At the core of any beauty routine is skincare. It’s really the most important thing.
I’ve become a bit of a skin care addict over the last few years, really trying to figure out the things my skin needs to stay healthy, clear and bright. I’m always really impressed by models who have amazing skin. How do they keep it together, especially during fashion week, when they are wearing pounds of makeup, staying out and sometimes running on empty? When we bumped into model Alana Zimmer on the street in Paris, I knew I had to ask her about her routine, because her skin is #flawless. Here’s what she told me…
You have seriously good skin, what is your daily skin care routine like?
Thanks very much. I must say, I do take care of it. I wish I was one of those lucky people that didn’t have to but unfortunately I’m not. In the morning, I wash with Cetaphil cleanser and then use witch hazel as a toner. For moisturizer I always use Jojoba oil or a moisturizer from Ling Skincare. Then once a week I usually do a scrub and a mask. Sometimes I make the masks myself with avocado or honey or something. But if I’m travelling I love the SKII masks.
How do you take care of your skin between shows and photoshoots?
I’m always sure to take off all of my make up as soon as I’m done with a job. It dries out my skin so much. I use the famous french Bioderma Crealine to take off foundation. I also love the Serge Lutens wipes, especially for the eyes. They’re super gentle and somehow magically remove everything in one go.
What do you do at the end of fashion month? A special facial? How do you rehab your skin?
Usually a sunny vacation if I can! Otherwise I get a facial at Ling Skincare in Union Square (I just went the other day).
What is one of the most valuable skin care tips you’ve learned backstage?
More than anything probably the precision of make up. When I was in high school I would just smudge on whatever I could as fast as possible before school. Now I watch people take two hours to do a precise lip and a base. But it’s totally worth it. I think that’s how models get so picky about their make up. You get to see some of the best looks painted on yourself and unfortunately sometimes some of the worst!
Do you wear make up when you aren’t working?
I do, but not much. Which is probably why I take such good care of my skin. I’d rather not wear foundation if I don’t have to. Usually a bit of concealer, brow filler and mascara.
What are your essential products for skin care and makeup?
Jojoba oil is my absolute favourite skin care product. For make up I love Laura Mercier’s concealer and Lancome’s mascara and eyeliner.
What is one product you keep with you every day?
Paw Paw ointment for my lips.