The life of a top model includes plenty of perks, like first-class travel, access to high-profile events and work with top beauty experts. At the same time, that doesn’t exclude them from the normal perils of life. There’s still the stress of an on-the-go busy schedule, pressure to always be “on” and the expectation of perfection from fans and critics alike.
And as someone with five Victoria’s Secret fashion shows under her belt, in addition to being the face of multiple brands and products, Martha Hunt understands this all too well. So much so, that self-care has become a non-negotiable part of her life; even if it means squeezing some in on-the-go.
Ahead, she offers a sneak peek into the small things that keep her sane, including meditation and massages.
The Importance of Self-Care
Self-care means working out, taking care of your body and taking care of your overall health to feel like your best self. It’s you feeling centered and presenting your best self every day. I’ve been implementing more supplements, vitamins and holistic care into my normal routine and I think it’s important to find that individual balance to find what works best for you. Everybody is different. Everyone’s diet needs are different, so it’s all about that self-discovery to find out what works for you.
Sometimes it’s a challenge to fit in meditation, but I think that’s really important because it helps clear my mind. It helps me feel really centered and block out the noise. I try to fit in 20 minutes a day if possible or every other day if I can.
And exercise makes you feel good from the inside out. To fit in a quick workout, I often travel with resistance bands and I can just put them around my thighs and do a quick leg exercise. Even if it’s just for 5-10 minutes, it makes you feel better instantly.
I’m all about massages. I used to think that it was more of a luxurious thing, [but] now I treat it like a self-care ritual. I love the 111Skin line for brightening and moisturizing. I use heavier moisturizers during the winter and lighter moisturizers during the summer. When I take off my makeup, I always use a foamy cleanser and I use an exfoliator once a week to really clear up the skin, along with skin serums to keep it bright. Sometimes the best beauty look is clear, fresh skin and a little color on my lips, like Victoria’s Secret Velvet Matte Cream Lip Stains. They have Vitamin E and Olive Oil in them to keep my lips soft.