When it comes to beauty, who better to get advice from then a total expert, super model (and super mom!) Cindy Crawford? Cindy has come a long way with over 30 years of successful modeling. At 50, she continues to grow as she adds entrepreneur (with her very own skincare line, Meaningful Beauty) and author (Becoming by Cindy Crawford) to her long list of achievements .But aside from picking up a couple of her lotions and potions, or picking up her book, there are a couple of tips and tricks that you can get for absolutely free.
“People always ask me what my beauty secrets are—but the truth is, there’s really no such thing as a secret anymore. After decades of working with some amazing makeup artists and hairstylists, I can definitely say with confidence that I’ve learned a few tricks. Sharing them is the best part.”
Speaking of sharing, of course, her daughter, Kaia Gerber, who is following in her mother’s footsteps (Mother and daughter featured on the Vogue Paris Cover!) always turns to Cindy for advice. (Again, supermodel, super mom!) Kaia even lets her mom do her brows.
“My mum does mine because I know I would go tweezer-crazy and wind up with no eyebrows at all. I love the look of full brows that aren’t perfectly done – eyebrows on fleek, that’s the goal.” -Kaia Gerber
But bringing the focus back to Cindy Crawford, let’s go ahead and just jump right in.
Cindy Crawford on Skincare:
“I love using a dry brush before I bathe or shower. On dry skin, I use the brush all over my body, always brushing toward my heart. Not only do you brush off dead skin, you invigorate your body, stimulate your lymphatic system, reduce cellulite, and decongest your skin (talk about a miracle tool). After I shower but before I dry off, I use Neutrogena Body Oil all over. I let it soak in for a few seconds before drying myself with a towel.”
Cindy also stresses the importance of not just focusing on your face, but also on your neck. Aside from using more or less the same products for both areas…
“Over 20 years ago, I saw a woman doing exercises for her neck. She explained that if you keep those muscles toned, it helps preserve the line of your jaw. You can do these exercises anywhere, but I usually do them as part of my workout. They’re simple to do—just lay flat on your back with your chin pointed up, and lift your whole head about an inch off the ground. Without putting your head back down on the floor, bring your chin to your chest. I do three sets of 10 repetitions, but you can build up to that! I alternate the chin-to-chest one with a side-to-side movement. Start the same way—flat on your back with your head lifted one inch off the ground. Without putting your head back down on floor, turn your head to the right, back to the center, and then to the left. I also do three sets of 10 of these.”
Cindy’s “Double-Duty Beauty”
With everything Cindy has got going on for her, it can be hard to make time to really take care of herself. After all, the same can be said for just about anyone nowadays! So, she likes to multi-task, so to speak, with her double duty beauty tricks.
“I’m a huge fan of double-duty beauty—because good things take time, and none of us have enough of it! I try to include beauty treatments into my workouts. For instance, since I know I’ll be washing my hair right after I exercise, I put a pre-wash conditioner in my hair—especially on my ends. A greasy ponytail during a workout never hurt anyone. “
Cindy’s Take On Beauty:
“Beauty, to me, is really about two things: confidence and passion. It’s the way you carry yourself, trusting that what you have to say is interesting, being engaged, and having that spark of excitement in your eye. That’s beautiful. But, with that said, I love a good spa day and a hair mask as much as the next person.”