!”


Dasha Maletina
“I’m using a mask and some creams after I take off my makeup. I really like a cream with B12, the vitamins are really good for skin.”


Pauline Hoarau
“I always take my makeup off all the time. I hydrate a lot. I don’t usually wear makeup when I don’t have shows, so I try to keep it as natural and moisturized as I can.”


Ysaunny Brito
“I try to use very natural products on my skin. I use an avocado mask on my face once per week, and I drink a lot of water! I always try to wash my face after every show, but I don’t always have time—so I use makeup wipes to take it all off while I go from one show to the next. Sometimes I’m in a car, but I always clean it off!”


Ana Cristina
“I drink a lot of water, and I’m obsessed with iced tea. Every night before I go to bed I make a big batch and put it in the fridge for the morning. Other than that, I use a really light rose oil to moisturize. Moisturizer is the huge thing. Every day when I get home from shows, I wash my face. I use a really nice exfoliant that I got from AESOP. It has quartz crystals, so it really just takes everything off. After that, always moisturize. I mainly use AESOP products, which are really, really great. They have this clarifying, anti-blemish mask. If I get any blemishes, I’ll put that on. Other than that, you know, washing the pillows, taking the makeup off as soon as it’s over. And trying to maintain a clear head because stress is such a contributor to acne —if you’re just relaxed and happy with what you got, your skin will show it.”


Julie Hoomans
“I always have a moisturizing cream with me—especially after a long flight, I get super dry! I also don’t think night cream is really important, because you can just use day cream and save yourself a lot of money. To keep my skin nice, I don’t wear a lot of foundation, I drink water, and I clean my skin at night. Even if it’s 5am, I take my makeup off.”

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