It's almost time for the annual showstopping Victoria's Secret show and this year it will be making its Shanghai debut. Over 60 models have been selected including returning angels and newcomers alike to work the runway. It's a time of year that we both love to watch but also feel copious amounts of envy and makes us wonder how do these women achieve such perfection. Can it all just be down to genetics?
We have listed a few stellar beauty tips from this year's Victoria's Secret Angels and what they can't live without!
One of the original Victoria's Secret Angels and the first spokesmodel for the PINK line, Alessandra Ambrosio is VS royalty and has been selected to wear the million dollar fantasy bra twice. She has a very simplistic beauty routine and definitely relies on a blend of hydrating skincare products to achieve her glowing skin. “I try to keep my skin very hydrated with lots of moisturizers and face serums. I also always wear SPF to prevent wrinkles,” the Brazilian supermodel says.
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The South African blonde bombshell will be making her return to the Victoria's Secret runway after giving birth to her baby boy last year. Candice is one of the top-earning supermodels in the world, so what ingredients does she use for keeping her skin dewy and clear? The supermodel reveals, “Because I wear a lot of make-up for work it's really important to keep my skin clean after work so I use a great natural face wash, Tea Tree Oil and Green Tea. Tea tree oil is greatly known for its healing and calming abilities and has often been used to treat sores, rashes and spots because of its antiseptic properties. Dr Adam Friedmann, a Harley Street dermatologist explains: “As a general rule oil is good wherever it comes from, whether it be natural or Vaseline petroleum based. Oil is best at replenishing the skin's natural oil because it stays on the skin - it gets in there, soaks in and it essentially does the job. “Natural ingredients are great as often they are full of antioxidants. So theoretically natural oils used for skin repair in e.g. sunburn might be more helpful.”
Get a flawless complexion like Candice's and apply the What Skin Need's Soothing Skin Gel (£9.99, www.whatskinneeds.co.uk). The gel contains Candice's much loved tea tree oil as well as aloe vera and lavender to help rehydrate and soothe your skin from daily skin pollutants.
Awarded the FHM world's sexist woman title last year, Stella certainly knows how to grab attention. But what does the gorgeous supermodel swear by for flawless skin? “I love a good scrub, especially on my face. I like to scrub everything down because I've usually got so much makeup and body makeup and products on. I have to shower every day.” Stella's scrub addiction is definitely a great way to combat cellulite and dry skin. Optiat's co-founder, Anna Brightman explains why: “The physical process of scrubbing the product on to cellulite affected areas acts as lymphatic drainage (a type of therapeutic massage) which helps eliminate toxins from the body and helps with water retention which contributes to cellulite. In addition, our products also include sea salt, which draw out toxins and help with water retention that contributes to cellulite. “
If you want to scrub away the cellulite just like Stella, invest in Optiat's 'The Hungover' Potent Peppermint coffee scrub (£9.99, www.optiat.co.uk) for clean and hydrated skin.
Her sister, Gigi Hadid, may have been the first in the spotlight but Bella certainly has not been overshadowed by her sister's success and has become one of the most current and hottest supermodels in the industry. At the young age of 20, Bella has already fronted campaigns for Calvin Klein and Fendi along with being a Victoria's Secret model. The stunning supermodel confesses that she boils her routine down to, “Lots of hair and skin masks and just giving my body what it needs.
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